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When the jet-black toilet was introduced by Kohler in the 1920s, it was considered so avant-garde that it was featured in a 1929 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit about the design of the "modern bath and dressing room."
This spring, when designer Scott Sanders installed a black toilet (Kohler's Memoirs Stately) and black sink (Kohler's Caxton undermount) in his powder room at the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, it was still considered avant-garde.
"A white toilet and a white sink are the most expected thing you can do in a bathroom," says Sanders, who is based in New York. "A powder room should be chic and interesting. It's great to treat your guests to something really unexpected."
Sanders admits it's not a look for everyone. "It's not the first time I've used one. Sometimes if you suggest it, though, you do get some pushback. 'A black toilet?' They look at you like you have two heads." But Sanders explains that basic black blends in more than white does, allowing for a greater number of wallpaper choices.