18 Elegant Marble Kitchen Island Upgrades to Revamp Your Home

So recently you’ve been cooking up plans to revamp your kitchen, and decided to incorporate a marble kitchen island as they’re definitely on-trend. What better way to give your kitchen a luxurious upgrade! Marble is a timeless material that draws the eye and adds elegance to any space. If you’re in the market for taking action or just beginning your kitchen journey, you’ve landed in the right spot.

We’ve compiled a roundup of 18 of the hottest and most diverse marble kitchen island ideas to help spark your creativity. From sleek countertops to waterfall islands, marble options open up the door for luxury design. Your preference may be white marble for a bright, airy look or colored marble for dramatic effect; either way, marble island upgrades are a surefire way to elevate your space. Strap in, roll up your sleeves and let’s embark on your design journey together.

1. Bright Airy Gray Kitchen Island

Gray and white interior by DeCasa Collections

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This kitchen boasts a bright airy feel featuring a gray kitchen island with a marble splashback countertop. Three white high chairs with chrome legs rest within the island’s overhang, with a chrome fruit bowl adding color to the space. Seamless high-gloss cabinets are included above the kitchen counter, while white wood finish cabinetry & drawers with chrome hardware feature below. Four strip pendant lights and spotlights provide lighting for the space.

2. Black Kitchen Island White Marble Countertop

White interior with orange stools by DeCasa Collections

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Open shelves utilize storage for plates & cookware and sit in front of a subway tile backsplash. An industrial range hood rests between the shelving units. A black wood panelled kitchen island with a white marble countertop position centrally in the design with a gold sink faucet. Three orange stools with black metal legs are pulled up to the island and pair well with the wood flooring and open shelves. A stainless steel oven & cooktop are included between the white cabinetry, while a stainless steel fridge displays to the left of the space.

3. Black island Cabinets Marble Countertop

Black and white interior by DeCasa Collections

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A single black pendulum light illuminates this kitchen island; with cabinet lights providing additional lighting to the interior. The island’s design features inbuilt black shaker cabinets with corresponding black hardware, marrying with the sink faucet and cabinet pulls. A serving tray with plant decor and beverages appears on the sleek white countertop, and gray high chairs with brown wooden legs provide seating for the space. The white cabinets and drawers with black hardware couple with the all-white backsplash, black window fitting, and pendant light.

4. White Marble Kitchen Island

White kitchen interior with gold lighting by DeCasa Collections

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White cabinetry with gold chrome knobs fills the upper space in this design, providing the perfect backdrop for pops of color. Brown wood features for the lowers drawers, included with gold hardware. A gold light fitting hangs centrally in the space partnering with the gold hardware, and sink faucet. The kitchen island follows a waterfall concept with a white splashback design, and a green, textured back panel. Four wooden barstools contrast the white accents for an organic feel.

Quick Tip – Add Brass Details: Brass hardware and accents pair beautifully with marble to create a look that is both classic& glamorous. Try brass cabinet pulls, drawer handles, or stools with brass trim and legs.

5. Black Marble Kitchen Island

Black marble kitchen island by DeCasa Collections

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A black kitchen with a clutter-free butcher block countertop sits centrally, with handless cabinets to the right-hand side. Three black barstools with black leather seating and studied embroidery make up the seating arrangement, fitting with the island design. Large gray floor tiles match the gray cupboards for a minimal vibe. Open shelves displaying bowls and decora appear in front of a white brick wall, adding rustic charm to the design.

6. Marble Kitchen Island Wood Back Panel

White and wood interior design by DeCasa Collections

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This marble kitchen island showcases a waterfall design and splashback effect, with a wooden back panel and in-built cabinetry. Wooden stool seating with steel legs pairs with the island’s internal, and the orange cabinets pulls. The cabinets surrounding the interior are white with glass fronts on the end cupboards to the left-hand side. A stainless steel range hood sits between the cabinetry above the hexagonal backsplash, with the oven and stovetop below.

7. Marble Kitchen Island Splashback Design

Waterfall design by DeCasa Collections

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This kitchen mixes multiple styles. The island features a seamless marble body and countertop with a splashback, for a modern minimal vibe. Four high chairs with fluffy seating and wooden legs partner with three gold pendant lights for adding bold bohemian accents. Industrial appliances appear to the left in the design, with the oven and stove displaying between the interior drawers. The cabinetry appears in contrasting colors, split between black cabinets with chrome hardware, and white cabinets with chrome handles & glass doors. 

8. Modern Wood Open Shelves

Modern wood kitchen design by DeCasa Collections

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A strip panel wooden accent wall adds an architectural aesthetic to this kitchen. The wood finishes are continued through to the island’s panels and open shelves, with the worktop included in gray marble. Blue interior draws sit opposite the island and below the cooktop and range hood. A single white pendant light hangs above the island, while plant decor in a gold pot is placed on it. Wooden floor runs through the space, and industrial appliances are included to the back of the design.

Quick Tip – Install a Marble Tile Backsplash: A simple marble tiled backsplash matching the island worktop material is an easy and effective way to tie the island together with the interior design. Opt for rectangular or square tiles in varying sizes to add dimension to the space.

