A new year brings a new Pantone Color of the Year! While 2023’s Viva Magenta’s bold and bright hues may have been a dramatic departure from 2022’s Veri Peri, this year’s color goes back to the more subdued and is sure to be a crowd favorite. It’s time for Peach Fuzz to take the spotlight!
In this guide, we’ll dive into what makes Peach Fuzz special and how to use it in your home. But don’t bust out the paint cans quite yet because we’ll also cover ideas for easy swaps to keep your home in the here and now.
What Is the Color of the Year?
Wait, what’s the Color of the Year? Since 1999, The Pantone Color Institute has chosen an annual Color of the Year to capture the mood of society, design, and fashion.
In December 2023, Pantone announced that 2024’s Color of the Year is Pantone 13-1023, also known as Peach Fuzz. Peach Fuzz is similar to the skin of the fruit it’s named after – a pale, orange-pink color.
So, how does Peach Fuzz differ from 2023’s Viva Magenta? Well, where Viva Magenta was about boldness and empowerment, Peach Fuzz is more subdued – keep reading to learn why!
Understanding the Peach Fuzz color: what’s the vibe?
Pantone describes Peach Fuzz as “a heartfelt peach hue bringing a feeling of kindness and tenderness, communicating a message of caring and sharing, community and collaboration.”
Peach Fuzz is meant to evoke comfort, warmth, and togetherness. It is a modern yet familiar color that is supposed to feel like a warm hug that brings a sense of stillness and inspiration. Where Viva Magenta was a color that brought power and volume, Peach Fuzz is intended to turn inwards and evoke a quieter sense of strength.
How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Home
Comfort, kindness, warmth, and inspiration – Color of the Year 2024 is the perfect shade to bring into your home in the New Year. How can you incorporate this cozy color into your everyday life? Try these ideas!
Come together in the living room.
If you aren’t quite ready to commit to a full-room redesign with Peach Fuzz, that’s okay! Consider peachy throw pillows or a cozy blanket draped over the back of your sofa. This color can fit many different styles – it can pair with the dark woods of midcentury modern style or bring a splash of color to a minimalist Scandinavian design.
Curate a cozy bedroom.
Did we mention that Peach Fuzz is cozy, warm, and soothing? That’s perfect for turning your bedroom into a peaceful retreat. Use a base of timeless neutral furniture to ground your bedroom in enduring styles, then utilize Peach Fuzz as an accent!
Consider pops of Peach Fuzz as a comforting bedspread, in zen-inspired artwork, or simply as accent pillows. Pair it with teals and greens for a modern boho look or against white or cream for a dreamy and soft vibe.
Get comfy with WFH.
While the modern, tender atmosphere created by Peach Fuzz may not be what you envision in a workspace, it can be an excellent shade for your home office! Light, muted colors like Peach Fuzz can create a sense of ease and well-being, which can be soothing during a demanding workday. Artwork, accent rugs, and decor can be an easy way to bring Peach Fuzz into your workspace.
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Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz, is a cheerful, soothing shade that can help keep your home decor fresh and in the moment without a huge commitment to bright color. It’s the perfect balance of making a statement without sacrificing timelessness!
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