Grout Color is often an overlooked design element when tiling floors, walls or backsplashes. There are three general approaches when it comes to selecting grout: match the tile, contrast with the tile, or go neutral. Let the selection of your grout be as important as tile selection and you’ll be able to achieve the perfect design.
Selecting The Right Grout Color for Tile
Matching The Grout Color
If you’re looking for a less pronounced grout line, select a grout color that “matches” your tile selection. Selecting a grout color that is one shade either lighter or darker helps tie everything together.
Contrasting the Grout Color
If you’re looking to make the tile stand out, select a contrasting grout color to your tile. This frames each tile and draws attention to them. You will also want to look at using a thicker grout in this instance to really highlight your tile selection. This is a good choice for more decorative tile patterns like backsplash and shower tiles.
Choosing Neutral Grout Color
If you’re looking for what some feel is the safest choice, select a “neutral” grout color from the tans, beiges, or grays. If you want something that will have mass appeal, a neutral matching color is the most widely recommended approach.
Other Grout Considerations
The selection of your grout color is important to achieve your desired look; however, you still need to consider the type of grout being used. Grout functions to bond tiles and stone edges together and prevent chipping so it is important you or your tile contractor understand the types of grout available. You should also consider traffic patterns in the room where your tile and grout will be used when selecting a color.
Grout Color Sealer at Grout Rhino
If your original grout color decision was not as great as you imagined. Or, if you purchased a home with outdated grout color, Grout Rhino can help you. We offer FREE in-home estimate and demonstration of our Grout color sealer.