How to Choose the Right Grout Colors for Your Backsplash

It’s the little details that can make or break a home renovation. For example, grout colors can influence the look of a room more than you might (like to) imagine. So as you’re setting your backsplash into place, carefully consider what kind of grout you want peeking from the tiles. Then, when you experiment with grout color, you can discover brand new ways to transform a house into a space that feels like home.

Matching Grout to Tile

There’s no single strategy that can help you match your grout to your backsplash. Instead, you can work through the options available to you and determine the most aesthetically pleasing. When doing so, here are some of the most effective approaches for picking the right grout colors:

Example of color grout - subway tiles with grey grout

While white and black are the most grout colors, you don’t have to go crazy to break from the norm. Grey is a perfect neutral that can complement many tiles and still give a modern, clean look.

Strive for Uniformity

Uniformity is not boring. When it comes to the style and look of your kitchen, bathroom, or other facilities, uniformity promotes cleanliness. What’s more, grout colors that match your backsplash emphasize the splash’s overall appearance.

If you’re interested in creating a cohesive look for your room of choice, consider taking a piece of your backsplash with you to pick out your grout. You can use the color reference to track down the grout that will emphasize your backsplash without distracting from it or stealing any spotlight.

Experiment with Contrast

Uniformity allows for a sense of overall cohesiveness in a room, but it’s not the only force that can put in the hard work. Contrast lends a sense of energy to most spaces while also drawing a visitor’s eye to your use of color.

If you want a particular part of your room to pop, consider lining your backsplash with grout of a contrasting color. You don’t always have to go too far around the color wheel to find a grout that pops, either. Low-contrast colors, like yellow and orange, also tend to work well when set against one another. It is also becoming trendy to use black grout with white or lighter colored tiles. We stock around 50 different colors in grout at Atlas Marble & Tile, located in Arnold, Maryland.

Grout colors - traditional white example

You can see the difference between the above image grout color vs. a traditional white grout.

If you’re at a loss for colors to contrast with your current backsplash, know that you can always rely on black and white for a bit of life or “oomph.”

Select a Palette

You likely gravitated towards your backsplash of choice because of its overall look. Take another gander at your backsplash and determine what colors specifically drew you in. You can use those colors to create a palette for your grout and the rest of our room.

While white grout is somewhat traditional, you can experiment with blue grout to see whether or not it adds the “oomph” you’re looking for to your newest renovation. For example, if your backsplash is marbled white and grey, you already have two colors that you can use elsewhere in the room. You can also experiment with lighter greens and sandy browns, as both colors amplify the blue you were initially attracted to.

Need Help With Grout Colors? We Can Help!

As you experiment with backsplash and home renovations, you can count on Atlas Marble & Tile for support. Atlas Marble & Tile has operated the largest tile showrooms in the Annapolis, Arnold, and Severna Park area since 1993. We can give you creative ideas and even teach you how to install tiles on your own. So drop by to explore our on-site inventory or contact one of our representatives to learn more about the backsplash and grout that we can find for you.

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  1. Terrific article on choosing the right grout colours for the backsplash. I’m getting my tiles redone soon and will use your tips for the new design. I’m thinking of hiring a local flooring company. Do you have any suggestions of questions I should ask them before they begin?