Onyx comes in varying degrees of patterns and a rainbow of stunning colors. Many of the most popular onyx colors — like jade, mint, light pink and warm tan work well with today’s on-trend colors. An interesting quality of onyx is its lack of opacity. Onyx is more translucent than marble, making it a great stone for lighting or for creative purposes like a backlit wall or surface that casts a glow and enhances the stone’s patterns.
You’ll find onyx in pinks, lavenders, tangerine, pale blues and celadon-like greens. If you find marble a little cold in hue,
the classic earthy shades of onyx may be a refreshing option, especially when paired with crisp white or greys.
Light-weight Onyx is a lighter-weight material in comparison to marble or granite slabs and can easily be installed in creative applications. Most of the world’s onyx is quarried into small-sized slabs making it easy to handle and fabricate. Onyx kitchen and bathroom countertops are striking with the unique patterning and colors.
A more inspiring application is installing onyx as a wall finish or cladding in a grid pattern where the slabs are cut into manageable sized sections and secured to the wall with metal fasteners or channels. Onyx is on the softer end of the stone density scale, making it better suited for interior and vertical applications. Translucent Another advantage to onyx is that it’s somewhat translucent and has the appearance of being delicate and soft to the touch.
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