Coloured grout inspiration and tips
Which colour grout to use might be the last thing on your mind when it comes to tiling, but, for us, it’s just as exciting as the tile itself!
Tiling can be a big investment in the home, so ensuring you’ve got all the elements – including the grout – just how you want them is essential.
Whether you match the colour to the tiles or make a statement with a contrasting colour, the decision can really bring your finished tiles to life.
With that in mind, here are our top tips for coloured grout.
Match the grout to wall and floor tiles
Matching your grout colour to your tiles is a great way to tie your room design together. With the focus already on your chosen accent colour, the matching grout will really make your tiling pop!
As well as accent walls, you can match your grout to accessories in the room such as the taps, light fittings, decorations and more.
With so many of us choosing copper, bronze and gold accessories in the home, it’s worth considering these finishes for your grout, too.
Create a contrast with your grout
If you’re a fan of contrasts, then be sure to use your tiling project as an opportunity to let your style shine.
It’s a bold and exciting look that’s easily achieved and works with a variety of tile patterns and layouts. From white metro wall tiles with coloured grout to grey patterned tiles with a lighter grout, the contrasts are endless, so be sure to make it your own.
Regardless of what combination you choose, contrasting tiles and grout are guaranteed to make a statement in the home.
Go metallic with your grout
Metallic tones and colours have become the must-have accent shade in recent years, and that goes for grout too!
Working great in industrial settings, metallic grout combined with a muted tile shade will create all the visual attention your room needs.
You can even match the metallic tones to your kitchen or bathroom fittings. Gold, bronze or copper… you name it, metallic grout looks great!
Double up with two-toned grout
If you’re feeling brave, then why not experiment with your grouting and use two colours at once.
It’s not for the faint-hearted of DIY, but nevertheless, two-toned grout is a stand-out look that’s sure to wow.
We love the idea of an asymmetric pattern using a mixture of hexagon tiles and two different shades of grout. Top tip... we’d recommend doing one colour at a time instead of trying to do both at once.
Go monochrome with your grout
Monochrome interiors are back and they’re surprisingly versatile when it comes to making unique little touches of your own.
This popular interior trend is easily achieved with simple styling, but to really turn things up a notch, try working the monochrome theme into your tiles too.
White tiles and black grout is a finish meant for impact and looks great when combined with matt black fixtures and fittings.
If you’re considering coloured grout for floor tiles, then a monochrome design will offer a more modern take on traditional floor tiling.
Reverse! Black tiles & white grout
Another way to ramp up your monochrome theme is to reverse the colours and let your dark side show. Black tiles with white grout isn’t as popular in the home (at the moment), but it really should be. With darker shades starting to dominate the trend boards in recent months, there’s no wonder we’re loving an alternative take on monochrome tiles.
Grout for beige tiles
For an interior design that stands the test of time, beige stone effect tiles in the bathroom are a great choice. Offering a timeless spa-like feel, it’s a look so many of us desire in the home.
When it comes to picking the right coloured grout for beige tiles, it’s more than likely you’ll want a uniformed look throughout the room. For that reason, opting for ivory or an off-white grout is the ideal choice.
Keep your grout simple
When it comes to coloured grout for wall tiles, the finished result doesn’t always have to be a statement look.
Keep things simple but stylish by opting for a more subtle shade of grout. White tiles with grey grout offers a twist on the usual white grout without drawing too much attention from the rest of the room.
Choosing a grout colour for patterned tiles
Working with patterned tiles whether it be vintage, intricate or geometric, can offer up a bit of a conundrum when it comes to choosing the perfect colour of grout.
The key is to first decide whether you want to contrast and complement or keep things simple with a colour that blends in.
We love our monochrome Feature Floors Luka tile with contrasting black grout and the Ted Baker Paradise tile with a matching smoke grey grout.
The choice is yours when it comes to coloured grout for patterned tiles, but picking out colours within the design of the tile is a good place to start.
How to change your grout colour
Chosen your new grout colour? Here are two options for easily adding colour to your current tiles.
Change colour by replacing grout
Trying to add new grout over the top of old risks the old grout colour showing through and creating a patchy effect. Luckily, it’s now easier than ever to remove grout, and once removed you can add your new colour without risk of the shades mixing.
Change colour of existing grout
If you’d prefer to avoid the process of removing your grout, the other option is to change the colour of your current grout by using a colourant. First, thoroughly clean your grout, then when it’s dry you can apply a colourant. You may need to add several layers for the colour to properly set - if this is the case, wait 24 hours before applying the next layer of colourant. Be careful not to get any of the colourant on your tiles, as it could stain.