35+ White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
Full-Height White Cabinets with Blue Island and Dark Wood Flooring
The horizontally stacked ceramic subway tile backsplash enlarges the kitchen visually, while its black grout adds a definitive feature to make a statement. Also, its stacked layout gives an impression of an ordered and clean look. The horizontally-lined rug and full-height white cabinets emphasize the geometric patterns in the kitchen while lending a contemporary appeal. The blue island imbues the kitchen with a colorful accent, and dark wood flooring brings warmth.
Open-plan Kitchen with Two-tone Cabinetry and White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
This stunning kitchen orchestrates warm and neutral tones masterfully while inspiring you how to make use of an open-plan layout. First of all, the white porcelain hex tile backsplash goes all the way up to the ceiling, creating an expressive wall surface, while its elongated pattern adds movement and makes the kitchen feel taller. Secondly, natural wood cabinets and soothing blue overhead cupboards team up to add warmth and color. The addition of a coordinated island offers a practical dining zone with its half-open bottom, while its cabinet section provides an extra prep zone and storage space. Plus, the island’s vertical alignment brings a contrasting profile that strategically distinguishes its dining section from the high-traffic kitchen zone.
White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
When choosing a backsplash, what is as important as the backsplash is the grout colors that will modify the look of your backsplash drastically. A white tile backsplash with black grout is one of the most popular tile-grout combinations for it provides a traditional and modern look for your kitchen. Of course, it also heavily depends on how you contextualize it. Especially, for a neutral and focused look, it is one of the best.
White tile backsplash with black grout does perform well with many tile shapes: subway tiles, hexagons, chevron, herringbone, arabesque, and more. A white tile backsplash provides a bright and reflective wall surface that aids a spacious feeling. And black grout hides stains and emphasizes tile shapes, making a perfect pair with a white tile backsplash. If you want to see the different alternatives for these trendy elements, scroll down and check these stunning white tile backsplash with black grout ideas!
Transitional Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash and Brass Hardware
In this transitional kitchen, the white subway tile backsplash offers a blank canvas for everything to blend perfectly, while its black grout brings a slight contrast. Brass hardware and range hood trim add a splash of color to level up the kitchen’s aesthetic. The combination of blue and white cabinets creates a soothing ambiance, while wood accents contribute warm tones.
White Cabinets and Black Island with White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
This kitchen immerses you in a well of white and celebrates its union with black. The black island, plumbing fixtures, and hardware ground the look, while the infusion of brass touches on the lighting fixtures and faucet alleviates the heaviness of black. The white subway tile backsplash with black grout feels like a summary of the kitchen’s overall theme that fosters a timeless look.
Arabesque-pattern White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout and Brass Accents
This transitional kitchen is trimming with statement pieces: the starburst lighting fixture, arabesque-pattern white tile backsplash with black grout, and brass accents. They all work together to elevate the all-white color scheme. Especially, the textured walls and fixtures expand the visual dynamism in the kitchen, and the island is set in the heart of the kitchen, serving as a utilizing object to organize the space.
Can you use black grout with white tile?
Yes, definitely! Black grout with white tile offers a striking contrast and makes a bold statement in your kitchen. It is especially favored for traditional looks.
Transitional Kitchen with White Porcelain Backsplash and Stainless Steel Appliances
This transitional kitchen’s theme is contextualized in compliance with the white backsplash with black grout. While the white cabinets wrap around the kitchen’s perimeter and dominate the kitchen, the multi-purpose island sits down in the center of the kitchen. It houses a wine display rack and beverage cooler while enriching the spatial dining options at home, paired with black industrial-style counter stools. The black lighting and plumbing fixtures and these counter stools establish contrast in this white dominant kitchen. The gray quartz island top and stainless steel appliances soften the contrast. And the white porcelain subway tiles’ vertical alignment adds movement to break up the monotony. Lastly, the kitchen floors are finished with dark wood flooring to bring warmth and finalize the overall look.
