Dark grout can be visually striking but it can also have unintended consequences. “I typically discourage clients from opting for light tile with dark grout because the resulting contrast can be overly distinct and attention-grabbing,” shares interior designer Neha Kaimal. In some cases, this combination often proves challenging to harmonize with other finishes in the space, and it can give the impression of being dirty or poorly executed. “Choosing a more harmonious color scheme for both tile and grout generally yields a more cohesive and aesthetically pleasing result,” Kaimal advises.
The best part of greige is that it still creates a small amount of contrast without being too overwhelming or bold. The result is a very soft level of dimension that looks quite cohesive with the white tile.