Join us as we highlight the top 6 marble colours from around the world. These are the hottest, most sought after marble slabs on Earth and feature some of the most hard to find, desirable pieces of stone anywhere today.
Calacatta is a very popular choice of marble, it’s dug from the Carrara quarries in Italy. As Calacatta is quite rare, its described as a luxury stone.
Its typically white with dark grey veining, throughout the stone. There are many variations of this type of marble such as:
This version of Calacatta is more rich in colour in comparison to the ‘typical’ white marble. Its to some degree warmer in tone, but not dark, however it still has the dark grey veining throughout.
This is an off-white marble, which is very similar to the original/ classic Calacatta, however the veining throughout the marble is very dark in colour.
This is a greyish-white marble, with subtle light brown veining running throughout.
This type of Calacatta has a well defined look to it, its medium brown in colour with large sections darted around the stone, where its lighter in colour.
Calacatta Vagli Rosata
This is a light brown & off-white marble with sections of dark brown and black around/ within the stone.
2) Carrara Marble
Carrara Marble, just like the Calacatta, is quarried in the Carrara region of Italy, hence why many people get the two marbles confused. However Carrara Marble is usually white, grey or has a bluish undertone to it, and the veining is much lighter and less defined than the Calacatta marble.
Carrara marble can be light and feathery, or more dense and strong. Carrara marble is more widely available, compared to Calacatta. As Carrara Marble is so pristine white in colour, many people choose to use it in bathrooms, as it brings a bright & clean feel to any room.
The most common type of Carrara Marble is Bianco Carrara, but there are other sub-types of this stone below –
Bianco Carrara Venato
This marble is bright white in colour, with dark brown or black veining throughout- making it a very unique type of carrara stone.
Bianco Carrara Exra
This type of Carrara is a light off-white in colour with light brown veining throughout.
3) Milan Gray
Milan Gray marble is quarried in the Milan region of Italy. It’s a muted grey colour with light grey veining.
As this marble has a more uniformed and geometric design to it, its great to use when trying to achieve a contemporary or modern look. It has a graceful matte finish and can be used anywhere in your home. The most popular option is using the Milan Gray as a tiled backsplash in showers.
4) Dark Emperador
Dark Emperador marble is quarried in 3 different regions in Spain, it has many hues but dark emperador is the most popular. its a deep chocolate brown marble, with fine grains and random veining throughout. This marble can create a homey environment to any household, and is usually used for floors or fireplaces.
5) Black Marble
The most popular type of black marble is Nero Marquina, which is quarried in Spain. Its deep in colour with complimentary white or grey veining running throughout. Due to its chic appearance black marble is used in many modern homes in kitchens and fireplaces.
6) Crema Marfil
Crema Marfil is quarried in spain, and comes in multiple different colour options. This marble is typically known for being a creamy yellow colour, with varied gradients of veining.
This stone is best accompanied by warm toned tiles, and natural accents in homes. It works extremely elegantly when paired with wood. Due to its natural aesthetic, people use Crema Marfil marble in outdoor home invitations.