With eclectic decor on the rise, it’s time we looked past the stark white tile and grout color combinations and explored beyond the basics. Did you think white, black, and gray were your only grout color options? Prepare to be shocked!
When I say there’s a pink-colored grout available in the market, I’m not lying! You will be amazed by the wide variety of grout color options available for you out there.
Yes, you might throw out the idea that grout doesn’t play a significant role in home decor— but it can certainly factor in.
The right tile and grout color combination not only adds details to your kitchen or bathroom space, but can turn your tile into a beautiful focal point.
14+ Aesthetically Pleasing Tile and Grout Color Combinations For Every Mood
One pertinent home decor aspect is the tile design and color. When chosen correctly, your tiles will transform the overall look and appeal of your kitchen and bathroom backsplash.
Another crucial factor is the grout color for your chosen tiles, and I’ll tell you exactly why!
- A correct grout color will enhance your tile’s beauty.
- It renders a more finished and sophisticated look, like a job thoughtfully planned out.
- A random grout color can easily disturb or take away from your overall aesthetic.
Of course, not every tile design will require exposed and contrasting grout – a bigger tile format looks better when the grout color closely matches the tile color. However, with smaller tile patterns like the hexagonal, subway, penny rounds, Moroccan cross/fish scales, etc., selecting a coordinating grout color is key!
Below Are 14+ Tile And Grout Color Combinations To Transform Your Space.
1. Matte Black Hexagon Tiles with Golden Grout— A Modern and Lavish Approach!
This matte black hexagon tile backsplash adorned with golden grout is a show stopper! I mean, look at the finish— it’s clean, sleek, and modern. Both colors complement each other and become the focal point of the kitchen.
It’s dark in a way that it’s not too moody, but rather sophisticated and grand. The gold grout compliments the brass accents and welcomes warmth to your kitchen interior.
The matte finish of the tiles gives them a smooth and understated appearance, while the golden lines provide a subtle hint of luxury. Overall, the backsplash is a stylish design element blending modern design with a touch of glam.
Glazed/shiny tiles in this scenario would work against the golden grout. Remember, well-thought contrast is crucial, otherwise you will overdo it!
I also suggest choosing this color combination if you have a black countertop! Contrasting black and gold with white will become too much and disturb your overall vibe. It’s easier to achieve a modern ambiance with fewer colors in the mix.
The tile and grout color combination is also perfect for bathrooms!
2. Yale Blue And White Grout
You can still have a crisp and bright kitchen without having to purchase everything in white. It’s possible when you contrast white with an equally soft but vivid color such as Yale blue!
Yale blue isn’t heavily dark or dense like royal or navy blue, so it helps your kitchen have a light, airy appeal. The color stands out when you add white grout to the combination.
While white grout might be silent, it’s definitely not insignificant in this tile and grout color combination. It’s a subtle but effective choice that allows the Yale blue tiles to take center stage and stand out.
Pro tip: Adding oak (light-colored) wooden accents/furniture would be a cherry on top.
If you want something cooler and modern, switching Yale blue with royal/navy blue in this very design and grout choice would work just as well.
3. Glazed Sage Green Herringbone Tile and Grout Color Combination
Glazed sage green tile would give your bathroom that zen and spa-like look. The color is soft and muted, providing a sense of relaxation. It adds a touch of fresh nature to the interior without losing the overall modern or contemporary vibe.
To alleviate the vibe, pair your glazed tiles with a similar green-colored grout. White, black, or gray grout in this setup will grab too much attention and disrupt the earthy, peaceful vibe. So, you must choose a grout color that doesn’t stand out too much, but instead, blends with the tile color.
Lighter shades of green grout are more than welcome, but greige/beige colors will work and balance the warmth just as beautifully.
Black/subdued gray or off-white countertops/cabinets would work great with this tile and grout color combination, whether you choose it for your bathroom or kitchen.
4. Forest Green and Black Grout
You don’t always have to match light colors with darker shades to create a breathtaking contrast. If done correctly, two dark colors can also work in your favor, such as this forest green-black tile and grout color combination.
Black grout in this pattern adds depth and character to the other color, i.e., the forest green— it’s the reason your forest green appears beautifully pigmented. Any other colored grout, especially white, will forecast light on the green color and will lighten its appearance.
Of course, green with white/off-white works, too. However, if you want a moody retro vibe, go with black grout.
- For a brighter and lighter ambiance, go with an off-white grout with green tiles.
5. Cream Tiles with Pink Grout
For pastel tiles, pink grout is a far better choice than white. White is a crisp, clear, and sharp color— While it will bring brightness to your ambiance, the same cannot be said for warmth. Warmth comes from off-white or cream-white grout color.
An even better replacement would be using pink grout because not only does it blend well with your pastel color scheme, but it also provides a soft and dewy look to your kitchen/bathroom.
When used with peachy white tiles such as shown below, pink grout would highlight and enhance the pastel tile behind. It also provides an unexpected twist to the predictable white grout.
Now, imagine a wall half covered in peachy white tiles and the other half in pink paint. What would bring a better contrast— Striking white, beige, or a similar pink grout? The answer is pink grout because it binds and ties the concept together without standing out like a sore thumb.
6. Peach On Peach
After the white-pink tile and grout color combination, a peach on a peach is yet another classic choice for pastel colors. I suggest you consider this color combination as a feature/accent wall and contrast it well with beige/greige/cream walls in the room to balance it all out.
