Choosing Grout for Your Gray Tile

Posted on Mar 18, 2022
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Icon Silver 12x24 Porcelain Bedroom Tile Floor from Arizona TileFeatured Image: Icon Silver 12×24 Porcelain Bedroom Tile Floor from Arizona Tile

As a neutral tone, gray can be incorporated into any design aesthetic and is a popular choice with homeowners looking to renovate their home. It can be utilized in minor renovations to add a touch of style or be a part of sweeping remodels that completely redefine your space. Part of laying tile is choosing a grout — and that color must complement your tile to round out the design. Read on to see what kind of grout our home experts recommend for gray tile.

Image: Ardesia Grey 12x24 Porcelain Tile Common Room Floor from Arizona Tile Image: Ardesia Gray 12×24 Porcelain Common Room Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

Warm Tone Grays

For gray tile with warm undertones (like red, yellow, and brown), we recommend a warm gray grout shade.  This will make for a cohesive color palette, tying together your tiled surface. Ardesia Grey is one of our favorite warm gray selections. This slate-inspired porcelain tile is timeless yet traditional. And because it has the look of natural stone, it compliments both contemporary and traditional spaces.

Image: Legno Grey Restaurant Wood-Look Porcelain Floor Tile From Arizona TileImage: Legno Grey Restaurant Wood-Look Porcelain Floor Tile From Arizona Tile

Another warm gray tile we love is the Legno porcelain in Grey. This versatile wood-look tile can be incorporated into any home design. It will bring an organic and natural feel to your room and invite guests into the space.

Themar Grigio Savoia Porcelain Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona TileImage: Themar Grigio Savoia Porcelain Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Cool Tone Grays

Created with digital print technology, our Themar Grigio Savoia is dappled with lighter and darker areas, as well as winding veins of cream. Due to this color variance, this cool gray porcelain tile will work beautifully with both a lighter or darker shade of cool gray grout, depending on what results you are looking for. If you would like the lighter-colored veins to be more of a feature, select a darker gray grout that will blend with the tile so the veins and patterns of the tile will come to the forefront. If you would like the shape of the tile be a feature of the design as well, select a lighter colored grout instead.

Reside Ash 12x24 R11 Anti-Slip Porcelain Tile Poolside Tile from Arizona TileImage: Reside Ash 12×24 R11 Anti-Slip Porcelain Tile Poolside Tile from Arizona Tile

Our Reside tile in Ash is another great cool option. Available in a mosaic, large format options, and the R11 Anti-Slip Finish, the variety of stocked sizes available give it versatility. Selecting a gray grout that closely matches the tile will give the design a seamless look. Your space will feel airy and open and guests will be drawn into the spaciousness of your home.

Paloma Denim Ceramic Tile Wall from Arizona TileImage: Paloma Denim Ceramic Tile Wall from Arizona Tile

Special Considerations

Where your tile is laid can be just as relevant as shade when determining what color grout to choose. Wall tile, for example, can have a large impact on a space, so the grout is important. If you want your wall tile to have a seamless look, choosing a grout that closely matches the color of the tile works best. For more of a feature wall, choosing a contrasting shade makes a statement and can add a layer of vibrancy to the design. Pure white grout with any gray makes a splash. If you want to create a unique design on your fireplace, interior wall, or even your shower walls, take a look at our Paloma Denim.

Cosmic Grey 24x48 Porcelain Tile Living Room Floor from Arizona TileImage: Cosmic Grey 24×48 Porcelain Tile Living Room Floor from Arizona Tile

Floor tile also needs forethought. Due to the traffic that tile flooring endures, choosing a dark grout will help hide any accumulated dirt, dust, or debris. A dark grout is also an option. The black tone adds boldness to the space and can help balance out any motion or movement within the tile color. Cosmic Grey porcelain tile pairs well with darker grout and makes fantastic flooring.

Our team at Arizona Tile has the experience and skill to make your renovation a success. We carry a wide range of grout colors and our team is happy to help you select the perfect grout for your project. Feel free to explore our Slab Yard’s extensive stone and tile collection at one of our locations or use our online Visualizer to see how different options (including grout ) will look in your space before finalizing your choice. If you have any questions or need help starting your project, contact us today to set up your first consultation.

 

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