How to Choose your Grout Color Wisely?

 Grout Color can Change the Tone of Your Entire Design Project!

While designing and remodeling spaces, the grout color has been decided last, but actually, this seemingly little detail can change the entire look of your tiles. Here are the questions we suggest you considering before you choose your grout color:

     Should I go with lighter or darker grout colors?

     What are the most commonly preferred grout colors?

     Which grout color and type is the easiest to clean?

Every piece of your project is in place, and is it time to decide on the grout? Here you can find a few tips that can help you wisely choose your grouts.

Should I go with lighter or darker grout colors?

Though there are no strict rules about choosing the grout color, it ultimately comes down to preference and highly depends on what you want to create in your design. Here are a few guidelines that may help you make the best decision.

Ask yourself whether you want to create a contrast and highlight your tiles, or you want to unify and make a seamless transition, but be mindful that grout color can change the look of your tiles to a degree you may not even imagine. 

If you want to create a smooth transition, go for a close match between the color tones of your tiles and a lighter grout color than the colors of the tile you will use to blend seamlessly. Blending between your tile and grout will make the room look larger, light, and open. Still, sometimes, we want the pattern of our tiles to stand out, or even create a pattern with the grout itself, and in this case, going for a bold contrasting grout color may help you make a statement.

However, one recommendation would be to use darker grout colors in the areas where water is used- like showers and around sinks- since water rusts light grouts fast.

Which grout color and type is the easiest to clean?

This is a question we hear so often. Going darker would be our recommendation if you are most concerned about cleaning because light grouts reveal stains more quickly. However, modern grouts are not so hard to clean, and using some bleach with lighter grouts can do the magic if you do not want to refrain from your taste of smooth transition between your light color tiles and the grout color.

There are mainly two types of grouts: sanded and un-sanded. Sanded grouts are preferred in high traffic areas due to their stronger nature to reduce crackings, whereas un-sanded grouts used with thin joints-less than 1/8” width- that is why it is used for most glass and other mosaic tiles and in backsplashes. Completing your installation by sealing your grouts with breathable sealers is what we highly recommend.

What are the most commonly preferred grout colors?

Bright white, beige, and gray are the most commonly preferred colors. Determining the design choices you want to create with your grout color should be your first step while choosing the color of your grouts. Here are a few final tips:

  • If there are more than one tile color and pattern, make sure to choose grout colors that work with all to blend them all. Light gray tiles can create a smooth transition between many tiles if you are creating a versatile design.
  • If your tile is glossy, using a lighter grout color will reveal its beauty more.
  • If your tile is patterned or has veins, choosing a lighter color may create a seamless transition.