Soapstone is known for it's old world style in a kitchen. Often paired with white subway, soapstone is found in charcoal and green tones and featured white veins. Soapstone can be enhanced with mineral oil which will darken the stone. Mineral oil will need to be reapplied over time to keep the darker coloring. Being a softer material, it can scratch but many times the homeowner can use fine grit sandpaper to buff out the scratch and then re-oil the area. Many consumers love the "worn" look of soapstone and embrace dents and scratches.