Kohler old toilet color

ljp326March 13, 2014

Bath renovation trying to match Kohler PARCHMENT fiberglass shower unit with a "new" toilet to match the shower unit which isn't being replaced. Unable to match a toilet color with Parchment�any thoughts out there?

I know there are toilet seat sites there to match toilet but i'm looking to possibly replace it or just might have to keep it.

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I think Mexican Sand (darker) or Almond (lighter) are going to be the closest blends. You can order samples on the Kohler website

Here is a link that might be useful: Color Chip Store

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 9:58PM
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If the idea is to get the closest match on color, you're in a difficult spot. With a toilet, you could take the tank cover to showrooms and compare. There's no piece to take from a shower stall.

What I would do is search online for the plumbing supply places, kitchen and bath showcases and design galleries near you. Next, come up with a list of brands - Kohler, American Standard, Toto, Gerber, etc. and find out which of the places carry which brands. Go there and plead your case and ask to borrow the color chip samples, putting down a deposit for it if requested. Try to get all the samples for all the brands at home at the same time, then pick the closest match.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 10:53PM
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Kohler made parchment (color #40) from 1976 through 1989. It is no longer made.

You may be able to find old fixtures at an architectural salvage dealer. I see them from time to time.

If you buy an old toilet, your plumber may have to modify it to meet current federal law on flushing limits -- but many jurisdictions overlook the requirement for heritage toilets. Ask your local plumbing inspector.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 12:07AM
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