Colorful Grout Is a Thing and It’s Ah-mazing
One of the easiest ways to make a statement in any kitchen or bathroom is with a bold tiled backsplash. It’s practically an essential for nailing any Pinterest-perfect and TV-worthy kitchen space. But since the kitchen and bathroom are the most expensive projects in the house, that tile can really stretch your budget. Colored grout might be just the thing to add some serious personality to your space, without blowing your entire budget. If you’re in the mood to add some personality to your tiled rooms, here are nine stunning spaces to show you the way to do it with grout.
1. Sunshine Yellow: This mini white square tile is combined with a thick yellow grout, giving it an edgy urban look. If you’re feeling extra bold, continue the yellow grout up the wall with larger tile for a bright, sunny space. Are you sold yet? (via Design Sponge)
2. Hot Pink: Now that you know hot pink grout exists, it’s obvious you need it in your life, like, yesterday. Instead of painting your cabinets bubble gum pink, try a pink grout backsplash to get a cleaner, more minimal look. Or just go all out and paint the cabinets pink too… We never met a colorful kitchen we didn’t like. (via Domino)
3. Bright Orange: A bold grout looks great with square tiles, but it really highlights the curves of these lantern-shape tiles. Instead of re-grouting your entire kitchen backsplash, give white grout a brand new look with tinted grout sealer. Oooh, magic. (via HGTV)
4. Cool Blue: White tiles are a great choice for small spaces, but when you combine them with white or gray grout, it can start looking pretty stark. Go bold with a bright blue grout for a retro look that’s not too over the top. (via The Design Sheppard)
6. Glitter Gold Grout: This bathroom features a tile backsplash wall with an elegant gold grout. The glittering motif is repeated in the hardware, lighting and mirror. Talk about instant sophistication. (via Tile Mountain)
7. Chartreuse Green: It’s hard not to love this bright grout and geometric tile combo. Here, a touch of almost-neon green injects this space with much needed color while still looking edgy and modern. (via Ecoshower)
8. Retro Shades of Green: Think outside the backsplash when it comes to kitchen tile. Obviously, you don’t have to tile your entire kitchen like this Scandi designer did, but making tile a statement piece will take your style game straight to the top. (via Sight Unseen)
9. Blue + Green: The simplest color palettes are often the most striking. Bright teal tiles and dark green grout come together and serve as the focal point in this dining area, balanced against dark cabinets and plenty of metallics. (via Vogue Living)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)