Marble is a natural stone that is easily recognizable. Its characteristic veining and bold, white backdrop make it a classic option that can achieve modern looks. Marble is most commonly known as a bright white or grey look, but it also comes in other shades like greens, pinks, blacks, oranges and reds. Marble is a porous stone, and it is known to absorb spills as well as scratch and etch. With proper care, a marble countertop can be suitable with the right expectations.