Advantages of tiling with contrasting grout colours

Herringbone tiling

Choosing the perfect tiles for your space can be a challenge, but this shouldn’t be your only consideration. The grout colour you choose can make a big difference to the overall look and effect of your tiling. While very fine grout lines in a similar tiling colour can help you create the effect of continuous tiling, contrasting grout colours can emphasize the shape of the tiling, as well as the style. But what are the advantages of contrasting grout colours? And how can you use this effectively? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about contrasting tile colours.

What are the advantages of tiling with contrasting grout colours?

There are a number of advantages to using a grout colour that contrasts with the tiling colour. These advantages include:

  • Drawing attention to the tiling feature- the contrasting grout colour can help your tiling feature to create a visual impact that is sure to attract attention. This makes it perfect for feature wall tiling or splash back areas where you really want your tiling to stand out. The grout colour can also help to emphasize the shape of the tiles, drawing attention to any layout patterns, like the herringbone pattern, or honeycombe tiling.
  • Lighten up the space- if you want to use dark colour tiles, like black, dark grey, or deep blue or purple, a light cream or white contrasting grout colour can really help to prevent the space feeling dark and dim, and can instead add light to the tiling design. This is a good option for smaller kitchens or bathrooms, where the dark tiles can make the space feel smaller than it really is, as the light grout colour will counteract this effect.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Tiles 2 Go.