When it comes to choosing on matters related to furniture and style, we all draw on our taste: tautology? No, at the end of all the possible and imaginable considerations, lucubrations and comparisons, the only parameter that we rely on is paradoxically the simplest: the one we like best.
It seems easy and then… to each their own: never an old saying was more in vogue in the present day, especially when it comes to design, to style in choosing a marble floor, for instance. There are endless solutions to get out of the impasse without necessarily being bound by the Manichean vision of total black VS total white. The Arabescato Bianco and Grigio Carnico solutions by Santamargherita are perfect examples and diametrically opposed in terms of aesthetics, but both perfectly in line with the highest concept of style.
A marble floor in itself has a strong, clear, defined identity per se. Colour is a corollary to the power of the material: focusing on absolute colours such as white or black gives further strength to the aesthetics of the room that will host this type of marble floor. This consideration is as obvious as it is useful in practical terms, when all the variations must be taken into account and harmonised: light, space, intended use.
Given these (necessary) premises, the overview of opinions in favour of one or the other tone are a kaleidoscope of ideas: on the one hand, supporters of black defend the majesty of deep dark. On the other hand, the paladins of white praise the brightness of total white. We will not make a philosophical point about it here, but this dualism is eternal and concerns every branch of human knowledge: can a marble floor, however splendid, elegant and essential, solve the eternal dilemma once and for all? Honestly, we don’t think so. However, a black and white marble floor is the best way of representing the material, enhancing its characteristics and peculiarities.
The best choice? Simple: there is none. With a black or white marble floor it is not a matter of expressing an opinion on the value: it is only a question of balance and perception.
Apparently white, and in general the light shades, are perceived as reassuring and easier to match because they are not very “overbearing”. Dark colours, instead, are more decisive and intense, they have an ‘intransigent’ feel to them. A question of points of view! The choice of colour of a marble floor determines its aesthetic impact and modifies spaces: it is precisely through a conscious chromatic choice that one can give more breath or enhance the personality of the rooms. The (legitimate) doubt that may arise between preferring a dark or light marble floor only has subjective answers.
Summing up: it is true that a light marble floor makes rooms bright, with an elegant and contemporary ambiance. Ideally installed in rooms that are not too large (thanks to the pleasant trompe-l’oeil effect to make them immediately larger), looks great in any setting, enhancing its natural light. An example? The marble floors in the Arabescato Bianco shade by Santamargherita.
While as for dark marble floors, their strength lies in the visual impact. A great personality needs breadth to overcome the optical illusion of dark tones, which tend to give a more intimate feel to the room. Ideal for refined settings, those made with Grigio Carnico by Santamargherita are the example par excellence of the majesty of a dark marble floor.
What if a marble floor could speak? Perhaps it would be cunning, choosing to be made in an optical or rayonnant style or with inlays. Black and white finally in perfect harmony: checkmate.