It’s easy to love the Pantone Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz is fresh, approachable, charming, soft, hopeful and even playful. Giving it this most coveted crown, Pantone speaks about the warmth of this gentle shade with its youthful and radiant presence that is, however, pleasing and non-threatening.
Photo above: Peach Fuzz, Pantone Color of the Year 2024 via Pantone
Peach Fuzz makes indeed a graceful appearance no matter where it is used. It lightens up spaces and spirits and resonates with the human mind that is, as put by Pantone, yearning for closeness and connection.
So, what does this mean for interior designers, and how can you incorporate Peach Fuzz in your home or commercial decor? If you fell in love with the color, you can go all in by painting your walls and bringing in furniture in this appealing shade. This tone-on-tone design remains visually pleasant: Peach Fuzz is a forgiving and soft color that allows for bold use without the risk of exhausting the eye.
As a wall color, Peach Fuzz is a happy and lighthearted choice. Used on a large scale, even when paired with heavy patterns, it opens and lightens up the space instead of weighing it down.
Even busy patterns in Peach Fuzz have a freshness and casualness about them that invigorate the spirit and elevate the mood. In commercial spaces, they welcome customers with their optimistic presence and make them feel at ease.
Above all, the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 is a versatile one. Living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens are all good candidates for the Peach Fuzz treatment. Kitchen furniture done in this shade brings in enough color to revive a tired space yet keep it subtle and timeless. If you long for a bit of peach in your space but do not dare to replace or redo your cabinets, a simple piece of wall decor may satisfy your appetite without a big and definitive investment.
The addition of a single element in Peach Fuzz gives an interior a happy vibe: The orange undertones evoke the warmth of summer days, while the delicate pinks tone them down and soften their presence.
Peach Fuzz can be an unconventional choice for interiors. It is, however, one that is easy to incorporate into existing designs later on, due to its subtle nature. Even traditional settings can easily accommodate peach-colored pieces without endangering their cohesiveness.
The Pantone Color of the Year 2024 is as suited to outdoor spaces as it is to indoor ones. Borrowing slight shades of yellow from the sun, it finds itself at home on your patio, terrace, outdoor dining area or poolside. When combined with pastel colors such as blues or greens, it receives new reflections and stands out in this charming mix.
Peach Fuzz complements wood tones and glass exceptionally well. Earthy shades have the same warmth and carry similar nuances, so that the two work together without creating strong visual contrasts. This creates a sense of calm and relaxation, even though Peach Fuzz is a rather atypical choice for typical interiors.
A simple way to incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 into your interior is through accent pieces such as light fixtures. Light makes Peach Fuzz even more radiant and inviting. The two are made for each other: They both borrow something from the glow of the sun. As for the materials, even metal can look softer when done in Peach Fuzz.
In outdoor settings, the Peach Fuzz items seem to absorb and radiate the warmth and fire of the natural light. Even hard textures and cold tones such as grays become soft and welcoming when paired with this genial color.
Another easy way to bring the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 into your home without committing to any significant interior design changes is to use bed sheets in Peach Fuzz. Because of its light, serene and comforting nature, this shade is an excellent choice for bedrooms.
A faster and less costly approach is to add decorative pillows to what you already have. Peach Fuzz pairs well with sunny yellows, a combination that speaks of summer days and neverending vacations.
Finally, if you would like just a touch of Peach Fuzz in your home or restaurant interior, it doesn’t get easier than placing vases designed in this color on each table.
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