Most people don’t think about grout color when it comes to tiling floors, walls, ceiling, or backsplashes. It’s often an overlooked design element as homeowners are primarily concerned with selecting the right tile material, color(s) and size(s). However, grout color is just as important as the tile you choose. It can completely transform the look of a room. Not only will it influence the look of the space, it makes the floor, wall, ceiling, or countertop stronger by bonding the tiles together and preventing the edges of a tile from chipping and cracking. Grout color also affects how much cleaning you’ll have to do. Lighter grout will need to be cleaned more often as it is more likely to show dirt while darker grout does a better job of hiding dirt and stains but are prone to fading and staining from harsh cleaners and direct sunlight. Ask yourself if you want the tile to stand out or do you want to highlight and feature the graphic pattern? To help you choose the right grout color for your tiling project, here are three basic approaches to selecting grout color.