What color grout for my pink,red,white project?

phish_gwApril 26, 2011

I was hoping to post a picture but I don't think I'm that smart! I have a table I have decorated in pink, red and white tess. China with pink and red flowers, red stained glass, red globs, pink fake pearls, light pink beach glass. The problem is I'm not sure what color to grout.

I was thinking white because I think the faded light pink beach glass would look more pink against a black background.

But I also liked the idea of taupe to make it pop.

The other colors I own are tan, cream, light gray and black, but I've had bad luck with black grout so I don't want to use that.

Can you think of a color that would bring out the pink in my light pink and at the same time will make everything pop?

What do you recommend?

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loribee2

When you say pink, my first thought is light gray. Sounds pretty! I hope you can manage to upload a picture. I'd love to see it!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 2:11PM
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wackyweeder

white or light gray look great with pink. If you have dry grout sprinkle some in the spaces to see how it will look. you can brush it out later.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 2:43PM
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silvamae

Just don't use white; I have ruined a couple of projects by using white and it just washed everything out. I don't use white except when I'm going to paint the grout. My suggestions are tan, taupe, or grey.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 4:59PM
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concretenprimroses

I'd love to see your project. Its not hard ot post a pic, I think there is an explanation in the FAQ. I must admit I'm selfish though because I am wondering what color to grout the lamp I'm makeing which is with pink rose dish shards and white irredescent glass tile.
I bought antique white thinking I would add some of a greenish grey that I have to it.

Good luck, and I hope you post a picture.

Kathy

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 7:14PM
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phish_gw

Also, taupe (one of my original contenders) isn't an option since I don't have enough of it. Light grey sounds good and I like the suggestion of powdering an area to see what it will look like. I'll try to post a picture once I'm done with it.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 1:27PM
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concretenprimroses

So hows it going?
Kathy

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 9:32PM
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phish_gw

out how to post a picture :(

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 3:10PM
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concretenprimroses

the easiest way , in my opinion, is to upload your pic to a free site like photobucket. Choose medium as the size, if you are offered a choice. Once the photo is there you just click on the html code (you will see the word "copied" flash at you) then come here and Paste (in the right click menu) into your post. I usually start my post and have photobucket open in another window (or tab) so I can go back and forth. I imagine flicker and other photo sharing sites work the same way.
Good luck.
Kathy

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 7:35AM
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concretenprimroses

You know, maybe medium is too small. It is what i use for my blog, but bigger is better for these forums, I think. I make a copy that is smaller for my blog.

Below I've attached a link to a very detailed description of how to use photobucket from the GardenJunk forum.

Good luck. Can't wait to see your piece. You can see that I used grey grout on my lamp with roses in a recent post.

Kathy

Here is a link that might be useful: How to post pics

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 8:39AM
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phish_gw

Here is my table. It is a picture of the top and you can see a bit of the bottom (that I also decorated with red and pink tiles)

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 2:59PM
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texaswild

PHISH: This is the prettiest table I've seen in a long time. Your colors are just perfectly coordinated. LOVE this.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 5:26PM
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loribee2

Ohmygoodness!! That is SOSOSO pretty! Beautiful job! Love the colors. Makes me think of valentines. Are you happy with it? Where are you going to put it?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 11:03PM
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wishdish

Wow, that is gorgeous. Glad you figured out the photo posting so that we could all enjoy seeing your beautiful table.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 12:41AM
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concretenprimroses

Its lovely! Fantastic work. I'm glad you went with grey grout.
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:57PM
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phish_gw

The only problem (which I knew going into it) is that it's bumpy, so I wouldn't want to rest a fragile glass on there. I've never been brave enough to try the reverse method. Besides, as I understand it, I would have had to have a mold that was the same size as my table in order to make that work, and I didn't have one.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 1:40PM
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concretenprimroses

On my little mosaicked bedside table I purposely put one big piece (with a pretty flower) in the center, figuring a glass could be put right there if no where else!
I bet you'll find that glasses will be ok on your table tho not totally even.
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 9:51AM
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