5 Ways to Use Coloured Grout
When it comes to choosing your perfect tiling, it can be easy to bear little thought to the appearance of the grout and focus on the practicality, but there are many ways that grout can be used to completely transform the look of a room.
Black and white tiling has always been a hugely popular trend due to the neat and clean aesthetic it creates but using contrasting grout colours can be used to make these tiles even more eye-catching. For example, when using brilliant white tiles, it can sometimes be easy to lose the bold effect white tiles can create but coupled with dark black grout, the look can be completely transformed into a stylish and versatile design. Alternatively, a unique way of utilising the monochrome effect is by pairing deep dark matt tiles with bright white grout. It can really make a statement in a space and draw attention for all the right reasons. In ‘black and white’ tiling it is not always necessary to use both colours in the tiles but alternatively choosing one colour for grout can add immense personality to a space.
Another interesting way of bringing a room together, is by matching the colour of your grout to the colour of the metallic finishings in your room. For example, in a kitchen if the cupboard handles and light fixings follow a copper colour palette, then using copper coloured grout can be the perfect way to subtly enhance and compliment the design. It is the ideal way to completely modernise a room and make your tiling stand out. Grout colours such as copper or bronze work perfectly with monochrome tile designs as well as again, enhancing the other components of your room without overpowering them. This is something to consider when designing your room.
Bold & Bright
Another stunning, yet less commonly used way to enhance a space, is to use brightly coloured grout such as red or blue. Daring as this concept may sound, this can be the ideal way to make the floor or walls stand out and become an eye-catching feature of a room. Pairing bright colours with light tiles can breathe new life into any room and make tiles that may appear plain on their own, very exciting to look at. If you, for example, have a piece of furniture or fixings that are a certain bright colour, but feel using the same colour tiles would be too overpowering, using the same shade of grout is the ideal way to subtly bring a design together and make a statement without throwing an overwhelming amount of colour into a room. This way of using grout can create a unique look, if the colours are also matched with painted walls. For example, having a feature wall of light tiles with red grout, paired with the rest of the room’s walls painted red can be a great way to break up the intensity, whilst still maintaining the colour in a subtler fashion.
A Natural Look
Stone effect tiles on the floor or wall can give any room an exciting hint of luxury. However, sometimes using regular white grout can spoil this effect and make it seem less realistic. This is where grey grout can be ideal. The subtlety of the grey can blend tiles together effortlessly and maintain the illusion of a completely natural aesthetic. Removing the harsh boldness of black or white grout, creates a seamless and stylish flooring effect perfect for complimenting any room.
As well as creating contrast with a bold colour palette, you can also used brightly coloured grout to compliment tiles of a similar shade. For example, if you have blue tiles of a slightly darker shade, pairing them with a lighter blue grout could be the perfect way to still create attractive emphasis without throwing together too many colours. Alternatively, if you have lighter coloured tiles, coupling them with a darker shade of a bright colour can not only help with working them into the flow of a room, but emphasising them as sometimes lighter tiles can become washed out if paired with an equally light shade of grout.
Grout is an essential component used in the process of tiling, but many forget that it can be utilised for style. Thinking outside of the box and considering other ways of using it can be just what a room needs to revamp its appearance.