Onyx countertops have a completely different look from other countertop materials. Their main difference is the varied areas of translucency and opaqueness that weave through the material to give it sharper patterns and a little more “rougher” look than marble or granite. In particular, it is a spectacular choice when considering a countertop to complement a room dominated by wood – it strengthens the “outdoor” feeling of the room and adds to the warmness of the wood décor. The colors and patterns found in onyx are natural – frequently, the patterns are defined by tight swirls, inclusions along fracture lines, subtle changes in colors that flow through the material, or contrasting patches of color that have no consistent pattern, but overwhelmingly creates the feeling of “naturalness.”Because many of the Onyx countertop choices are sharply patterned, they go particularly well with color-neutral or plain decors, such as all-wood or uniform colors throughout the living area or kitchen. However, the bottom line is that they come in a variety of patterns, colors, translucency and opaqueness that you can consider when imagining your new home or remodeling project. More so, since Onyx is a natural material with wide variations, it is unlikely that you will ever come across anyone who will have exactly the same material in their home as you do in yours.