An intro to Grout Color Choices
You have set your eyes on that beautiful handmade tile from Clay Imports. Maybe it’s already in your garage, ready to find its home in your project. But…have you chosen your grout yet? Often, many underestimate the power of grout in tile design. While it’s always a good idea to consult your tile installer about grout selection, we have put some guidelines together for you. Let’s talk grout colors!
WHAT COLOR GROUT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Grout color is important for your overall design! There are a myriad of options if you go the conventional grout route. Here are the directions you can take with grout color:
MATCH YOUR GROUT COLOR TO YOUR TILE.
A matching grout puts the tile itself in the focus. This way you avoid “breaking up” the pattern, or have distracting lines, that can change the tile design.
Glazed Thin Brick Blanco Deslavado. Design by The Sursy.
I Tile in matte black. Design by Ashley West.
4″ Glazed Hexagon in gloss white. Design by Endy Teran.
8″ Palmas Green. Design by Merilee McGehee.
USE A CONTRASTING GROUT COLOR
A contrasting grout can be impactful if you want to enhance the shape or pattern of your tile. Here, a light grout really shows the hexagonal shape, highlighting each tile as part of a big picture.
12″ Hexagons gloss sealed. Design by Clare Anderson.
6″ Abanico Turquoise Crackle. Design by Raul Zamora-Trevino of Longhorn Flooring.
8″ Tropicana Hexagon. Designed by Grow House Grow.
2.5″x8″ Thin Brick in gloss forest. Design by Chris Pardo
USE A NEUTRAL GROUT COLOR
Neutral grout colors, like off-whites or light grays, are a great “in-between” option. They neither create high contrast nor do they blend in too much with your tile.
8″x8″ Agadir Black. Design by Hello Kitchen.
8″x8″ Juice Black. Design by Chelsea Kloss.
2″x8″ Subway in Lily Green. Design by The Tile Press.
Terra cotta Hexagon Gloss Sealed. Design by Lisa Woods.
✔️ Use colored grout
This one is for the bold ones among us. If you want to make your tile really stand out, use bright blue, red or yellow colored epoxy grouts . Most designers choose a colored grout for a white square or subway tile for the wow effect.
✔️ Do not use black grout
As a final note, we highly advise against using black grout, as it can irreversibly stain your tile! If you wish to use a dark grout color with Clay Imports tile, we recommend to not use a shade that is darker than a dark gray or charcoal.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY GROUT FOR YOUR CLAY IMPORTS TILE?
You can include your grout choice in your Clay Imports order! Select your preferred grout and the needed bag quantity here and we will spare you the headache of running to different stores. Most grout choices are also available in other tile shops and e-commerce platforms.
We hope this Grout 101 helped you make a decision. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions! We also recommend consulting our tile specific installation guidelines for further information on grout choices. For more specifics: Grout 101: How to Grout Saltillo Tile