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Choosing the Right Grout Color For Your Tile

After searching through many different tile options and finally narrowing it down to that perfect tile – you think you’re done!  But not so quick – there is another decision that must be made, one that will essentially make or break the final look of your tile – the grout.  The grout color has a great impact on the finished look of your tile installation.  There are many different colors to choose from and it can be tricky in picking the right one.  Here is a guide to help you decide on what will work best for you.

There are generally three things you can have your grout do: blend, accent and contrast with your tile.

Generally people feel safer choosing a grout color that blends in with the tile.  It is impossible to find a grout color to match your tile exactly, due to there being so many different tile styles out there.  Also, many tiles do not come in a solid color and can have certain molding and shading that gives it a multifaceted look.  This makes it even more difficult to match the grout exactly.  The key thing to do in this situation is to select a shade of grout that blends in with the background color of the tile.  This will provide a complete look of the finished space, rather than a focus on each individual tile.

white tile white grout

In other cases, contrasting grout can be the perfect addition to a tile.  It can make an otherwise plain tile come to life. This is done by choosing a grout color that contrasts with the tile, allowing the focus to be centered on each tile.  This is a great option if you are wanting to highlight each tile or are wanting the lines of the grout to complement the overall design.

contrast grout

The next option is choosing a grout color that provides an accent to the tile.  This is a great option if you are wanting to incorporate a color from your overall design scheme that may not be present in your tile.

colored grout

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