Contemporary Kitchen with Vertically Stacked Tile Backsplash and Two-tone Cabinetry
The gray-white palette sets the tone in this contemporary kitchen and brings an idyllic comfort. White overhead slab-front cabinets merge with the ceiling and seem camouflaged, which in return creates a sense of spaciousness. The white ceramic backsplash with vertically stacked subway tiles builds upon the cabinets’ impact to make the kitchen look taller. This vertically stacked tile backsplash also adds momentum, while wood shelves inject a healthy dose of warmth. The gray base cabinets with a more definitive character ground the look. Stainless steel appliances and hardware blend in perfectly, and grayish laminate parquet flooring completes the look of the kitchen. Lastly, the floor-to-ceiling light brown poles designate the kitchen space while guarding the staircases leading upstairs.
Contemporary Kitchen with White Quartz Countertops and Glass Subway Tile Backsplash
In this contemporary kitchen, wood traded for colors adds rustic charm, while the white and black palette presents a strong character. This ambitious combination gains a more dramatic personality with dark wood flooring and a wood-base island. It is slightly offset by a white glass subway tile backsplash and white quartz countertops. The vertically stacked tile backsplash creates a sense of order and clarity, while black pendants with brass interior add visual interest. Lastly, the potted plants bring a breath of fresh air, echoing back to natural views outstretching behind the window.
What color grout should you use with white tile?
It depends on the effect you want for your kitchen. If you want a seamless look, then white and gray grout is preferable. But to achieve contrast or warmth, black and gold grout are other options you can take into consideration.
Scandinavian Kitchen with Wood Treatments and Off-White Cabinets
A neutral palette becomes the foundation of the kitchen imbued with added details and wood treatments. While every detail, ranging from the off-white cabinets to white backsplash and gray quartz countertops, diversifies the kitchen’s look, the oversized patio door puts the kitchen in a dialogue with the garden. Placed across the door, the curvaceous island lures you in for a sit-down meal and serves as a conversation zone. Also, its wood dressing in synchrony with the range hood brings a strong sense of cohesion.
White Cabinets and White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
A fresh palette of white colonizes the kitchen, creating a sense of peacefulness. White recessed panel cabinets harmonize beautifully with white Corian quartz countertops and white backsplash. The intriguing pattern of the ceiling-height backsplash peeks behind the white cabinets above the white quartz countertops. Its black grout accentuates the white backdrop, while the wood trim of the range hood contributes warm tones. The dark wood’s dramatic effect makes for a rustic charm to soften the all-white look of the kitchen.
The well of the tile shapes is deep and versatile. To name a few, we can mention subway, herringbone, chevron, arabesque, geometric, fish scale, hexagon, and more. In today’s market, tiles are available in a wide range of materials, size formats, colors, and designs.
This versatility is enriched even more with various layouts, each achieving a unique look in itself. For instance, diamond patterns merge with cubes and hexagons, while hexagons vary among themselves, including regular, picket tile, and elongated patterns. Likewise, subway tiles can be stacked vertically, horizontally, and even diagonally. So, it is important to keep in mind that tile shapes can be laid in various ways to create appealing wall surfaces.
White Subway Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
Dating back to the Victorian era, subway tiles are versatile, which makes it hard to define them. Laid in different directions in stacked and running-bond styles, they orchestrate various impacts. Even though the standard versions of subway tiles measure 3 by 6 inches, in today’s market, they exist in many different formats to dress the walls.
Another fad in kitchens is the square tiles used alternatively to subway tiles. These white square tiles with black grout feature a modern and graphite look and can be used in different combinations and interior décor styles. Lastly, subway tile backsplashes with again a white-black palette can look modern and traditional depending on the context.
