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Thread: Matching American Standard, Kohler, Toto color in Bone-almond and Linen-biscuit-beige

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    American Standard: Bone
    Kohler: Almond
    Toto: Bone
    Mainly sold in the 80's

    American Standard Linen
    Kohler Biscuit
    Toto Sedona Beige
    A more recent color choice

    American Standard old White
    Kohler White
    Toto Cotton White

    American Standard New White, within the last few years.
    Toto Colonial White
    Last edited by Terry; 05-29-2010 at 03:59 AM.

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    Even the same manufacturer's color will appear different if one fixture is china, such as the toilet or lavatory, and the other is cast iron, such as a tub or lavatory.

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    Terry--I read your comments correlating various manufacturers whites. Can you tell me when American Standard changed to the "New White"?
    Many thanks for an informative site. Looking forward to delivery of my two Vespin II toilets for my remodel!

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    Default TOTO colors

    Recently purchased a ToTo Clayton and a ToTo Ultramax, both in Cotton. The Clayton is true to color, however, the Ultamax is a gray-white...not even close to the described Cotton or the brightness of the Clayton. Has anyone experienced this?

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    I haven't experienced that. Are you looking at the tank lids in the same room, side by side?

    White tends to reflect whatever it is close to.

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    Yep! Took the lids off each and compared them under the lighting in both rooms and even other rooms and they are different.
    Last edited by Lion; 11-20-2010 at 04:47 PM.

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    Default Help! It's the color question, again...

    I read your earlier posts about bath fixture colors, which were initially most helpful. But now I'm really confused. I'm trying to match a new Kohler vanity sink with my current tub and toilet fixtures, which are American Standard bone. I went to a local Ferguson's and they suggested Kohler biscuit, rather than almond (which did look more taupe/tan on their color chart, than the AmerStandard bone sample I took with me to compare). I researched the colors further and found an online site for a company that supplies the dry pigment for bath fixtures (www.marblecolors.com). They had some pigment comparisons of AmerStandard, Toto, and Kohler. The Kohler almond they show is much darker than the American Standard bone. The Kohler biscuit seems to be a better match. I hate to order the wrong color sink, and the only Kohler fixtures our local retailers offer in their showrooms are white or biscuit. There was no almond to compare other than the color chart. Should I order Kohler almond or biscuit to match my American Standard bone? Help! --PatB

    PS-- AS = American Standard and K = Kohler on the attached samples.
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    American Standard Bone has always been a fairly close match to Kohler Almond and TOTO Bone.

    American Standard Linen is the match to Kohler Biscuit and Toto Sedona Beige.

    It has been this way for years. Perhaps the showroom that you go to needs to read this page. It would help their confusion about colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    American Standard: Bone
    Kohler: Almond
    Toto: Bone
    Mainly sold in the 80's

    American Standard Linen
    Kohler Biscuit
    Toto Sedona Beige
    A more recent color choice

    American Standard old White
    Kohler White
    Toto Cotton White

    American Standard New White, within the last few years.
    Toto Colonial White
    How old is old? My American Standard stuff is 2002-2003. Should I go with Cotton or Colonial?
    Last edited by Nickelboy; 07-24-2012 at 10:46 AM.

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    Sometimes the color is stamped or marked inside the tank. 02-03 would be more like Cotton.

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