One interesting thing about soapstone, is that the color is based off what part of the world the soapstone comes from. Soapstone colors are determined by if they came from the U.S., Canada, China or everywhere in-between. Because Soapstone is metamorphic, it’s made from talc, which effects it’s color. The basic soapstone colors are white, gray, green.
They aren’t solid colors, but instead are mottled and textured by other materials from their natural state. When soapstone is in a discolored state, that colors are more similar to red or brown. The color also depends on the light it can reflect. One cool thing about modern technology is that given enough time people will figure out how to get anything how they want it, and because of this soapstone is available in more colors than nature intended. Colors like red, black, pink and dark greens.
These are the colors most use in contemporary style homes with modern decor. The best way to keep this color bright and shining is to keep it clean, and use the mineral oil technique regularly to keep it as illustrious as it can be.
Here is an example of some of the earthier dark tones that Soapstone has to offer. Blue Green Polish, Brown Polished, Ice Flower, Natural, Night Blue, Sandblasted in that order. These are great colors for your Soapstone to be for sinks, or cabinets, in your kitchen or bathroom. These colors will hold for a long time, and you can’t tell if they were installed today, or 5 years ago if you take care of them.
When choosing your color, it’s important to put a lot of thought into it, more-so than you might for the color of your walls, or even floor. Countertops are not easily changed, and when you spend the kind of money you might on a new soapstone countertop, you want to make sure you are happy with.
You can typically ask for Soapstone samples from a manufacturer or supplier of Soapstone, so you can get a better idea of the color in real life, and not just from the Internet. These can be mailed to you, or if you live near a supplier, you can go in and pick some out.