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Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

updated May 3, 2019
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Grout lines aren’t exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. But the invention of colored grout is revamping grout’s bad reputation. Let these neon yellow, whimsical pink and glitzy gold grids take over your bathroom walls and backsplashes. Coloring inside the lines has never felt so bold.

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Justina Blakeney from The Jungalow spotted a match made in tile heaven: Aqua Fireclay Tiles sealed with punchy orange grout, which she replicated in her own bathroom renovation this past year.

Learn how to “green-clean” your fresh forest green grout lines.

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Calling all maximalists, gold glitter grout is a thing, and it’s guaranteed to make every surface in your bathroom sparkle. Tile Mountain sells both gold and silver options so you can go right ahead and mix your metals.

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White subway tile? Been there, done that. Blue grout? We need it now. The Design Sheppard ordered some from British Ceramic Tile, but you can find some options at your local hardware store.

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There’s something unexpectedly edgy about grout in a Dayglow hue. While the acid yellow above may be too much in a kitchen, it provides the right amount of wow in this bathroom from Iris Hantverk.

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For a double dose of color, pair blue tiles with yellow grout lines, as the designers did in the space above from Houzz.

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Black grout is fairly common, but when combined with pastel pink tile, the choice feels particularly bold. Outlined in black, these blush pink tiles from My Paradissi make a style statement.

Sources for Colored and Glitter Grout:

Home Depot: While you won’t find hot pink grout here, you might be surprised by the range of Polyblend colors your local hardware store carries, including Quarry Red Clay.

Chroma Crete: This Etsy shop is where you’ll find all the standout shades: Ragin’ Red, Buzzed Blue, Purple Punk. And the best part: Shipping is free!

The Tile Shop: This popular tile source sells pastel pink and blue grout, as well as many shades of ivory and gray.

Custom Building Products: If natural colors are more your style, check out the soft blues, greens, and grays offered in this retailer’s range of 40 colors. The official source for grout glitter, this site sells the waterproof sparkly stuff in 10 different shades. A small pack of the glitter additive is only $7, but you’ll also have to pay for shipping from the UK.

Edited from a post originally published January 16, 2017 – DF