Written by Becca Green

6 design ideas for marble kitchens

Mad for marble? Here are 6 unique ways to incorporate it into your kitchen design.

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Marble and marble-effect surfaces are both popular choices for a contemporary kitchen design. Not only does it look super stylish and luxurious, but it also has certain practical benefits too.

Here are a few unique ways on how to incorporate it into your new kitchen.

Marble overhang

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Create a bold look in your kitchen with a marble breakfasst bar that features a statement overhang. A breakfast bar or island is undoubtedly a key feature of any design but choosing a marble or marble-effect surface will definitely add the wow-factor.

Read more: 5 things to consider when choosing a kitchen island

Stylish splashback

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Be selective with your choice of surfaces and opt for different options for different areas of your kitchen. Incorporate marble into your design through a stylish splashback. In our opinion a splashback behind a hob is a neccessity for a modern family kitchen to prevent ruining painted walls. Marble-effect quartz is the perfect solution as it is easy to wipe down and is much less likely to stain than other materials.

The dark side

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Go over to the dark side and opt for a black marble-effect surface for your kitchen. Dark interiors are definitely a trend and black kitchens have seen a recent rise in popularity. Think outside the box and instead of opting for black cabinets, bring in a darker tone through your choice of work surfaces. Contrast a dark worktop with bright white cupboards for a contemporary look.

Cohesive design

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Go all out with the marble-effect in your kitchen and take inspiration from this exciting scheme. Create a cohesive design that uses the same surface for their walls, floors and worktops – you could even hunt down a marble dining table to amp up the luxurious vibe.

Accessorise a marble kitchen with gold metallic fixtures and fittings for an on-trend look, or contrast its softness with black highlights for more of an industrial scheme.

Create a contrast

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A marble kitchen doesn’t have to look overly glamorous and pristine if that isn’t the look you wish to achieve. Create a contrast by juxtaposing a marble surface with natural wooden touches and black furniture. We love the look of this kitchen island by Caesarstone which features a wood base and a statement marble-effect overhang.

Marble-effect flooring

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Flooring is an integral part of any kitchen design and it’s important to invision how it’s going to marry up with the rest of your kitchen space. Oversized marble-effect floor tiles like these Venosa designs from Tile Giant are a great option for a modern minimalist kitchen. They are super easy to keep clean and are definitely a timeless option that will stand the test of time.

Read more: Kitchen planning guide: how to choose flooring

 

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