Sunday, 31 October, 2010
Toilets Tell A Tale
Fascinating stuff: Toilet color may be a clue to home's history.
I bet you never thought of your toilet as a history book, but plumbing-fixture colors can tell you about society over the past decades. Let's take a look back at some popular colors of the past and you'll see what I mean.
A few examples:
1940s: During the war years, the fashion and plumbing industries restricted the number of new colors. Some soil-hiding colors like olive green did appear.
1950s: Striking new colors such as flamingo pink and cerulean blue expressed optimism.
1960s: In this decade of rule breaking, it seemed that anything was accepted. Plumbing fixtures followed the times with colors like antique red, tiger lily and even blueberry.
1970s: How do you follow the psychedelic '60s colors? With new colors like sunflower, avocado and Swiss chocolate, of course.
If you want some free decorating advice, here it is: If you have a color choice, always go with Avocado. It's a timeless color that will make your guests feel good when they have to pee.