Natural stone adds an air of luxury to any room in any home, but one downside is that it often looks as heavy and cold as it feels. For that high-end look without the added weight and severity of many stones, try a lighter, warmer alternative: limestone.
Limestone is a warm-toned, neutral stone with a soft, uniform appearance that makes it desirable to those who love natural stone without the heaviness. This stone is porous, which means that it must be sealed to avoid stains but adds depth and character. It’s also a more affordable option than many other stones like marble, granite, and soapstone.
Limestone is a versatile material. Though it may conjure visions of patios and exteriors – and it is a popular outdoor material – it’s right at home in traditional and modern decor schemes throughout the home.
Like other stones, it’s a great choice for fireplace surrounds:
Limestone is an excellent choice for feature walls or large-scale applications, striking but not overwhelming: