Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fireplace {Decisions, decisions!}



Hey y'all! I need your opinion. I bought some of this adorable penny round tile from Overstock.com for our fireplace. 


The plan is to install a white surround, and use the penny tile inside the surround...like so:
 
(PLEASE excuse the juvenile hack photoshop job below...oh, and please excuse the Christmas decorations....this is an old picture)




Here's where I need your help....I can't decide what color grout to use. I'm generally not a fan of dark grout, and initially was dead set on using a creamy linen colored grout -- but the darker look is growing on me with these tiles. 

I love how light and bright this tile looks with a light grout:

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Bbbbbbbbut, I'm also kinda diggin' how dramatic dark grout looks with these tiles (Note -- the picture below is actually grout-less, but it gives you an idea what it will end up looking like):

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So....which would you pick and why? Or, are you like me and in love with both? Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts! 

Cheers!



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4 comments:

  1. Hi Kiddo!
    No matter how "perfectly" a fireplace operates - soot happens! And if you have white or light grout, the soot will make it look grungy. And it's a pain in the you-know-what to keep clean! If you go with a darker grout the soot won't be so stunningly visible and you won't be wasting all of your spare moments bleaching and scrubbing grout.
    Love your Blog!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kathy!! My fireplace is gas, but you're right -- dirt and grunge happens! Especially since we have a big field behind our house, so we are constantly battling dust. I feel like the darker grout looks a little more retro, which could be a cool contrast against the traditional white mantel. Thanks so much for your input!

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  2. I really like the dark. I like the way it looks and I don't think it will show dirt as much. (I am all about making things "look" clean. :)~Corrie Alexa

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    1. Word! I like making things look clean too. In fact, we picked our couch fabric because it matches our dog's hair perfectly. :) Thanks for your input!!

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