Marble is without a doubt one of the most refined and sophisticated materials that you can add to improve your home. It has a luxurious feel, and it is a real piece of jewelry to admire.
When it was time to renovate my kitchen, I had to ask myself the inevitable question: which marble to choose?
I knew I was aiming for white marble, so my main choices landed on either Carrara, Statuario, or Calacatta.
Each of them have their own personnality and their own beauty. I finally made my decision (I’ll tell you below!), and I’ll introduce you to all three right here:
Carrara is the most accessible, which makes it a popular choice. It is a true classic. You will recognize it by it’s greyish background, often with blueish undertones. It has a really light and delicate grey veining.
Statuario marble gets its name from the Antique statues that were sculpted in the Renaissance period. Statuario has a white background, and grey and dark grey veins that does not have a lot of color variation. It is a really monochromatic marble.
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Calacatta is often choosen for its contrast: the fact that it’s background is very pure makes it looks even more luxurious. It is also the one listed here that is the most expensive.
A stunning herringbone mosaic for your kitchen backsplash!
But there is a lot more marble out there – black, grey, browns and even greens.
As for me, I finally opted for the Carrara marble. I love how soft it looks, and its light variations. I am sure that our love story going to last forever.
So how about you? Which one do you prefer? I can’t wait to hear about it!