Toilet Colors over Time

Ed Del Grande, a plumber, has an advice column in The Seattle Times. He responded to one query about home toilets by describing how the color of a toilet may indicate its vintage:

1920s: Rich pastels like autumn brown reflected fashion trends, and the surplus of beige left over from World War I found its way into our homes.

1930s: As the home became the focus of more activities, cozy neutrals like peach blow gave way to rich colors like dark green and maroon.

1940s: During the war years, the fashion and plumbing industries restricted the number of new colors. Some soil-hiding colors like olive green did appear.


Link via J-Walk Blog | Photo by Flickr user TheGiantVermin used under Creative Commons license

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Recently i went in search of a new toilet and I found out that the only colors in a reasonable price where white and black...how boring!my two late 70s 80s toilets are peach and green ...
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