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Mixing stone inside and out

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We're building in a mountain community with a history of coal mining and railroads. Our neighborhood used to have a train running through it up to a mine that's now a ghost town.


Our home is what we think is "mountain industrial" - lots of wood, steel/iron and colorado sandstone. The exterior stone and our fireplace stones match the mountains visible through our windows/yard, etc. There will be little bit of sandstone inside our entry as well.


Our kitchen will have darker cabinets and countertops (and massive windows looking up to those mountains.) It is also part of the great room with a large sandstone fireplace.


However, we just saw "Coal Canyon" mini ledger stone that we're thinking about using for the backsplash only behind the stove. We'll have a custom steel hood, and our countertops will be a black granite. There is a ton of natural light in the room, so we're not worried about it being too dark. We love the idea of the "coal" look since there is literally coal left from the mines scattered around the abandoned rail grade just a 100 feet from our home. When we saw the sample, it literally sparkles from the quartzite, and will look spectacular under the LED's of the hood vent.


Will it be bad to mix stones in the house?






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