Soapstone countertops are available in basic colors like white, light gray, tan and pale green. Modern soapstone countertops come in red, black, pink and dark green. They come in mottled and textured colors in their natural shade rather than in solid colors.
Soapstone slabs are available in range of shades on a sliding gray scale, some with blue or green undertones. The widest variation is in the quartz fleck and veining patterns. Each soapstone slab is unique in color and varies from quarry to quarry. Soapstone countertops darken or deepen in shade as they are exposed to oxygen, mineral oil or dry wax.