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    Default What color is your toilet?

    A while back, made a comment about odd-color toilets, such as puce. Apparently some people must have thought I was drinking! What is puce? Well, it IS a color: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puce

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    I'll stick with white and chrome thanks...

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    The name "puce" sounds gagging to me!

    All of my toilets, the two Toto Drakes at home and the two antiques at Camp are white.

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    Some of mine are a "light green", possibly "mint green". If you want to be conservative, then you will go the "vanilla" route, but Kohler has always been on the cutting edge of colors.

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    I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and there was a massive American Standard plant which supplied most of the homes in that region with bathroom fixtures. My neighborhood that I grew up in was buit in the 1930's-40's and neighbors had some odd, but cool retro bathroom colors. One neighbor had a maroon American Standard sink, toilet, and tub, and had maroon and grey tile on the walls and floors. Another neighbor had a lilac purple bathroom with American Standard fixtures, with lilac tile with an edging of black trim around it. I've seen combinations of yellow/grey, pink/brown, and green/black. Our bathroom had yellow and black tile, but had white fixtures.

    When I was looking at homes to buy where I currently live right now, I came across a house that had a 1960's-1970's bathroom that had Kohler FLUORESCENT green fixtures, and checkered fluorescent green and raspberry tile on the walls. Even the realtor said it was hideous.

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    My Dartmouth in the master bath is bone which matches the tub/shower/basin. My Drake in the basement bath is white. Seems to me that there was a period of time, perhaps the 1950's?, that pastel colors were the vogue. Pink, Green, Yellow, and Blue were quite common. Puce is a dark reddish brown. It may be a shade (pun intended) better than some of the previously mentioned colors, but not much as far as a toilet is concerned. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so perhaps we shouldn't pass judgment, but don't try to wish a Puce toilet on me.

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