Also, let’s talk about that gold utility light. Spraypaint, anyone?
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If the space is right, sure. But all these mirrors are scaring me…
Black toilets are fine. And that gold utility light would be kind of awesome really… if it weren’t for the yellow floor.
Needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Thumbs up here!
yes! i don’t get black toilet hate. i think they are chic, and this bath, all black and yellow and mirrory is fab.
Not a huge fan, but have to agree with Raina, case-by-case. Wasn’t there a black (wood) toilet in Rita Konig’s something or other???
Scratch that, it was a black toilet seat. But damn, I love that bathroom.
Yes! I’ve always liked them and have had two. Has to work with the room, though, and this one does.
They scare children though. For real! My mom’s house has one and all 3 grandchildren refuse to go in there…something about not being able to “admire your work” unsettles the kiddos..
The mirrors and yellow floor needs to go who wants to look at themselves pooping come on! Also yellow floor is too happy for a fit of raging constipation. Just saying.
For a brief time when they were building a house, my parents lived in an insane rental that had a black toilet. Accompanied by teal tilework. It was really terrible. But…in this case, I’m kind of digging it.
Not a big fan. Honestly, I don’t like anything but a crisp white toilet. Doesn’t feel clean otherwise.
Ehh call me a traditionalist but I want my toilet white and I want to make my statements elsewhere in the bathroom.
oh, you know i can’t say no to black, white, yellow and gold
I dont mind it.
Is this bathroom in a sexual health clinic? Thinking that may explain the positioning of the mirrors?!
Is it black on the inside? I think that would be the scary part. I had a rat swim up from the sewer into my toilet once (I wasn’t sitting on it at the time, thank GOD), so not being able to see the bowl might give me a flashback. You gotta be able to know what’s in there.
black toilet = awesome. but it looks TERRIBLE with that black baseboard. change that baseboard to white, for god’s sake, and spray paint that light to a shiny white (i agree that it looks bad with the bright yellow).
Erica, what what what????! Shudder!
Matthew, good call on the baseboard.
I myself kind of like the black toilet, but I’m concerned about the finish getting scratched and worn and gross. Then there’s the factor Modfrugal mentioned… ahem.
Here’s the rat story — The ground floor of my house is semi-underground; it’s called a London basement or something like that. There’s another basement underneath it (dirt floor and furnace and such), but this level is partially below street level. There’s a powder room on this level. One night a few summers ago, I heard some lapping water noises. I thought my dog was having a big hearty drink from her bowl. But it just kept going. So then I thought the kitchen sink was running. Nope. I looked all around, then got closer to the bathroom and saw a rat swimming in the toilet bowl. He was trying to get out and run around my house and kill me. So I screamed and slammed the lid down and flushed, then called my friend across the street (who has also been very helpful when I’ve had bats flying around in my bedroom — unlike my dog, who just hides when these things pop up). My friend came over, totally not believing me, b/c she thought such things were urban legends. Well, the rat was gone with my flush, but I looked up the info and found that for these semi-underground levels, a really determined rat can smell food in the kitchen sink (i admit it, I had a bag of corn cobs in there that I was going to bring out to the garbage), but can’t make it up the sink pipes, so they go up the toilet pipe instead. Another neighbor with a similar layout told me he’d had about a dozen (!?!?) such incidents in the first ten years he lived here (including more than once when the rats actually got out of the freakin bowl and scurried around the g.d. house).
So the important lessons here are: (1) don’t leave food in the kitchen sink, (2) ALWAYS leave the seat down, and (3) have a quick look before you sit (difficult with the black loo….). Just sayin’.
It’s the baseboard that’s killing me. And not in a good way. I think the walls, baseboard and floor should be the same hue to balance all the activity of the mirrors.
And if I saw a rat in my toilet, I might never be able to sit on one again!
Erica, OH MY GOD! Rats?! Bats?! Holy shit! That was a super awesome story, though!
okay so i’m late (i only just stumbled onto this blog) but here’s the real scoop on the black toilet, and basin for that matter – cause i did both. imagine if you will…glossy black dust magnets, condensation, water stains, soap residue, toothpaste…need i say more. it’s a monster to maintain. DON’T EVER DO IT. looks great for about 5 minutes. after that you’ll be wishing you went with white. trust, white is right.
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