Marble countertops may be found in a variety of hues and often have a complex pattern of colour veining running through its grain. The majority of natural marble has tones of earth, and it often contains specks of other colours as well, such as white, tan, grey, green, brown, or black. It is recommended that you choose an accent decoration colour that is present in the marble itself; however, this recommendation is subject to change based on the colour of your marble. To make the marble stand out more in the context of the general design of the kitchen, another option is to choose colours that contrast with it.
Choose accent colours that will warm up the area, such as tan, beige, or off-white, if the countertops in your bathroom or kitchen are made of marble. When used with tan marble, attractive colour combinations include soft mocha brown, warm peach, yellow-gold, taupe, and soft grey. You may also look for a paint swatch that is a near match to your marble and choose an accent colour that is one or two tones lighter or darker on the same colour strip. Another option is to select a paint swatch that is the same colour as your marble.
Because tan marble sometimes consists of flecks and grains of brown, peach, or grey as part of its makeup, accent colours that correspond to those tones frequently work well. If you desire more contrast, milder colours of green, such as olive, sage, or gray-green, work well with most designs of tan marble. Olive is one example.
Black and Gray Marble
According to Arch City Granite & Marble Inc., you should use accent colours that brighten up the area if you have dark countertops such as black or grey marble. These worktops are luxury and trendy, but they are also gloomy. In combination with black and grey marble, the colours light grey, soft taupe, antique white, pale yellow, sand, and caramel appear quite inviting. Choose an accent hue that is either a rich cherry red or burgundy for a colour scheme that is deeper and more contrasty. The dark tones are brightened and lightened by accents made of stainless steel, chrome, and brushed nickel, such as soap dishes, appliances, towel racks, candlesticks, and accent bowls. These accents also attract attention to the slivers and particles of grey that are present in the marble.
Dark Brown Marble
Even though it has a welcoming and natural quality, dark brown marble has a tendency to exude a commanding presence in the space. Therefore, you need accent colours that make your kitchen or bathroom seem bright and cheery, particularly if your cabinetry is similarly dark. This is especially important if you have a white countertop. Choose from white, tan, terracotta, light grey, soft gray-green, yellow-gold, Wedgewood blue, champagne, or taupe as your primary colour. If you want to connect the two pieces of furniture together, you might choose a colour that is found in the veins of the marble as well as in the grains of the wood cabinets you have. For instance, the subdued peach tones in maple cabinets often combine with the mellow orange veins in brown marble.
Green marble worktops are often seen as having a more formal appearance since they are less neutral than other colours of marble. Green marble often has veining in shades of black, charcoal, white, or grey and is at its most alluring when accented with shades of white or off-white. If the marble has a vein that is brown, tan, white, or beige, you should choose a colour that is complementary to that vein.
You do not want the colour green to compete with the accent colours you have chosen. According to Marble.com, lighter and darker tones of gray-green work well together to produce a cohesive colour scheme when paired with green marble; thus, you may choose to design a green colour scheme. Liven up a green bathroom by adding bright white towels or a fuchsia soap pump and fuchsia candles, or enliven a green kitchen by placing a bowl of cherry red apples or bright yellow lemons in a metallic dish and placing it in the centre of the room.