Peacock colors like this deep, rich turquoise are definitely a trend right now (as are the birds themselves). We've seen them popping up in fashion as well as home design. But trendy or not, we do love this color we saw in House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Month
-- and we admire the bold choice, especially given the fact that there's no painting over it... The cabinets in this kitchen are made of powder-coated stainless steel, so they're not only pretty, they're pretty permanent. The company that made the cabinets, St. Charles, is now owned by Viking, which means you can order appliances in the same color. (Notice the blend-in microwave, above?)
We considered this color in our own kitchen, for the walls, but chickened out. Now we're thinking of things we can buy that would bring it in... on a try-and-see basis. But for a simple, clean kitchen, these cabinets really pop. We also thought this drawer storage was cool, with wooden stakes creating specific nests for pots and lids.
Another interesting point was that the owner decided on metal cabinetry because of the humid Florida climate; wood might warp over time.
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(Images: Laura Moss for House Beautiful)