The transformative effect of grout colour
There are a number of things people mull over when choosing what tiles to use for their floors – what shape should they be, should they be plain or patterned, textured or smooth. But there is one small detail that can make all the difference in the overall look of your home which often gets overlooked – the colour of the grout.
While the paste filling the spaces between your tiles of choice might not seem like a key design element to consider, the truth of the matter is the colour of grout you choose can be completely transformative to how your rooms look. In order to achieve optimal results when tiling your floors, walls and backsplashes, consider the selection of grout colour as an equally important design element.
Which grout colour to choose?
There are three main types of approaches to grout colour depending on the effect you are looking to achieve: you could either match the tile colour, contrast with it or pick a natural grout colour. Each of these options will also vary in effect depending on the tile pattern you are creating and the overall design of the room. Let’s examine the benefits of each choice.
Matching Grout Colour
The most traditional approach to grout colour is giving it a supporting role, and allowing the tile itself to make the statement in the room – matching the colour of your grout to your tile colour is a sure-fire way to seamless design. White grout combined with white tiles, for instance, could do wonders to brighten up a room and create a spacious feel, while also looking clean and tidy.
This option is ideal if your tiles are in one colour, as having the same colour grout will help create a seamless look. If you are using more high-end material tiles, such as granite or marble, it’s also advisable to use a matching colour grout.
*If you really want a seamless look, and your room allows for larger size tiles, choose rectified tiles. Thanks to their straighter edges and larger size, the grout lines will be fewer and considerably smaller – perfect for an industrial look in open plan areas.