Love it or Leave it: Marbleous!

{A Stunning, Marble-Filled Bathroom}

Carrera and Calcutta Gold marble have become staples of great design, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. While these materials have been around forever, they’ve really become “must-haves” in high-end design over the past ten years. Countless kitchens have been converted from dark, stained cabinets and granite countertops to airy white cabinetry paired with white marble. Carrera tends to have strictly grey veins while Calcutta Gold often features warmer-hued veins, but they are fairly similar. While I love the look and do consider it to be classic, I can’t help but wonder if the look will eventually look “so 2006”.

What is your stance on white marble? Is it a classic that will never go out of style or are you ready to see something different in kitchen and bath design? If you’ve grown tired of it, what would you like to see in place of white marble?

{Beautiful, Modern Waterfall Island}

{Classic White Kitchen}

{Gorgeous, Herringbone Marble Floors}

{How decadent is this marble trim? I mean…}

 

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30 thoughts on “Love it or Leave it: Marbleous!

  1. I adore both! I think it’s a true classic. However, I like to see it used creatively in new and unique ways and mixed with different tiles and textures.

    I have calacatta marble in my kitchen and on my fireplace surround and I never tire of looking at it!

  2. As much as anything in kitchen design can be considered a classic, I think white marble is definitely a contender. It’s simple, clean and luxurious at the same time. When I renovate my kitchen (something I probably won’t be able to afford to do for another 10 years), I plan to include white marble.

  3. Love marble, I am using it in my kitchen renovation. I have used it before and love the soft quality of the material. Not for those who want everything perfect perfect! It etches and stains even with the best sealant, but nothing compares for me.

  4. Definitely love it as a material, but only when used for it’s own beauty, not because it is what everyone else if having. Meaning, some spaces just look contrived, but others are beautiful – so much more needs to be going on than just selecting the “right materials” to make a space truly magic.

    Love that top bathroom – but a stack of dark or coloured towels would look better than white, IMO. Dusty gold, or deepest inky blue.

  5. I think it’s a classic and will always be a classic. But then again – OF COURSE – I would say that!! ALL my counters throughout the house and the tile in the master bath are carrera. I may have a bit of an obsession with it. To me, it’s timeless.

  6. I’m in LOVE with white marble and have it all over my house! I adore both Calcutta and carrerra but definitely think Calcutta has more interesting lines and colors … It will never go out of style and will always remain a classic!

  7. 10 years ago we renovated the kitchen of our first house using carrera marble and white cabinets. A year ago we did the same to our third house. Still not tired of it. Still love it!

  8. Most definitely love it! The most classic stone with timeless appeal (When crazy over all the beautiful marble I experienced when visiting Rome). I recently used Calcutta Gold on a large kitchen island against a base color of Sherwin Williams Enduring Bronze with an umber glaze. Stunning!

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