How to choose your grout color
Grout colors can make or break a tile installation, but it all depends on the look or design you're going for. Certain grout colors can keep a tile or mosaic pattern looking muted and soft, while others can enhance a pattern if you're interested in making a bold statement.
In this blog post we will cover three different types of grout installations, so you can select the right option for your home or project.
The first type of grout installation option is using a contrasting grout.
Contrasting grout colors bring a lot of pattern enhancement to specific tiles or mosaics. For instance, a shower installation using a white subway tile on the wall with black grout provides a lot more pattern than if you were to use a white grout. The contrast doesn't always need to be that dramatic, however. Contrasting grout can be as simple as using a light grey grout with a white mosaic (see below for examples of light, medium and dark contrasting grout colors.)
What you want to consider about using a contrasting grout is that it doesn't always work well with all types of tile and stone materials. It's best to have your contractor test grout colors with your material to make sure you like the final result before you install an entire bathroom or kitchen. White marbles in particular can sometimes be stained by darker grout colors, and certain transparent glass tiles can change color when using a contrasting grout. Make sure to check your material's specific installation guide lines and discuss with your contractor prior to installing.
Light contrasting grout
Medium contrasting grout
dark contrasting grout
*This mosaic is available at Famosa - The Surface Studio*