Farmhouse Kitchen with Double Islands and White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
In this spacious farmhouse kitchen, every element harmonizes beautifully. The white-black palette creates a sense of a well-balanced atmosphere, especially when combined with woven rattan counter stools and light wood flooring. Gorgeous oversized black cabinet handles punctuate the white cabinets just like black grout accentuates the white subway tile backsplash. The right wall interspersed with black trimmed windows bath the kitchen in daylight. To benefit from the kitchen’s spacious layout, double-islands are used to organize the space and create a connection.
Square Tile Backsplash with Gray Shaker Cabinets and a Running-style Rug
The popularity of subway tiles is a well-known fact. But for those looking for an alternative, we can offer square tiles laid in a running-bond style. They look like the squeezed versions of the subway tiles with a graphic and modern look. In this kitchen, for instance, the square tile backsplash adds a modern appeal above the gray shaker cabinets. This new look is contrasted with the rustic charm of a traditional rug and oil-rubbed bronze hardware. Black beams define the traditional-style windows and add a character to the kitchen. Overall, this farmhouse kitchen presents an inspiring mash-up of old and new.
Industrial Kitchen with Glass Pendants and Wood Floating Shelves
This stunning kitchen transports us to an industrial setting thanks to a giant pipe traversing the ceiling, stainless steel appliances, and gray cabinets orchestrating industrial-style kitchen vibes. The oversized glass pendants look like round-bottom flasks in a chemistry lab. The white subway tile backsplash with black grout and quartz countertops blends beautifully with the gray cabinets. They evoke a clean and hygienic look that industrial kitchens embody. However, the kitchen’s industrial narrative finds an antagonist with rustic elements. The wood floating shelves, light-wood flooring, and V-groove island resonate with farmhouse flairs. Overall, two contrasting characters combine to achieve a well-balanced look and create a homey atmosphere.
Is black or white grout better?
Choosing grout is as important as deciding a backsplash, as grout is very impactful to define the overall look of the backsplash. So, let’s discuss what black and white grout do.
Black adds a more dramatic and industrial look, while white grout looks more refreshing, soft, and relaxed. Especially, with white tiles, the difference becomes more remarkable. White-on-white look looks clean and neat, whereas black-on-white makes a bold statement and displays a sense of strength and focus. Another advantage of white grout is that it creates a spacious feel. So, if you have a small kitchen, it might be wiser to apply white grout. On the other hand, darker grouts like black are experts at hiding the stains and offer practical use.
Transitional Kitchen with Wood Floating Shelves and White Cabinets
The kitchen owes its bright and fresh look to a white palette enhanced with brass accents and wood floating shelves. Enveloped by a great amount of natural light it borrows from the outdoors, it features a welcoming atmosphere. In other words, the kitchen arranges the spatial distribution of the fixtures so well to create lighting opportunities, lessening the need for artificial light. The black countertops bring just the right amount of contrast to challenging the white cabinets. Wood floating shelves accentuate the white backsplash with black grout and inject a dose of organic elements. The stainless steel appliances with a modern appeal complete the look of the kitchen.
Coastal Kitchen with White Cabinets and Blue Island
The highlight of this kitchen is the blue island paired with rattan counter stools, carrying a coastal flavor. The subway tile backsplash above the white quartz countertops lightens up the interior space to evoke that summerish look. The white combination with blue emits cool vibes, while black tile grout adds a slight contrast to make a statement. Nickel finish lighting fixtures and stainless steel appliances complete the overall look of the kitchen while bringing a clean and professional look.
Full-Height Backsplash with Gray Cabinets and Corner Shelves
The combination of a full-height white backsplash with floor-to-ceiling gray cabinets gives the illusion of an enlarged kitchen, while a timeless classic, a ceramic subway tile backsplash defines the kitchen’s backdrop. Punctuated by wood corner shelves exhibiting picture frames and decorative items, the backsplash presents an eclectic subtext to make a counterpoint. To create a well-balanced look, the biophilic elements are incorporated with wood shelves and potted plants. The reclaimed wood dining table is a bonus addition to breathe life into the kitchen, while the gray laminate parquet finalizes the overall look.
