Expedit color....white vs black-brown
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Posted: 11/28/2012 12:18:06 PM
I was going to get the white expedition....figured it'd go with any decor. However, my Ikea has the black-brown one (only that color) on sale Friday for $20 off. Any cons to the black-brown color?
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Posted: 11/28/2012 12:28:52 PM
My friend got the black brown and it shows dust.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 12:59:50 PM
I have the black brown because that's all they had when I got mines. I really love it! The down is that is does show dust. I get my swifter and do a quick dust once a week. Most of my shelves are full so it's not much work. I prefer dark colors anyways. These a pic in my gallery. Beware its not the cleanest room at the time the picture was taken.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 2:29:09 PM
I started with that one and now it's in my closet. I LOVE the color, but I found when I wanted to get a bigger one, that I didn't want to make the room seem too dark since I also use the black cubes inserted in them. So I opted for my bigger one to be birch. It just offset the dark color of the cubes for me. If you do a color cube or aren't doing the cube at all, the colors that pop out from your stuff that is inside the shelves should offset the darker color of the outside.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 2:35:16 PM
I love my black/brown. also, dust on black/brown is still prettier than stains/smudges on white. just sayin'


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Posted: 11/28/2012 2:44:03 PM
mine is actually a light oak color...but I am not sure if that color is offered in all sizes. I have the large one. Love it!!


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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:26:33 PM
I have the black/brown one and I WISH I'd gotten the white..

It does show dust like crazy, and I should have gotten white as my space is a bit darker to start with. sigh.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:36:16 PM



I was going to get the white expedition

Well then get the tan interior, lol!

I prefer the darker, but you do know there is a soft, caramel color Expedit, too.



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Posted: 11/28/2012 4:33:49 PM
we have a couple in the house all black and yep, they show dust. In those areas it is "ok" b/c those are dusted regularly. My craft space, however, rarely gets cleaned like that so I would go white in there.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:35:47 PM
I have all black furnishings in my craft space, including a large Expedit and several smaller ones with a counter across them (check out my gallery to see photos). Yes, they definitely show dust. But, I have the large Kassett boxes in them so to much of each shelf shows or gets dusty.

The dark color can make a room seem smaller so give that some thought before making your decision.

I like the black and would probably have chosen the wood look had the black not been available. I just don't think the white looks as nice, but that's a totally personal opinion and I mean no offense to those who have white.

I think it's important to consider the size of the room, the other furnishings, and what you will store in the cubbies and in what type of container.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:41:27 PM
I have the black/brown and LOVE it. I am not a fan of white.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 11:17:54 PM
I have 2 of the black/brown one -- one is the 5x5 and the other is a 2x5. I have the 12x12 baskets in each of the cubbies, and it works like a charm... I have not had a problem with dust, but the baskets pretty much consume the horizontal surfaces. I really like the color.

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Posted: 11/29/2012 6:13:00 AM
Your comments are all helpful. Now I just have to decide if another color is worth the extra $20.

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Posted: 11/29/2012 7:27:14 AM
I have two black Pottery Barn Studio Wall Shelves in my craft room; dust is easily remedied with a swipe of a cloth. Because of their open design, the shelves do not look heavy in the room.

Our son has three white 2x4 Expedit units and a desk with a black-brown table atop four white legs in his playroom. Both the white & black-brown finishes show dust. The significant difference is the white also shows scar marks (from toys being slid in & out of the cubes &/or inexpensive Drona bins). Unfortunately his playroom is above the garage, features slanted walls to accommodate the roof line, & only has one window; the white finishes on most of the furniture is necessary in this particular space, although I prefer the black-brown.

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Posted: 11/29/2012 7:55:43 AM
I was planning on getting the white, but then I hit the same sale last year and switched to black brown. I like it, and am glad I don't have to worry about it getting inky/smudgy. But I do love the look of a big white one, and may get one another time.



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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:08:59 AM
i have white in my studio and love it b/c of the dust issue that others have mentioned. in our sons' rooms, we have one of the brown/black and one of the light oak. they are all great! there's just no doubt that the dark one shows dust a lot more.


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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:24:06 AM
Is it going to be on sale at all Ikeas? Just the 2x4 or the other ones too?


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Posted: 11/29/2012 4:27:15 PM
I love my black/brown ones. I also have the black/brown target desk to match.

But, if I were to do it over again, I might go for white. I would love to mix it up and add some of the M's cubes w/ the flat drawers and I've only seen them in white.

My room isn't black & white so I don't want to mix up the furniture colors now.

But I love my family room turned scraproom with the dark furniture. It looks less crafty and more like a combination room with the dark furniture, the tv and the couch


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Posted: 11/29/2012 4:33:57 PM
I love my black brown shelves. I didn't care for the white when I saw it and the black brown fit our earth tone color decor perfectly.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 4:48:00 PM
I have the black-brown in our living room to hold albums and it matches very well with our other black furniture. I love it! I dust every other day so I dont notice dust piling on it much.



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Posted: 11/29/2012 5:21:14 PM
I was going to get the black/brown one, but changed my mind because of the dust issue. I actually love the look of the white one in my scraproom.


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Posted: 11/29/2012 6:52:48 PM
I had planned to get the black-brown ones, but after going and looking, decided to go with the birch and I love them. Here are some photos of them set up. LINK




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Posted: 11/29/2012 7:11:54 PM
I had never seen the birch set up. It looks really nice

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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:43:23 PM
It's a grand opening sale. They've been remodeling.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 9:56:21 PM
I haven't seen the birch before - love it lovetodigi!

I'm hoping to get one of these in January when we visit IKEA that's 6 hours away.

I love, love black/brown but yes it does show dust. I'm glad to see all the opinions here from those who have these.


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Posted: 11/29/2012 11:25:07 PM
I have a white 4x4 in my scraproom and I love it. It does get dusty of course, but you can't really see it, lol. I don't have any stains or marks on mine either. I have some albums on it but I use it more to display and store supplies. Each cube has different colored items stored in it where they can all be seen. I would probably buy the black one if it was in a childs room or a living room, buy white looks really pretty in my scraproom. Good luck with your decision!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:44:50 AM
I think for the price, I may go with the black-brown. That's $20 more then that I can spend on scrapping supplies. Plus I saw the white alex drawers with a black top and think the look was nice. I have mainly white in my scrap area now but it's just in a corner of the basement. I'm hoping to get a "room" one day and then I can mix the black and white.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 6:48:50 AM
I have a wall of the black-brown. I love them! Yes, they show dust, but that just keeps me on my game -- don't want any of my treasure getting dusty.

You will enjoy whichever color you choose!



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Posted: 11/30/2012 6:54:27 AM
I have white, but you can't go wrong with an Expedit!


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Posted: 11/30/2012 9:36:06 AM
I've shopped the expedit many times in person, but I haven't brought one home because the cubes do not fit my Binders. I have dark furniture in my scraproom and I just dust it. I think the white furniture looks cheaper to me JMO. Good luck with your decision.
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