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HOW TO COLOR GROUT WITH INTEGRAL PIGMENTS

Can I Color Grout?

Yes, you can add color to grout with concrete pigments.  The pigment powder is mixed with the grout to change its color to any custom color grout. The final color may vary from our color chart depending on the type of grout you are using for the project – white or gray, sand or non-sanded. The color chart is based on actual white and gray concrete. We always recommend sample test with material to make sure you get the color you’re looking for.

Black Grout Color
Backsplash Black Pigment Colored Grout

How Do I Know How Much Pigment I Need To Color Grout?

Calculating the amount of pigment needed to match colors on the color charts can be difficult because grout manufacturers rarely include the accurate weights or percentages for the contents. Typically, a bag of grout will contain around 23-26% cement and/or lime. Cement and lime are really the only ingredients that matter when calculating for pigment load. Sand can sometimes affect the color outcome on lighter colors so always test a sample of your grout with the pigment color of choice.

Integrally Colored Grout
Bathroom Backsplash Grout Colored with Cafe Pigment and Sealed with Penetrating Concrete Sealer

What Type of Sealer Should I Use For Colored Grout?

The best type of grout sealer for long-term water, mildew, and oil damage is a Penetrating Sealer. Direct Colors Penetrating Sealer id colorless and has a matte finish to keep the intensity of your colored grout.

Pantone Blue Concrete Pigment in White Grout
Pantone Blue Concrete Pigment in White Grout

What Can You Do With Colored Grout?

Diane with Tiles with Style sent us a few photos of her remarkable work. Diane particularly likes our blue concrete pigment for use with mortar and grout.

“It makes the design come alive. I am a huge advocate of your concrete pigment colors. I not only use them myself in my ceramic tile installations, but I recommend them to all of my clients. I tell them the grout color can play an integral part in the overall design. They don’t have to use just one grout color, but two or more to create depth, or they can blend them to create a vast array of effects.”

Cappuccino Concrete Pigment in White Grout Color
Cappuccino Concrete Pigment in White Grout Color
Royal Blue Grout Color
Royal Blue Pigment Mixed with White Shower Tile Grout
Royal Blue Grout Shower Tile Project
Royal Blue Grout Shower Tile Project
Pumpkin Concrete Pigment in White Grout Color
Pumpkin Concrete Pigment in White Grout Color
Soft Gray Concrete Pigment in White Grout Color
Soft Gray Concrete Pigment in White Grout Color