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16 Marble Kitchen Ideas That Will Shock You

Your kitchen countertops present a great opportunity to incorporate a beautiful natural stone marble slab. This iconic-looking and aesthetically pleasing material can be used throughout the home to great effect. There is, however, something special about choosing marble countertops for your kitchen.

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To help inspire you, we’ve put together a guide list of beautiful marble kitchen countertop ideas. But first: why choose marble?

Table of Contents

I. The benefits of marble

1. Durable

Like all stone, marble is a highly durable and hard material. With some simple sealing and good maintenance habits, marble countertops are an opportunity not only to add elegance to your home today, but to invest in a long-term solution that can add value to your home.

2. Heat resistance

You know the saying, if you can’t stand the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen? Well, it works on your countertop too. Marble has excellent resistance to heat, which is one of the reasons it makes such an excellent kitchen countertop. Of course, as with all countertop materials, we still recommend trivets and kitchen mats for pots and pans.

3. Unique

Since natural stone, such as marble, is quarried from the ground and cut into size slabs, no two stones are exactly alike. If you want a truly unique and gorgeous kitchen countertop, look no further than marble.

4. Beautiful

Marble is beautiful. This is a fact. Biased as we may be, the marble aesthetic has long been associated with luxury and sophistication. While you may not be able to use marble throughout your home or even your kitchen, your countertops are a practical and affordable application of this most gorgeous stone.

II. Beautiful marble kitchen countertop ideas

Color

1. Ultra-dolomite white marble countertop

Nothing quite like an ultra-dolomite marble countertop for minimalist simplicity and pure beauty. Paired well with blue kitchen tiles, gold fixtures, or a range of other colors, an all-white countertop will infuse your kitchen with light and spaciousness.

2. Classic Italian marble countertop

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When you think of marble, you probably picture this classic Italian marble with creamy white and light gray veins. This iconic marble will instantly elevate your kitchen and bring a sense of grandeur and luxury to your home. While great for a variety of interior design styles, it’s especially stunning in traditional-style homes.

3. Beautiful blue marble countertops

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Blue marble might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but this beautiful material is becoming more and more popular. It’s easy to see why. Despite its name, Blue marble offers a rich range of colors and a range of patterns and shades, so you’re sure to find one that’s right for you and your kitchen. In addition, there are many blue marbles to choose from, such as:

  • Blue Dream
  • Calacatta Manhattan
  • Cape Verde Camarillo
  • Verde Van Gogh

4. Green marble countertops

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The green marble countertop is impressive. With its intricate grain patterns and rich, earthy tones, green marble works with a range of color schemes and design styles.

5. Black marble countertops

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Black marble options are extensive, but no matter which specific variety you choose, you can rely on black marble to add a splash of color to your kitchen. If you’re looking to create a moody, cosmopolitan vibe in your kitchen, black marble is definitely the way to go.

6. Black and gold marble countertops

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Nothing says bold and beautiful like black and gold marble kitchen countertops. If you really want to accentuate your kitchen bench, a stunning black and gold marble slab will be the cherry on the cake. Black works best in kitchens where it is paired with white or light-colored cabinets and floors so that the overall color scheme doesn’t look too heavy.

7. Black and white marble juxtaposition

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Black and white are two opposite colors, just a treat. If you’re thinking about what kind of marble countertop is right for your kitchen, consider opting for a contrasting black and white design style. Marble comes in luxurious dark shades and brilliant white, so no matter what the rest of your kitchen looks like, you’ll find a marble slab that’s just right.

Type

1. Pietra Medicea kitchen island

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The deep grain of this storm gray marble is perfect for a variety of marble kitchen countertops. We especially recommend using honed, smooth slabs or Pietra Medicea as part of a chic kitchen island. Available in a matt or plain finish, this particular marble is perfect for both modern and rustic kitchen designs.

2. Calacatta Viola marble

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The world of marble is vast, so this isn’t the first and last option we’ll highlight, but it’s probably one of the most popular kitchen countertop ideas in the interior design world today.

Calacatta is a great countertop material if you’re looking for something that will completely define your space. While it’s certainly high-end, its elegance is hard to beat. We love that the material is also used as a matching backsplash, as in this kitchen.

The world of marble is vast, so this isn’t the first and last option we’ll highlight, but it’s probably one of the most popular kitchen countertop ideas in the interior design world today.

Calacatta is a great countertop material if you’re looking for something that will completely define your space. While it’s certainly high-end, its elegance is hard to beat. We love that the material is also used as a matching backsplash, as in this kitchen.

3. Arabestcato Vagli marble

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For a more neutral but equally stunning marble option, choose Arabestcato Vagli marble. As seen in this Southern California home designed by Huma Sulaiman, gray textures add to what we’d expect from marble, but the colors work well in a space that sticks to a black-and-white palette.

4. Calacatta Verde marble

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This marble has a green tint but still feels defined with its white elements. Calcatta Verde marble tends to have more of a horizontal grain than the cloud-like shapes that tend to define Calcatta Viola marble, making it an especially good choice for galley kitchens, as in this London home designed by Maddux Creative, or For any space you’re looking for accent lengths.

5. Carrara marble

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Marble may be a luxury material by any means, but if you’re looking for a more affordable option, Carrara marble tends to be the least expensive of the marble countertops. Actor John Leguizamo and his wife Justine Leguizamo chose the material for their antique-filled apartment—a smart decision for the homeowners, because once it Create a bronzer and it will look more appropriate.

Design

Now for some marble countertop design styles.

1. Curved edges

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A curved edge marble countertop looks stunning in any kitchen. If the hard 90-degree corners and rectangular aesthetic of contemporary styles aren’t your thing, curved marble countertops add a touch of softness and beauty. Plus, curved countertops are less likely to chip!

2. Mitered edges

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Marble slabs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and thicknesses. If you’re placing a relatively thin marble countertop, an affordable and easy way to achieve the impressive aesthetics of a thicker slab is to use miter joints around the edge of the countertop.

3. Multi-layer countertop

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As mentioned earlier, every stone and marble is different. One way to make your marble countertops stand out is to actually combine two different stones with two different patterns and textures. This allows you to achieve an even more unique aesthetic that will definitely catch the eye of visitors, friends and family.

4. Pair with wood

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Wood and marble look great! If your kitchen uses wood or wood elsewhere, consider classic white or gray marble for your countertops. This half-rustic, half-Scandinavian aesthetic is pure elegance.

III. Conclusion

Alright, great ideas for marble kitchen countertops. As you can see, there are many options from the type of marble to the overall design of your kitchen and even the shape of your actual countertop. If you would like additional assistance finding the perfect marble countertop for your kitchen, contact our team today.

George Marble has many years of experience in stone solutions, if you need our help, please feel free to contact us!

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