bill_vincent - question?

Lake_GirlMay 18, 2012

(I think I ask the wrong person this question in another forum - oh well)

Bill - I just put up white subway tile from Lowes on my kitchen backsplash. I'm looking for a grout recommendation that isn't white, more of a light gray or taupe, to set the tiles off. We tried Warm Gray by mapei, but my dh is worried it has a bluish undertone. I bought Custom's Antique White at HD, but haven't tried it yet. Will antique white be too close to white, and make it look dirty? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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albryant

I'm not bill_v, but we are using Laticrete Silver Shadow based on his recommendations several times in other people's posts on this forum. It is pretty similar to Mapei Warm Gray, I think, but I didn't compare them side by side. I know Bill has a few posts with example pictures of the Silver Shadow that you might be able to use as a guide.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:55AM
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Lake_Girl

Thanks, albryant! I'll do a search for silver shadow, I may even have that sample. I'm thinking a light gray, but not bluish. I don't want to lock in on a specific color, because I may end up repainting the wall color, and it needs to match.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 11:40AM
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bill_vincent

Laticrete's Silver Shadow will give you the light grey, while the Custom Antique White will be more of a beige off white, taking you in an entire different direction, tone-wise. Either one would work well, depending on which direction you want to go.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:38PM
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Lake_Girl

thanks. did the custom brand antique white on sample board, and it is beigish. ever used warm gray by custom brand from hd? what is your thought on that color?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 8:37AM
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