The color of tile grout, even though it only takes up a small space between tiles, it can make a sharp difference in the finished appearance of a tiling surface. Applying grout color that blends with the tile color will make room space to look larger and create a clean and even appearance, while a contrasting color will highlight individual tiles and create visual interest. Tile grout colors can also be used to add interest, highlight patterns and emphasizes colors in tiles.
Matching the main color of the tile is an ordinary way to choose a tile grout color that blends, neutral colors are also good choices for blending as long as they are similar to the main color of the tile. Light beige, cream and soft grey are common blending colors, even if they don’t exactly match the tile, they are colors that tend to fade into the background other than stand in the way of tile–unless you are using tiles with dark colors. For bright or dark tiles, grout colors that are within a shade or two of the main tile color can also work well as blending colors. Of course, one of the best ways to blend tile and grout is to choose a grout color as close to the main color of the tile as much as possible.
Although white may seem like a good choice for a blending grout color, unless the tile is almost exactly the same shade of white, it is actually a contrasting color.
We often use contrasting color to create visual interest or highlight patterns with the tile; contrasting colors can be as obvious as black tile grout with white tile, or simpler such as moss green tile with charcoal grey tile grout. A color wheel is a handy tool for choosing contrasting grout colors, but don’t forget that any color that is more than two or three shades away from the main tile color can be a contrasting color.
When choosing a contrasting tile color it can be helpful to place several tiles against a background similar in color to the grout you are considering to see the full effect.
Using tile grout as an emphasizing color is one of the more creative uses. Doing so brings out certain colors in custom ceramic tiles or draws the eye to other accent pieces. The easiest way to choose grout color when using it as an accent is to decide on the accent color you plan to use throughout the room and then choose the same color tile grout. When doing so, however, check to make sure the grout color still coordinates with the tile itself.
A downside to using grout as an emphasizing color, however, is that it is not easily changed if you decide to change your decoration and use a different accent color. If you change decoration frequently, consider choosing a grout accent color that will still tie in with the tile if you change the room’s main accent color.
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