Considerations for choosing the right grout colour

Grout is a necessary part of any tiling project. From floor tiling to wall tiling, you will use grout to space the tiles, and secure the tiles into position. For some tiling projects, no grout will be visible, or only a very small amount. While for other tiling projects, grout lines can be widened for safety and practicality, as well as for visual appeal. And in this instance, you might want to consider the colour of the grout. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling professionals. From kitchens and bathrooms, to hallways and living rooms, we have a range of tiles to suit any home, and any style. As a result, we have produced this guide to choosing the right grout colour.

What are the important considerations for choosing the right grout colour?

So, what should you consider when choosing a grout colour? Well, there are two main considerations, and these are:

  • Hidden grout lines
  • Contrasting grout lines

Hidden grout lines

If you want your grout lines to be disguised, or not noticeable, you will need to choose a grout colour that blends in well with your tiles, so that it is effectively hidden. You will also want to choose grout lines that are fairly narrow too. This can be a good option for mosaics, small format tiles, and timber or stone effect tiles. Choose darker colours to match darker tiles, and pale or bright colours for lighter tiles.

Contrasting grout lines

If you want your grout lines to stand out, to turn your tiling into a feature, you will need to choose a grout colour that stands out. For example, using white grout lines with black or grey tiles can be very effective, and this also works for blue or red tiles too. Brick bond layout, grid layout, and honeycomb tiling are all tiling layouts that can benefit from contrasting grout lines.

If you are ready to start your next tiling project, take a look at what we can offer here at Tiles 2 Go.