Dynasty Brown Marble
Marble trends change over time, but when it comes to interior upgrades, you should always try to choose the materials that make your house feel like a home. Picking timeless classics in neutral tones couldn’t hurt, though, since you’re likely to sell at some point.
However, suppose that you want a countertop material to contrast with light-colored cabinetry, or you’re interested in a rich, warm, or masculine design. In that case, the dark depths of this enchanting stone are sure to please.
Quarried in China, this alluring marble variety features a rich base of dark browns in a mixture of soil and coffee tones. It’s accented by a dense patchwork of beige and golden umber, creating the illusion of quiet swells that surge across the surface.
Slabs are also broken up by small but distinctive slashes of white veining that stand out in stark contrast to the swirl of dark chocolate that makes up the bulk of the stone.
It's a visual masterpiece akin to a gentle Jackson Pollock — less frantic and more soothing. In other words, it will certainly serve as the centerpiece of your kitchen, bathroom, or bar design, even when surrounded by other dark elements.
This stone should not be paired with white cabinetry, despite the hints of white scattered across the surface, as it would create a jarring tableau. If you want to draw on the lighter accent color, choose something in the creamy, off-white family that will better match the warm appeal of Dynasty Brown.
A better choice would be to pair it with wood tones. For a brighter overall aesthetic, consider a pale blonde or soft maple tone, or go a bit deeper with hickory or alder. Delve into a mid-tone cherry to emphasize any umber tones in your slab, or double down on the rich depth of color with mahogany, walnut, or espresso cabinetry.
Could you pair colored cabinets with Dynasty Brown marble? You’d have to be very careful about the color you choose.
The right slab might look shockingly good with trendy blue cabinets — after all, blue and brown are classic opposites on the color wheel — but you’d have to get the color combination just right, without any weird tints tainting the pairing.
Your best bet would be a saturated tone in a warm color family — think cabinets or backsplash in a burgundy, cinnamon, or terra cotta hue. With that being said, it would make your space incredibly cozy. You might want to reserve such a bold color choice for a very spacious kitchen or bathroom, or lower cabinets only, with lighter uppers.
Gold hardware and fixtures will gleam beautifully against Dynasty Brown marble. However, you could also choose an antique brass finish if you don’t want to draw so much attention to accent pieces.
There are plenty of options for making Dynasty Brown marble part of your vision for a warm and welcoming home interior.
Just remember to practice proper maintenance, including frequent cleaning with warm, soapy water or a stone cleaning solvent, as well as regular resealing. This will ensure that your stunning natural stone lasts for years to come.
When you’re ready to pick the perfect Dynasty Brown marble slab, the experienced professionals at Academy Marble & Granite are here to help. Simply visit one of our conveniently located showrooms in Connecticut or New York to get your home improvement project underway.