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05 Mar 2024

Ways to incorporate “Peach Fuzz,” the 2024 Color of the Year, into your décor

By Shelby Simon

Poetic and romantic, warm and cozy, understated but impactful — this is how Pantone Color Institute™ offers “Peach Fuzz” (PANTONE 13-1023), the color authority’s official selection for Color of the Year 2024.

A heartfelt hue bridging the gap between pink and orange, Peach Fuzz highlights in equal parts “our desire for togetherness with others” and a nurturing, calm, healing energy with the opportunity to enjoy “a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary this creates,” according the institute.

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute™. “A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”

Equal parts emotion and beauty, this soft, versatile tone opens myriad opportunities for on-trend home design. And as is annual tradition, lots of interior design brands are following suit, rolling out new peachy products that bring contemporary beauty in a spectrum of bold ways to subtle touches. A sophisticated yet sweet option, this hue can bring modernity with a vintage vibe into any room in your home. Here are a few of our recommendations for styling.

  • Living spaces: Imbue your living room with warmth and create an inviting atmosphere by integrating Peach Fuzz into your decor. Think rugs, cushions, wall art or even a statement piece of furniture to embrace the trend without committing to a full room makeover. Accent lamps, furniture upholstery, artwork (whether on the walls, shelves or even tabletops) are all fun ways to bring in your personal style with the not-quite-orange, not-quite-pink color trend. If you’re having guests over and want to liven up your space, a bouquet of fresh cut flowers that incorporates peachy hues is a beautiful option, too.
  • Bedroom: This sunrise color can communicate tenderness and help cultivate a peaceful bedroom environment. When it comes to textiles, such as your bed linens, consider using Peach Fuzz as an accent color over solid colors (which can feel more dated, especially on plain fabric). Instead, try a textured or woven fabric for your bed linens, and bring Peach Fuzz in via throw pillows, lamp shades, nightstands, a table clock or even a statement piece, such as a floral print, wall sconce or small tabletop abstract sculpture. You could even add a fuzzy patterned rug with peach fuzz tones incorporated into the pattern for a soft landing when you first step out of bed.
  • Kitchen: “Peach Fuzz tempts the taste buds with thoughts of sweet and delicate scents and treats,” says PANTONE®, making the kitchen an interesting place to play with inviting the color into your home. Consider updating your kitchen tools with a spoon holder or new set of spatulas that includes the color in a range from orange to pink hues, or including it in a pattern or printed tea towel. Glassware (drinking glasses, mugs, pitchers or even a sugar or salt holder) also comes in pastel tones, as does dinnerware (chargers, plates, bowls and beyond), so you may be able to target a range of complementary tones here on the spectrum from orange to pink. For a bigger renovation, including pops of Peach Fuzz tiling or a re-upholstering of your dining table chairs, could add a pop of warmth. And if you’re literal in your designing and want to add a framed print of an actual peach print — or bundle of peaches — to your countertop, it totally counts!
  • Bathroom: A place of tranquility and restoration, the bathroom is a perfect place to incorporate Peach Fuzz. It’s also often a room with cooler tones, so a touch of warmth could go a long way here. A painted wall, or a patterned or even textured wallpaper could easily incorporate peachy motifs here. If your setup involves a shower curtain, the sky is the limit: peachy tones can be blended with other rich colors or pastels to create the look you want. Tactile linens with peach tones in the textiles are a great option for a sensory experience. If you want to go bold, you can even include Peach Fuzz into the shower or bathroom tiles, bring in a peach-colored bathtub, or replace your sink bowls with a pastel peach basin.
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