Colours

Sanitaryware colours produced by Twyfords

at the Cliffe Vale, Etruria and Alsager Factories


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Cane and White





1934 Black


Twyfords Pedestal Lavatory in Black 1934


1934 Black Band


Twyfords Black Banded Fixtures 



Twyfords Black and White Bathroom


Twyfords Coloured Fixtures from 1934





1934 - 1979   Primrose
1934 - 1970   Jade Green
1934 -            Pink
1934 -            Old Ivory
1934 -            Lavender Blue



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Twyfords Jade Green 1957

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1951 - 1958   Peach
1940 - 1959   Jubilee Blue
1936 - 1964   Old Ivory
1952 - 1956   Hyacinth blue
1952 - 1956   Amber
1952 - xxxx   Coral



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1955 - 1979   Shell Pink
1956 - 1980   Turquoise
1957 - 1980   Sky Blue


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Twyfords Sky Blue  1957

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The very popular Twyford Ducks. Now collectable.
Manufactured at the Alsager site through the 1980s
to show of the full range of Twyford colours.
Used for 'point of sale' display in Twyford showrooms

1967 - 1989   Pampas - green


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Twyfords Pampas  1967

Twyfords Pampas duck soap tray



1973 - 1978   Wychelm - green
1975 - 1987   Avocado - green. A marmite colour but not the colour of marmite.



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The groundbreaking Barbican Handrinse basin
designed for use in the Barbican Estate in London.
Architects, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, were appointed
initially to design the residential areas and had a big influence 
on the development of the basin. In avocado. 1970


1976 - 1981   Harvest - golden yellow
1976 - 1982   Sepia - brown
1977 - 1977   Silver Jubilee - Sepia brown with gold decoration


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Her Majesty The Queen Silver Jubilee Suite  1977


1979 - 1982   Mink - pale brown
1979 - 1987   Sandalwood - rich beige
1979 - 1984   Cameo - white and pink
1979 - 1986   Alpine Blue - very dark blue
1979 - 1982   Indian Pearl - white with grey ivy leaf decoration


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Twyfords INDIAN PEARL  1979
with ducks displayed in Almond, Camelia and Alpine Blue.
The ducks were manufactured from Vitreous China so, actually they didn't float!


1980 - 1981   Silver Fox - dark grey. Not silver


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Twyfords Silver Fox  1980


1980 - 1984   Harlequin Avocado - two-tone green
1980 - 1986   Harlequin Sandalwood - two-tone beige and brown
1981 - 1990   Damask - rich very dark dark red


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Twyfords Damask  1981


1981 - 1982   Daisy Sandalwood with decorated flowers motif


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Twyfords Sandalwood with DAISY decoration  1981


1981 - 1990   Almond - rich beige
1981 - 1986   Harlequin Pampas - two-tone pale green
1982 - 1985   White Satin - matt white external and gloss white internal surfaces

1983 - 1985   Gazelle - drinking chocolate brown
1983 - 1990   Linden Green - an avocado variant, paler yet duskier

1984 - 1992   Sorbet - lemon yellow. Modern at the time and more sexy than Primrose
1984 - 1988   Camelia - two tone pink. Deep pink border, pale pink inside



1985 - 2000   Platinum - pale grey. Paler than Silver fox, which wasn't silver
1985 - 1990   Cornflower - rich pale blue. Darker than the previous pale blue but pale than Alpine

1985 - 1992   Debut Royale - sorbet lemon cream with two gold stripes
1989 - 1991   Midnight - white with black and gold flower bands
1986 - 1990   Tahiti - deep pink. Much deeper pink than Rose Water
1986 - 2005   Champagne - dirty cream
1987 - 1990   Debut Mistral platinum pale grey with maroon stripes

1987 - 1990   Capricorn Laser white with green stripes for AQUAGYM



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Twyfords Aquagym 1987
White with green stripes


1988 - 1992   Moonstone pale grey with dark grey speckles
1988 - 2006   Peach
1989 - 2003   Rose Water - pink
1989 - 1992   Lavender Water - pale lilac
1989 - 1994   Fresh Water - blue

1990    In this year, ten different colours were listed in the Twyfords Portfolio:  Lavender Water, Rose Water, Fresh Water, Peach Sorbet, Platinum, Champagne, Cornflower, Linden Green and, of course, White.

1992 -           Soft Cream - a creamier cream than Champagne.
1997 -           Soft White - slightly darker than white but creamier, not greyer.

ALSO, but undated, Gleaming White, White, European White, Pale Jade, Sun Tan