You know that classic look of subway tile that you often see in kitchens and bathrooms? One important detail to get the look right: black grout.

The black grout really sets off the subway tile pattern, especially when used with white tile. And a very practical reason to love it? It doesn't show staining like white grout does.

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(Images: S.R. Gambrel, DecorPad, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor, 1st Option)