Is it ok to use 2 different grout colors on a kitchen backsplash?

I am doing a kitchen renovation and have Seaglass tiles to put above the stove up to ceiling as a focal point with white subway tile's for the countertop areas. I would like to use a silver gray grout on The subway tiles and was told I shouldn't use colored grout on the Seaglass as it would change the color of the tile ...,so I thought I would use white with the sea glass and silver gray with the subway. I don't want it to look all chopped up though. Thank you for any ideas and thoughts
This is tile for stove area as a focal point
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  • Julie D. Mitchell Julie D. Mitchell on Jun 14, 2017

    I find it hard to believe that colored grout would make the seaglass a different color.. If I were you, I'd try it myself in a small spot somewhere you can lift it back off, like the garage maybe. Because I think the grout should all be the same color to be cohesive to each of the tiles. And what I would probably do is try to throw in a white subway tile here and there into the seaglass . It would really make it all go together and would look very intentional that way. Goods luck!

  • Julie M. Julie M. on Jun 14, 2017

    Grout colors effect different outcomes in your tile look and it can make a huge impact.....not to mention an expensive one. Sometimes I want to contrast my tile for show and sometimes I want it to blend with the stone for a more seamless look. Here is the way I decide grout. I buy several colors of grout. Shake some of the loose grout out of the bag on the tile. (without opening the bag) It usually comes out without opening at all so you can returned the unopened bags. Works every time. That being said. I also like to marry my grout with a countertop if it is a different color than the splash. My current kitchen has white quartz counters and browns and blues iridescent italian mosaic tile. I used the same color of white for the grout to get that tile to pop out and marry to the counter. It looks beautiful.

  • Rona Connelly Rona Connelly on Jun 14, 2017

    yes, it is ok, two different colors would make it look stylish.

  • CJ CJ on Jun 14, 2017

    It's your kitchen, if you like it go for it

  • Dj Dj on Jun 14, 2017

    In the past I got a piece of paper the color of the grout and put it behind the grout to see how it would look before picking the grout color. I think this would help you see how it would all work together.

  • Roxanne StGermain Roxanne StGermain on Jun 14, 2017

    Thanks for some great ideas!!!

  • Raven Farmer Raven Farmer on Jun 14, 2017

    My personal preference would be a single grout color. I like DJ's comment about using the same color piece of paper to test what it may look like. I would try to put it on the wall the best I could and Walk away to look and the whole kitchen. Hope to see after photos!

  • Roxanne StGermain Roxanne StGermain on Jun 15, 2017

    thanks!!! Great idea 😀