Not Just a Colour, It’s a Mood: Peach Fuzz

“Peach fuzz is the latest buzz” declared designers, creatives, trendsetters and style enthusiasts alike as Pantone unveiled the Colour of the Year for 2024 – the velvety, gentle peach tone aptly named Peach Fuzz! 

The Inspiration behind Peach Fuzz

Peach Fuzz, with its subtle undertones and soft hues, embodies tranquility, sophistication, and captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It is a colour that effortlessly straddles the line between warmth and subtlety, providing a canvas for creativity without overwhelming the senses. Designers and artists are embracing this gentle shade, infusing their works with a sense of refinement and understated luxury.

The Meaning behind Pantones Colour Peach Fuzz

The choice of Peach Fuzz reflects a collective yearning for calmness and grace in an increasingly hectic world. Pantone seems to encourage a pause, a moment of serenity amidst the chaos, to nurture human connection. With this delicate and velvety hue Pantone invites us to take care of our mind, body, and soul through “caring and sharing” along with “community and collaboration.” As the Colour of the Year, Peach Fuzz invites us to slow down, appreciate the gentle beauty in simplicity, and find solace from this wary world in its comforting tones.

In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.

            – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director Pantone Color Institute


How can we incorporate Pantone Colour of the Year 2024 Peach Fuzz into your design Projects:

For me, I’ve always seen peach as the introverted wallflower at the colour party! Sure, I can see how it will translate for weddings and all things fuzzy and nice, but does it really represent the year ahead? How well will Pantones Peach Fuzz  translate into your world?

Michelle Ogundehin (Dezeen) introduces an intriguing layer of commentary, hinting at a desire for more substantial qualities amid the uncertainties of our times.

“Pantone has celebrated passivity – when what the world really needs in 2024 is bravery and honesty”

So Who Used Pantone Colour of the Year Best so Far?

Although I typically view peach as a subtle/sickly and unassuming hue, I do believe its strength lies in its versatility and ability to harmonise with other various elements. 

Let’s explore the web to see how creatives are turning this seemingly modest peach shade into a design powerhouse that commands attention:

Oil on linen, acrylic and silica on wood 31 x 26 cm 12 3/16 x 10 1/4 inches Courtesy Jhana Millers.
Emily Hartley Skudder – Artist
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Peach Fuzz Staircase in Jardins Flagship Store
Jardan’s Flagship Store
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The Rock attending the Globes dressed in a Peach Fuzz Blazer
Dwayne Johnson
Because “The Rock” can rock almost anything.
Carmel Greer's WASHINGTON, D.C. Home, using contrasts of Peach Fuzz and dark greens furnishings.
Carmel Greer – Architect
Image Source: Stacy Zarin Goldberg,

For more colour harmonies using PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz including some of their more interesting collaborations visit the official Pantone page here.

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