Yellow and green, pink and blue, blue and gray, black and silver, are some lively color combinations that you can use to jazz up this area. If the room has ample natural light coming in, dark colors can look great. You can have some decorative light fixtures as well to keep it bright.
Storage needs to be done with careful planning and after considering the available area. Firstly place the necessary equipment in the room and then decide how to use rest of the area.
An idea to smarten up the place is by stacking the front load washer and dryer in a built-in shelving storage unit which will be tucked into the wall. This will save the floor space and leave a lot of room for moving around.
Using multipurpose storage units is a good idea. Have a folding ironing board, attached to the wall, which can be opened whenever required and a drop-down drying rack. Do not have the cabinets at a very high level. Consider the various material options for the cabinets, and match them with the wall or equipment.
Consider having hooks or rods for hanging ironed clothes. Also have a chair or stool where you can rest. You can use patches from old clothes to spice up the walls. You can also stick a poster of laundry symbols and what they mean near the washing machine. Hanging plants can also give a cool look to the area.
Just check out the tools available on various websites that help you create a room full of accessories, color coordinated walls, furnishings, and cabinets to have an idea of how the final design will look. What's more, some also offer the price quotation for designing the room in this way. So get started and have a perfect laundry area.