The Best Grout Colors to Pair with Subway Tile

September 16, 2021

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The age-old question: “what are the best grout colors to pair with subway tile”? You’re in luck because today we’re finally sharing our go-to’s!

When it comes to making over a space, picking out a grout color often gets overlooked amongst the pretty tile, paint colors, and hardware finishes. Depending on the color you pick, it can change the look and feel of your entire design! Whether you’re trying to create contrast with a deeper grout or going for a blended and seamless look, we’ll talk you through our favorites by Laticrete below:

#90 – Light Pewter

#theraspberryhillhouse guest bathroom using light pewter grout with white subway tile
Light Pewter is used with white subway tile in the #raspberryhillhouse primary bathroom

Light pewter is by far one of our most widely used grout colors! This shade is a true gray to “greige” grout that pairs beautifully with white subway tile, offering a subtle but noticeable contrast. It’s our go-to middle ground shade if clients don’t want to go too dark or too light.

#44 – Bright White

Bright White grout is used with white subway tile at the #jenningsbayreno kitchen
Bright White is used at the #jenningsbayreno in their kitchen

If you love a fresh, clean, and bright look, bright white grout is the color for you! When paired with white subway tile, this grout color prevents the eye from being distracted from the grout lines. Overall, this creates a blended and streamlined look in your space.

#45 – Raven

Raven is used in the powder bath at the #lakerileyreno
Raven is used in the powder bath at the #lakerileyreno

For a more dramatic look, consider a more contrasting grout. Our go-to shade is Raven by Laticrete. This dark gray (almost black) grout color provides a classic yet modern look against white subway tile.

#60 – Dusty Grey

We used Dusty Grey at the #mplsmodern in the hall bath
We used Dusty Grey at the #mplsmodern in the hall bath

The Dusty Grey grout by Laticrete is a beautiful choice for white subway tiles as the slight contrast in color helps make the white tile pop! Once you add a color difference between your tile and grout, the shape of the tile appears more clearly, and the grout itself forms a pattern out of the negative space.

#88 – Silver Shadow

We used Silver Shadow in all of the primary bathroom at the #DaytonHorseHouse
We used Silver Shadow in all of the primary bathroom at the #DaytonHorseHouse

Silver grout may seem subtle, but it’s a cool shade that makes the standard shape of white subway tile sing. We find that Silver Shadow by Laticrete accents subway tile by offering a refined and chic look.

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