Marble Effect: In or Out?

When installing tiles or re-doing a kitchen or bathroom, you must choose something that you love, not just something that’s in at the moment, as these things are supposed to last years. If you choose a tile pattern that’s on trend now, you risk appearing dated in a few years.

So, today we’re looking into the marble effect trend and exploring whether it’s in or out by looking into how you can implement it into your home.

Where Did the Marble Effect Trend Begin, and What Has it Evolved Into?

The marble effect trend started in ancient Greece and Rome, where marble was used extensively in architecture and sculpture and has remained a key design element ever since.

In contemporary interior design, the marble effect trend has evolved to include various materials, including porcelain tiles, wallpaper, and paint. The trend has become a popular way to add a touch of elegance and luxury to interiors, with marble effect finishes used in various spaces, from living rooms and bedrooms to bathrooms and kitchens. Overall, the marble effect trend has evolved into a versatile and timeless trend in interior design, offering a touch of sophistication and luxury to any space.

marble effect splashback

How Can I Incorporate Marble Into My Home?

One of the most popular ways to incorporate the marble effect into interior design is using marble effect tiles. These tiles offer a marble look but are much more affordable and durable than actual marble. They are also much more practical but just as appealing, making them an excellent choice for those looking to bring this timeless and sophisticated pattern into their home. For example, pictured below are tiles from the LUNI collection here at Roccia. Designed with elegance at the forefront of their production, these tiles look stunning and help expand the space with their light colour.

Marble Kitchens

The kitchen is a perfect space to bring in marble effect, whether through marble effect floor tiles, countertops, or kitchen appliances and accessories. If you want to make a statement, implementing marble in your kitchen is an excellent idea, as it is a room with some of the highest traffic throughout the home.

Marble is a bold pattern, especially when you choose a tile or countertop in a dark shade. This type of marble effect screams luxury and opulence, especially if you match the splashback to the countertop, as it elongates the pattern and acts as a stunning central feature of your kitchen.

marble effect sink in a bathroom

Marble Bathrooms

When it comes to bathrooms, incorporating marble effect wall tiles is the best way to bring this design trend into your space. As mentioned, they look stunning and give your room a luxurious aesthetic, but they are also incredibly durable and ideal for a bathroom setting with high traffic. They are easy to clean and maintain and only require a regular wipe-down to keep looking brand-new.

To add even more elegance and sophistication, why not use the same marble throughout your fixtures and fittings, like the picture of one of our displays below? This is a great way to expand your space and give the room a luxury hotel feel.

Marble Tiles

Aforementioned, marble tiles are the perfect way to get on board with this trend, as they fit into any room of the home and come in a wide variety of patterns, colours, and sizes that anyone can incorporate into their home. Here at Roccia, we have an extensive range of tiles available for both floors and walls, so you’re certain to find a pattern to fit in with your personal style.

In addition, if you want to add a touch of this interior trend to your garden, consider using marble effect outdoor tiles. These tiles are great choices for outdoor spaces because they are incredibly durable and can withstand exposure to the elements, even our typical British weather. They also often come with a textured surface that improves slip resistance, making them a safer option for outdoor use.

Marble effect floor tiles

How to Avoid Your Marble Effect Home Looking Dated

With any interior design trend, there comes the risk that it will look dated in a few years, and when installing tiles or a new kitchen, you want the space to have longevity as it won’t be replaced for a long time. Here are some tips to avoid marble effect looking dated:

  • Keep it simple. Don’t overdo the marble effect by adding it to every surface in your home. Instead, use it sparingly as an accent to create a sophisticated look.
  • Mix and match. Try mixing different textures and materials with your marble effect décor. For example, pair a marble coffee table with a plush rug or a woven throw to create contrast and warmth in the room.
  • Choose a modern colour palette. For example, classic white and grey marble looks great in some settings, but if you want to ensure your tiles have a modern look, why not opt for black or classic marble with a pop of gold or silver to add a contemporary twist?

As mentioned, we have an extensive range of tiles at our tile showroom in Preston. Our showroom is considered to have one of the most comprehensive tile collections in Europe. Visit today and speak to our tile experts to discover how we can help you incorporate marble effect into your home.

Alternatively, enquire online today for your FREE tile design consultation with our team.

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