Trends, as we know, come and go. But when it comes to natural stone, the classics tend to remain.
Among the understated and luxurious marbles, bold colouring and showstopping veining are highly sort-after among discerning customers.
So whether you’re looking for an under the radar or statement-making stone selection, we explain what stones are on trend right now, how to make the right choices for your home, and what to look for in a stone product.
Firstly, while it might be nice to have the latest and greatest styles in your home, not every home suits. It’s no point trying to retrofit a particular look into a home that clearly was designed and built for another look. That’s why it’s important to work with what you have and tailor it from there.
While stone products are versatile, some fit in perfectly with particular designs. Clean white goes great with modern builds, while Travertine or Cosmic Gold might suit an older address. Of course, these aren’t hard and fast rules. In fact, there aren’t any rules. Especially if you’re building something new, then the world’s your oyster.
So, whether you’re building or renovating, want to know what’s trending?
Let’s look at what’s on our radar as the top picks:
A more subtle stone with incredible translucent qualities, Desert Silver is a very light grey natural stone that works in almost any space. See it here.
Used in the Oakwood Residences project.
For a space-age feel, Cosmic Gold is a deep dark natural stone pock marked by earth coloured nuggets and white veining. It’s a statement stone that suits an array of applications, from kitchen benchtops to mantel pieces. See it here.
A dramatic grey with an almost cracked appearance, Iceberg goes great in Art Deco designs as well as more modern spaces. The classic look and luxurious feel makes it a timeless material to use.
A versatile white stone with beautiful rivers of veining, Arabescato comes in a range of colours. It’s a dramatic natural stone that certainly stands out. This would suit a kitchen island or feature wall.
See it here.
The stone was used in the stunning Toorak residence project, which makes the most of the wealth of natural light to highlight the beautiful kitchen at the heart of the home.
Other trends include neutral stones like Volakis, a nice white stone; Damatsas, a beautiful grey, almost charcoal stone; New Grey Tundra with it’s almost concrete appearance; and the more muted and traditional Travertine.
While these neutral colours still have strong stocks, more bold stones with green colouring are experiencing a strong renaissance. See our coloured natural stone selection for inspiration.
Think outside the square, with stone look tiles or composite products like Laminam, shown here in Statuarietto. Terrazzo slabs are also a strong contender too, commonly used in kitchens. A Terrazzo benchtop can add pop to an otherwise plain space.
It’s important to consider the applications of your stone and work out what suits. A honed and polished marble floor might look beautiful but is probably not suitable for kids because of their tendency to spill liquids and slip. Likewise, don’t overuse bold stones. Instead use them sparingly as accents like a Terrazzo benchtop or a feature vanity and play with the proportions.
To learn more about natural stone trends and how to get the look in your home, visit our showroom at 484 Church St, Richmond, or for more information phone us on (03) 9427 9100.