All walls in the same tile and grout assortment would simply look too much and exhaust the space. So, keep one wall with this tile and grout color combination, the others can be painted.
Peach tiles on peach grout would add a dewy and monochromatic statement to your space!
7. Peach Tiles with Pastel Blue Grout Interweaved with the Wall Behind
For walls that are tiled but still contain painted drywall, matching your grout color with the wall color behind would be an excellent choice— not only will it blend well with the interior, but it would also enhance the contrast of the tiles.
What we have here is the pastel blue and peach tile and grout color combination— Both colors have a soft look.. Beige grout would also work in this setting, but it the blue plays off the peach tile.
This is just an example— you can also use this technique on other color combinations:
- Black tiles with gray grout and wall: It would create a monochromatic effect.
- Green tiles with pink grout and equally pink wall if you want something bolder and unique for your kitchen/bathroom.
8. Glazed Green Marble Tiles with Golden Grout in a Diamond Shape
Marble tiles and golden grout both SCREAM luxury. If that’s your vision, patterned/glazed green marble tiles and golden grout are a must-try!
Unlike the black tiles and golden grout color combination, you don’t need to choose a matte finish with these tiles. Glazed shine and marble’s golden veining will compliment the golden grout. It wouldn’t overwhelm the pattern, in fact, both would accentuate each other’s presence.
They are perfect in any space, whether you choose to use them in the kitchen or the bathroom.
The result would be a luxurious space full of warmth and yet still not out of color Unlike other green tiles, this one wouldn’t darken the room. Instead, it would add a dazzling golden glow to your kitchen.
To make this combination work, you need to choose marble tiles with gold veining.
9. Black Tile and Black Grout for a Dark and Moody Bathroom Interior
For a moody ambiance, nothing works better than two dark color combinations. The black tile and grout color combination would give your bathroom that sleek, modern, and finished look.
Black tile and white grout is also an option, but it would look too sharp and disturbing for a moody ambiance. White grout will highlight black tiles breaking the image and bringing too much contrast.
10. Sage Green and Beige Grout for a Traditional Kitchen.
Glazed sage green tiles with beige grout work well for many interior styles— traditional, coastal, midcentury, farmhouse, etc.
The beige grout works well in balancing out the glazed green tiles so they don’t appear too much but still stand solid as a beautiful choice.
If you want this tile and grout color combination to work for your contemporary or eclectic style— choose herringbone tile shape.
11. Reverse Scheme— Blue Tiles with White Grout
Reversing your tile and grout’s role is yet another creative technique to play around with while also adding balance to the overall space.
The blue-white tile and grout color combination is my favorite pick because of the simplicity. Blue is an elegant color and brings light and freshness to your space, white brings brightness— together they balance out each other without being too sharp or too light.
Any other combinations in this arrangement can easily overwhelm your space.
12. Orange Grout to Complement White and Orange Tiles
Instead of going with multiple grout colors on different walls, go with one grout color for all tiled surfaces in the room. Instead of choosing white, match your grout color with the accent wall color of that particular space to bind it all together and add contrast.
What color grout to use with white tiles? How about orange to tie in with the orange tile.
13. Matte Gray Tiles and Black Grout
For a modern or minimalist interior, nothing beats the matte gray-black tile and grout color combination. The colors blend into each other creating one single clean image.
At the same time, they are not competing against each other, you can still very much see the herringbone tile shape. When you use black grout against gray tiles, the contrast is less jarring.
Adding any other lighter (white/beige) grout to this pattern will take away its minimalist and modern appeal. Too many visible grout lines will overwhelm the wall, not to mention it would also highlight individual tiles on the go, which does not work well with modern interior schemes.
Always remember, that modern and minimalist interiors are all about simplicity, clean lines, and limited decor. This isn’t limited to having less furniture, it goes all the way to the many details in any house.
14. Dark Green Tiles with Beige Grout
This is particularly fit for individuals who love the earthy, natural aesthetic. Green is quite a popular color in current trends and for good reason. t brings a sense of calm and serenity to your ambiance, not to mention the color is bold and dark.
15. Cloudy Blue Subway Tiles With Creamish-White Grout: Subway Tiles with White Grout
Light blue and white is your morning fresh tile and grout color combination— it’s vivid, light, airy, and breezy in a way that it’s not overly bright or blinding.
The sky-blue color balances the brightness of the kitchen that’s otherwise unmanageable in an all-white tile and grout scheme. It also gives a cheery personality to the space while also looking clean and sophisticated.
The sky-blue tiles against the off-white grout create an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort. It’s a design choice that invites you to enjoy the serenity of a coastal retreat or a fresh morning.
Opt for glazed blue tiles instead of a matte finish look because that will enhance and reflect light to the space.
16. Gray Moroccan Fish Scale Tiles With Cream Grout
Last but not least, we have this gorgeous Moroccan fish scale tile assortment in a gray-green and cream-white grout combination.
The color combination is perfect for individuals who don’t want to add solid or bright hues to their kitchen, but still desire slight variation. Gray is the perfect choice for you, in that case.
The result is a sophisticated kitchen full of life and light!
17. White Tiles with Black Grout Color Combination
White tiles-black grout can easily blend with your industrial or retro interior style! It’s a classic look that will never go out of style!