Does Tile Grout Color Matter?

Posted by Polar Shades on Nov 8, 2019 1:30:00 PM
Follow This Guide to Choose the Best Grout Color for Your Space

When installing new tile flooring, most homeowners put a lot of thought into the type of tile they’ll use and how it enhances the functionality and aesthetic of their room. However, what some homeowners fail to consider is how the grout color between the tiles will impact the space. This often-overlooked element can make a bold difference in a room’s overall appeal.

From the kitchen to the bathroom and anywhere in between, you have a number of options when it comes to tile grout color:

  • White
  • Light Gray
  • Gray
  • Dark Gray
  • Black
  • Colorful

Keep in mind that this also applies to any grout you may have on tiled walls as well. 

The first thing you need to understand is that the size of the grout is important, as it can either help the tiles blend or make each tile stand out. It’s also important to recognize that both the grout and tile will get dirty over time, but the grout will often show its staining more prominently. Here are some suggestions for where to use different grout colors:

  • Pair white tile with white grout for a clean, cohesive look.
  • Use darker grout colors for backsplashes or wall tiles to keep them cleaner longer.
  • Use opposite shades of dark or light colors to make the wall tiles stand out against the grout.
  • When choosing colored grout, use complementary colors to the tile and surrounding décor. 
  • Use white tile with black grout for a bold contrast. 

When picking out tile and grout colors, remember that floor and wall projects may require different approaches. For example, if you use two different colored tiles in a space, be sure to match the grout so it creates a harmonious appearance throughout the room. A safe choice is to always use a mid-toned gray grout color, as it will hide imperfections and typically blend with any tile option.

Tie Everything Together

You can match your grout to appliances or other decorative pieces to tie the look together throughout the room. One great decorative and functional addition to any space is stylish window shading. Installing interior window shades allows you to control how much natural light enters the room, while also adding a touch of luxury. Polar Shades’s innovative shading solutions can be operated manually or electronically, allowing you to keep the room’s temperature and brightness at the ideal setting at all times of the day and night. Contact us today at 702-260-6110 to schedule a free consultation and find the perfect shades for your home.

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