Grout Colour Guide: How to Choose the Right Grout Colour for Your Tile

by Sally Littlestone on Feb 14, 2023

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Grout colour is an important aspect of tile installation that often gets overlooked.  While tile selection is crucial for creating a specific look and style, grout colour plays a big role in defining the final appearance of your tile work.  Grout colour can either complement or clash with your tile, so it's important to choose the right colour to ensure a cohesive and attractive result.  In this blog post, we will guide you on how to choose the right grout colour for your tile.
Stiled Shawford cool stones porcelain tiles with white colour grout
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Consider the Colour of Your Tile

The first step in choosing the right grout colour is to consider the colour of your tile.  If you have a neutral-coloured tile, such as white or beige, you can opt for a grout colour that matches the tile.  This will create a seamless and sophisticated look.  If you have a brightly coloured tile, you may want to choose a grout colour that contrasts with the tile and creates a striking contrast.  For example, a bright blue tile can look stunning with a white grout, while a bright red tile may look best with a black grout.
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Match the Grout Colour to the Room's Design

The grout colour should also match the overall design of the room (indoor or outdoor).  If the room has a classic look, you may want to choose a neutral colour, such as white or grey.  If the room has a more modern look, you may want to choose a bold colour, such as blue or green.  Grout colour can also be used to create an accent in the room, so consider the design style when choosing a grout colour.  
Tile Giant victorian floor tiles with dark grout
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Think About Maintenance

Grout is prone to staining and discoloration over time, especially in high-traffic areas.  When choosing a grout colour, consider how easily it will show dirt and stains.  Lighter colours are more prone to staining and discoloration, so it may be better to choose a darker colour if you are concerned about maintenance.
Newton Pewter outdoor porcelain tile - dark grout colour
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(Newton Pewter outdoor porcelain tile with dark grout)

Get Samples

It can be difficult to get an accurate idea of what a grout colour will look like in a room just by looking at a small sample or a picture.  To get a better idea of what a colour will look like in your room, get samples of the colour you are considering and test it in different lighting conditions in your room.
In conclusion, choosing the right grout colour for your tile can make a big difference to the final appearance of your tile work.  Consider the colour of your tile, the overall design of the room, maintenance concerns, and get samples to help you make the right decision.  With a little effort, you can choose a colour that enhances the beauty of your tile and creates a cohesive look in your room.
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