Pantone Color of the Year: 2024

Pantone Color of the Year: 2024

The New Year is here and brings the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 – Peach Fuzz. In this blog, we’ll explore how Pantone chooses the Color of the Year, why PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz was chosen for 2024, and how to use it across platforms and mediums this year.

What does this year’s color mean?

Following a bold Viva Magenta – Color of the Year 2023 – chosen as a reflection of the external world around us, Peach Fuzz ‘captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others.’ (Pantone)

Peach Fuzz was chosen as a calm, gentle reminder of the human need find compassion, empathy and understanding in the world we live in today. The warmth and welcome of Peach Fuzz creates a feeling of comfort as we continue reevaluating what is deemed important in our lives as we look towards the future. 

How did the Pantone team decide this?

Since 1999, Pantone’s Color of the Year program has had profound influence across designs around the world. In 2024, Pantone’s tradition of declaring a Color of the Year turns 25.

For twenty-five years, a team of global color experts analyze trends and influences across a myriad of industries, conditions and environments seen across the globe. The ‘Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture at the moment in time.’ (Pantone) 

With careful consideration of how Pantone’s Color of the Year’s will creatively influence industries throughout the year, the color ‘anthropologists’ make a final decision based on the hue of the color shade, name and overall feeling conveyed to exemplify the message being sent.

This year’s message:  ‘…caring and sharing, community and collaboration.’ (Pantone)

How can we expect Peach Fuzz to show up across design trends this year?

Peach Fuzz as an influential shade in 2024 brings a comforting sense of calmness and peace to the hustle and bustle of the world around us.

We can expect to see PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz in home and décor design trends such as wall colors, decadent décor pieces or as an accent color, complementary to a daring pattern. The versatility Peach Fuzz offers as a shade invites pairing opportunities for Hair and Beauty trends that will create a sense of softness through exemplification of natural undertones, speaking to romance and innocence. The feeling of warmth brought forth by Peach Fuzz offers inspiration of sweet and delicate taste, scents, treats and more.

To learn more about Pantone’s Color of the Year program, Pantone’s Color of the Year 2024 – Peach Fuzz, or inspiration on how to incorporate it into design trends across your life, visit Pantone’s official announcement page here.

How to bring Peach Fuzz into your home in 2024:

Looking to jump on this year’s Peach Fuzz color trend, but not sure how to get started? Pantone has partnered with Ruggable and Spoonflower to create machine washable rugs, wallpaper designs, fabrics, home decorations and more that feature PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz to bring cheer and comfort to your home.

See the full Ruggable x Pantone Collection and explore designs and décor created by independent artists forSpoonflower’s 2024 Pantone Color of the Year Design Challenge to kick off 2024 – the year of Peach Fuzz.

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