Image credit: hmcarchitects.com

Image credit: hmcarchitects.com

When you start a room remodel, one of the most important things to consider is tile color. In fact, you may design your entire room around the tile selection. However, color goes beyond just the tile. With the many colors available, grout is something you should consider with your tile.

Of course the true purpose of grout is to hold tile together. And many homeowners choose to implement small, ivory colored grout lines. That is certainly an option, but you should know that there are many other choice of grout color available.

Grout is also a fantastic way to add a new dimension to your flooring. Besides making grout lines bigger or smaller and a wide variety of colors, grout also comes with glitter in it to add a bit of sparkle to your room. This would look wonderful in a bathroom.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Beige travertine tile with chestnut colored grout in a laundry room.
  • Glitter grout for a powder-room
  • Black with red or another high-contrast combination for high impact.

The combinations of using grout colors are endless. The most important question to ask yourself is how much contrast you want between your tile and grout. Traditional styles use a low contrast grout, but modern styles favor showcasing grout. Another way to change the contrast is to widen or narrow your grout lines.  Low-contrast requires narrow grout lines while a high-contrast is emphasized with a wider one.

Lasly, remember, grout must be properly sealed.  And NEVER use bleach on grout.  Proper sealing and cleaning with a product like Tile Doctor will keep your tile looking newer longer.