Why Grout Color is as Important as Tile Choice

Tiles have a way of revamping a space and giving it a completely different appeal. They can help to uphold the kind of home décor style you wish to have. Ideally, with the right choice, you can build the rest of your home décor around the tiles. 


Why grout color is so important (Source: Pixabay


In some cases, they can be the focal point of your entire décor. However, the color of your grout can make or break the type of appeal you would love to get from your tiles. Sadly, this is an easily forgotten part of interior design. The good thing is that choosing the color of your grout can be quite easy. It might also trickle down to your preference in some cases.

Here is how to pick the right grout colors:


White Tiles Work Well With White Grout


When white tiles are combined with white grout, the grout lines tend to disappear. The entire tile surface will appear uniform, with a minimalistic appeal. This is the best option for kitchens and bathrooms with white tiles. It makes the space appear bigger.


It might also be ideal for spaces in which you don't want the tiles to be the room’s focal point. However, keep in mind that white or light grout might not be forgiving when it comes to stains or discolorations. You will need to keep up with maintenance when using such tiles. Ideally, using a great grout sealer can help avoid the formation of stains within and on the grout lines. 


When To Use Dark Grout with White Tiles


If you want to have the tiles stand out in the midst of the rest of your décor, this will be a great approach. The grout helps to bring out the appeal of your tiles to the forefront. It can also help to showcase the shape of the tile, especially if you are using unique tile shapes. 


The main reason why the tile will become a focal point is that the contrast that comes from the grout ensures that the tiles pop out more. Such an approach might work best in areas where your interior décor has dominant white and black hues.


What to do with Colored Tiles


If you decide to do away with the typical white tiles, it might be a little bit trickier to pick the right grout color. This is where your imagination and personal preferences will come into play, though the same rules will apply as when using white tiles.


Ideally, a light color will make your tiles stand out, while colors that rhyme with or are close to the tile color will make it blend into the rest of the décor elements. However, you can also choose to work with neutral colors, such as grey, when the colors of the tiles are quite bright.


Grout Size Matters


The size of the grout is as vital as the color. Depending on the size of the grout, the grout line might easily disappear or standout once you pick the colors to use. For tight spaces between the tiles, the grout line might appear small to the point where it might seem to disappear. 


Here’s why grout size and color matter (Source: Pixabay

Small grout lines tend to be ideal in cases where the tile is bound to stand out more than the grout lines. Ideally, using a shade that appears closer to the tile color is wise. When using large grout lines, on the other hand, you can choose between a variety of grout colors to either contrast or match with the tile colors.




The color you choose should support the ideal interior décor you want for your home. It all depends on whether you want the tiles to be the focal point of your décor or not. Consider the tips above transform your space.