Updating Tiles with Coloured Grout

British Ceramic Tile Metro Tiles and Coloured Grout I dream of the day when I can afford to redo my bathroom and my kitchen. The guy who owned our flat before us clearly believed that he was qualified to renovate the place…oh how wrong he was. I’ve never seen such poor quality workmanship and being the design addict that I am makes this a pretty bitter pill to swallow. The kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms in the house, and unfortunately these are also the worst rooms in our house. And being the most expensive to change, I’m afraid we’re stuck with ours for a while to come. But when that day does come, I intend to make sure that we make a statement. Our bathroom is really tiny so we’ll probably have to go with white tiles to maximise the feeling of space and light but I want to avoid it looking too clinical. Then yesterday I received an email from British Ceramic Tile all about using coloured grout.

British Ceramic Tile Metro Tiles and Coloured GroutI had already decided to use British Ceramic Tile as they are local company to me being based here in Devon and I was leaning toward using metro tiles too. So when I saw these pictures it dispelled all my fears of having a boring, clinical white bathroom. By using coloured grout it adds a real pop to the tiles and has a great impact. The hardest part will be choosing which colour grout to go for.

British Ceramic Tile’s Trend Manager, Claire O’Brien, says: “While we’d all like to give our walls a complete overhaul, it’s simply not practical for many of us. But you can make some cost effective changes that will give you an instant update. White metro brick tiles are a perennial favourite and great value for money, so why not re-tile your kitchen wall with a design classic and accent them with a coloured grout. There are lots of ready-made grouts in different shades to choose from or you can use a grout pen to add a pop of colour to your walls.”

And what about choosing the colour? Claire says: “Go retro and match a strong shade of teal with orange accents for a kitchen with an American diner feel, or tap into the pastel trend with sweet shades of pink or baby blue. The options are endless.”

So what do you guys think? Would you consider using coloured grout?



  1. North West Garage Conversions
    August 1, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Amazing colored pattern design to go for in the house

  2. Alice
    August 1, 2017 / 11:39 am

    The word for such wonderful designs is just Wow!!awestruck by the wood effect pattern ..Well written as well..Keep up the good work

  3. Tomson Floors
    April 17, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I was at a loose end and I came across this wonderful blog of yours about bathroom grouts for the tiles. You made my and my bathroom’s day. lol…

  4. lily
    April 7, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Wow, I like it this is very beautiful.must color.nice idea.

  5. April 3, 2017 / 8:53 am

    nice idea…bold and glamorous a perfect match.I personally like The bubblegum orenge table with bold jewel tones and geometric pattern on the wall looks awesome.

  6. March 21, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I love this idea! Great job!!

  7. Jennifer
    October 24, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Wow colored grout looks so fab

  8. Emily
    October 15, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I’m looking for orange bar stools exactly like the ones in your picture. Any ideas where I could source them from?

  9. September 5, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Coloured grout !! Must say nice idea ! I also agree the shade of teal and orange looks awesome together .. Good going!

    • September 5, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? Although it’s not always easy to find coloured grout I must say!

      • Alisha
        September 6, 2016 / 6:09 am

        yes i agree, but this is beautiful! :)

  10. Perii
    January 20, 2016 / 1:22 am

    Found you through This Old House! What luck! Looking forward to your newsletter.

  11. Katy-y
    November 11, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    I absolutely love the colored grout. Where do I find it? Such a fun easy pop of color!

  12. Alicia
    April 7, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Really really love what you have done with the teal grout and want to get some for my new bathroom but where on earth can I buy this from? I fear I have been scouring the Internet all night but nothing I have found seems to come close… Help!

  13. Suzanne M
    February 16, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    That looks fab, a little bit retro/quirky but not over the top/in your face. I love it.

  14. jenn
    February 10, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Graded colour?

    Ombre grout!

    ;) love this, thank you x

  15. May 14, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    A great idea and I would definately use coloured grout. I inherited glossy black tiles in my kitchen … this could get interesting!

    • May 18, 2014 / 9:24 pm

      Hi Teresa, I also have glossy black tiles in my kitchen at the moment. Coloured grout would really make them pop, right?

      • Kelly
        October 15, 2014 / 10:49 pm

        Where did you get the coloured grout from… Would love thus idea for my kitchen, have white gloss doors and have just bought white underground tiles, my kitchen is multicoloured so a teal grout would potentially fit…

  16. May 6, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    I have used a very dark grout when I did white metro tiles so that they stood out and that worked really well and this coloured grout goes one step further. I think it looks great but my tastes change quite often so i would be worried that I would use a colour and then go off it and like you said, you can’t change the kitchen and bathroom that often :)

    • May 18, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      I have the same issue with changing tastes Fiona, but I think I could narrow it down to a few colours I would be less likely to go off. But dark grout also sounds great!

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