If there’s one thing we can always count on Pantone to do, it’s surprise us. The color authority’s pick for color of the year is always a highly anticipated announcement, and almost every year, they do something completely unexpected. (I’ll never forget the year when every other paint company chose a shade of green for their color of the year and Pantone chose… periwinkle.) This year, at a time when all signs point to blue having a major renaissance, Pantone has chosen not a cool, soothing shade, but a warm, orangey-pink color called Peach Fuzz. To say our team was surprised is an understatement. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that this color might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Pantone could be on to something here. Peach might not be a conventional choice for 2024’s top trending color, but it’s not without merit.
The inspiration behind this year’s Pantone color of the year was a “need for nurturing, empathy, and compassion,” according to the company’s press release. The warm, cozy color is intended to evoke a sense of well-being and togetherness, something I think people are especially craving after the last few tumultuous years. And with a bit of a vintage vibe, it reflects the throwback trends we’ve been seeing elsewhere for a while now.
So if you’re ready to jump into the peach trend, look no further. From your home to your closet to your beauty stash, here’s how to embrace the Pantone color of the year for 2024:
For Your Home
To incorporate Peach Fuzz into your decor, start small with accessories like throw pillows, vases, or colorful glassware. If you want to go bigger, choose pieces that are easy to swap out, such as area rugs or peel-and-stick wallpaper.
For Your Closet
This peachy color is a surefire way to infuse a sense of romance into your wardrobe. Pair it with fun textures like chunky knits or ruffles to really lean into the trend.
For Your Beauty Bag
We’ve been seeing warmer shades across the beauty space for a while now, but these peachy tones add a more feminine spin to the trend.