Marble Gone Colorful
A backyard viewed from above under a hazy summer sun can become a sort of Cubist dream—green lawn, blue pool, gray slate patio, pops of pastel flowers. The rise in colorful marble embraces that sensibility. It’s a layering of elevated shades—smart, grown-up colors that work off of each other and add interest while maintaining sophistication. Lauren Sands, founder of LES Collection recently put out a collection of colorful marble trays and thinks the look feels right on time. “I think color, in general, has its moment in the spring and summer,” she notes. “There is a feeling of newness and excitement, wanting to be outside, to experience nature. Marble is a natural material, so even the colorful options can still feel neutral for someone nervous about incorporating color into their home.”
Natural stone colors never feel brash and work well with more standard marble shades, as seen in the photo Sands creative-directed on a travertine tabletop. “I loved how the raw bronze pieces from our tabletop collection with Janie Kruse Garnett accented the different marble (if you look closely, there are even some tiny pavé diamonds), so those were a no-brainer. Lastly, I incorporated a rock crystal and a brass vintage dish that looks aged and organic.”
Fashion influencers Pernille Teisbaek and Camille Charriere both incorporated layered colorful marble into their homes, Teisbaek on a statement floor and Charriere on a custom dining table (designed in collaboration with Marble Partners). Both evoke a well-loved theme in Phoebe Philo-era Céline stores and mirror that era of the fashion design house’s aesthetic—minimalism with a dose of the unexpected. What is summer if not a perfect time to make things a little more interesting? This is one of those summer home décor trends of 2022 you’ll want to bring home.