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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Peach Fuzz (and its long-awaited turn in the spotlight.)

Soft, vibrant, velvety, easy-going, dramatic. You can see why Peach Fuzz took its time getting front stage center. How do you describe a color that is both easy-going and dramatic? Soft, yet vibrant? Velvety, and yet strong? 

Peach colors in general have been skirting the edges of popularity in fashion, beauty, and decor, for several years. There’s confusion around the color peach that has kept it from its due. Simply, peach is a gorgeous color that isn’t easily defined. A look at any paint color collection shows several interpretations that range from coral to baby pink. 

Enter Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz. One could not accuse this decidedly peach hue of being coral, pink, or orange – Peach Fuzz is 100% peach, baby. With the spotlight on this perfect peach, expect to see peach appearing as an alternative to the muted pink we’ve grown tired of.

Peach Fuzz has more intensity than most of the casual “Boho Casual” colors you’ll find right now. A cheerful color that is neither pink nor orange can be a starting point to waking up from the macramé and green plant slumber your home has fallen under, without making any other big changes. It’s a win-win. 

How to Add Pantone’s Peach Fuzz to Your Home

Peach Fuzz is a warm color, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look smashing in a cool color palette. The secret to adding a warm or cool accent color to an opposing color scheme is to match or replace an existing color with a new one that has the same saturation and intensity. With your other colors already in place in varying intensities, your new color will fit right in. 

If you’re not ready to paint any peach walls, or buy new furniture, try adding artwork, rugs, and bedding. They're all excellent ways to incorporate a new accent color. because they're most likely to be patterned, so a touch of a new color can quietly join the others, until you’re ready to commit to more of it. 

If you choose to bring Pantone’s Peach Fuzz home in 2024, you’re not alone. This gorgeous color has already generated a ton of buzz in the beauty industry, and soon you’ll be seeing decor and fashion retailers follow suit.


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