Good morning tile fans! Kicking off the week with a question, this from a family friend trying to choose the right grout color for the Indian slate he’s about to install:
Q. “What color grout should I choose? I am using a multicolor Indian slate with extreme color and texture variation from tile to tile—from brown to purple to green to gray and even red [see below]. I’m worried about gray grout making the tiles look like they’re set in concrete, as it would be in an exterior setting. I want something more striking (and tasteful!). Could black look nice? Thoughts?”
This is Steve’s pretty slate:
Please weigh in below with comments, suggestions, grout resources, and design ideas! THANKS!
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To get your brains in gear, here’s a photo of a New Jersey bathroom that I shot for my book, featuring a different colorway of slate, one with lots of black swooshes. The installer chose a grey-ish hue, but with strong brown undertones–very tasteful: