Whether you’re dealing with the real thing or a good impersonator, there’s no doubt that marble is a popular product for bathrooms and kitchens. Well, although the maintenance issues and cost leave a lot to be desired (for this budget-friendly gal anyway), the look of marble is a timeless classic that undoubtedly adds style and value to a home.
Today’s most popular marble tiles and countertops are usually a mix of white and gray. Marble can accommodate a variety of paint colour depths, from white and off-white up to medium-dark and sometimes even black.
Sea Salt is a lovely soft green with a gray background to calm it down and is a popular paint colour for ANY room – not just for those with marble. However, it’s a bit of a ninja and is WELL-known for flashing into blue, to the point where you hardly see any green at all!
The LRV of Sea Salt is 64, so it will be slightly brighter-looking without washing out as much an off-white paint colour would. While it’s not shown with marble in this bathroom, from the overall style you can see how Sea Salt is a great paint colour for this type of look.
This hexagon marble tile backsplash (above) is shown with Sherwin Williams High Reflective White. The LRV of Pelican Gray is 59, so it has a bit of body to it, but not so much that it will weigh a room down or add TOO much contrast with marble. On the Rocks is one of my go-to gray paint colours when I look at the average marble surface. While On the Rocks looks warmer than usual in this photo, it all comes down to the exposure of a room, time of day and the photographer!
Personally, I find that Stonington Gray is simply stunning when placed with the right marble countertops and tiles. Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there!
You’ll find this colour ‘usually’ looks gray, but can flash a touch of green or blue in the right conditions, so make sure it jibes with YOUR particular marble.
Shown above is Sherwin Williams High Reflective White with a wicked cool marble hexagon and beautiful quartz countertops.
The above bathroom shows Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace with a marble-look countertop FULL Paint Colour Review of Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
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