As a kind of interior design material, onyx is favored by consumers in the high-end residential market because of its light transmittance.
Compared with other natural stones, onyx is relatively rare, which is one of the reasons why it is expensive. Onyx is considered a natural stone second only to gems.
The charm of onyx lies in its translucency, color, and natural appearance. Translucency makes onyx a unique natural stone and excellent interior design material. Onyx is usually highly polished to increase its natural translucency. Its colors are mainly white, yellow (honey), brown, pink, and green. The most popular ones are white and honey colors, the latter with iron oxide added, which is chemically similar to white onyx. White onyx is mainly derived from Persia, while honey-colored onyx is mainly mined in Turkey.
The natural form of onyx creates its unique and complex design.
Under the light, its style will become three-dimensional. Reflective onyx panels are a very popular interior design element, especially yellow or brown onyx. They are often used in dark places such as bars and restaurants. However, such panels stand out even in well-lit rooms. Its rich style plays a very important role. Onyx can often be used more successfully when combined with appropriate lighting equipment, such as lampstands, tabletops, bar counters, windowsills, and steps. Even a small device can make a big difference in a room.
Onyx is also commonly used for wall enclosures and various stone carving techniques, including bathroom environments and washbasins. Similar to marble at this point. However, in many cases, marble and limestone are generally used. Natural stone suppliers will recommend the most suitable materials and will also consider the technical characteristics of different natural stones. It should be said that onyx is a very delicate natural stone. Thin panels made of onyx have also served as colored glass, mainly due to its light transmittance.