Choosing the Right Grout Color
Even when you know exactly how you want your room to look, and what tile you’re leaning towards, it still can be hard to know even where to start when it comes to grout. You may not have even considered this choice until now! Grout shouldn’t be merely looked at as a mortar for tiles, but should also be looked at as another design aspect of the space. The color of the grout is a significant choice to make in the design for your tile and can have a huge impact on a room and how the tile is viewed. When you’re pulling tile samples for your next flooring project, it’s important to also pull grout samples to get an idea of what the finished product will look like and what color scheme you want to go with.
When choosing grout colors, there are three options: matching the tile, contrasting the tile, or going with a natural tone. The choice you make for your grout can be the difference between a traditional look, a classic look, or a sleek and modern look.
Grout Color Matching Your Tile
If the tile you are planning on using has a lot of detail in it, matching your grout color to your tile is your best option. It allows the detailing to be noticed more because the eyes are being drawn to the tile itself, instead of to a contrasting grout color. Having your grout match your tile also gives a very sleek and modern look.
Subway tiles are the best example when it comes to contrasting grout. Having a white subway tile with dark grout (black or dark grey) has a completely different look than having a dark subway tile with white grout. In both instances, you achieve a classic look and your eyes focus on the entire project, not just the detailing in a tile.
A neutral grout choice is a traditional design element and is perfect for any room in the house. For a neutral balance, you’ll want to stay within the color family of your tile and either go a few shades lighter or a few shades darker. This allows for a more subtle look where everything in the design blends together.
If you’re still not sure what grout color you should pick, or maybe you’re even still unsure about your tile design altogether, the expert team of designers at Tile Gone Wild can help you pick the perfect color! Come visit our Newburyport, MA showroom or give us a call at 978-462-9453.