Along with emails requesting color advice and to schedule color consultations, once in a while I get phone calls either about color or Interior Design. Questions like:
- “Is this the Sherwin Williams in Waxhaw?“ or
- “What type of curtain rod do I need if …?” to
- “Where can I buy the metallic tile you had in your kitchen post?”
- and the most recent …
- “Where can I get Tweety Bird yellow grout for my subway tile?”
If I can help the caller with a question I will direct them to the right avenues but yesterday, this one call had me scratching my head. Why would you want Tweety Bird yellow grout on subway tile?
In a way I was happy that someone is really having fun with color but … and it’s a BIG but … is this going to be a tacky kitchen with yellow grout or a beautiful kitchen with yellow accents?
For the most part, you can scour the internet and see what comes up or you can check with your local box stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot. They’ll have grout options in the Flooring department and you can ask if they have the color you’re looking for in stock (I can tell you right off that Tweety Bird yellow will not be a stock color) or you can ask an Associate to see if that is a color that they can special order for you.
This phone call about the yellow grout spiked my curiosity. What type of kitchen design would call for such a bright yellow grout for subway tile? This is a very trendy, risky color to choose for an otherwise very classic, traditional tile.
Now I know you can get glitter grout because I used to sell it back in day. I myself, searched the internet and have not yet found a bright yellow option for grout but I did find an Artist who used yellow grout in their Mosaic tables.
I was unable to help the caller other than suggestion he do what I just did here. Check you local box stores, scour the internet and if you find someone that has used the item you’re looking for, send out an email to see how you can get it to.
I sure would love to see the final design because I must say, with over 20 years of Interior Design experience, I’ve never come across a kitchen that has used yellow grout. I’d love to see a picture and I hope the caller find his grout :-)