It’s not much of a stretch to say that I’m totally obsessed with white tiles + dark grout for kitchen backsplashes.
Take a look at these beauties! The dark grout makes the tiles pop + adds tons of vintage charm, don’t you think?
Of course, you think so! They’re awesome!
In our current house, we gutted and re-did our bathroom, + to save money, we used relatively inexpensive white tiles . . .
. . . which we tricked out by installing them in a running bond pattern, adding some black accent tiles . . . + of course, dark grout!
The kitchen in our house has a backsplash of 3″ x 6″ white subway tiles,
but sadly, I dropped the ball + chose the plain, Jane off-white grout!
But WAIT! Did you know you can buy dark gray grout stain at the build-o-rama?
I have already coerced G.O. into re-staining our kitchen backsplash with said-same . . . but we are moving, instead!
Did I mention the sad, foreclosure Dutch Colonial that we’re trying to buy?
People. That house is practically begging for a vintage-style kitchen!
And a white subway backsplash with dark grout, right?
Consider it DONE . . . in my head, at least . . . where I’ve planned every last detail, including the drawer pulls!
. . . but I digress. Back to tiles. I have yet one more design dilema involving them!
In addition to my dark grout obsession, I’m also crazy for crackle-glazed tile!
Century Tile in Joliet + Bolingbrook (Illinois, just north of us) carries crackle glaze tiles, in an assortment of yummy colors + accents.
Okay, so that’s pretty great, right? And not that expensive! So what’s my problem?
You have to seal the tiles before you grout, + G.O.’s already nixed it!
But I’d be so happy, gazing at their crackled beauty, day after day!? What should I do?
Should I or should I not insist? (Stay tuned!)