A good looking retro 1950s style toilet Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • February 16, 2016 We love to talk toilets here at Retro Renovation and today: a new find — an affordable toilet with lovely retro lines. Thanks to reader Paul for this tip. He wrote: Pam, I have found a new option for 1950s style toilets! They only come in white, but it will look good in a vintage bathroom. We agree: The Halkett Two-Piece Toilet has that classic midcentury look. At $180, it won’t break the bank either. Shop the Halkett Two-Piece Toilet at Signature Hardware. See all our toilet research. Related stories Where to get a cover for your vintage toilet tank Retro bathroom: Black pearlescent toilet seat from Kohler Toilet bolt caps in five 1950s colors, including Venetian Pink, Regency Blue and Ming Green Decorating a yellow bathroom: Color history and ideas from five manufacturers from 1927 to 1962 Comments 9 Comments Ford Lee says February 16, 2016 at 7:52 am mobile_home_dude I see that the toilets you’ve discussed in the last couple of days all have the exposed trapway design. Don’t people realize all those indented curves are harder to keep clean? A lot of people are so squeamish about bathroom germs, but don’t seem to care (or think about) all the extra surfaces sticking out that will catch more of those germs than ever. And looking at the sides of the toilet puts a vision in my mind’s eye that is not appealing. I have seen toilets that even have a sticker on the showroom sample saying “smooth sides” and of course they cost more. I guess it’s now considered an upgrade? Are the companies so desperate to save a little bit of money that the materials they save making the exposed trapway is the difference between staying in business or not? This is why, when I need to replace my toilet, it will be with a used one, even though it won’t save water. Reply Pat says February 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm We bought a used toilet for that very reason, and guess what, we got one of the low flush toilets anyway. Is there a way to tell whether or not it’s low flush?? Reply Paul says February 16, 2016 at 8:42 am An inexpensive change would be to replace that plastic flush lever with a more 1950’s looking one, many of which are available at Lowes for a few dollars. Like I said before: If only this toilet came in Venetian Pink, Regency Blue, and Ming Green as well as white! Reply Mary Elizabeth says February 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm Yes, I agree this is nice looking except for from the side. Reply Pat says February 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm I lived through the 50’s and we always lived in new houses cause my Dad built them. We never had a toilet with that design (the trapway). So, I’m a bit confused why these are considered retro. Reply pam kueber says February 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm I think it has “the look” Reply Judy says February 17, 2016 at 7:07 pm Does anyone else think it looks like intestines from the side? What a shame because I really do like the indented lid. Reply Paul says February 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm Well that was weird. Reply Katie says February 18, 2016 at 8:22 am I know that this is almost blasphemy on this site, but I actually prefer the look of a white or off-white tub and toilet. I adore colored tile, and most of it looks nice with a neutral. I live in an area with very hard water, which means that the toilet is going to need to get replaced every 15ish years, and even if you can get a colored toilet, the odds of getting one in the same shade as the old one is very slim. Reply Commenting: Information Note: All comments are moderated, generally within 24 hours. By using this website you are agreeing to the site’s >> Terms of Service, << which include commenting policies, and our >> Privacy Notice. << Before participating, read them in full. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.