Blue Onyx is one of the most enchanting natural stones in architecture and interior design. It is a unique, subtly lustrous stone prized for its intricate layers of azure that oscillate between soft pastel hues and deep, captivating shades of blue.
Designing with Blue Onyx means introducing a touch of luxury and opulence to your space while maintaining an air of tranquillity and elegance.
The appeal of Onyx primarily lies in its fantastic colour variations and natural patterns. Its blue tones convey calmness and serenity, lending a relaxed ambience to any space. At the same time, Onyx also exhibits dashes of green, white, and grey, which create dynamic contrast and add depth to the stone’s aesthetic appeal.
Blue Onyx in Bathrooms as Extra-Large Turquoise Tiles
One of the best applications of Blue Onyx is as bathroom tiles on walls and floors. The stone’s light-reflecting properties accentuate its colour variations, giving the bathroom a luxurious and relaxing aura. For instance, the walls of the shower area clad in Blue Onyx create a spa-like atmosphere, offering residents a comforting retreat from their busy day-to-day lives.
Blue-coloured Onyx can also be used as a flooring material, and its colour variations can hide splashes and soap suds, thereby maintaining the visual appeal of the space. Notwithstanding, the stone’s durability means it can withstand everyday bathroom activities without losing its unique radiance.
Backlit Blue Onyx Application for High-End Residential Spaces
Onyx shines when used in backlit applications, allowing its brilliant colours and unique patterns to be exquisitely highlighted. The stone’s dynamic colours and illumination create a mesmerising depth of shades, adding life and character to any space.
An instance of this might be a backlit Onyx Blue fireplace wall in a living room, where the dancing flames would blend seamlessly with the stone’s natural hues to create an enchanting, cosy atmosphere.
The stone’s transparency allows the optimal light to pass through, making backlit Onyx an impressive element in high-end residences and luxury design projects.
A Dawn of Onyx For Every Space
Just like a romantic novel itself, the beauty of Blue Onyx is revealed chapter by chapter. It unveils itself slowly by offering its observers a variety of elegant, undeniably impressive attributes.
Diving into its aesthetics, it must be remembered that natural Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony, a type of quartz that can offer rich, stunning hues ranging from soft baby blues to milky whites and even dapples of gold.
The looks of Blue Onyx are defined not only by its colour but also by its unique patterns and variations. One of the captivating features of Onyx is its layers and bands, creating abstract patterns that transform a simple wall or floor into a gorgeous canvas.
This complexity of texture and pattern yields a sense of depth, making each stone slab a unique work of art. A polished Blue Onyx surface shows off these layers, giving the impression of looking into the depths of an exotic blue sea or a clear blue sky.
Despite its delicate look, Onyx displays surprising resilience and easy maintenance, which makes it perfect for high-traffic areas like hallways. It can be well utilised for hallway fittings like a console table top or as tiles on the walls and floors. The bluish hue of the stone adds a calming and soothing effect, making any area not just a practical space but a luxurious sanctuary for leisure.
Onyx in Kitchens and Dining Areas
The subtle richness of Onyx also makes it a splendid choice for kitchens and dining areas. It lends a touch of class to kitchen worktops and backsplashes, balancing aesthetic appeal with functional durability. Blue Onyx creates an air of grandeur on dining tables and can turn every meal into a banquet.
Blue-coloured Onyx can set a sumptuous tone when returning to kitchens and dining areas.
Worktops from this exquisite stone can become a remarkable centrepiece for any kitchen design. Its transparency allows unique lighting effects, perfect for a dining table surface or a kitchen island. For example, a backlit Onyx dining table can become a conversation starter during any social gathering.
The Azure Onyx rises above the ordinary while choosing elements for high-end residential space. It provides an unparalleled option for creating backlit applications such as feature walls, countertops, or wall partitions. When the light passes through the Onyx, it generates an ethereal glow, bringing an organic warmth and luxury to the space.
Envision a backlit Blue Onyx wall in your living room, a gorgeous spectacle showcasing the stone’s stunning patterns and variations, making an unforgettable impact.
Let’s Get Technical
Blue Onyx specifications
Colour tones: Navy, Midnight blue, Charcoal, Dove, Pale blue
Finishes: Polished, honed
Thicknesses: 1.8 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm
Average slab size: 200 x 100 – 300 x 175 cm
Style: Veins, bands
Heat resistance: 350 °C
Hardness: 6.5 (out of 10 on Moh’s scale)
Applications: kitchen worktops, bathroom floors, fireplace, furniture, splashbacks, shelves and other uses.
Country: Turkey, Spain, Iran, Argentina
- Natural onyx is an exceptional choice for worktops, walls or floors in restaurants, hotels and homes. It has reigned as the backlighting natural stone champion for centuries, offering a blend of enduring beauty, top-notch performance, and performance effectiveness.
- Onyx is UV-suited, rendering it an ideal material for outdoor worktops. You can select from a variety of finishes, including Polished and Honed. Each onyx worktop slab is uniquely yours, as nature crafts no identical pieces.
- Natural Onyx excels in withstanding high heat (up to 250 degrees Celsius) and delivers exceptional impact resistance. When renovating your kitchen or bathroom, you're likely contemplating how the material enhances your home's aesthetics and functionality.
- With Onyx, you can also consider its potential to improve your property's value. Your home is a substantial investment, and adding onyx worktops can boost its future worth.
Blue Onyx technical data:
- Density: 2450 kg/m³
- Frost Resistance: Not tested
- Flexural Strength: Not tested
- Water Absorption:≤0.1% by weight
- Abrasion Resistance: Not tested
- Compressive Strength: Not tested
- Chemical Resistance: Low
- MOH'S Scratch Resistance: 6.5
As a natural material, Onyx's warranty is from nature, with unique flaws and lines that make it special.
You can select from our Sensa, Naturamia, and Granith materials of branded natural stones if you prefer surfaces with a warranty.
Three similar alternatives to Blue Onyx are Azul Macaubas Quartzite, Azul Imperial Quartzite, and Infinity Surfaces Ocean Blue.
Yes, onyx worktops are rated as one of the worktops, with onyx scoring 6.5 on the Mohs scale, providing a similar level of wear resistance to that of quartz.
Blue Onyx can be used as worktops, walls, flooring and as a focal piece. Additionally, it can be a gorgeous lighting accent. Blue Onyx is prevalent in wellness centres, spas, bathrooms and reception areas with calm surroundings.
RETURNS AND SHIPPING POLICY RETURNS
Except for damaged surfaces, all sales are final. Please call 020 39760029 or email HELLO@WORKTOPLIBRARY.CO.UK for more information before mailing exchanges or purchasing return products installed in faulty or damaged condition.
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DELIVERY & INSTALLATION COSTS
We compute delivery and installation costs at the time of purchase. Our team of professional stone fitters install all stone surfaces.
Installation and delivery charges vary depending on weight, site access, and delivery location from our workshop in West London, United Kingdom.
INSTALLATION & DELIVERY ADDRESSES
Stone worktop installation is available in London and up to 150 miles of surrounding areas. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our Worktop Library Service Team at (20) 39760029.