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May 16, 2022

Colored Toilet Paper Were Almost in Everything Bathroom From the 1950s Throughout the 1970s

Toilet paper and facial tissue weren’t always just white. Back in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, toilet paper came in designer colors to match the vivid colors of bathrooms and fixtures of the era. So, where did the rainbow of luxurious softness for your sweet derriere and cute little button nose go?

Introduced in the 1950s and popular throughout the 1970s, many manufacturers produced a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, lilac, tan, and black. Homeowners loved matching the color of their toilet paper to the color of their bathrooms. So besides the obvious reason that what was hip in the 1970s isn’t anymore, where did all the colored toilet paper go?

The period when colored toilet paper began to disappear slowly was in the mid-80s. One of the first things that became noticeable back then was that the doctors started warning people of the harmful effects of color chemicals for the skin. Besides, they were also concerned about the possible negative impact on the environment.

Although it wasn’t maybe that much dangerous, people were worried about their health. On the other hand, when doctors say that something is bad for our health, most of us immediately stop using that. That is one of the reasons why colored toilet papers disappeared. However, that is not the only reason.

If you pay attention to modern, you will notice a big difference. The actual design of bathrooms has drastically changed in the past few decades. According to design changes, the colored toilet paper wasn’t a good fit anymore. Unlike the toilets from the 1970s, for example, most of the modern bathrooms are all white. You might still find a colorful space, but rarely. Therefore, according to the all-white style, a colored toilet paper wouldn’t be a perfect fit anymore and would ruin the whole design.

There is one more reason why they stopped coloring the toilet paper. It is the extra cost. A colored toilet paper requires more money to make, and still, it seems that not too many people would pay them. Since it can’t pay off as much as a white toilet paper can, this is not a good business idea.


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