Another one of my escapades has led me to this topic. I found myself in a position where I needed to use the bathroom at a certain house. As I was leaving my eyes chanced on the toilet brush...and I was stunned for a few seconds...the bristles of the brush were chocolate brown! Why? Why on earth would someone purchase a toilet brush with bristles of any other colour than white?
Let us be clear about one thing, being in one of the creative arts professions, I recognise the need and strain for designers to come up with something new, different and unique, but I think we can only stretch this up to some point.
For functionality and psychological purposes dull coloured toilet brush bristles do not scream ...I can see you germs! For one, we paint the exterior of our houses in colours with strong hue as opposed to white or pastels because of maintenance issues.

Light coloured surfaces are high maintenance showing every ounce of dirt or stain putting us in the position where we often have to clean them to avoid embarrassment.
So I take this same theory to the toilet brush and wonder why one will not be comfortable with a brush whose bristles show that they are discoloured or have retained some unwanted residue from the toilet bowl!
In regards to the above, here are some of the qualities of a good toilet brush;
•It should have a long enough handle (at least 15 inches) to ease cleaning without having to experience splashes on oneself.

•It should be stored in a canister that can allow for air to circulate in the bristles and dry them off. Also there should be space between the bristles ends and bottom to let brush drip off left over water.
•Sturdy and rounded bristle design to allow deep cleaning under the rim to remove grime tough stains.

•Preferably made out of plastic or light metal as opposed to acrylic which can break easily during the course of hard cleaning.
•The bristles should not be so compact rendering it almost impossible to clean in between them giving dirt, grime and residue an opportunity to get safely caught.
•Last but not least, the bristles should be in light pastel hues.

-Gloria Kawuma
is an interior designer