Soapstone is another natural stone that makes for great kitchen countertops. It does not have as wide a variety of colors as granite but it is definitely a unique and beautiful stone. It is mostly comprised of shades of gray to black and occasionally beautiful white veining. Over the years soapstone countertops will darken and develop a beautiful patina. This process can be aided by periodically applying mineral oil to darken the stone and bring out the natural veining. Soapstone is a very unique and rustic stone that can add beauty to any kitchen.