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Will Pantone’s Peach Fuzz win the spotlight as the color of the year 2024? Unveiled in early December, this shade holds big expectations, marking its 25th iteration anniversary. Pantone provides a universal language for color decisions and standardized matching. After the foretelling Barbie-esque 2023 Viva Magenta, Peach Fuzz nestles somewhere between pink and orange. Where Viva Magenta was empowering and assertive, Peach Fuzz evokes a new modernity yet awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth.
Why Peach Fuzz now?
Amid media debates, Pantone attributes its current color choice to a reaction to the “turmoil in many aspects of our lives.” The shade entails “quiet” and “nurturing” aspects “whose gentle lightness and airy presence lifts us into the future.” The highly anticipated announcement offers the usual opportunities for Pantone marketing partners. For example, Motorola lets you phone home in the most chic style. Fortunately, Peach Fuzz offers many opportunities to incorporate into your life, from apparel and accessories to beauty, interior design, and décor. If you want to add a bit of peach personality to your world for 2024, read on!
Enveloped in Peach Fuzz offers the perfect way to deal with the chill of winter months. Consider an easy way to update the Amazon Essentials Soft Touch Hooded Pullover Jumper as a cozy first layer. Quilting and padding in outerwear brings in some peachy vibes with Free People’s Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket. As a footnote add sustainable Cariuma’s Pantone Peach Fuzz canvas sneakers that are sure to inspire “recalibration.”
Peach adds much-needed warmth to the beauty scene as well. Check out this TikTok sensation Pantone-inspired beauty tutorial with peachy-shaded eyes and ripened cheeks. Try the recently launched Tom Ford Peach Dawn Eye Color Quad for a luxurious take. As Pantone notes, the shade works seamlessly between the physical and digital worlds, so OPI’s 2023 Data Peach got ahead of the curve for digital nails. Also include lips that engage with L’Oréal’s Peach Fuzz Paris Colour Riche Lipstick or female-founded Shade by Shan’s The Lip Shine Pantone collaboration.
As many have noted, Peach Fuzz may feel contemporary. At the same time, it also carries vaguely retro vibes in interior design. As an overall paint or an accent wall, subtle Pristine or more Intense Peach by Benjamin Moore are cited by Elle Décor as trending matches. A more obvious choice, Ruggable teamed with Pantone for an adorable “Nice Peach” bath mat. Consider kitchen appliances, cooking vessels, and earthenware in warm hues, or you can simply toast the new year with Pantone’s affordable limited-edition mug.
With a warm tactility, Peach Fuzz offers multiple ways to reach out and touch. Let us know which ones connect with you!