THE LATEST MARBLE COLOR TRENDS
The Latest Marble Color Trends Have Finally Been Revealed!
Timeless journey of marble starting from ancient Rome and Greece...
Marble is always considered a unique material in architecture and interior design world for centuries thanks to its earthy look. It has been used largely by architects, sculptors and designers throughout the history of human civilization. No doubt it will pave the way for the future because it makes any space look tenfold more aesthetically pleasing.
Marble has a vast amount of variety and if you ask what makes one more preferable than any other, l would say that it is all about colors, vein patterns, finishes, veining intensity and impurity. Today, l will speak about dominant colors in marble sector.
WHITE MARBLE IN ALL ITS GLORY
When it comes to colors, there is no need to say that white marble leads the way. It is the most popular color of all seasons, confirmed also for 2020 as true “color of desire” for enthusiasts and professionals. Deep rich jewel tones like bold indigo, emerald green and dark teal will hit our homes starting 2020. We will see these colors with fabrics, accessories, rugs. A white backdrop such as stark white marble will create a perfect harmony with these hues to complete total look.
GRAY IS OUT (NOT SURE!)
Gray, as a neutral color, is dominating color palette for a decade. Before, it was brown and before that, circa 80s, it was saga green. We saw widely use of gray color in interiors last ten years. That's why gray marbles found a vast way in living spaces and commercial projects. Just have a look at the hotel projects done in recent times and you will realize that most of the bathrooms are clad with different shades of gray marble.
Gray marble is more affordable, more abundant and easier to mix with other hues. Plus, it adds a sophisticated look like white marble. Gray might not be quite dead yet, but it has given a way to something much warmer neutral shades. Don’t get me wrong but nothing lasts forever. Interior designers, colorists who specialize in choosing for commercial exteriors, architects, trend setters, they all speak with a single idea: Gray has given way to beige.
“While there has been a bit of a craze for the color gray, I think this is likely to die down and stay that way for some time. Sometimes-bland color palette of a gray room doesn’t work as well as it used to.”
- Charlie Worrall, Designer, NGI Design
“Like gray, consumers are getting bored with sterile, minimalist spaces.”
- Sandra Chandler of Art.com
BEIGE IS THE NEW GRAY (MAYBE!)
According to those in-the-know, beige is coming at full speed to regain its prestige. Designers are encouraging people to paint their homes beige, like in the times of our grandparents. Yes, I admit that many of us has trouble with the name of “beige” because it sounds out of date, monotonous and boring. But for creative minds it is easy to prevent that misconception with a small rename operation such as ecru, off-white, milky creams, warm neutral, warmhearted, sandy hues, biscuit shades and oatmeal.
Tastes are marching towards warm and feminine tones. People, done with the tired look of gray rooms, are looking for neutrals with more identity, a nature-inspired spectrum. Warmer tans and browns will be entering our homes soon, not surprise that also industrial design trend ended this year.
Beige marble predominated over the sector for a very long time ago. It still has a certain place but not much like in its old glory days. So, do you think that beige marble will be back on stage and take power from gray marble? Time will tell.
Today, beige interiors have been given a contemporary makeover, whether used on streamlined kitchen units, simple linen sofas, concrete effect paint and warm wood accessories. In these homes it forms a neutral backdrop for eye-catching vintage pieces and brighter, more colorful accents.
The key to making beige interiors interesting is using texture (contrasting soft with hard, smooth with rough for example) and pattern (even if it’s just the arrangement of the kitchen tiles) to add depth and intrigue to a space. Black and white picture frames pop out against beige walls, while plants breathe a bit of life to a neutral interior.
- Simple Interior Design, Cate St Hill
Nobody can undervalue black marble’s nobility.
“I love black because it affirms, designs and styles.”
- Yves Saint Laurent, French Designer
Black is such a powerful color. That's why it is important how to distribute its strength in living areas. It always will be in our kitchenettes as backsplash or island, in our bathrooms and bedrooms as a statement signature.
You are wrong if you think marble comes only in white, beige, gray and black colors. Indeed, there is so much more than this!
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