If bright and cheery retro is your kitchen style, check out some of Italy's latest offerings. They don't get any cooler or happier than these refrigerators we spotted recently on the Appliancist Web site.
The Ardo custom line is available in Europe only, which is a shame as these fridges are priced in the low to moderate range (though perhaps not as low for us here in the U.S. considering the exchange rate). They are also energy efficient.
U.S.-based buyers with a vintage bent can check out Big Chill refrigerators, which offers 1950s style fridges in colors including pink lemonade, buttercup yellow, and beach blue. Big Chill is owned by a Boulder, Co.-based nephew and uncle with a passion for retro kitchens. Their fridges retail for $2,700.
Elmira Stove Works makes vintage Northstar models from 1950 and 1952 in robin's egg blue and red, which are also energy efficient. Prices range from $1,995 to $3,995. U.K.-based Smeg, (eek, what a name!) which also makes some pretty cool retro fridges, recently opened a showroom in New York and is now selling in the U.S.