Let’s Talk Grout

Let’s talk grout.  I think it would be safe to say that 90% of people out there would say their gut answer to selecting a  grout color would be white, off-white, bone, ivory, or any other shade in and around white.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that (I have white grout in every corner of my own house.)  However, there are times when white is just too vanilla.  Choosing a dark grout even if it’s the lightest shade of the grays can completely transform a room and add incredible depth to your walls.

An excellent place to apply dark grout is in areas where you have other dark accents.  This could be in a kitchen where your hardware is in an oil rubbed bronze finish.  Selecting a darker grout will highlight those features.

Rebekah Zaveloff via Houzz.com

In this kitchen by Taste Design Inc. they chose a lighter gray that  perfectly highlights the streaks of gray in the Carrara marble counter tops.

Taste Design Inc.


via Little Green Notebook
via Coastal Living


One of our projects is nearing the end of the finish materials phase.  I snapped this photo on my last visit.  This is in the master bathroom where we chose a darker grout to highlight the white subway tile.  The vanity lights have a white porcelain back-plate and the shade is white milk glass with two small, black pinstripes.

Master Bathroom Shower


Master Bathroom Clawfoot Tub

There will be a large pendent that will hang over the tub and the grasscloth shade still needs to be installed.  I’ll post photos when we have them!

3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Grout

  1. That bathroom is amazing! Dark grout is so beautiful against white subway tile, and, let’s be real…SO much easier to keep clean ;)

  2. The project you’re working on looks great! Did you select smaller subway tiles? They look a little bit smaller than the average 3×6 version everyone has (me!) and I like it much better!

  3. Alexis

    so excited for Kim… this looks incredible!! good job :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>