White Carrara Marble
White Carrara Marble - Subtle and Versatile Natural Stone
White Carrara marble originates from the city of Carrara, more widely known as Tuscany, Italy. Hundreds of quarry sites scatter across the Apuan Alps to deliver one of the most sought after stones in the world. The name Carrara translates to ‘quarries' seeming from both Celtic "Kar" (stone) Latin "Cattariae" (quarries).
White Carrara is one of the most recognizable stones in the marble family. Its classic appeal has been desired for centuries. In ancient Rome, structures like the Pantheon were constructed to withstand the test of time.
The timeless elegance of Carrara marble has made it a household name. It continues to be associated with a luxurious lifestyle but fits the build for various design aesthetics. The popular stone remains a highly sought after material today.
The stone's white background features subtle gray veins throughout, resembling a cloud-like motion. The gray is a cool tone and can often appear to be blue. This soft hue creates a spacious feeling in any room.
White Carrara marble pairs exceptionally well with white cabinetry, further emphasizing a bright and airy design style. Greens, blues and grays are also current cabinetry colors that deliver a bold look. The most commonly coordinating fixtures are polished silver and satin nickel. Bronze and rubbed bronze are now trending in hardware selection, which complements well with White Carrara Marble.
From circular to hexagon, to herringbone, the possibilities of tile shapes for bathroom walls or backsplashes are endless. This is a versatile stone that has as many applications. Carrara marble slabs on kitchen countertops can be honed or polished. Honed will create a rustic, modern farmhouse appeal while polished countertops can represent a more refined style.
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