Colorful Cabinets to Banish the Blahs

Colorful Cabinets to Banish the Blahs

Sarah Coffey
Oct 15, 2010

If you're into the all-white look but ready for a change or your beige sofa needs a colorful companion piece, think about a bold cabinet or credenza. Modular shelving panels and doors offer the chance to bring some Mondrian-style color grids into a home. Here are 10 options and sources.

  1. Vitra: This Swiss company has been making modern, colorful furniture since the 1950s. Shown above is their Kast Cabinet, designed by Maarten Van Severen in 2005.
  2. Furniturea: Based in Portland, Maine, this company has wood furniture in 22 different colors.
  3. Herman Miller: Their furniture is made in the USA, and they produce many mid-century classics, including the Eames Storage Unit.
  4. Blu Dot: Their modern furniture is a stylish mid-range option — the Modulicious 3 Cabinet sells for $800.
  5. Muunto: Headquarted in Helsinki, they make wall-mounted cabinets and shelves in 13 colors.
  6. Kerf: This Seattle-based company makes modern plywood shelving and kitchens with colorful laminate panels.
  7. Loadbearing: This is the source for modular shelving by Swiss designer Mathias Frei. Each cabinet is made from a metal frame with customizable colored panels.
  8. The White Attic: This Chicago shop revives vintage pieces with paint. Their signature style includes cabinets with multi-color drawers and doors.
  9. Way Basics: These $20 storage cubes are made from recycled pressed paper with customizable peel-and-stick color panels.
  10. LAGO: Glossy, multi-colored cabinets are the trademark of this Italian company.

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