Design: Grout Colour Options

You’ll see an increase in reno-focused posts over the next little while as I have quite a bit on the go at my house, and I like to share. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about the reno process, too.

In my new bathroom, there will be white subway tiles in the shower. This means that I need to settle on the grout colour. Originally, I was all for white grout, but considering the hard water we have in Waterloo, my lack of desire to scrub showers, and a conversation I had with my tiler, I’m reconsidering the white (dramatic, I know!).

Here are the options:

Option 1: white (subway) tile + white grout


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Option 2: white subway tile + grey grout

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Option 3: white subway tile + black grout

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I do prefer the white-on-white because the grout lines would just blend in with the tile, but I really want this space to be clean for a long while, so I’m almost certain I’ll go for grey grout. I think the grey will look nice with the flooring, too.


  1. Michelle @ Eamonn & Jack March 12, 2018

    I’m starting to consider the same thing – I love the look of the white on white, but I also hate scrubbing so love the idea of a darker grout. My issue though with the darker grout is if the tiling isn’t perfect it’s very apparent with the darker grout lines

    • Jordana March 13, 2018

      Yes! I hear you! I’ve been thinking about the same thing! Let’s hope my tiler comes through!!!

  2. Silvia del rosso March 13, 2018

    Looking forward to the updates. I know you are putting a lot of thought in your renovations.

    • Jordana March 13, 2018

      I’ll continue to share then!


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