What Colours Does Marble Come In?

Marble is one of the most popular stones for use in a number of different areas inside and outside your home. However, many people don’t realize that marble comes in an assortment of natural colours and grain (usually called vanes) patterns.

Whenever we hear the word marble, we usually think of gorgeous sculptures and elegant pillars from days long gone by. However, marble is being used in more and more applications in the modern home. Both for its beauty and its many applications.


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Marble also comes in a number of different textures and colours, these beautiful and elegant colours include:


Pentelic Marble


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From Mount Pentelicus, located in Attica, Greece, which is famous for its flawless white with a uniform, faint yellow tint marble. Under direct sunlight, the marble on Mount Pentelicus shines with a golden hue.


Connemara Marble


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This green marble is from Connemara, a cultural region in County Galway, Ireland. Connemara has an interesting history. The O’ Cadhla clan were the rulers of this beautiful area up until the 13th century, when they were displaced by the O’ Flaithbertaighs.


Creole Marble


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Also called Georgia Creole or Georgia Marble, Creole Marble is coarse-grained and displays a white or grey background, while the veins, or clouds, are black or dark blue. This marble comes from quarries in Pickens County, Georgia USA.


Etowah Marble


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Also from quarries in Pickens County, Georgia, Etowah Marble has a characteristic pink, salmon, or rose colour that comes from quarries near Tate, Georgia.


Makrana Marble


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Makrana Marble is a type of white marble of very high quality, popular for use in sculptures and building decors. This marble is mined in the town of Makrana in Rajasthan, India, and was used in the construction of several iconic monuments such as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.


Murphy Marble

Also from the rich quarries of Georgia, in the United States, comes Murphy Marble which is pure white and adds to the belief by many that Georgia mines and quarries produce some of the finest quality of marble found in the United States.


Nero Marquina Marble


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Nero Marquina Marble is a high quality, black, with white fine compact grain, stone marble which is extracted from the region of Markina, Basque County in the North of Spain.


Parian Marble


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Parian Marble is a fine-grained, semi translucent pure-white and entirely flawless marble quarried during the classical era on the Greek island of Paros in the Aegean Sea. This marble was highly prized by ancient Greeks for creating sculptures. Some of the greatest masterpieces known to man were carved from Parian Marble.


Carrara Marble


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This marble is white or blue-grey in colour and of high quality which has been very popular and used in fine sculptures and building décor.


Purbeck Marble


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Purbeck Marble is a fossiliferous limestone found in the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula in south-east Dorset, England. It is a variety of Purbeck stone that has been quarried since at least Roman times as a decorative building stone.


Ruskeala Marble

This is a white marble that comes from quarries located in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The deposit was discovered in 1765 and has been in operation since 1769.


Ruschita Marble

Ruschita Marble is a reddish, pink or white marble found in Romania.


Sienna Marble

Sienna Marble is a yellow with violet, red, blue or white veins that is quarried near Siena, Tuscany


Bianco Sivec

This is a find grain white marble that is ideal for sculptures and architectural applications.


Swedish Green Marble

As the name states, this is a fine grained marble with variable shades of green and very attractive grain.


Sulacauga Marble

Also known as Alabama Marble, this pure white, crystalline marble is found in a belt running through Talladega County, Alabama. The marble is named after the town of Sylacauga, Alabama, which is often called “The Marble City”.


Vermont Marble

This white marble comes from the first marble quarry in the United States located on Mount Aeolus overlooking East Dorset.


Yule Marble

Yule Marble is a pure white marble of metamorphosed limestone found only in the Yule Creek Valley, in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado, 2.8 miles (4.5 km) southeast of the tow of Marble, Colorado.


Wunsiedel Marble

Wunsiedel White Marble is a group of metamorphic carbonate rocks, which are mainly extracted in the German town of Wunsiedel.


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