The power of backlight on the stones

Both marble and granite have an incredible beauty. Thanks to the unique drawings and variation of shades in its composition. The use of the backlight is a big trend in decoration of architectural projects, because it allows to highlight what the natural stone has the best to offer.

The backlight is only possible in translucent materials or in our materials that have the Pietrafina technology.

Pietrafina technology consists in decrease the stone’s density. It goes through an exclusive cutting process and other transformations to become translucent. This effect by itself is already gorgeous and besides making the materials translucent, this technology also permits more lightness and resistance. It’s incredible, isn’t it?

The light applied on the back excels the veins and colors of the materials, which makes the beauty of the stone even more in evidence.

Backlight fireplace - Pietrafina

Fireplace – Architect: Manu Cancela.

Backlight - Pietrafina project

Project by Fabricator Pedra Moderna.

Pietrafina technology - Casa Cor 2014

Architect: Tufi Mussi.

Backlight marble - Pietrafina

Architect: Hecher Yllana.

Backlight: Pietrafina - Ana Cristina Avila

Architect: Ana Cristina Avila.

Backlight marble - Gastão Lima

Architect: Gastão Lima.

Pietra Fina - Casa Cor Curitiba 2015

Architect: Gislaine Tourinho.

Loft Casa Cor Curitiba - Pietrafina

Architect: Christian Schonhofen and Richard Schonhofen.

Pietra Fina technology - Casa Cor 2014

Mostra Casa Cor 2014 – Itajaí (Brazil)

Translucent materials are most used in internal environments as walls, fireplaces, stairways, and countertops. However, there are uncountable possibilities of application, it depends on your creativity and boldness.

Pietra Fina - Mostra Casa Cor SC

Mostra Casa Cor 2014 – Itajaí (Brazil)

The most indicated bulb to emphasize the beauty of the natural stone is the LED, because it allows to use different colors in backlight: blue, purple, green, yellow, among others. You can check out in our webpage a preview of how Pietrafina looks like with the light.

PR Marble & Granite offers a variety of marbles, granites, and other materials from its own quarries. Get in contact with us for more information about our products!

Tips for choosing granite and marble colors

Stone finishing in constructions and decorations can provide more sophistication and durability. After we helped you understand the difference between marble and granite, it’s now time to show some color suggestions from both stones for your project.

Granite colors:

Granite is a versatile stone and can be used both in external or internal environments: floors, walls, fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, among others, all of them with a variety of color options and forms of application, beauty, resistance, and ease cleaning. Check below some granite colors options:

White granite

It’s a fact that white granite is one of the most popular in market, allying the lightness of this shade to resistance of the granite. However, since there are few options of white granites, it becomes a less exclusive option.

White Dallas has little spaced dark stitches in wine color, creating an unforgettable effect in decoration. It matches with other shades of white and black color.

White Dallas Granite - PR Grupo Paraná

White Dallas.

Brown granite

Brown is an option that escapes the obvious and traditional, warms up, conveys coziness and sobriety. Among the options, Imperial Coffee granite has a mixture of dark colors. The uniform coloration transmits sophistication to the environment, and it matches with black color, orange, light shades like beige and metallic shades.

Imperial Coffee granite - PR Grupo Paraná

Imperial Coffee.

Black granite

Black granite is one of the most popular in market and easily matches with everything. Absolute Black, as well as the Black San Gabriel, are some of the most popular options for kitchen countertops. It makes a good composition with woody elements, white and gray finishing and shades of straw.

Black San Gabriel granite - PR Grupo Paraná

Black San Gabriel.

Marble colors:

Marble transmits luxury and sophistication. There are colors options ranging from the lighter colors to black ones, pleasing all tastes. Marble is very used in tables, stairs, fireplaces, pillars, and walls. Check below some marble colors options:

Crema PR - PR Grupo Paraná

Crema Clássico PR.

White Calacata marble - PR Grupo Paraná

White Calacata PR.

Imperial Dark marble - PR Grupo Paraná

Imperial Dark.

Nero Marquina Espanhol marble - PR Grupo Paraná

Nero Marquina Espanhol.

Check out all the granite and marble colors options available on PR Group Paraná website, and give a touch of elegance to your project. Visit our product’s webpage.