Update: Where to buy vintage color toilets — pink, blue, harvest gold, beige, gray, bone

toilet-chartToday — an update on the colors and styles of retro color toilets available from Gerber and Peerless. The Gerber has been a favorite — but reader Heidi tipped us to a few recent changes to their line up — which led us to this update on the options to procure potties in retro pastels — including pink, light blue, harvest gold, beige, bone and gray — and in round or elongated bowl styles. 

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My Gerber toilet — in pink — in compact elongated bowl, which is still available.

I asked my PR contact for Gerber, Linda Bendt, who confirmed Heidi’s tip. Linda writes:

We retired a few of our colors this year including Almond, Spanish Gold, Regal Blue and Citron Yellow. We do still offer White, Biscuit, Bone, Bahama Pink, Jamaican Beige, Silver and Dawn Blue.

We replaced the Bahama Pink round front Viper toilet with a Compact Elongated Viper toilet HE-21-519-21. This has the added comfort of an elongated toilet, but it still fits in a round front space. Bahama Pink, Jamaican Beige, Silver and Dawn Blue are all now only available in the Compact Elongated Viper.

Many of those colors were part of the Gerber line for 20+ years. We discontinued Almond, Spanish Gold, Regal Blue and Citron Yellow due to decreasing demand, and at the moment we are not planning to add any new colors to the line.

reg-vs-compact-toiletWhile it is sad that there will no longer be a colorful round bowl option from Gerber, and that four great retro style colors are no more, I found the Bahama Pink Compact Elongated bowl toilet to be a perfect choice for my built-from-scratch pink bathroom. I used this Gerber model in my retro pink master bathroom — and I love it. Space is not so much of an issue in my master bathroom, but the Gerber compact elongated bowl toilet does measure 2.625″ less in length — from wall to bowl front — than my previous “standard” elongated bowl toilet. The profile shot of the toilet looks more streamlined than before too — as shown above. I like it.

Gerber-bahama-pink-toiletI found my Bahama Pink compact elongated bowl Gerber at Decor Island, so I suggested that Heidi try calling them in the hopes they might still have a few round bowl Regal Blue and Bahama pink toilets left in their warehouse.

Wendy took my advice and replied:

Thanks, Kate! Joe at Decor Island is checking around for me. He said that the Regal Blue will be really difficult and that I may only be able to get the Bahama Pink in an elongated bowl. We really like the rounded front look, but may have to go with the elongated. I am currently calling around to various plumbing supply houses to see if they have any left in either color in the rounded front. I’ll let you know what I learn. Thanks so much!

Then a happy Heidi emailed again few hours later saying:

Just wanted to share my success: Joe from Decor Island found the toilets I need for my house. He found two round front Viper Gerber toilets — one in the Regal Blue (in Canada) and the other in Bahama Pink (in Jersey)! If I weren’t already married, I might have to propose to Joe! 🙂 Toilets should be here in a couple weeks. Whew!

Whew indeed, Heidi. Thanks so much for the tip and we’re so glad you were able to acquire the potties you pined for.

Looking for pastel toilets and sinks: Check both Peerless and Gerber

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BUT KNOW: Peerless has colors, too. If you are looking for pastel potties and sinks — check both Peerless and Gerber for model and color selection.

peerless pottery fixturesUPDATE: As of 6/1/15, I contacted Matt Ford, National Sales Manager at Peerless Pottery who tells me that all of their fixtures except those crossed out on the graphic above are available in all of their colors — including 19 toilet styles, 2 pedestal sinks, 1 undercount sink, 2 drop in sinks and 4 wall mount sinks. See Peerless Pottery’s online catalog for more information on available styles.

Remember, Peerless Pottery also has retro colors for sinks and toilets — and, they have two styles of round bowl. So if you are in the market, scope and compare both Gerber and Peerless for colors and styles currently available

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Comments

  1. C MacKirnan says

    I’m redoing the bathrooms in my 1903 Arts & Crafts bungalow-style house. I love the idea of colored toilets, and have gone so far as to put a bone toilet and sink in my small half-bath, just repainted in two shades of gold. But when you say retro, how far back are you thinking? I am afraid that the late Victorians would have fainted at the idea of having a colored toilet. I’d love to have a blue toilet in the main bathroom, but don’t want it to look too out-of-period.

  2. Darby says

    I have an authentic 1950s green toilet and vanity. The toilet and sink are in good condition and the wood in the vanity would need upgrading. Do you buy used, retro toilets? Thanks!

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