I couldn't agree more, and mine is most definitely not fun.
You can't tell from this picture, but the stock color of our house is this interesting shade of urine yellow (of a very hydrated person, of course). Needless to say, my laundry room is not fun.
Nor is it very efficient- Doug and I put this shelf in there that we got out of a different room in the house and it has been a tremendous help, previously all our stuff sat on top of the washing machine. Put there is still a lot of a stuff that I feel a utility room should house... (light bulbs, for instance).
Step one of the makeover, paint! I love it.