yellow marble

Yellow Marble

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Among the warmer colored stone stones, we cannot fail to mention yellow marble. Yellow marble has shades that can easily embellish and illuminate the context in which it is inserted. Generally speaking, yellow marbles are characterized by a dynamic and animated surface, full of veins, intrusions, different nuances and cloudings. Yellow marble par excellence comes from North Africa, and in particular from the extraction basins of Egypt (for example Egyptian Yellow Marble) and Tunisia (such as the famous Ancient Yellow Marble). Nevertheless, Italy also has several varieties of yellow marble such as Yellow Siena Marble or Royal Yellow Marble.

Characteristics and types of yellow marble

With a few exceptions, yellow marble is not a “total yellow” marble but tends to be a stone often with a brecciated appearance distinguished by very dynamic patterns: yellow marble is in fact enlivened by an important presence of veins and cloudings which make it one of the most used marbles for decorative purposes. From a chromatic point of view, the typical ocher color of yellow marble is often due to the presence of iron oxides within the stone. Furthermore, the yellow background is incredibly embellished by lighter or darker veins (honey-colored or even gold) which make each slab a masterpiece.

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With the exception of some yellow marbles of the granite family (such as Marmo Giallo Veneziano or Giallo Verona Granite), yellow marble is a stone material used mainly in indoor contexts partly due to the value of the material and partly because it does not possess high resistance to atmospheric agents.

uses of yellow siena marble

Historical background of yellow marble stone

In antiquity, there are many types of yellow marble; among the most important we certainly find marmo Giallo Antico, extremely sought after and precious enough to be considered one of the most expensive building stones together with marble Imperial Red.

yellow and grey marble coverings
Marmo Giallo Antico was spread throughout the Roman Empire and above all in Italy and France: among the most famous works that see an important presence of yellow marble we mention the theaters of Arles and Orange, the Gymnasium of Athens wanted by the emperor Hadrian and the Roman Pantheon.
After a period of decline in the Middle Ages (in the collective imagination yellow is associated with evil as well as with infamy and lies), yellow marble regained its fame in the late Renaissance and Baroque periods: the Ecstasy of Santa Teresa in Santa Maria della Vittoria by Bernini or the funeral monument of Luca Olstenio in Santa Maria dell’Anima are just a few examples of how yellow marble has been reused in various circumstances of an architectural, decorative and sculptural nature.
Then, different yellow marbles also of Italian origin began to take hold, among which the most famous representative turns out to be the Yellow Siena Marble.

Yellow marble in interior design

yellow marble stair

In modern and contemporary times, yellow marble is used for the creation of floors and walls mostly in interior spaces, but also for the creation of splendid columns or stairways.
Yellow marble is often combined with black marble (such as Portoro marble) or, depending on the project, with white marble, to better enhance its chromatic characteristics and warm tones.
Due to its intense colors and golden and highly precious reflections, yellow marble is also used for the creation of decorative elements, details, furnishings and even precious jewels.

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