9. Gray Marble Countertop White Panels

White and gray design with marble countertop by DeCasa Collections

Photo by Max Rahubovskiy from Pexels

Two candles and two white canisters appear on the island’s gray marble worktop in front of the neutral kitchen backsplash. The cabinetry in the space, both above and below the countertop, is white with stainless steel hardware, matching with the chrome sink faucet. The cooktop is a flush-fit induction hob, and the range hood is also white, blending with the kitchen’s interior. The island includes white wood back and side panels with a marble worktop. Two white chairs with gray seating pair with the gray leather sofa in front of the island, as well as the two glass pendant lights hanging above.

10. Multi-tier Modern Kitchen Island

Two-tier island design by DeCasa Collections

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A multi-tier kitchen island sits slightly raised from the kitchen floor, providing two open shelving units and a marble countertop. An induction hob sits centrally on the worktop, and the island’s internal panels appear in a sleek high-gloss black finish for a striking touch. The back wall’s off-white cabinetry, beige wall color, and curtains furnish a more neutral feel. Two steel barstools with black seating feature at the end of the island, with corresponding accents shown in the kitchen appliances.

11. Black & White Kitchen Gold Accents

Black kitchen island with white marble worktop by DeCasa Collections

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Three black and gold pendant lights sit above the kitchen’s island and marry with the sink faucet and kitchen hardware. A white marble countertop rests atop a jet-black kitchen island, surrounded by white interior walls & cabinetry. This matches with the black stovetop and white range hood positioned opposite, above, and below the tiled backsplash. The spotlights add a bright airy feel to the space, enhancing the minimal mood.

12. Marble Island Gray Cabinetry

Large marble kitchen island by DeCasa Collections

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Two intricately designed light fixtures draw the eye in this kitchen, appearing with a chrome finish. Four white leather stools with gray wooden legs and studied embroidery rest beneath the island’s marble countertop. The internal back panel is also marble with a white corbel, and the side panels are dark gray to match the cabinetry. Two end cabinets and drawers with stainless steel hardware stand at either end of this island’s design. The countertop features an inbuilt sink with a black faucet and a polished induction hob.

Quick Tip – Add Contrasting Countertops: For a more modern and innovative look, replace sections of the marble countertop with quartz or granite in a contrasting color. A dark slate or charcoal countertop against the marble’s light tones will give off a one-of-a-kind feel.

13. Gray Island White Supporting Legs

White and gray kitchen island with stools by DeCasa Collections

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Two stand-alone wooden legs are included on either side of this kitchen island, supporting the marble worktop. Chrome light fittings hang above the island, but not centrally. Opposite rests an industrial oven, stove, and range hood, coupling with the stainless steel sink faucet. The white subway tile backsplash matches with the white marble splashback counter and white cabinetry. Dark wood flooring coincides with the stool arrangement.

14. Black Island Column Features

Gray kitchen with black island by DeCasa Collections``

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White cabinetry with black hardware sits in front of gray interior walls. A pair of pendulum lights provide lighting for the kitchen island. The island itself features a black body with column pillars supporting the white marble countertop. Three black metal stools sit on light wood flooring, tucked within the island’s overhang, creating table or bar space. The kitchen appliances are included between the interior cabinetry, and decor is displayed on the kitchen counter.

15. Farmhouse Island Gold Accents

Gray island with wood floor by DeCasa Collections

Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels

Greenery is displayed in a pale farmhouse-style vase on the island worktop, alongside a gold sink faucet, below two gold pendant lights. The gray island body includes wood panels, shaker cabinets, and an integrated dishwasher with the countertop in a butchers block design. Wood flooring pairs well with the gold accent and the orange sofa. The open-plan interior showcases open shelves in the living area for greenery and decor items.

16. Large Marble Countertop

Neutral kitchen design by DeCasa Collections

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A large gray marble island countertop with a smooth finish rests above the wooden island front, back, and side panels. The worktop creates an overhang increasing the workspace surface area. A gray and white square tile backsplash adds contrast and character to the space, in between the upper and lower white cabinetry with round knobs. Two glass front cupboards feature at either side of the steel range hood, which matches with the stovetop and kitchen sink & faucet.

Quick Tip – Add a Waterfall edge: A waterfall design extends the surface area slightly to create a minimal and modern look. It allows the island to appear bigger while adding a seamless touch.

17. Dual Island Design

White marble kitchen island with rattan chairs by DeCasa Collections

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This kitchen boasts a spacious design with dual islands. A marble backsplash matches the marble islands, and wooden open shelves pair with the rattan & wood high chairs, and the wood flooring. White cabinets with gold hardware provide storage, while the kitchen appliances appear in black. The island furthest away in the interior is clutter-free and dedicated to kitchen tasks, whereas the nearer island is dining and gathering focused with decor displayed in a black pot.

18. Black Splashback Marble Kitchen Island

Dark gray marble kitchen island by DeCasa Collections

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This kitchen shows a gray marble waterfall island design with a splashback effect. The island’s back panel includes multiple drawers and cupboards for storage. The kitchen counter and backsplash maintain the marble design, with the interior draws matching the back panel. A gold semi-circle lighting sits above the island, with a stainless steel faucet and sink integrated into the worktop. Wood floors fill the surface area, and white interior walls surround the space.

Final Thoughts

Here we are at the end of our 18 stunning marble kitchen island ideas to inspire your next renovation project – any of these refined options are sure to stand bold in your home and become the key focal point of your kitchen. A marble island has the capability to reshape your kitchen into a high-end space you’ll love spending time in!

So what are you waiting for? Start browsing marble types and sketching out your dream island design. Before you know it, you’ll be whipping up gourmet meals and entertaining friends in your upgraded kitchen with a showstopping marble centerpiece. Let’s get it!