What Grout Colour Should I use for my Tiles?

Sep 15, 2023

Getting to Grips with Grout

When it comes to tile installation, one of the often-overlooked decisions is selecting the grout colour. While it may seem like a minor detail, the choice of grout colour can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your tiled space. In this guide, we’ll explore how to pick the perfect grout shade to match, complement, or contrast with your tiles.

Matching Your Grout to Your Tiles


Matching the grout colour to your tiles is a classic choice. This approach creates a seamless, monochromatic look that allows your tiles to take centre stage. If you have a beautifully patterned or vibrant tile, matching the colour keeps the focus on the tile’s design.

At Stone & Earth, we offer a range of grout colours across the spectrum, thanks to Kerakoll and their range of 50 (yes FIFTY) colours. This helps you achieve a sophisticated final impression. Our design experts can assist you in selecting the ideal shade to enhance your tile choice.

Tile Grout

Complementing Your Tiles


Sometimes, it’s not about blending in but rather enhancing the beauty of your tiles. Choosing a grout colour that complements your tile’s hue can create a harmonious and balanced look. For example, if you have warm-coloured tiles like earthy browns or reds, a beige or tan grout can complement and enhance the warmth of the tiles.

Conversely, cooler-coloured tiles, such as blues or greys, can be complemented with a blue-grey grout. This creates a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Contrasting for Impact


If you want to make a statement and add visual interest to your tiled area, consider contrasting grout. Contrasting the colour can create bold outlines around each tile, making them pop. For example, using dark grey or black grout with light-coloured tiles adds drama and draws attention to the tile’s pattern.

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Guidance from Stone & Earth


At Stone & Earth, we understand that choosing the right grout colour can be a daunting task. That’s why we offer guidance as part of our tile design service. Our experts are here to help you navigate the options and make informed decisions that align with your design vision.

Whether you aim to match, complement, or contrast, we have a wide selection of shades and the expertise to ensure your final design is nothing short of stunning.

Time to Choose Your Tiles & Grout


The grout colour you choose should harmonise with your tiles and enhance the overall aesthetic of your space. Whether you prefer a seamless match, a subtle complement, or a striking contrast, selecting the right grout colour is an important step in achieving the desired look for your tiled area. At Stone & Earth, we’re here to guide you through this decision-making process, ensuring that your tile project results in a beautifully cohesive and visually appealing space.

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