Good Questions: White or Black Grout for Subway Tile?

Good Questions: White or Black Grout for Subway Tile?

Janel Laban
Feb 13, 2009

Lori sent in an email: I'm renovating my kitchen inexpensively with many great AT tips. I will be painting the cabinets and trim white and putting in a tile backsplash. I'm thinking white subway tiles and was wondering if white or black grout would better? I have seen black grout and it looks vintage and somewhat more graphic...

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Given that I don't have the budget to replace the granite counter tops, I need to work with the blackish green ones in place (not my first choice, had I put them in!).

Also, anyone know how difficult (or easy) it would be to remove the 4 inch granite backsplash currently in place (photo attached), so that the new tile will go all the way down to the counter surface and the line will be cleaner?

Please share your opinions on the grout color as well as any advice on removing the current backsplash with Lori in the comments below...

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