5 Trending Tile Grout Ideas

Grout is quickly becoming more than just its functional self, get ready to see trending tile grout ideas take over the world of interior design! Grout is becoming a design statement in bathrooms and wet areas, influencing the overall aesthetic of each designed space. In this blog post, we’ll explore the evolving grout trends that are transforming the way we perceive and use this humble material in interior design.

Coastal Residence, Mokk Studio
Barwonheads Residence, Mokk Studio

1. The Power of Colorful Grout

Go beyond neutrals

Traditionally, grout has been a subtle, neutral backdrop to the star of the show, the tiles. However, a growing trend is seeing the use of colourful grout to add that extra hit of personality and vibrancy to any space.  Irene O’Sullivan from Mokk Studios has explored how bold grout colours, such as pinks, and greens can create a striking contrast and highlight the tiles in unexpected ways. 

Coloured grout can accentuate the shapes and patterns of tiles, especially in intricate designs. For example, using a contrasting colour on a subway tile wall can turn a simple layout into a captivating feature.

2. Contrast or Camouflage

Playing with grout shades

Find the drama in these trending tile grout concepts, and go the extra mile by opting for a contrasting grout colour. Create a visually striking effect by choosing dark grout with light tiles or vice versa, and emphasise each tile, giving the overall design of your next project.

On the other hand, choosing grout that closely matches the tile colour can create a seamless and cohesive look. This is particularly popular with monochromatic designs, where the focus is on the tiles themselves rather than the grout lines.

Biggy Restaurant, Wroclaw. Photography: Buck Studio
Biggy Restaurant, Wroclaw. Photography: Buck Studio

3. Thin is In

The rise of thin grout lines

Thin grout lines contribute to a contemporary and minimalist aesthetic. This trend is especially popular with large-format tiles where the focus is on the tile surface rather than the grout lines. Think big marble slabs and countertops!

Thin grout lines can also create the illusion of larger spaces by reducing visual interruptions. This is particularly effective in smaller rooms or areas where a clean, unbroken look is desired for maximum effect.

4. Mixed Materials

Integrating grout into design patterns

It’s time to explore how grout lines can be used to create geometric shapes and emphasize certain tiles. Every space tells a visual story and the trend of using grout as a tool for artistic expression, particularly as a design element in patterns such as chevrons, herringbone, or geometric layouts.

From classic offset to contemporary parquet patterns, the possibilities are endless and inspire homeowners and designers to think beyond traditional layouts.

5. Artistic Grout

Mosaics and custom-designed

Grout lines play a pivotal role in mosaic installations, elevating the aesthetic appeal by either complementing or contrasting with the mosaic tiles. With the ability to tailor grout patterns, you can craft your space like never before, making a statement that goes beyond the ordinary.

Our service Classic Design Studio goes beyond the standard grid, offering you the freedom to tailor your own tile patterns and finishes from a selection of base tiles.

Check out what Classic Design Studio can do for your next project. 


Grout is no longer just the unsung hero of tile installations; it has become a design element that can make a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of a space. As we witness the rise of colourful, creative, and strategic grout applications, it’s clear that this often-overlooked material is taking centre stage in the world of interior design. Embrace the grout revolution and let your tiles shine in ways you never imagined!

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