Selecting the right stone colour is an important decision when designing a home interior, the colour of stone you choose can influence the overall look and feel of your space. 
This blog post will guide you through the process of selecting the perfect stone colour, considering various factors and offering tips to assist with your decision.

1. Think about the space:

The space where you will be using the stone is a crucial factor. Natural light, existing colours, and the overall ambiance of the space will influence your choice. For example, light stones can help to make smaller areas seem brighter and more spacious, while darker stones can add depth to well-lit spaces. 
If your project is part of a larger design, consider how the stone colour will complement or contrast with existing elements. Consider cabinetry colours as well as wall colours and furnishings to ensure the stone complements or contrasts effectively.

2. Personal style and preferences:

Your personal style and preferences play a significant role in selecting the right stone colour. What colours resonate with you? Do you prefer a more traditional or contemporary look? The finished product should ultimately reflect your personal taste and style. Budget is also an important factor; determine how much you are willing to spend as stone varies in price.

3. Consider durability:

Different stones have varying degrees of hardness and resistance to staining. Darker or more heavily patterned stones often hide stains better; while lighter or plain colours may show stains more easily, particularly from things such as turmeric or flower pollen. It’s important to find a balance between aesthetic appeal and practicality.

4. Sample testing:

It is a good idea to visit stone suppliers and view samples in person to get a better idea of how they will look in your space. You can also request to view a slab of the stone which is especially important for larger benchtops. If choosing a natural stone, the colours can vary significantly between slabs or if choosing a marble style, viewing a slab will give you a better idea of the overall patterning of the stone. Don’t hesitate to seek expert advice if you are unsure, stone suppliers can provide valuable insights and recommendations based on their experience.

By following these guidelines and taking the time to explore your choices, you will be well equipped to make an informed decision that enhances both the beauty and functionality of your space. Selecting the right stone colour is not just a practical decision; it’s also a creative expression of your personal style and vision.

Emma, kitchen and bathroom vanity designer.