What is the most popular grout color for white subway tile?
Gray grout is the most popular grout color for white subway tiles as it makes for a neutral look. Gray grout provides something in the middle rather than pushing the color limits too far as white and black grout does.
Contemporary Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and White Quartz Countertops
Blue cabinets with white quartz countertops introduce a fresh look, while the subway tile backsplash adds depth and enlarges the work surface visually. The horizontally laid backsplash tiles present a contrast to the vertical lines on the tongue and groove island, which together add momentum to the kitchen. Low-back counter stools and wood flooring soften the blue-white palette to bring a defining sense of space. Stainless steel appliances and hardware complete each other harmoniously.
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and Colorful Rugs
Abound in colors, this modern farmhouse kitchen hooks you at first sight. The blue cabinets, mirror-treated cabinet fronts, and orange-like glass balls create a visually dynamic interior space. The colorful rugs take your eyes on a journey and create an osmotic relationship between the floor and upper level of the kitchen. A pecking hen sculpture on the table adds a playful element, stealing all the attention of the voyeurs. Set in the heart of the kitchen, the black table with open bottom delivers that rustic look perfectly.
Full-Height White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout and White Oak Cabinets
This transitional kitchen owes its pure beauty to the full-height white ceramic subway tile backsplash and white quartzite countertops. The running bond style of the backsplash puts the wall surface on move with a fun touch, while the white oak cabinets contribute warm tones and a tactile feel. The floral pattern porcelain tiles coat the floor, evoking a visual interest. Its busy look becomes the highlight, sealing the overall look of the kitchen.
White Cabinets with Black Countertops and Wood Flooring
The combination of black and white couldn’t have looked more appealing and refreshing! The ceiling-height white shaker cabinets make the kitchen look taller, punctuated by black hardware. The black perimeter countertops create a stunning contrast, complemented with black counter stools. The white-on-white island harmonizes beautifully with the rest, organizing the space in this oversized kitchen. Lastly, light wood flooring with black stains makes a great finish, while white backsplash with black grout mimics the kitchen’s color scheme.
Transitional Kitchen with Blue Island and Wood Floating Shelves
In this transitional kitchen, the white ceramic subway tile backsplash with black grout, a blue island topped with a butcher block, and an apron-front sink coordinate expertly to reflect farmhouse vibes. Brass hardware and wood shelves contribute warm tones and enrich the texture repertoire of the kitchen. Blue island injects a small dose of color to the otherwise white-dominant kitchen, while white countertops and cabinets synchronize beautifully. Lastly, the books and decorative items displayed on wood shelves add a character and highlight the kitchen’s eclectic subtext.
White Hexagon Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
Also known as honeycomb tiles, hexagon tiles refer back to nature, thus considered biophilic elements, upgrading the mood of the kitchen significantly. Unlike other patterns, hexagons are versatile as they have subgroups. These groups include regular, elongated, picket tile, and penny hexagon tiles, and each creates a unique impact on the kitchen. The white-black palette of the hexagons is also very effective for a seamless and engaging design. It is one of the tile patterns that black grout suits most.
White Shaker Cabinets with Brass Accents and Wood Island
The full-height white ceramic hex tile backsplash contributes a modern appeal to this traditional kitchen, while its dark grout adds a slight contrast and defines the tile edges to emphasize the hex patterns. White shaker cabinets paired with white quartzite countertops lighten the interior, supported by brass hardware and a gold finish faucet. The oversized wood island projects the traditional kitchen soul perfectly, emanating an earthy feel and warmth. Its full-functional asset increases the utility of the kitchen and organizes the space.
White Slab-Front Cabinets and White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
This Scandinavian kitchen exposed to daylighting feels cozy and warmed up. White slab-front cabinets topped with gray concrete-like countertops execute a sleek look with clean finishes. White honeycomb tiles copy a natural pattern and become the visual focal point as a backsplash. Their black grout resonates with the kitchen’s theme to eschew an all-white look. Herringbone pattern wood flooring and woven rattan chairs contribute warm tones to offset the sleek grey-white palette.
