March 24, 2014

BATHROOM CHIC?

While stocking up at Intermarché for a week chez nous, I spotted this on the supermarket shelves.

loopaperBlack toilet paper.

Our recent spell of house-hunting has proved fascinating.  Black bathrooms are very much the latest thing.  Now you can complete the look with loo paper to match.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but somehow I am!

25 comments:

  1. I am sure it must be terribly useful for some craft project or other. But I would worry that the dye might come off on one's person if used for its intended purpose!!

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    1. Angela, that was my very first thought.
      I would like to think it had been properly and scientifically tested so as not to cause the user to end up with a rather bruised effect on the anatomy....but you never know !!

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  2. Late at night,A tad too much wine , bleary eyed. A black bathroom, black toilet paper ,,,,, NIGHTMARE !

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  3. I must buy some to match our black tiles... but then again, perhaps not!

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  4. Gaynor, & John V....
    I have seen Rich Red loo paper in the Simply Market in Liguel....
    that should avoid problems with poor eyesight....
    there are also Full-on Lime Green...
    Rich Purple [the designer must be in his 60s! I had purple flares with lime green insets!!]
    As well as...
    In Your Face Deep Orange...
    Howling Turquoise...
    However, I am banned from purchasing any!!

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    1. Deep orange, red, lime and purple, not to mention turquoise..........
      With so much choice to add colour to one's ablutions it's interesting that the buyer for Descartes chose to stock black.
      "I think dark thoughts, therefore I choose black..........?"

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    2. Or perhaps...
      the black was the only colour left...
      "I think, therefore I choose bright..........!!"

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  5. Something else for the person who hasn't quite got everything. Along with the solid gold telephone diaper (I'm sure there must be a few "antique" dial telephones around).

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. The "predictive texting" doesn't like the word dialer. It insists on diaper. Maybe it know something I don't.

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  6. No, no! Even the toilet paper with "poems" written in blue and pink on white is too much for me :-D

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    1. Mags, I confess I did buy some bearing Christmas carols one year.
      Quite a few guests took longer in the bathroom than usual that Christmas !!

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  7. We have a black wash basin in the small bathroom. My advice is -- don't, for the obvious reason that it never looks clean.

    I've never seen strongly coloured toilet paper, but then I never look. I am strictly a recycled, undyed, compacted rolls buyer. Having grown up in a country whose old growth forests were being woodchipped for toilet paper as fast as the multinationals could manage it, I remain outraged by a lot of toilet paper.

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  8. I think we must be really out in the countryside down here in SW France because we only have pink and white loo paper to choose from. I think black loo paper in our area would look very odd in our old houses, and we stick to white.

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  9. Its got to be white for me.... Don't even like the pink .....C

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  10. Never seen black loo paper!!! I hate dark rooms they always look so small, not to my taste but all to their own. Good luck Diane

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  11. I though Black was the new White! but i think we will give it a miss.
    I hope you are loving the new lifestyle Jean.

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  12. Fitting if black is the new brown. I don't know why it would bother me to see black toilet paper.

    When I was little (in the '50s) my mother's best friend loved purple... to the point of obsession. Purple house, car, carpet, kitchen. Purple-flocked Christmas tree, purple decorations, purple-sprayed creche. She even had deep purple toilet paper. I had never seen anything like it.

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    1. Purple toilet paper in the 50's?
      That just shows how advanced you were on the other side of the atlantic compared to us.
      We were still using yesterday's newspaper !!

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  13. You can accessorize with one of those black-bristled toilet brushes that Ikea is selling for less than a euro. Actually, those brushes make sense, if you see what I mean.

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    1. Ken, I do see exactly what you mean, but oh dear.........

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  14. Never did like colored toilet paper of any kind .... and chique it ain't...it looks more gray to me.

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    1. Antoinette, it looks grey in my photo but it was most definitely black as coal!
      I'm not sure if that's better or worse!

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  15. It is rather unsettling, I suppose because TP is always white.

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  16. We saw lots of black toilet paper at Zodio. We were with an American friend who went gaga over it. We bought him some as a gift.

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    1. Barbara, it's interesting to hear what gets different people excited.
      For some it's a designer handbag (not me), for others some secondhand china (very probably me) and for others.........black loo paper.
      All part of what makes us so fascinating !!

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