Grout and Tile

In the kitchen, I chose to use Desert Durango Tumbled Travertine with unsanded grout New Taupe #215 color by C-Cure. Grout company number: 800.895.2874

Tile bought at: http://www.flooranddecoroutlets.com/tumblestones.php

Sample of Grout, which dried MUCH lighter. Notice the card with the smudged color on the edges. Those smudges are the actual dried grout color New Taupe. The ONLY time the grout matched the sample was when it was WET. After enhancing....well, you judge. Did it darken to you? It dried looking more like Winter Gray #214. I am planning to glaze the grout and tile when my cabinets are finished to darken the grout and tile. As time has gone on, the present grout has lightened more.

 

Note: the grout is NOT darkened at this time in the below pictures. The finished grout color did NOT, in any way match the color swatch below. I will post results when I have finished the kitchen. My sample glazing of the grout will be sealed and looks great, so I expect my backsplash to look much better.