Want to know what colour grout you should use for tiles? As a coloured grout fanatic, I can help you decide, just keep reading below:
Over on Instagram, the question I get asked the most has to be ‘where did you buy your coloured grout from?’ And I can see why; it wasn’t, when I was looking for it anyway, the easiest thing to find. More recently though, coloured grouting is growing in popularity, which in turn, is making it easier to get your fingers and thumbs on it.
The great thing about coloured grouting is you can add personality to your tiled space, without having to commit to a coloured tile (which is what I did).
In my bathroom, I went for a white tile with green grout and in the kitchen, a white tile with pink grout.
WHAT COLOURED GROUT IS EASIEST TO KEEP CLEAN?
As a rule of thumb, the darker the grout, the easier it is to keep clean. I really love tiles so I even tiled my kitchen work surface, which has dark(ish) pink grout, almost two years later, it still looks good as new.
I’ve heard on the grapevine, grey is great for keeping stain-free, but I can’t vouch for that as a devout to colourful grout.
WHAT COLOUR GROUT IS BEST FOR WHITE TILES?
Any colour works amazingly with white tiles, the sky is the limit with this one. If you’re finding it hard to decide then match the grout to something else in the room; maybe you have a pink sink or a blue chair you could use as inspiration.
Grouting is relatively easy to change, which is what makes it so great, so if you change your mind about the colour, you can use a grout pen or scrape it out and start again.
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6 PIECE TILE PEN – AMAZON £10.99
WHAT COLOUR GROUT HIDES IMPERFECTIONS?
If your tiles are a bit wonky or haven’t been laid very well, then a grout similar to the tile colour is going to help hide imperfections. White tiles with black grouting look really sharp and sexy, but if your tiles are a bit drunk, then it will accentuate that tenfold.
SHOULD GROUT BE LIGHTER OR DARKER THAN THE TILE?
This question brings to mind one of my favourite coffee shops, Curve, where I live, here in Margate. I adore their interiors and I’m always staring at their counter, which is split down the middle by subway tiles in two different shades of pink, but the same pink grouting.
I love how different, but equally beautiful, the grouting looks next to both shades of pink and it goes to show that either way around – darker or lighter grout – looks brilliant.
WHAT COLOUR GROUT FOR GREEN TILES?
Green is found everywhere in nature so it looks amazing with every other colour, you could pick any colour of grouting and your tiling would be bangin’. I’m a big fan of blue and green together, but green and pink are always pleasing to the eye.
WHERE CAN I BUY COLOURED GROUTING?
I bought my coloured grouting from Topp’s Tiles and I’ve always been really impressed. It comes with two parts you mix together: a base grout and a colour sachet. It’s easy to do and I’ve used three of their colours to date – pink, rose and green – with no complaints.