And then there was one. Gerber has officially ceased producing their specialty toilet colors: Bahama Pink, Dawn Blue, Silver and Jamaican Beige. That leaves us only one source for new pastel-color toilets, Peerless.
2021 UPDATE: Pastel colored sinks and toilets NO LONGER AVAILABLE from either Peerless or Gerber. (It seems that Peerless closed down completely in Dec. 2020.) Stay tuned, though, the former distributor for Peerless is looking for another option for pastel colored potties and sinks — fingers crossed.
Gerber discontinues production of its pastel fixtures, including a reader favorite Bahama Pink
Gerber halted production on these four colors about a year ago due to lack of demand, and according to company spokespeople, there is only limited stock of these colors left, and no more will be produced. If you have been planning to replace or remodel your bathroom using one of these colors from Gerber, the time to try and track one down is now.
We first learned of this news from reader Nancy, who tried to order a Bahama Pink Gerber toilet to replace the pink potty in her vintage bathroom.
After all the great ideas and encouragement regarding my dilemma with my bathroom outfitted with its original “pink furniture,” I did “embrace the pink.” The next step was ordering a pink toilet from Gerber (thanks to all the comments & help from your followers).
A phone call to Gerber provided me with details, cost, style #’s, etc. and instructions that the order had to be made via a plumbing contractor. I knew production was to be about 10 weeks. Fast forward to last week when I thought I should be hearing something. A call to Gerber was answered with the need for the PO number in order to track it.
A call to the plumbing contractor produced the words I did not want to hear. He said he had been told by Gerber the PO was cancelled (he no longer has the #) because they were no longer manufacturing “Bahama Pink” toilets! Of course, none of this info has filtered down to the Internet.
Obviously, I am now very disappointed. A few inquiries produced small leads with extremely outrageous prices for original Porcelain Thrones or parts thereof. Guess I could purchase a white one & hire an artist to paint pink flamingoes on it!
Woe is me…..and a look towards Plan B….which needs to be fast tracked as there is a growing crack in the pink tank. A small crack, several months ago, was the catalyst for this journey that has now stalled at a dead-end road.
I checked in with my contact at Gerber, Toni LeNoir, Marketing Analysis, Fixtures, who confirmed the bad news.
We will continue to manufacture VC products in white, and most items in biscuit (-09) and select sku’s in bone/wheat (-25). It was decided last year to discontinue the premium colors for all VC products. The demand just wasn’t there for the premium colors.
Toni also noted that this color discontinuation includes lavatory sinks. That means that the only colors of vitreous china products made by Gerber from this point out will be white, biscuit and bone/wheat.
Knowing our readers will want to snap up any remaining stock, I asked Toni how the average homeowner could get ahold of any remaining specialty color stock. Toni said the best way to check availability is to contact the Customer Care Department for stock availability at 1-866-538-5536 to check stock status for any of Gerber’s products.
Trying to locate and purchase a Gerber toilet or lavatory sink in Bahama Pink, Dawn Blue, Silver or Jamaican Beige?
- Contact the Customer Care Department at Gerber 1-866-538-5536 to check stock status
- Try Decor Island 1-800-440-5919 — several readers have been able to purchase specialty color toilets through Decor Island. This is where I ordered the Gerber Viper Bahama Pink toilet for my retro bathroom. I recommend calling, as the customer service department is very helpful and should be able to tell you if they can get you what you need right away. Note: We’re now seeing these toilets listed for sale via Decor Island and another company online – for $750. Yes, when something becomes rare, the price goes up.
Still looking for a colorful toilet — try Peerless
Don’t forget about Peerless Pottery, which (as of 6/1/15) still offers several colors of sinks and toilets including Bone, Venetian Pink, Glacier White, Biscuit, Beige, Sterling Silver, Dresden Blue and Harvest Gold. This is now the only place we know of where you can buy a newly produced toilet in retro colors.
2021 UPDATE: Pastel colored sinks and toilets NO LONGER AVAILABLE from either Peerless or Gerber. Stay tuned, though, the former distributor for Peerless is looking for another option.