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Transitional Kitchen with Half-Waterfall Island and White Shaker Cabinets
With a walnut countertop and eye-catching anatomy, the kitchen island executes opulence. While the countertop’s one side oozes to contribute a diversified look, the other part falls over the edge. The modern-looking counter stools with walnut backs are in synchrony with the island. At the rear of the kitchen, white shaker cabinets topped with gray countertops offer a humble look, in contrast with the modern aesthetics of the waterfall island. With beige flooring, white hex tile backsplash, and black hardware on the cabinets, integrity becomes established.
Should grout be lighter or darker than tile?
The answer to this question depends on the taste of the homeowners and the look they are aiming for. Lighter grout makes for a seamless and more homogeneous look, while darker grouts emphasize and define the tile shapes better. At this point, you can also consider the size of the tiles. For smaller tiles, for instance, the grout lines feel much larger, which reveals the grout impact even more, whereas it’s the quite opposite for the larger ones.
Modern Kitchen with Wood Cabinets and a Farmhouse Sink
In this modern kitchen, the wraparound counter configures the spatial distribution of the space while creating a cozy ambiance. So, don’t be surprised if you happen to be drawn into this kitchen at first sight. The soothing light wood cabinet layering, white backsplash, and serene-looking blue overhead cabinets introduce a strong sense of order and clarity. While wood adds warmth, the white elongated tile backsplash and apron-front sink with its stainless steel torso bring a modern appeal. Also, white appliances and quartz countertops blend in seamlessly, completing the kitchen’s overall look.
White Cabinets and Wood Island with White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
Standing out between black countertops and white recessed panel cabinets, the white hex tile backsplash is the highlight of the kitchen. It consists of smaller and larger hexagons, evoking visual interest. Its black tile grout defines the hex patterns while emphasizing their intriguing shapes in the meantime. The kitchen wood island topped with a white quartz countertop acts as a connecting piece in this open-plan layout. It also emanates an earthy feel that envelops the kitchen with warmth, complemented with light wood flooring.
White Herringbone Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
Herringbone tiles are cut at a 90-degree angle and composed of rectangles laid in a staggered pattern. Fitting into any style, they create stunning backdrops. If you desire something neutral but also bold, a white herringbone tile backsplash with black grout will give you the look you want.
White Shaker Cabinets and a White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
The infusion of white with gray, black, and brass accents play out throughout the kitchen, while the chevron backsplash with black grout stays in synchrony with the rest. White shaker cabinets and white quartz countertops create a spacious feeling, well-coordinated in this open-plan kitchen. The custom-design island makes use of a structural element, the pillar while turning it into something aesthetic. Paired with black counter stools, the island reinforces a contrasting feel, offset by dark wood flooring and brass accents.
Traditional Kitchen with Brass Accents and White-on-white Palette
Brass hardware of the lighting fixtures and gold trims on the range hood cast a sense of warmth in this all-white kitchen. The white-on-white palette aids a spacious feeling with windows lending daylight generously, while the open and airy feel is solidified with the effect of the lush greenery behind the windows. The polished herringbone pattern ceramic backsplash with its glossy surface is well-coordinated with the quartzite countertops. The French classic-style blue cushioned counter stools inject a healthy dose of color to enrich the color palette. Their wood skeletons blend perfectly with the wood floor while also helping finalize the kitchen’s overall look with natural elements.
Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Countertops and White Cabinets
This relatively small farmhouse kitchen smartly extends into the adjacent living room to create an expansive feel. Built upon contrasts, it fuses white cabinets with black countertops and clean lines with textured surfaces. And the island mirrors the perimeter theme to create a continuous design. Also acting as a connecting piece, it ties the living room and the kitchen together, while the glass-fronted cabinets, bridge faucet, brass lighting fixtures, and wood flooring embody the farmhouse spirit perfectly.
