What Color Grout to Use?

December 25, 2018
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Grout is a substance used in tile and mosaic installations. Many people don't think of it beyond its utilitarian purpose, but contractors, home designers, and DIY homeowners understand the decorative possibilities grout can bring to any space, indoors or outdoors.

Choosing Appropriate and Decorative Grout Colors Can Help Breathe Life into Any Space
Grout's primary function is to fill in the space between the tiles, fill in around the joints, and keep the tiles from banging together and causing damage, but if that's all you use it for, you're missing the opportunity to transform your interior design and outdoor landscape into these days, colored grout and specialty grout textures like glitter grout, metallic grout, and other fashion grouts have quickly gained popularity with consumers. Knowing what color grout to use can give you the opportunity to create a space that reflects your inner artist.

How Do You Know What Color Grout to Use?

With such a variety of grout colors available in today's market, how do you know what color grout to use? Since people have different tastes, there really isn't a single answer to the question. The right grout color is the color that works for you. There are, however, some things you can consider to help you choose the right grout color. What sort of atmosphere are you trying to project? Do you like dark colors or light colors? Are you looking for colors that complement one another or colors that create stark contrast? Do you want to create a more classic look or are you looking for a modern or flashy effect? These are just a few questions you can ask yourself before you choose the tiles and the grout colors you'll be using for your project.

When you're choosing grout colors and tiles, there are no rules. It's all a matter of taste, and taste is a very personal thing. What may seem a poor choice of grout colors for one person is probably perfect for someone else. Grout is not just the "stuff between the tiles." It can highlight and accentuate the patterns of your tiles. The color you choose can dictate the atmosphere of the room. Grout can be used, for instance, to give a room a vintage feel, a modern touch, or a flashy atmosphere. You can highlight and project the patterns of your tiles or tone the patterns down, depending on the grout colors you choose. When you finally get around to selecting your grout colors, it's likely you already know the style you're going for.

But what if you don't know exactly what you want? One of the easiest ways to match tiles with grout colors is to use a color chart and a sample of the tile you plan to use. Place your tile sample on the color chart and look for the dominate color in your tile pattern, then find shades of the same color a little lighter or darker. You can usually determine which of the shades you like best by comparing in this way. This is a great way to put together a more subtle classic appearance. The darker the grout, the smaller the room will feel, whereas lighter grout lines can make the tiles stand out and will give the space a brighter look. Keep in mind, however, that darker grout colors can also conceal dirt better than light grout colors.

Matching or Contrasting Grout Colors to the Tiles Can Change a Room's Appearance
There are a few basic guidelines you can use when choosing grout colors. Off-white or gray, while not particularly flashy, can help bring a design together in a way that isn't too dramatic. Keep in mind that colors like yellow, beige, and red are warm colors and create an entirely different feel than cooler colors like blue, green, or purple. Typically, the pattern of the tile, as well as the color (or colors) of the tiles will dictate whether you are looking for warm or cool colors.

The Tile Doctor Offers a Wide Variaty of Grout Colors to Choose From
At the Tile Doctor, we carry the safest grouting products in the world. We are the exclusive U.S. distributors of Litokol grouting products. Our products include Starlike grout in a wide range of colors and textures to ensure you have the largest selection of grout colors anywhere. Starlike boutique grout collections give you access to 159 colors and finishes that include the Starlike Classic Grout Collection, the Starlike Glamour Grout Colors collection, which features flashy colors, the Starlike Metallic Grout Collection, which lets you create a modern metallic atmosphere, and the Starlike Crystal Glass Grout Jewels collection for creating a dazzling jeweled effect. We also have Starlike Crystal Glass Grout, which is perfect for use with glass tile because it is composed of small, hollow glass beads that reflect light, letting the grout to take on the color of the tile itself. This eliminates the need for colored grout altogether.

Starlike grout products are not only the most durable grout products on the market; they are the safest grouting products on the market. Starlike grout is non-toxic and safe for installers, consumers, and pets. This is high-quality epoxy grout designed to withstand extreme weather and moist conditions, heavy traffic, and other harsh conditions. This means your Starlike grout will hold up for many years.


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If you want to know what color grout to use, give the Tile Doctor a call. We will help you choose the right grout color and give you the confidence that your tile projects are durable, aesthetically pleasing, and safe for people, pets, and the environment. Litokol grout products are the highest quality grout products in you can find anywhere. Starlike grout will stand up to time and the elements and give you a lifetime of beauty, elegance, and functionality without jeopardizing the health of your family or the environment. For more information on how The Tile Doctor can help you find the right grout colors for your tile installation, call us at 1-877-TileDoc (845-3362).

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