Marble is the ultimate statement material. It is as luxurious as it is functional, and infinitely diverse in pattern and colour, making it the perfect material forthe most important room of the house - the kitchen.
The sheer amount of marble we come across in kitchens these days tells us just how in love with the material designers are. In honour of our collective and enduring love for the material, here are our 15 favourite marble kitchens.
1. The spectacular green Onyx marble in this kitchen is used for every surface, from benchtop to splashback to joinery doors. Designed by Liaigre, this kitchen has been carefully detailed with brilliant craftsmanship, giving the perception of softness to an otherwise strong material.
2. The soft tones of designer Ulla Johnson’s kitchen are perfectly contrasted with the use of Calacatta Vagli marble on this statement island. The strong vein in the marble provides a feature in an otherwise minimal and simple material palette.
3 The use of two textures in this stacked island designed by Oud-Heverlee brings an element of surprise to this kitchen. The unexpected form and texture work perfectly against the otherwise clean and minimal surrounding materials.
4. Dark and moody, this small yet beautiful apartment by Amber Road Design shows that size doesn’t always matter. The different tones of marble on the splashback and island establish an interesting interplay with the colouring of the interior. This is complemented by the organic and geometric shape of the marble island.
5. From pink marble floors to the Carrara marble island with fluted detail and an orange marble splashback, Arent & Pyke have shown that pushing the boundaries does pay off. The dramatic marble choices in this design explore contrast and detailing with a very subtle finish.
6. Adam Kane Architects have created an elegant yet relaxed contemporary kitchen with clean, minimalist lines and material palette. The oversized marble benchtop contrasts the rest of the natural finishes. The cantilevered marble island naturally guides your eye towards the middle of the room, which is a very clever detail by the architects.
7. Tamsin Johnson is known for her quirky and bold design decisions, and this kitchen she designed is a prime example. One of our favourite marbles, Calacatta Viola, is put on show in this uninterrupted marble splashback.
8. From the original shapes, materials, and colours, this unique kitchen designed by YSG Studio ticks every box. The marble selection is a key decision in this design and helps to makes the space truly spectacular.
9. This marriage of tradition and avant-garde uses one simple material to create one of the most incredible kitchens we have seen. Sculptural and detailed, Vincenzo De Cotiis villa in Tuscany, Italy, is one of our favourite kitchens of all time.
10. The quirky and fabulous designer Tali Roth knows how to have fun with her designs.Carefully designing the joinery to blend in with the floors and walls, Roth uses a strong Calacatta veined marble to tie in with the joinery and create a serious statement in this kitchen.
11. Tonal and warm, this project by Arjaan De Feyter creates a simple yet perfect backdrop to the feature marble island and splashback in the kitchen. The geometric island is somehow both unexpected and totally fitting in the space.
12. Black and bold, Monique Gibson has seriously outdone herself with her marble selection in this kitchen. The stark contrast of the black and white in the stone makes it a perfect pick for that wow factor.
13. Green with envy over this bold and structured kitchen by De Feyter, who bring fresh perspective to the combination of dark wood and marble. The clutter-free, boxiness of this kitchen makes the crisp green marble stand out against the dark joinery.
14. The home of designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent in NYC effortlessly pays homage to traditional design with a contemporary twist. The traditional detailing is contrasted by the strong veined marble used as the benchtop, splashback and rangehood.
15. Warm and welcoming, this kitchen designed by Cesar uses a beautiful emerald green marble on the island. The change in thickness in the marble benchtop provides a playful yet structured aesthetic that is truly memorable.
From colourful to muted, and strong veined to subtle, the diversity of marble is truly endless. It is the perfect material from a functional perspective whilst giving you the ability to make a statement. Share some of your favourite marble designs in the comments below.