Are you ready for Peach Fuzz? No, I'm not talking about those light-colored soft baby hairs, I'm talking about Pantone's color of the year for 2024!
Since 1999, the Pantone ® Color Institute has announced a color of the year that has become increasingly influential in the worlds of design and fashion and opened the conversation of the importance of color. The goal for the Color of the Year was to connect people around the world with a singular means, the language of color, and over the past 25 years we've seen people unite through this universal language. And as we head into the new year it's time to unite around Peach Fuzz, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2024.
What is Peach Fuzz?
"Subtly sensual, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is a heartfelt peach hue bringing a feeling of kindness and tenderness, communicating a message of caring and sharing, community and collaboration. A warm and cozy shade highlighting our desire for togetherness with others or for enjoying a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary this creates, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz presents a fresh approach to a new softness. An appealing peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz inspires belonging, recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm, offering us a space to be, feel, and heal and to flourish from. Drawing comfort from PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, we can find peace from within, impacting our wellbeing. An idea as much as a feeling, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth. Sensitive but sweet and airy, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz evokes a new modernity. While centered in the human experience of enriching and nurturing the mind, body, and soul, it is also a quietly sophisticated and contemporary peach with depth whose gentle lightness is understated but impactful, bringing beauty to the digital world. 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 ambiance."
Who Can Wear Peach Fuzz?
Of course, anyone who wants to can wear Peach Fuzz, but as a personal stylist, it's important to understand the undertone of the color to help your client wear it in a way that works best for their color season. Peach Fuzz is a color with a distinct warm undertone so it will suit people within the Spring and Autumn color seasons the most. However, this doesn't mean that someone in the winter or summer seasons can't wear this color you'll just need to think about adding a buffer color with a cool undertone to help create more harmony with your client's undertone. By simply combining a white item with Peach Fuzz or a cool grey you'll be able to tone down the warmth making it more wearable for those cool summer and winter season clients.
We'll also be seeing Peach Fuzz accessories galore in 2024, so you can add a splash of this beautiful color to any outfit without worrying about your client's seasonal color palette.
What Colors Work Well With Peach Fuzz?
Despite the warm undertone of Peach Fuzz, it offers a lot of versatility when it comes to color combinations and you'll be able to mix it with both warm and cool colors alike to create stunning color palettes. Grey, blue, red, white, olive green, and even purple, are colors that can be combined with Peach Fuzz, so get creative and experiment to find the right color harmony for your clients. To get you inspired, here are some color harmonies straight from the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute.
As we move on from the coolness and power of Viva Magenta from 2024, Peach Fuzz will bring some much-needed warmth and cohesiveness to our lives, so embrace Peach Fuzz as the Color of The Year for 2024 and bring the warmth and softness to your client's closets and their lives!