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This year ‘s COLOUR OF THE YEAR is called Peach Fuzz (PANTONE 13-1023). Peach Fuzz is a light, delicate shade that sits between pink and orange and captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It is described as a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.

 It is an appealing peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange and 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.

 According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Colour Institute™:

 “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.

One can draw comfort from Peach Fuzz as it helps us to find peace from within, ultimately impacting our wellbeing.  It is an idea as much as a feeling and awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth. It also evokes a new modernity, while centred in the human experience of enriching and nurturing the mind, body, and soul.  It can however also be poetic and romantic, with a vintage vibe, reflecting the past that has been refashioned with a contemporary ambiance.

 Peach Fuzz is a quietly sophisticated and contemporary peach with depth whose gentle lightness is understated but impactful, bringing beauty to the digital world.  

 Peach Fuzz also marks the 25th anniversary of Pantone’s Colour of the Year programme. 

Colour swatches Peach Fuzz

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Why Was Peach Fuzz 13-1023 selected to be the Pantone Color of the Year 2024?

 As explained on the website:

“At a time of turmoil in many aspects of our lives, our need for nurturing, empathy and compassion grows ever stronger as does our imaginings of a more peaceful future. We are reminded that a vital part of living a full life is having the good health, stamina, and strength to enjoy it. That in a world which often emphasizes productivity and external achievements, it is critical we recognize the importance of fostering our inner selves and find moments of respite, creativity, and human connection amid the hustle and bustle of modern life. As we navigate the present and build toward a new world, we are reevaluating what is important. Reframing how we want to live, we are expressing ourselves with greater intentionality and consideration. Recalibrating our priorities to align with our internal values, we are focusing on health and wellbeing, both mental and physical, and cherishing what’s special — the warmth and comfort of spending time with friends and family, or simply taking a moment of time to ourselves.   With that in mind, we wanted to turn to a color that could focus on the importance of community and coming together with others. The color we selected to be our Pantone Color of the Year 2024 needed to express our desire to want to be close to those we love and the joy we get when allowing ourselves to tune into who we are and just savor a moment of quiet time alone.  It needed to be a color whose warm and welcoming embrace conveyed a message of compassion and empathy. One that was nurturing and whose cozy sensibility brought people together and elicited a feeling of tactility. One that reflected our feeling for days that seemed simpler but at the same time has been rephrased to display a more contemporary ambiance. One whose gentle lightness and airy presence lifts us into the future.”

Checked Blinds in Peach Fuzz


When it comes to using PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, in home décor and design, the opportunities are endless.  It creates a welcoming ambiance and promotes feelings of gentle warmth whether appearing on a painted wall, in home décor, or acting as an accent within a pattern. 

Patterned Upholstery
UPHOLSTERY FABRIC: Stuart Graham/Rockley Clementine/Barbados
WALLPAPER: Stuart Graham/Esta/Art Deco/ 156-139-203

For more ideas on how to use PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz in your home décor as well as for fabrics for upholstery, curtains, blinds and more email Mary’s Interiors.  You can call us on 011 268 0329 or visit our showroom for more information.

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