Cabinets conceal a water- and energy-frugal front-loading washer and dryer from GE (www.geappliances.com). The floor is engineered bamboo (Gammapar/Armin Maier and Associates). Cobalt blue recycled-glass knobs (SpectraDécor) match the lava-stone tile counter (Fireclay Tile). Teal and green floor tiles (Fireclay Tile) in the kids' bathroom are made of waste products derived from gravel, asphalt, and cement.
Bright blues and greens enliven the laundry/playroom. The pale green nontoxic laminate veneer is by Abet Laminati (www.abetlaminati.com).
Add personality with painted wainscoting. The blue and green stripes are low-VOC paint. For recyclable wall decor in the older child's room, we used Wallcandy Arts Dottilicious stick-on circles of various sizes from Giggle (www.egiggle.com).