Many laundry rooms put an emphasis on bright colors to fit with white appliances. I like the way this room warms up with wood cabinets (useful, too), tucking the washer and dryer under a counter. Plus, that's so useful for folding.
This space combines the laundry and the mudroom –– and why not? Gardeners, athletes and families with children will love peeling off the dust of the day right where the washing is done. It's as efficient as it is lovely: handsome built-in shelving hold library books to be returned, and a sleek countertop over the washer and dryer makes room for folding and sorting.