Where can you find the perfect pink, peach, blue, sunset tan, mint green or harvest gold toilet seat for your vintage toilet? We have three basic answers to this common question about updating your 40s 50s 60s or 70s bathroom – including a new-found source. A typical plea:
I am new to your site, brought here because I am about to purchase a Las Vegas home built in 1970 (it will be the first house I’ve lived in that is younger than me). The bathrooms have unusually shaped toilets, in a sort of peachy color. Anyway, the toilet seats on them are an attempt to match the color, but not a good one, and the size/shape is obviously wrong too. I am wondering if there are sources to buy seats that matching color and shape for what I assume is original. I’d love to have them to put right away when we move in.
A couple of answers so far:
- Bemis’ Color Direct Program
- Locke Plumbing — this is the “new source” — their image is above
- Plastic white marbleized seat here on Amazon — what do you think?? Too cheesy? Have I lost my mind?
- And here are a bundle of novelty toilet seats available in the U.K. — yes, I have lost my mind, it’s clear.
- For anything Crane, try deabath.com
- Buy a wood seat and paint it yourself – see Palm Springs Stephan’s comment in the Bemis story for more info
- And remember: You can always go with black or wood – which might look great depending on your color scheme
See what I do for fun – I research toilet seats.