Just Peachy

Pantone's 2024 Color of the Year is softly nestled between pink and orange. 

Edited by Melissa Mauzy


Pantone, the authority on color, has deemed Peach Fuzz the color of the year for 2024. Peach Fuzz is a heartfelt peach hue bringing a feeling of kindness and tenderness, according to the experts. It’s a warm, cozy shade highlighting the desire for togetherness with others or for enjoying a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary this creates. Poetic and romantic, a clean peach tone with a vintage vibe, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz reflects the past yet has been refashioned with a contemporary ambience.


What spaces would this colorway work best?

“Peach Fuzz would look amazing on walls in a bright and sunny four seasons room, or used on trim in a powder room with coordinating wallpaper.  How fun would this color be on a front door?!” Megan Temple, Megan Temple Design.

“The soft Pantone color Peach Fuzz offers a fresh alternative to the traditional neutrals. When used in bedrooms and bathrooms it provides a calming and flattering backdrop. It is also the perfect color for a girl's room as an alternative to the traditional pink. As an accent color, Peach Fuzz pairs beautifully both with softer neutral and camel tones, as well as the high contrast black and white.  Mix it in subtly with throw pillows, or dramatically with lacquered furniture, or just go ahead and paint your walls!” Jenny Rapp, JCR Design Group. 

“This would be such an easy color to play on with wallpaper! I’d use it as the trim color or on a ceiling to complement a fun pattern. I’ve used this hue before in a playroom on all the trim and left the walls white, and it makes the room pop.” Ashley Obradovits, Karr Bick.

“If you appreciate vibrant hues, consider transforming your bathroom with Peach Fuzz – it has the potential to be truly remarkable! Numerous tile choices can infuse the inviting warmth of peach fuzz while retaining a classic tile design. Imagine the charm of Zellige 4x4 tiles or a floor inspired by terracotta. This peach fuzz shade, reminiscent of nature, seamlessly complements natural elements, making it a perfect choice for your bathroom.” Andrea Liston-Jones, Liston Design Build.


Make it  Your Own

Local design professionals weigh in on this year’s Color of the Year and how to incorporate it into your home.

“For interior design, Peach Fuzz might be a bit of a departure out of many people's comfort zones. A safe way to play with any trend can be through artwork and accessories. Peach Fuzz gives a sense of daybreak and spring, so some brighter artwork with sunrises and florals would be an option to try out this color in your home.” Kathleen Grim, interior designer, Srote & Co. Architects.

“An easy way to incorporate Peach Fuzz is to use it in small accents around your home as throw blanket or lamp. Peach Fuzz works well with Duck Egg Blue for a traditional aesthetic or Dark Teal for an Art Deco vibe. To use Peach Fuzz in a more modern way, pair it with gray or go monochromatic in your space.” Molly Archeski, interior designer, Srote & Co. Architects.

“Unless Peach Fuzz is your favorite color, we always recommend keeping trending colors to mere accents or accessories that can evolve or be changed out seasonally. We wouldn't recommend painting a wall or installing something permanent in this color. Peach Fuzz would be an excellent accent for pottery, pillows, throws, flowers, etc. It would be an excellent way to add some excitement to a gray or beige / neutral interior, or pair well with blue greens, camels, etc. I also would give the advice to not think of the accent color as so literal, you can seek out lighter or deeper versions to achieve this look and layer them for a more curated and less trendy look.” Chelsea Smith, Chelsea Design Company.