These Marble Kitchens Are the Stuff of Interior Design Dreams

Whether you're a budding gourmand or a cooking novice, you've likely conjured up images of your dream kitchen at least a few times. No matter your culinary skills, the kitchen will always be a pivotal space in any home. It's where people gather to not only share a meal but also to spend time together. If you think about it, the kitchen is just as important as that of any other room in your home.

If your design style skews on the side of maximalist glamour and luxury, we're willing to bet good money marble is already on your dream kitchen checklist. However, if its looks alone aren't enough to convince you to incorporate the material into your kitchen design, marble is also a highly durable material that can withstand high temperatures and protect itself against scratches and cracks from everyday use, making it a practical choice.

With so many variations to choose from, you can find a unique slab that speaks to your design tastes. From the color combinations to the size of the veining, there are a variety of factors to consider when picking the perfect marble for your kitchen. If you're not sure where to start (or if you've gotten a jump on planning ahead for "someday"), keep scrolling for a look at 11 stunning marble kitchens that will stop you in your tracks.

Alyssa Rosenheck; DESIGN:В Austin Bean Design StudioВ

Although countertops may be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider marble in the kitchen, this space features not only marble countertops, but also a glamorous marble backsplash. It creates a highly dramatic effect that adds a new layer of design to this modern kitchen with crisp white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and dark hardwood floors. Get the look by incorporating a subtle white and gray marble material on the wall between your countertops and upper cabinets.

Jean Charles ThomasВ

This Parisian kitchen is brimming with bold marble details that add to its distinctly French dГ©cor. Both the rectangular kitchen island, countertops, backsplash, and floating shelf on the back wall feature a bold black and white marble material. It contrasts beautifully against the black cabinets, white walls, and gorgeous crown molding incorporated into the borders of the ceiling. You can achieve a similar look by sourcing marble with thin black veining.

Tessa Neustadt; DESIGN:В Sarah Sherman Samuel and Emily Farnham

A modern kitchen, this space features a bold waterfall kitchen counter descending from the island made of a white slab of marble with thin, gray veins. The same material is also found on the backsplash behind the stove to tie the space together, while subtle sage details complement the white and gray material.

Catherine Kwong DesignВ

Veering from the usual all-white kitchen aesthetic, this stylish space features dark hardwood floors, navy blue cabinetry, and a muted greige shade of paint. In fact, the only white element of the kitchen is the marble found on the countertops and small backsplash. The marble features faint, fine gray veins for a less dramatic look. It's a classic and timeless way to include the glam material in a kitchen.

Alyssa Rosenheck

This ultra-modern kitchen is located in a Chicago penthouse, brimming with sleek, minimalist dГ©cor. Along with black, wooden floor-to-ceiling cabinets and metallic details, this space also includes multiple marble elements. The large kitchen table situated in the middle of the space features a white marble top to match the marble found on the backsplash, behind the sink. It separates black and white lower and upper cabinets most dramatically.

Elizabeth RobertsВ Architecture & Design

Although black and white marble motifs are typically the most popular, there are other options. Take this beautiful space, for example. The marble found on the countertops and backsplash is white, but the veins on the material vary from black to gray to a golden beige. It creates a warmer, welcoming effect to complement the blue cabinetry, gold hardware, and wooden details.

Studio Ashby

In this small kitchen-nook-turned-bar area, bold, off-white marble makes up multiple open shelves and the entire wall behind the sink. It's a highly eclectic space that also features cowskin hide barstools and a glass countertop with a wooden base. Although these are seemingly disparate parts, they work together to create an eye-catching space that's unique.

Sara Tramp; DESIGN: Emily Henderson Design

This kitchen features simple white marble with black veining on both the countertops and the island. Rather than continue the marble on the backsplash behind the stove, the designer opted to coat the wall in traditional white subway tiles. This space also includes a teal shade of green for the cabinetry, which contrasts both the marble elements and hardwood floors. It's a prime example of a modern traditional kitchen.

Catherine Kwong Design

This crisp, clean kitchen features exclusively white and light wooden elements for a simple, yet eye-catching design. White and gray marble covers the waterfall kitchen island countertop, as well as the counter space on the other side of the room. It seamlessly flows from the counters to the backsplash, right up to the ceiling for a complete look. The room also includes white, lacquered cabinet doors; however, hardwood floors, wooden lower cabinets, and a large sage centerpiece warm up the minimal space.

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