How to Select the Perfect Grout Color for Your Space December 29, 2021 Our home is our sanctuary. The little details in design, like selecting grout colors, can make a big difference in the appearance of our space. When designing, the essential goals are to bridge functionality with aesthetics and express our personality in a cozy-feeling and beautiful space. Creative color combinations can breathe new life into a home. Emser’s Exclusive Designer Grout colors were crafted to harmonize with Emser’s expansive family of products, and appeal to a variety of style preferences. How Emser’s Exclusive Designer Grout Colors Can Create an Inviting Space A lively and unconventional grout color can transform a space and turn heads. Choosing the best color combination isn’t always intuitive. It’s easy to grapple over the many available color schemes during a renovation. The first step in the design process should be experimenting with color details by mixing and matching grout color swatches with different tile options. Find the color combination that works best for your taste and design scheme. Using colored grout is an affordable and easy way to personalize your space. Emser’s Exclusive Designer Grout colors are inspired by nature, wellness and sustainability. From blush tones to warm taupe to tranquil blues and greens, each color choice adds a soulful beauty and life to your tile. Some features include: No sealing is required – the grout is equipped with STONETECH® Sealer TechnologyOffered in five designer colorsFast settingLow VOC Catch™ Ice tile with Blossom grout Our Blossom shade is a soft, sophisticated blush tone that can be soothing yet playful. CATCH™ tile in Ice paired with the Blossom grout color is a conjurer of understated elegance. This harmonizing color combination is easy on the eyes and will truly soften the room’s look. Nagara™ Silver tile with Deep Dive grout Deep Dive is a deep, dark ocean blue that is magical and moody. A palette of bright whites or silvers, flecked with dark blue grout lines, delivers a striking, sophisticated and nautical-inspired result. Reminisce™ tile with Sea Breeze grout For a refreshing and playful shade of blue-green, Sea Breeze will transcend you to days spent by the shore. The light blue hue is eye-catching and naturally enhances varying shades of blues and greens throughout the tiles. Coming home to Sea Breeze will be a breath of fresh air after a busy day around town. Passion™ Verde tile with Botanical grout Our Botanical shade is a fresh, cool green that is inspired by organic elements found in nature. Botanical pairs well with neutrals, contrasting shades and almost everything in between. No matter what design style you choose, this muted and nature-inspired shade of green has an innate calming effect that can also be exciting to behold. Our Moon Rock color is quiet and earthy. This mid-range neutral offers warm undertones of brown and gray and couples nicely with a wide variety of tile colors. This earth tone aesthetic is luxury and minimalism all rolled into one quality grout color. Confetti II™ tile with Moon grout Adding Grout Colors Can Create a Statement and Transform a Room Cosmetic updates, such as revamping flooring or adding color grout, will transform your space. Rather than choosing commonly used grout colors, more people are looking for subtle ways to make a statement with unconventional grout colors. Dramatic Looks Contrasting grout lines emphasize a tile’s shape and pattern and draw the eye into the room. Selecting a contrasting grout, such as dark grout with light tile as shown with Catch™ Ivory, or dark tile with light grout, as shown with Rhythm™ Black, can provide a dramatic look. Keep in mind that high contrast combinations may become overwhelming in a large space. If that is of concern, you may want to select this option for smaller spaces or as an accent in a larger space. Rhythm™ tile with Moon grout Catch™ Ivory tile with Deep Dive grout Subtle Styling Selecting color combinations for a home is a personal choice. If you favor a clean, modern look, consider a monochromatic design. For example, incorporate Brique™ White combined with white grout. The fresh, white palette will give your space a real sense of tranquility while creating a clean monochromatic look. Matching tile and grout is a great choice for smaller spaces as the combination may give the room the appearance of being larger. Select a complementary or matching tone that is slightly lighter or darker than the tile to provide a slight contrast, such as with Passion™ Nero. You still have the clean monochromatic look, but the tile itself will stand out more. This works particularly well when the tile has a higher shade variation from tile to tile. Brique™ tile with White grout Passion™ Nero tile with Deep Dive grout Pro-Tips on How to Clean and Extend the Life of Your Grout Avoid using Acidic based cleaners that are commonly available in grocery storesUse a neutral pH super cleaner, like Aqua Mix® Concentrated Stone & Tile Cleaner, designed for tile & grout cleaning.Aqua Mix® Sealer’s Choice® Gold offers a water-based sealer for supreme protection (if sealing grout is recommended)High-traffic areas should have the grout sealed every 4-5 years.For extreme cases, machine steaming floors will lift hard-to-remove grime For more Care Info: call 800-272-8786 or visit Aqua Mix Tech Bulletins. Dressing up your communal space with quality materials that emanate a classic setting will add character to your home. Whether you’re designing with an eclectic mix of styles or striving to achieve a clean and minimalist look with a touch of color, Emser’s Exclusive Designer Grout colors are stunning, sustainable and what design dreams are made of.