Colorful retro-style refrigerators have come a long way since their midcentury heyday. The pretty pastel and brightly colored exteriors remain, but modern editions have improved energy efficiency and storage space (with several even adding on playful extras, like draft beer taps). While some contemporary models have played up the retro fridge's classically small size to fit tiny spaces, others have expanded to accommodate pizza boxes and a week's worth of groceries. From mini dorm fridges to gigantic French door models, here are ten of the best colorful fridges.
This adorable mini fridge, available at Urban Outfitters, is just the right size for a dorm room or a tiny studio apartment—and it even comes decked out with a built-in bottle opener on the side. This space-saving model takes up less than two square feet, but with coral and blue options, it injects the room with a hit of pretty pastel color.
If you're hunting for a mini fridge in your favorite color, look no further. This option comes in orange, red, blue, green, and purple. It measures 1.6 cubic feet and has a flush back so it can be stored snugly against the wall.
A tiny cube-shaped fridge will fit into even the smallest of dorm rooms. Besides keeping your drinks and study snacks chilled, this fridge also has a colorful magnetic front that lets you post notes and pictures.
Created for fans of 1950s-style appliances, this retro model will add old-school style to a game room or office. The best part? A drink dispenser on the front serves up chilled beverages without having to open the door, and the one-liter tank can be filled with water, soda, or beer.
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The Big Chill combines retro-style design with maximum storage space to fit modern demands. Shop a rainbow of pastel color options, including Pink Lemonade (above), Beach Blue, and Jadite Green, and customize the design by adding other modern conveniences, like an ice maker.
A kitchen appliance so coveted we've created entire posts devoted to our love of them, the Smeg tops the list of best refrigerators for those seeking more color in the kitchen. First created in the late-1940s, this iconic Italian refrigerator has a streamlined look that never goes out of style. Take your pick from more than a dozen color choices, including this funky multicolor stripe version.
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This cranberry red French door refrigerator is more than just a pretty exterior—inside you'll find temperature controlled storage drawers, a wine rack, and an automatic ice maker.
For those who are sick of stainless steel but aren't willing to commit to a bolder color, this subtle ivory refrigerator is a gorgeous gateway appliance. Ready for something more vibrant? This model also comes in a rich red and a bright cobalt blue.
Available in cobalt blue (above), apple red, and burgundy, this state-of-the-art refrigerator includes an ion air purification system that controls bacteria, mold, and odors for the freshest-smelling fridge around. Designed with modern storage needs in mind, this option has sturdy aluminum door bins for heavy items and extra space for accommodating large pizza boxes. They've really thought of everything.
This brand-new, 1950s-style fridge comes in an array of pastels, including the mint green above, robin's egg blue, and soft buttercup yellow. A bottom drawer freezer comes equipped with glide-out baskets and almost six square feet of storage space. An optional draft beer system can also be bought as an add-on.