Choosing Grout Colour

The grout colour you choose could be the making of your tiled wall. It will determine whether your eye is drawn to the individual tiles or to the overall pattern.

Choosing Grout Colour

Choose between contrasting grout colout (shown above), matching grout colour and a harmonising grout colour (similar, complimentary tone).

Matching Grout Colours
By matching the grout and tile colour, the grout lines become indistinct and the tiles all blend together to create a uniform feature where the individual tiles disappear.

The closer the colors of grout and tile, the more uniform and textured the installation will look. See some real customer examples below:

Contrasting Grout Colours
If you want to highlight the beauty of the individual tiles, pick a shade of grout that contrasts. By contrasting the tile and grout colours, you draw attention to the overall pattern and layout of the tiles. The placement of the individual tile is more visible, creating a striking, patterned look; the grout acting as a kind of frame for each individual tile.

If you’re looking to consider a grout colour for its practicality, remember that light neutral-coloured grouts in greys, beiges and browns is a safe bet in bathrooms that are likely to get grubby over time. The lighter the grout the more regular maintenance it will need. Darker grouts on the other hand, may hide dirt and stains but are also more prone to fading and staining from harsh cleaners.

Grout is not just for filling in the spaces, it does the hard job of framing the tiles and allowing them to shine, so give your grout the appreciation it deserves and choose wisely.

There are endless tile colours and designs to choose from. Perhaps a newer grout colour would better match the overall look you are going for? Above shows the gorgeous #divinesavages design and use of Haban Rose that would benefit from a coordinating grout colours such as BAL Pink Champagne.

Contact the Helpdesk for grout advice to give your tile project a professional finish.

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