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Coloured grouting - yay or nay?

(16 Posts)
livinginabox Mon 22-Aug-16 22:36:09

Just having the bathroom refine and have been asked out which colour grouting we'd like. It's pretty plain in there, large white tiles and grey floor.

I'm tempted to have a pale grey grouting as it discolours over time or just stick to white. Anyone have thoughts on this?

starsinyourpies Mon 22-Aug-16 22:38:32

If you're having grey tiles I'd definitely have grey grouting. Either way it will be grey in a year!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 22-Aug-16 22:38:34

I think it will look like a public toilet.

I like coloured grouting but go for red or pink. Grey will just look like grubby grouting.

Hagothehills Mon 22-Aug-16 22:39:36

Would pale grey not just look permanently dirty? If it was something like blue or pink grouting it would be different but could look good. I think I'd stick with white personally so I can just throw bleach at it and be done with it

bestofbothhovis Mon 22-Aug-16 22:41:45

We've moved into a flat and previous tenants thought white tiles and the painting the grout black would look good. It looks so disgusting but I haven't got around to changing it yet as it's not on the essential list of things to do

fuzzywuzzy Mon 22-Aug-16 22:44:26

DP's got white tiles with light grey marbling effect in his bathroom, he chose grey grouting for it, it looks really good

HerRoyalNotness Mon 22-Aug-16 22:44:54

We have pale grey against white subway tiles on walls and mottled grey marble floor tiles. looks fresh, I prefer it over White grout immensely

dietcokeandwine Mon 22-Aug-16 22:46:17

I would always match the grout to the tile colour, so if you have grey floor tiles then get a coordinating grey grout but stick to white grout for white wall tiles.

MakemineaGandT Mon 22-Aug-16 22:47:19

Grey. Definitely.

JasperDamerel Mon 22-Aug-16 22:55:01

I have grey in my kitchen and it looks much better than white.

livinginabox Tue 23-Aug-16 08:46:48

Thanks all, looks like grey they way forwards so will go for that all round.

livinginabox Tue 23-Aug-16 20:50:10

Pale grey grouting fine today and it looks fab! Very pleased.

Polpette Fri 26-Aug-16 18:50:41

Do you have a photo you could share OP? Would love to see how it came out. I'm about to do my bathroom and have the same dilemma.

TheHobbitMum Sat 27-Aug-16 19:42:24

I have small white tiles with mid grey grouting and sealant in my bathroom. I love it :D

WhimsicalWinnifred Sat 27-Aug-16 19:44:50

I think dark grey is best as discolouration and dirt over time will be hidden.

A hungry horse I went to had white tiles and red grouting. It looked amazing. Would you try that?

TheElementsSong Wed 31-Aug-16 22:26:52

We have grey grouting against white-and-marble-print tiles in our new en suite. Very happy with it.

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