What color grout should you use?
Selecting a grout colour can feel stressful, there are a lot of options, and the colour of your grout can significantly affect your overall design. Grout colour also has a huge impact on tile maintenance, for example, a darker grout will hide stains but can be prone to fading. It can also stain lighter-coloured or crackle tiles (we suggest first testing on a small area if you go this route), while a lighter grout will show stains and can be harder to keep clean. Colour is everything, so be sure to take your time.
There are three main directions you can go with grout colour:
If you want your tile colour to be the center of attention, we suggest matching your grout colour (or just get as close to it in tone if you have chosen a bright colour). This will prevent the eye from being distracted from the tile pattern found within the grout line. Not ready to go all-in on the pattern? We recommend selecting a matching grout so your pattern, like the triangular one found below, becomes more subtle in the space.
Are you more of a bold type? Select a contrasting grout to highlight the tile pattern and shape of your tile. Pro-Tip: Be sure to test your grout against your tile if you choose a contrasting grout colour. Dark or pigmented grouts can stain your tile.
A neutral grout is always a safe bet – it goes with everything so it’s hard to go wrong. The pattern will be more noticeable than a matching grout but not the main feature as seen with contrasting grout installations.