What is marbling?

Marbling is the quality of a surface that has streaks of color, like marble. For example:

1. Faux finishing or faux marbling is the art of painting walls or furniture to look like real marble.

2. Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design in which paper or fabric is decorated with a spotted pattern similar to stone, as well as other swirled and combed patterns.

3. Marbled meat refers to the pattern of fat in beef steaks. A random pattern of marbling is the sign of a good quality steak.