Stone Spotlight: Warms + Cools

With Spring in full bloom, Summer just around the corner, and renovations on our minds, make your space as hot or cold as you would like it to be with the help of natural stone.  Whether you choose to warm up your space with Sequoia Brown or cool it down with Shadow Storm, we have the latest materials to match your personal style.  To choose a stone that evokes warmth, look for shades of red, orange, yellow, brown, and tan.  While ‘cooler’ stones embody shades of blue, green, violet, and greys. Take a sneak peek at some of the hottest and coolest stones of the season below.

Designer Tip:  Combine both cool and warm tones into your overall design for a well-balanced aesthetic. Warm hues are used in interiors to stimulate the viewer while cool tones help to focus creating a soothing, tranquil environment.  Warm tones work great in social rooms in the house such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen, while cool colors work fabulously in private rooms such as the bedroom, office, and nursery.  Keep in mind that the size of the room is also important when deciding which hues to incorporate.  Warm hues tend to advance, while cool colors tend to recede, making them more ideal for smaller rooms.

COOL IT DOWN:
3cm Shadow Storm B4077

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True grey with organic, soft veining moving throughout, this recently re-stocked, neutral marble is the perfect complement to any modern or transitional design.
Tip: Pair this natural beauty with a pop of warm color to add warmth to your space.

2cm Zebrino Black & Gold A4210

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Boasting a black field with white and gold veining running throughout, this unique and exotic marble will make for a show-stopping, focal point in any room.  Originating from the Middle-East, it is extremely rare for Zebrino to embody gold veining, as it is the only block the quarry has seen that consists of gold; which makes this bundle extremely rare and quite possibly the only one of its kind, ever.
Tip: Add a touch of softness to this piece with texturized accents.

3cm Bianco Versaccio A3850

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The waves of purple, blue, green and black effortlessly merge in this marble of majesty. Truly this is an Aria work of art.
Tip: Pair this showstopper with natural, rustic elements to warm it up and relax your space.

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WARM IT UP:
3cm Dolce Vita A4291

3cm Dolce Vita A4291

Back in stock and more beautiful than ever, this elegant quartzite boasts a myriad of silvery-­taupe hues adorned with feathery caramel strands, adding interest and appeal to any aesthetic.
Click here to view more of this beautiful material in a recently renovated condominium. *Please note: the veining, color, and movement of the stone varies slightly from bundle to bundle.*

2cm Sequoia Brown A37

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This piece evokes the same warming sensation as cuddling up next to a cozy fireplace, on a cold Aspen winter night . It features beautiful shades of red and rich browns, which gracefully flow throughout the piece.
Tip: Balance this warm piece with metallic gold accents to add some sizzle to the space.

2cm Taj Mahal A4460

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Apart from adding warmth and a cozy elegance to the interior, Taj Mahal, time and time again, continues to be one of the most popular stones amongst homeowners.  Aria’s is unique in the sense that there is minimal to no rust and the veining is smooth and fluid throughout, creating a more visually appealing piece. Timeless and classic, the soft, swirling hues of cream and taupe offer a wide variety of design opportunities and make for a lasting statement.

2cm Onyx Black Cloud A4292

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Powerfully reminiscent of it’s unique, statement elements, this piece brings to mind storm clouds. Prized for its movement, it is extremely rare to find this stone in this size and quality.

3cm Emerald Quartzite A4030

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This unique material evokes jade ribbons running through a blush and taupe field.
Tip: Accent this beauty with complementary golden accents and soft texture to set a scene for pure tranquility.

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