I've noticed that brightly colored furniture is a pretty hot trend in home design right now. The colors tend to be rather unorthodox - I've seen a lot of neon and citrus shades, which put a rather quirky twist on an otherwise ordinary or even unfashionable piece of furniture. There's a Chicago-area Craigslist seller who posts gorgeous refinished items that I can't resist browsing, even when I'm not after anything.
This lime green bookcase is from the art deco collection by Atelier. They have some really stunning items in a whole range of colors (their dressers are amazing), but this was the only bookcase I saw in this style. Atelier doesn't list prices on its site (so start saving your pennies now), but creating your own could be a moderately easy DIY project if you found a piece of furniture and shade of paint you liked.