In the last few years, getting a new toilet in retro colors — like pink, blue, beige or harvest gold — seems to be becoming more and more of a challenge. After Gerber discontinued all of its colors, we were left with one place to find a pretty pink potty — Peerless Pottery. And now, an update: As of the beginning of 2016, Peerless is only offering the three toilet models above in retro colors.
UPDATE: I have seen toilets for sale here on Amazon — lots of colors and sinks too! Disclosure: I make a small commission if you purchase on Amazon using links in this story.
I contacted Matt Ford, President of Peerless Pottery, to inquire about which of their products were available in color. He replied:
The model of toilets we offer in colored pieces is (7160, 7660, and 7668) and we now have a nationwide supplier for us. The company name is Trumbull Industries, and if someone wants to get a retro color please just have them call Trumbull Industries at 1-800-477-1799 and let them know the color they are looking for. We offer Dresden Blue, Harvest Gold, Venetian Pink, Beige, Bone, Silver, and Biscuit.
Update May 24, 2016: Trumbull directed reader Ashley to find their products on this site: Bath 1. Ashley advises to also look on the homepage for discount codes. Thanks, Ashley!
According to their catalog, Peerless doesn’t offer any of their sinks in colors other than white or bone, however when I asked Matt about getting their sinks in colors, he replied:
We offer all of them, however, availability is not very high since we do not have many requests. It would be best to call Trumbull Industries and have them place one on their next order. If they get enough requests they may begin stocking them.
Note the caveat: “If” they get enough requests they “may” begin stocking them.
Fortunately: We think that it’s going to be a lot easier finding a pink sink — vintage, than finding a working pink toilet vintage — and even then, a vintage toilet is likely not going to be low-flow.
- An UPDATE (2/26/2106) from reader ASHLEY: “We called Trumbull Industries and they directed us to Bath1, where they said consumers can purchase these retro colored toilets. We searched for “Pottery” and they came right up! They also have a 5% coupon available to use right now!” Thank you, Ashley, we see them!
- Update Feb. 2017: Some items may be available on Amazon.
- Peerless Pottery’s online catalog
- Another possibility: Contact Trumbull Industries at their main office in Warren, OH: 1-800-477-1799. Matt tells me that Peerless Pottery has just sent their first truckload to Trumbull Industries this week, so you’ll have the best luck by calling the main branch in Warren, OH and asking for Jim Nagy, who may be the best person to help you with pricing and ordering information at this time.