White Chevron Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
Chevron tiles are cut at a 45-degree angle, widely used for floor coating. Classical features themselves, they still maintain their popularity thanks to their interesting shapes with a “zig-zag” look. For the same reason, the white and black palette does work well with chevron tiles due to these ambitious patterns. And black grout helps bring out the chevron’s unique pattern.
Contemporary Kitchen with Wood Island and White Slab-Front Cabinets
Clad in wood panels, the ceiling brings nature into the kitchen. White slab-front cabinets and white ceramic chevron tile backsplash feed the kitchen with light. Gray countertops and gray concrete flooring orchestrate a flawless look, while the wood island establishes a bond with the ceiling. This ornament-free kitchen comes to life with potted plants scattered on the different parts of the kitchen. These beautiful green things bring a breath of fresh air so that the kitchen stays in tune with the natural world lying behind the oversized patio door.
Scandinavian Kitchen with Plywood Cabinets and Chevron White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
This cozy kitchen embodies the Scandinavian clean lines, favored wood textures, and functionality masterfully. The combination of wider slab-front door cabinets and the plywood cupboards merge contemporary flairs with a rustic charm. These floor-to-ceiling cabinets maximize the storage space of the kitchen, while the white chevron tile backsplash paired with white countertops creates a spacious feel. The intriguing geometric shape of the backsplash finds a company thanks to the carpet with diamond- patterns. Lying beneath the table, it coats the gray tile flooring partially to evoke homey vibes. The practical wood table is paired with black counter stools whose backs look like branches of a tree. In addition to the wood textures, the stools introduce biophilic elements by mimicking natural patterns to reinforce an organic feel.
White Arabesque Tile Backsplash with Black Grout
The concept of Arabesque originates from Arabic and Moorish designs, which find reflection in tile format as well. Arabesque tiles, unique in themselves, resemble lantern tiles in a way. But they are curvier and more rhythmic. Their delicate curvaceous lines motivate a flowing ornamental design that achieves a traditional look and projects the Arabesque spirit perfectly. To make a statement with arabesque tiles while not pushing too hard, you can choose white arabesque tile and apply black grout for a monotonic and inspiring design. For their local character, arabesque tiles also add a personality to the kitchen without a doubt.
Mediterranean Kitchen with Raised-panel Kitchens and Gray Granite Countertops
Awash with a wide spectrum of materials, including travertine floor tiles, granite countertops, and ceramic backsplash, the kitchen opts for Mediterranean vibes, borrowing from Southern Europe. As white replaces a beige-soil palette, the kitchen retains a sense of distance. It is clashed and well-balanced with the antique, furniture-like wood island that breathes history. Also, the kitchen’s balanced look finds more expression in the arabesque-style backsplash nestled in between the white raised panel cabinets.
Blue Cabinets with White Tile Backsplash with Black Grout and Quartzite Countertops
The streaming light directed from the open terrace graces the polished wood flooring and grayish quartzite countertops. Feeling fresh and bright, the kitchen sits in a conversation with the greeneries lying in front of the home, while the arabesque style porcelain backsplash stands out between the white and blue cabinets. The blue island mimics the perimeter cabinets, creating a continuous design throughout the kitchen. Its extension supported by two front legs make a room for a trio of rattan counter stools. They are tucked underneath to expand the walkway, while the island’s open shelving with aligned books adds a romantic character.
Beach-Style Kitchen with French Bistro Counter Stools and Black Countertops
In this beach-style kitchen, the white cabinets topped with black soapstone countertops colonize the perimeter of the kitchen, while the center is occupied by an island with a butcher block top. The island is paired with woven wicker counter stools with sailor stripes that perform a playful nod to the beach. Interspersed with plenty of windows, the kitchen takes bath in daylight while its open-plan layout allows for cross-ventilation needed to create a breezy micro-climate in coastal kitchens.