Carrara Marble Countertops by Marble Systems

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When it comes to kitchen design ideas, it does not get more timeless and classic than Carrara marble countertops. A stunning addition to any kitchen, it offers the look of effortless luxury. Moreover, it’s made to last.

Read on for everything you need to know about Carrara marble kitchen countertops with design ideas. Browse our full series of stone countertops near me or check out our selection of Carrara marble countertops.

What are Carrara Marble Countertops?

Carrara marble countertops are one of the most popular types of marble available on the market and come from the region of Carrara, Italy. What makes Carrara marble special is its softer, more diffused look. Its delicate light gray veins are spread throughout the surface of the marble, creating a delicate shade that is a blend between white, gray, and even a subtle hint of blue.

Carrara marble countertops are a great choice for anyone seeking an elegant countertop option that is not too overpowering. This countertop gently diffuses light and makes spaces feel more open and airy without being stark white. Moreover, the natural pattern of its soft veining looks simply incredible and adds an element of detail to your kitchen. With white carrara marble and gray carrara marble options available, you are sure to find the exact right shade and tone that suits your interior design.

So what is the difference between Carrara vs Calacatta marble? Unlike Carrara, Calacatta marble countertops have a bolder look with a brighter white tone and more contrasting veining. Calacatta marble has more variations in color and tone, while Carrara marble comes in different hues of gray and white.

Carrara Marble Countertop Ideas

One of the best advantages of Carrara marble is its versatility, which can be both a blessing and a curse. While it means you can rarely go wrong with your Carrara carrara marble kitchen countertop design, there are a lot of different possibilities to choose from.

To spark your imagination, we’ve selected our favorite Carrara marble countertop ideas:

1. Carrara Marble Backsplash and Countertop

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First on our list is one of the top trends of the past year: a marble slab backsplash and countertop pairing. This stunning Carrara marble has gentle, diffused streaks of light gray veins running throughout its surface, which creates a softer look. Matching the stone slab backsplash with the countertop creates a harmonious design that really showcases the beauty of the marble.

2. Chic White Carrara Marble Countertop

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This chic kitchen makes good use of its natural lighting to showcase the beauty of these white Carrara marble countertops. While the gray veins are dispersed throughout, this marble slab has a stronger white hue than the one shown above. The result is a kitchen that looks soft and airy.

3. Gray Carrara Marble Countertop with White Cabinets and Blue Island

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This picture really shows the versatility of Carra marble. Unlike the white Carrara marble slab above, this Carrara marble countertop has a stronger gray tone that contrasts nicely with the light blue island and bright white cabinets. The tone of gray adds an element of depth to the kitchen and brings down the brightness.

4. Rustic Modern Carrara Marble Kitchen

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This rustic modern kitchen makes good use of reclaimed wood and Carrara marble counters to create a design that perfectly balances vintage elements with contemporary ones. The Carrara marble counters elevate the space and add a subtle touch of luxury to this farmhouse-look kitchen without standing out.

5. Carrara Marble Backsplash & Countertop

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This Carrara marble subway backsplash matches the countertops, creating a cohesive look that ties the whole kitchen together. The neutral gray and white tones of this kitchen create a clean and soothing atmosphere that is perfect for cooking. Browse more kitchen backsplash tiles for further inspiration.

6. Luxurious Carrara Marble Bathroom

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As far as white Carrara marble bathroom ideas go, this one is one of our top choices. While Carrara marble is usually associated with luxury, that does not mean it can be used for more creative interior design ideas. Take the photograph above, for example. The soft white Carrara marble counter tops work well with the brass accents and mosaic tile floor.

7. White Carrara Marble Countertop and Colorful Backsplash

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Choosing a more fun, colorful backsplash tile like green tiles is one of the top trends of the past year. We love the pairing of this sage green backsplash tile with the bianco carrara marble countertop choice. The bright white of the countertop offers a contrast to the dark tones of the hardwood flooring and ties the room together.

8. Stormy Gray Carrara Marble Countertop

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While Carrara marble is typically associated with softness, the veining can shine through add a touch of style. Take this gray Carrara marble vanity top with bold veining for example. It adds a unique element to this rustic farmhouse-style bathroom.

9. Bright White Carrara Marble Kitchen

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This white kitchen with white carrara marble slabs and a white ceramic tile backsplash is simply stunning. The result is a minimalist, airy kitchen design that feels open and spacious. The subtle hints of gray in the Carrara marble tone down the brightness of the white and create a more welcoming feeling to the space.

10. Scandinavian Carrara Marble Bathroom

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Last but not least is this Scandinavian-design Carrara marble bathroom vanity. The simplistic lines of the space add a feeling of understated artistry.

Shop Carrara Marble Slabs Online

Browse Marble Systems’ full collection of Carrara marble countertops online today. For more countertop options, consider browsing our marble slabs, granite slabs, and quartzite slabs. To visit us in person, check out our dealer locater.

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