Cannot figure out this Kohler toilet color for the life of me...

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  1. balla506

    balla506 New Member

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    I have included a picture. It is a Kohler 1.6GPF K4534. The markings say T39 on one line, 20 98 on the next and 6 24 94 on the third. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  2. wjcandee

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  3. Smooky

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    That looks like it might be the underside of the tank lid. It might be easier to tell the color from a picture of the outside of the toilet and use that in combination with the numbers in the tank.

    Below are some colors put into words.
    Aspen green - similar to sage green but darker, a dusty grey green
    Biscuit - version of off-white, lighter than bone, less than almond.
    Blond - very pale yellow, as light as biscuit but with a hint of yellow.
    Blossom pink - not as bright as rue pink, a very light version of dusty rose.
    Bayberry - similar to aspen green, but a little lighter. Darker than sage, but same hue.
    Bermuda coral - similar to peach but with a little more brown/tan.
    Bone - slightly darker than white. Basically an "off-white."
    Candlelight - similar to tan but with a little less brown/tan.
    Caribbean blue - similar to skyblue but with a little darker tint of navy blue.
    Cerulean blue - similar to blue but with a little more grey - (close to Dresden blue).
    Country grey - similar to gray but with a little darker tint of black.
    Cream - similar to bone/almond but with a but with a little more tan but not as tan as innocent blush.
    Desert bloom - similar to tan, peach version of tan.
    Desert gold - similar to yellow but with a little tin of tan.
    Dresden blue - similar to sky blue but with a little less navy (light blue) - (close to cerulean blue).
    Euro White - is a shade darker than plain white.
    Fawn beige - similar to tan but with a little more brown.
    French vanilla - similar to blonde but with a little yellow tint.
    Honeydew green - similar in hue to jade but much lighter.
    Innocent blush - similar to almond but with a little more brown/tan.
    Manchu yellow - similar to yellow but with a tint of tan - but not as much as desert gold.
    Ming green - similar to green with a little less blue hue.
    Mink - similar to fawn beige but with a tint of brown.
    Mushroom - similar to bone but with a little more tan but not as dark as cream or innocent blush.
    New Orleans blue - similar to light blue but with a little more blue color than sky blue.
    Parchment - similar to fawn beige but with a little more tan/brown.
    Peach bisque - similar to peach with a tint of tan.
    Peach blow - similar to peach with a tint of salmon color. Peach blow is slightly darker than peach bisque.
    Regency blue - similar to blue with a little grey.
    Rosedawn - similar to bone with a little tin of pink/red.
    Saffron yellow - similar to yellow, just a little lighter.
    Salmon - similar to tan with a little peach tint.
    Seafoam green - similar to sage with a tint more of green.
    Shell - similar to peach bisque with a slightly lighter tint. It's in the light pink range.
    Skylight blue - similar to light purple with a little more blue.
    Sunrise yellow - similar to yellow but creamier.
    Taupe by Kohler - seems American Standard's Classic Mink colors look virtually identical
    Thunder grey - similar to grey but with more black.
    Twilight blue - similar to blue with a little tint of grey.
    Venetian pink - similar to pink but not as dark as blossom pink.
    Warm white - similar to almond with a slightly yellow tint.
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  4. SHR

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    You are way overthinking this. You are not going to find the color molded in to the china. Just bring the tank lid in to a Kohler dealer and match up the color with their color samples.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Kohler does NOT put a color code on their toilets or tanks. You have to use a color chart, and good luck unless it is an actual china chip. ALL of those color descriptions use a bit of interpretation, and you missed Pink Champagne for one.
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