Combining Natural Elements: Wood & Stone
Natural materials like wood and stone pair together perfectly in the modern home. Read on to learn about how these classic elements are being used today.
Homes might be becoming increasingly more modern and technology-integrated, but the popularity of natural materials in interior design endures. Even as Millennials become homeowners, natural stone and wood elements remain an essential part of home design.
Part of this is undoubtedly because natural elements are so easy to combine in tasteful and durable ways. While natural stone is beautiful on its own, it pairs wonderfully with wood for a truly calming, natural interior.
Just because you can find a use for natural stone practically anywhere in your home doesn’t mean that you have to use it everywhere (although at XRJ GRANITE, we probably would!). If you already have wooden flooring that you love, you don’t need to replace it with natural stone. Instead, complement it— perhaps by featuring quartzite on a focal wall, or adding onyx wall cladding.
Likewise, wood and stone mix perfectly in the kitchen. Although minimalist white and black cabinets are trendy, many homeowners still prefer the look of softer, more natural wooden cabinets in all shades and colors. Granite countertops are the perfect counterpoint, whether you pick a hue in the same color family as your cabinets, or you pick a contrasting color for visual interest. Either way, the result will be a cohesive and pleasing kitchen.
Even pairing wood and stone together as part of the same design element has become a trend of late. Kitchen islands that combine natural stone and wood bring together the best of the natural world in a one of a kind countertop that is unexpectedly lovely.
A Home Like No Other
Mixing and matching natural elements also makes your home truly unique. Unlike with manufactured products, each and every slab of marble, granite or other natural stone is distinctive, as is every wooden board. With natural elements as a focal point of your kitchen, bathroom and other living spaces, you can ensure that there truly is no other place exactly like your home.
The broad range of colors, patterns and applications possible with natural stone keep the wood-stone combination perpetually fresh. From the sunburst colors of the OKITE® Translucent Collection™ 9003 quartz slab to the Caribbean-reminiscent shades of the Ocean Blue Quartzite slab, to the classic whites, blacks and browns, the possibilities are endless. When combined with natural wood, the result can be contemporary or classic, cool or warm– whatever best makes your house feel like home.
Natural stone is the perfect counterpoint to wood, and an easy way to add personality and class to your space. At XRJ GRANITE, our design experts will help you pick the perfect natural stone that will live in harmony with the existing beloved elements of your interior or exterior space.