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Marble Colours

Welcome to the Worktop Factory, a nationwide marble fabricator. We offer the highest quality bespoke marble products for any environment. With the staggering level of marble worktop colours available from the Worktop Factory you have come to the right supplier. We pride ourselves on being small enough to handle all orders for your specific requirements, and providing you with the personal care and attention that you would correctly expect from a service based national company. Marble worktops and associated products fabricated by the Worktop Factory are guaranteed to be of the finest quality available in the market.
Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of marble worktops, marble cladding or marble wall panels. Nor will anything add more depth, character and feel good factor to your home than the true quality of nature itself. Give yourself the best! Give yourself a marble bespoke worktop, marble cladding or marble wall panels  produced by the UK’s leading supplier. The starting point when considering your choice of finish is to look through all the marble colours available. Below is a summary of the marble colours for your consideration. Please click on the links below to see the colour range options.
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Marble Colours – The Whites

To most people, the word marble, brings to mind the pure white stone so prized for sculpture since the ancient times. Michelangelo's David and Rodin's The Kiss are both carved in white marble; the Acropolis in Athens and the Taj Mahal in Agra are both built from it. White marble sets of the colours and patterns of other decorative finishes and has dramatic uses in interior architecture. This category shows marbles that are predominantly white in colour. In strict geological terms they are described as true marbles - metomorphic rocks with a fine to coarse granular texture. The earliest sources in the Western world were in Greece and the Apuan Alps of Italy, but excellent quality stones have also been obtained from the United States, especially in the Appalachian Mountains. Pure white marbles are virtually impossible to distinguish by eye in relation to their origin. Please explore our large selection of white marble colours to find the option that suits you best!


Marble Colours – The Blacks & Greys

Given their monochrome grey or black colour, it is not surprising that grey and black marbles (and the veined or brecciated forms of these rocks) are the traditional choice for monumental funeral stones. Until they are polished, black stones are dark grey or brown, and it is the polishing process that brings out the stunning black colour. Interesting tonal effects can be achieved by combining polished and unpolished stone in a single design. In addition to tombstone usage, grey or black marbles also make superb backing stones for colourful marble inlays such as those fabricated in Florence, Italy, and Ashord-in-the-Water in England. Brecciated and veined black stones can be particularly striking, whether the Negro Marquina or Noir St Laurent found in public buildings and private homes today, or the grand antique and portoro or historic times. These are some of the most popular choices of stone to be replicated as faux marble and scagliola (imitations of ornamental marble and stones). Please explore our large selection of grey and black marble colours to find the option that suits you best!


Marble Colours – The Yellows & Browns

Most ‘yellow and brown marbles’ marketed by the stone industry across the world are in fact limestone for which we have a separate section. This in the main is owing to the fact that these are so common and readily available. Brown marbles have an understated colour which makes them very popular for flooring and the interior cladding of buildings. By contrast, richly coloured yellow marbles are more ostentatious but much less common. The finest ones come from Siena in Italy and Chemtou in Tunisia, and their golden colouring has often been used to embellish churches and palaces. Landscape and ruin marbles are the most curious group of stones in this classification. They have been formed from the muddy sediments at the bottom of ancient seas. More recent weathering allowed iron and manganese oxides to appear in patterns uncannily resembling ruined building, bushes and trees. Please explore our large selection of yellow and brown marble colours to find the option that suits you best!


Marble Colours – The Pinks

Marbles in various shades of pink offer a warmth of colouring with a light, fresh appearance. They are highly sought after for contemporary styles of architecture but still work well with traditional building materials such as brick and stone. The famous pink marbles of Georgia and Tennessee were formed from ancient sediments altered or metamorphosed during the formation of the Appalachian mountain chain. All the pink marbles here are coloured by iron oxide minerals. A minute amount of red hematite gives a clear pink colour; a little goethite mixed with it makes the stone salmon-pink or orange. Please explore our large selection of pink marble colours to find the option that suits you best!


Marble Colours – The Reds & Violets

Red and violet marbles are traditionally the colours most associated with nobility and royalty, and the richest red marbles have always demanded a high price. In Emperor Diocletian’s edict of Maximum Prices of AD 310, the beautiful red Rosso Antico came second only to the precious Imperial Porphyry of Egypt. During the 17th century, King Louis XIV of France sought fine marbles to embellish his palace at Versailles. Red marbles such as the beautiful scarlet rouge Languedoc and cherry-red Griotte from the Pyrenees, and the finest Rouge Royal and Rance from Belgium, feature prominently in this palace. In the 1800s, the sixth Duke of Devonshire delighted in acquiring columns and urns of Pavonazzetto and Fior di Pesco to decorate Chatsworth House, and he opened mines for the vivid Duke’s Red Marble on his own estates. Today, bright red stones are not particularly fashionable, but those in attractive tints of violet continue to find a ready market. Please explore our large selection of red and violet marble colours to find the option that suits you best!


Marble Colours – The Multi Colours & The Blues

When marbles display a mix of differing colours, with no singular colour predominating, these marbles tend to be either breccias, or conglomerates, where the materials fragments are rounded. Multicoloured stones were once upon a time more fashionable than they are in the world we live in today. Antique tables and chests were topped with beautiful breccias from the Pyrenees, while the mosques and churches were decorated with multicoloured marbles from all the Mediterranean Countries. Fantastic historical marble names such as Africano, Portasanta, Breccia di Aleppo and Breccia Frutticolosa were coined by the Italian Scalpellini who recycled and continued to use these stones long after the quarries were closed down and forgotten. In the late 19th century, commercial objectives fuelled the desire to rediscover the ancient quarries of old, but in recent times, it is the most selfless desire to better understand our cultural history that motivates archaeologists and geologists to become quarry hunters. Please explore our large selection of multi coloured & blue marble colours to find the option that suits you best!


Marble Colours – The Greens

The names of onions and serpents feature prominently in the names in this selection of marbles. The striped Cipollini of Greece and Italy and impure marbles with flaky green crystals of chlorite forming sinuous bands of colour that look just like the layers of an onion. The serpentines, rocks composed mainly of serpentine minerals, often have the colours and patterns that resemble snakeskin. The old fashioned term ‘ophicalcite’ is sometimes used for rocks that are neither marbles nor serpentines but somewhere in between. They may be composed of green serpentine fragments cemented by white calcite or dolomite, or simply impure marbles containing serpentine minerals. Serpentines are rarely very durable outside, but they are very popular for interior decoration, especially with patterned with white marble. The name ‘serpentine’ is familiar to many visitors to Cornwall where local stone is turned by craftsmen into ornaments and jewellery, a craft that flourishes in Scotland and Ireland too. Please explore our large selection of green marble colours to find the option that suits you best!

As you can see, Marble comes in a huge variety of colours. The most popular marble colour is White with Black sitting just on its shoulders. Marble will enhance any environment and can adapt to fit any design style. 

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