Marble kitchens are some of the most beautiful kitchens. They ooze style and sophistication and look amazing paired with darker colours too for a really striking space. We know marble can get expensive though and it is porous so can be slightly high maintenance, however, there are some fabulous marble-effect designs that you can use instead.
We have rounded up our favourite marble kitchen ideas that you can lust over, and make sure you head to our kitchen ideas gallery for more inspo.
1. Create a focal point with a marble sink
This beautiful marble double Belfast sink is the star of the show in this marble kitchen. Its grey veining adds a decorative aspect and as the worktop has a very subtle pattern together with the splashback, it ensures the sink stands out. The brass rail, tap and copper accessories give the scheme a warm glow against the black units.
2. Add marble to a contemporary kitchen
This sleek glossy modern kitchen is a great example of how to team classic marble with a contemporary look. The colours in the worktop and splashback are subtle and we love how it carries on through to the island top. The grey pendants tie in beautifully with the marble’s delicate veining and the nearly-white floorboards lift the whole look.
3. Pick a budget-friendly marble worktop
Need to lighten up your kitchen? Ikea’s marble effect worktop is a great value way to add a stylish update to your kitchen. It will brighten up a small dark kitchen together with these pale wood units – a great example of how marble works with any scheme! Team with smart chrome accessories and earthenware crockery and you have a new look in no time.
4. Add a marble freestanding to your kitchen
For those of you who love freestanding kitchens over fitted, this lovely sideboard with a marble top is a great way to incorporate it. You could also invest in a few marble accessories like chopping boards, pestle and mortar and storage jars. As we’ve said above, you don’t need to invest in the real thing to add marble to your scheme, there’s plenty of marble-effect accessories around to cheat with!
5. Mix marble with darker colours
This fabulous marble kitchen shows you how to make two colours work together successfully. To prevent the look from becoming too heavy visually, white marble has been applied to the worktops leaving the green carrara slab to enhance the splashback and body of the island. A mixture of chrome and brass accessories have been used which adds a metallic element to the scheme.