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Everything Old is New Again...

Posted by Amy Siders on January 18, 2023 0 Comments

Everything Old is New Again…

Be a part of the color revolution!

Kohler was the first to bring bold color into kitchens and bathrooms.

Now, in celebration of their 150th anniversary, Kohler (with your help) is bringing back iconic shades from their archives for a new limited-edition product series.

Help them decide which colors to revive.

You can vote for your favorites from the past to inspire a more colorful future!


Two of these beloved colors will be revived for a new, limited-edition product series.

Find the link to vote below and then opt-in for updates on winning colors and product launch dates.

You can follow @kohler on social media to stay up to date on all the latest blasts from the past.

Let’s learn a little more about the candidates – it’s important to be an informed voter!

Candidate #1: Pink Champagne

This bubbly and festive color was released as a celebration of Kohler’s 100th 

anniversary in 1973!

Candidate #2: Peachblow

Well into the Depression, the bright colors and jewel tones of the Roaring 20s were quickly replaced with muted and more moderate shades.

An original pastel from 1934, Peachblow was a bold complement to common browns and taupes of the time. World War I brought the focus of family activities home and homeowners began to favor more cozy neutrals and warm pastels – particularly pinks, roses, and sand. And, apparently, Peachblow.

As the decade came to a close, however, decorating magazines began to feature rooms in deep saturated tones that recalled the dark, rich colors of the late Victorian era. Most popular were dark green and maroon.

Like this one...

Candidate #3: Spring Green

Inspired by the blue-green waters of a cool northern spring, Spring Green was one of Kohler’s first colors launched in 1927. It was available from 1927-1944.

The 1940s and World War II brought soil-hiding khaki and olive green, as well as patriotic reds and blues. Doing its part for the war effort, the American textile industry even restricted the number of colors available for fabric, thus suppressing the appetite for new colors and new clothes every season. Brighter colors started to return after the war years, though the political and social influences of the time kept colors relatively restrained.

Candidate #4: Avocado

Described in a 1967 Kohler catalog as the “go-with-everything” green, Avocado defined an entire era of colorful originals!

Following the psychedelic scene of the 1960s youth movement, the early '70s were drab by comparison. Yet there was plenty of color to be found in ethnic and environmental influences. Earth tones in shades of green, gold, brick, rust and sand were used to create a natural look. The opposite end of the interior design spectrum was the high-tech look-metal and plastic furniture in bright primary colors.

Candidate #5: Sunrise

Feel the glowing warmth of Sunrise from 1953, available at the time in kitchen and bathroom fixtures.

Expressing optimism for America's continuing prosperity, fashion and interior design led the way with a palette full of "pretty pastels" that were far removed from the drabs of the war years. The exuberance of the late 1950s also showed itself in such striking colors as turquoise, chartreuse and flamingo pink.

Candidate #6: Lavender

In 1927, Kohler introduced the “charm of color” with six original pastels, including this soothing shade of Lavender.  Lavender was in production until 1944.

Click the link below to help Kohler decide which heritage colors to revive for a new Kohler product series:

Then, stay tuned to see if your favorites win!

You might be able to have a Lavender toilet and Avocado sink to call your very own.

And you can be sure that Waterhouse will have them for you.

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