What were the stock and custom colors available for Crane bathroom sinks and toilets in 1952?

I’m wondering what colors were available in 1952 for the Crane Drexel toilet and the Crane Diane console bathroom sink. I’ve got them both in what appears to be halfway inbetween ice grey and sky blue…
I know that these are some Crane colors, but I’m not sure what the vintage is on them. Also, I called Crane and they’re not able to answer my question. Almond Nut, Autumn Beige, Avocado, Aztec Gold, Black, Blush, Bone/Cameo, Buttercup Yellow, Carnation Pink, Pale Jade, Peach Blossom, Platinum Grey, Powder Blue, Sahara Sand, Sea foam Green, Shell Pink, Sky Blue, Sun Tan, Teakwood, Tender Grey, Wild Rose

3 Responses to “What were the stock and custom colors available for Crane bathroom sinks and toilets in 1952?”

  1. marie J  on August 10th, 2011

    All I could tell you is that they came in a grey that was called ”Platinum Grey”, also jade green and a sort of yellow that I don’t know the name of.

    I found the first one when I was looking for a toilet top and the other two were on an ad or a calendar from Crane.

    Hope it helps!


  2. michael g  on August 10th, 2011

    It was called TEAL that was the name of the color. It’s a deep grayish blue.


  3. Mama Mia  on August 10th, 2011

    Color’s define an fashion era, whether in bathroom fixtures or appliances for the kitchen. As the era changes so did the color choices. For example: Turquoise, Shades of Blues, Reds and Flamingo Pink were hot colors for the bathroom in the 50′s (along with chrome trims).The classic black & white and Buttercup Yellow was another. As the 60′s and 70′s appeared, so did the colors: Orange, Harvest Gold, Browns and the Greens. Retro colors are back, so just pick any color you like, after all, decorating is a personal choice


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