Can Color Affect My Slab?
An insider's guide to your local slab yard.
Even if you can picture what you’re wanting inside your home or business it can be a bit overwhelming when you actually view samples at a marble slab yard. It’s always a great idea to have a plan, but many times it’s difficult to stick or fully visualize this plan when viewing samples.
Just know when you’re looking at any slab yard you’re going to find a sea of amazing and wonderful slabs, you’re going to find a slab you would’ve never thought you’d like, you’re going to change your mind and maybe deviate from the “plan”.
But above all remember one thing, “stick to the plan,” if you already have decor, accessories, or paint chosen then you want your countertops to complement these items. Let’s say your wall paint is more neutral and calming then you may want an exciting vein pattern, loud contrasting color, or more speckled/snow pattern to add excitement to your countertop as the focal point of the room. Or, let’s say you plan to use color with your decor & accessories, then you could use a minimalist stone to make the room “pop” by drawing the eye to the stone using exciting color throughout (more on color psychology later on).
How important is color?
Here is the tricky part, we’re not only talking about the marble slab itself. No, we’re actually talking about what colors will you be using within your living or office space? Most of the time our customers already have their wall paint, accessories, decor, and/or backsplashes already picked out, these help set the tone for the room you want to enhance with your new countertops.
Colors can be interesting, some work well together while other combinations clash. Whenever you’re looking to redesign your kitchen or bathroom it’s important to know that color truly affects the feel, space, mood, and flow of a room. Because colors play such a HUGE role in our daily life then it can be confusing for some to choose the best combinations. However, don’t lose faith this is where interior designers, and yes, our courteous and helpful staff members at Marble Depot can help with choosing the best slab that will work well with your chosen color palette.
Color theory & Color Psychology plays a huge impact on the overall design & feel of a room. It’s a great idea to have a basic understanding of which colors work or blend well together, bonus points if you understand how colors can affect moods/temperatures within a room as well.
Putting Color Theory Into Action
Color theory is a collection of rules & guidelines designers use to combine appealing combinations into an overall concept.
Color is a perception. People decide whether they like something within 90 seconds or less, 9/10 of the time the decision is based solely off-color. This makes choosing the right colors extremely important. In order to unleash the power of color, you first have to understand the theory behind them. Harmonious color combinations bring a sense of togetherness or “harmony” to a room. Colors can also make the room feel larger than it actually is, or more cozy based on the “feel” it represents.
While lighting will play a huge role in opening up a room, so can color. Let’s say you have a dark room with less access to light/windows, if the walls are painted a heavy hunter green or deep brown then the room will feel more constrained and/or enclosed. However, the same room with a pastel or lighter color such as a seafoam green or cream can make the room feel more airy and opoen. This leads to setting the “tone” for the room, you can continue the aesthetic by using a marble slab with less or lighter vein patterns which will blend in with the light/pastel paint. But you may also want to draw the eye to the countertop by using bold accessories with a complementary color such as chocolate or mid-blue tints. Using these items can help draw your audience’s eye to the focal point, that being your new marble countertop.