Pantone has done it again when releasing the Colour Of The Year for 2024 and we’re all warm and fuzzy for it.
Stepping away from the bold narrative of Viva Magenta, Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2023, this year Pantone’s Colour of the Year fosters togetherness, embraces the need to lift our spirits and looks ahead to a future with hope and heart. Who knew a colour could do all that?!
Well, we did. We understand the power of colour to affect mood and couldn’t agree more about bringing this nurturing tone into the home. PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz feeds into the need for connection and calm. “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
It’s certainly a colour that’s easy to use and many will find it works well with existing palettes, adding a subtle warmth and enhancing the natural textures of timber, stone and plaster finishes while blending easily with the colour palettes we’ve seen on the horizon for 2024.
Similar, but not to be confused with the punchy Living Coral, Pantone Colour of the Year 2019, Peach Fuzz is described by the Pantone Institute as subtly sensual and, “A velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and heart.” Nice.
The contemporary, peachy vibe lends its to modern Scandi-style interiors, as well as warming coastal spaces. Paired with plenty of white, touches of terracotta and travertine will underpin the warmth of the colour that’s more yellow in tone than a soft pink, yet softer than coral or apricot, making it a pretty choice to freshen homes with a vintage aesthetic.
With golden neutrals taking centre stage away from the passe greys of late, Dulux Colour Forecaster and Stylist Bree Leech points to accessible inspiration to bring seamlessly into your homes, suggesting hues of Apricot Icecream and Potter’s Pink that speak to the Peach Fuzz shade. For a contemporary edge, Bree suggests Dulux Lama from the ‘Solstice’ palette of the Dulux Colour Forecast 2024 is, “The perfect sandy hue with orange undertones that adds interest to a space without overwhelming it, making it perfect for open plan living where white has been used in adjacent spaces.”
“An appealing peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange.”Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Colour Institute
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How to use Pantone 13-1023 Peach Fuzz in your home decor
A more subtle hue than seen in recent years, Peach Fuzz is easy to incorporate into your interiors, providing a gentle springboard of optimism, harmony and inspiration. The soft tones of peachy goodness will accent both bold and softly neutral interiors – perfect for a calming pop of colour. But before you move to the country to eat a lot of peaches, take a look at our editors’ picks of how to bring this sublime shade into your home.
Peaches print, Etsy
Go all in with the peach fuzziness and hang them on your wall. This clever print comes as a digital download and has three shades to bring together anything else you have in the space along those colour tones. Brilliant.
Bobble cushion in Lotus, Aura Home
Cushions are key when introducing colour into a space. Work in with what you have or use this pop of peach to freshen up your bedroom or living space.
100% Queen French flax linen fitted sheet set in Peach, Bed Threads
$98 (usually $140)
The perfect foil to hot summer nights, colour your bedroom in a symphony of peach with these luxe linen sheets from Bed Threads.
No. 1 – Birds Eye View wallpaper, 2x12ft, Chasing Paper
Play up the peach or pop the purple in this vibrant wallpaper design by artist Keeley Shaw. Choose from peel-and-stick, traditional or high-performance vinyl to pimp and protect your walls.
Cora table lamp, Temple & Webster
A sneaky match to the No. 1 wallpaper (above), we love the curves and folds of this quirky lamp that taps into countless trends – curves, waves, pretty lamps and now Peach Fuzz. Add to cart!
‘Face Case’ silk pillowcase, GoTo
We know GoTo can do no wrong and the fact their entire range is designed in Pantone Colour of the year 2024 Peach Fuzz doesn’t surprise us. Our pick? The Face Case silk pillowslip for silky skin, smooth hair and a charming message to send you into a soft slumber at night.
Bobble cushion in Lotus, Aura Home
Did somebody say Go To? Here’s the pre-cursor to the need for your soft pillow slip – a night on the peachy-coloured cocktails with a new blend of yuzu, lime, coriander seeds and lemon myrtle gin in a clever collaboration from Go To x Four Pillars gin. Returning by popular demand for its third year, it is bang on trend, infused with quandong – a native Australian peach from Western Australia. Cheers.