Mantels come in many materials: marble, cast stone and several different types of woods, and it can be hard to keep them straight. We’re here to help make the decision profess easier on you. We have narrowed it down to light, dark and something in-between so you can simply select an area that best describes your personal taste. Here are some of the most popular picks to help match your home décor.
When you think of a mantel, you think of something with a little flair to it. It has a rich texture that invites friends and family into a home and fully accentuates the flames of a fire. A dark, warm wood finish or marble would be your ideal choice. The Verde Ubatuba from the Marble Collection is easily a popular choice for homeowners who love to entertain. You may also enjoy a wood mantel in a cherry or red mahogany finish.
Flawless and refreshing are some of the most popular adjectives you use when you describe your ideal mantel. While white remains the most popular color, a flawless and refreshing mantel doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be white. A maple wood mantel would also be a smooth wood to include with your décor. Obviously we carry several marble and painted wood mantels in white, but the marble collection is also available in a creamy beige. The creamy beige could easily generate just enough texture without completely contrasting from the other features in the room. Just remember, light doesn’t have to be white.
You’re not really sold on the full dark look, no matter how warm it looks, and the idea of a light wood or white mantel seems too stark for your home. You want a compromise. We would suggest looking into an oak or cherry wood mantel. The chocolate honed or taupe natural stone mantels from the Majestic Series of cast stone mantels may also be the perfect choices for you. These mantel colors have enough warmth to highlight some of the best features in any room without overpowering the surrounding area. A cast stone mantel is also very stable and sturdy—a perfect feature for any home.
So, which color will it be? Whether you’re aiming for a refreshing, warm, or in-between look, your new fireplace mantel will easily accentuate your style and highlight your home’s best features.