Colored Toilet Seats

It’s hard to find toilet seats in colors other than white or soft pastels. These vendors carry toilet seats in many attractive colors with varying features, including padded seats and lids.

PROS

  • Using contrasting colors for the toilet seat and lid (against the floor and the wall) makes locating the toilet easier for some individuals with dementia who have problems with depth perception.
  • Padded seats and lids are available (though they cost more), which can provide extra comfort, especially for those who are frail or have thin skin.

CONS

  • If the toilet seat is too dark, the person may experience it as “hole” and be afraid to sit on it.
  • If the toilet seat is too light or doesn’t contrast adequately with the floor, it will be not be helpful for those with depth perception problems.