In 2024, Pantone Color of the Year turns 25. To arrive at the selection each year, the team of global color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, aspirational travel destinations, new lifestyles, playstyles, or enjoyable escapes, as well as socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms, and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. Pantone recently announced the Color of the Year 2024 is PANTONE Peach Fuzz 13-1023, an appealing peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange. The color is one of nurturing, empathy, and compassion.

Peach Fuzz inspires belonging, recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm, offering us a space to be, feel, and heal and to flourish from. A warm and cozy shade highlighting our desire for togetherness with others or for enjoying a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary this creates, Peach Fuzz presents a fresh approach to a new softness. Peach Fuzz is a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches heart, mind, and body.

How was the COTY selected? Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone Color Institute explains, “Reframing how we want to live, we are expressing ourselves with greater intentionality and consideration. Recalibrating our priorities to align with our internal values, we are focusing on health and wellbeing, both mental and physical, and cherishing what’s special - the warmth and comfort of spending time with friends and family, or simply taking a moment of time to ourselves.”

She also adds, “With that in mind, we wanted to turn to a color that could focus on the importance of community and coming together with others. The color we selected to be our Pantone Color of the Year 2024 needed to express our desire to want to be close to those we love and the joy we get when allowing ourselves to tune into who we are and just savor a moment of quiet time alone. It needed to be a color whose warm and welcoming embrace conveyed a message of compassion and empathy. One that was nurturing and whose cozy sensibility brought people together and elicited a feeling of tactility. One that reflected our feeling for days that seemed simpler but at the same time has been rephrased to display a more contemporary ambiance. One whose gentle lightness and airy presence lifts us into the future.”

Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It's a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul. Sensitive but sweet and airy, Peach Fuzz evokes a new modernity. Poetic and romantic, a clean peach tone with a vintage vibe, Peach Fuzz reflects the past yet has been refashioned with a contemporary ambiance.

Introducing the soft and cozy new hue into your NEMA home interiors will create a welcoming ambiance. Promoting feelings of gentle warmth whether appearing on a painted wall, in home décor, or acting as an accent within a pattern, Peach Fuzz infuses our most personalized worlds with a comforting presence.

Pantone has plenty of ideas for where this color can fit into home design. Some uses are obvious, like fluffy duvets and shag rugs — and if you’re interested in those, Ruggable just dropped a collection incorporating the new Color of the Year.

Peach is a subtle hue. But when you pair it with neutral shades, it really becomes the focal point and can appear brighter and more vivid. Pillows, throw blankets, wall art, a new chair, and other accessories offer a simple way to try out Pantone's color of the year without going all-in on new furniture. The kitchen is a great place to use accents like barstools, glassware, towels, wall clock or small appliances. You can mix and match several color combinations with Peach Fuzz including mint and navy. The classic white, creams, and grays are always staples to pair with peach in any space.

Drawing comfort from Peach Fuzz, we can find peace from within, impacting our wellbeing. An idea as much as a feeling, Peach Fuzz awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth.

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