Peach Fuzz Unveiled | Meet the Pantone Color of the Year 2024

Peach Fuzz Unveiled | Meet the Pantone Color of the Year 2024

December 14, 2023

Pantone has recently unveiled its pick for the 2024 Color of the Year: a delicate, pinkish-orange hue named Peach Fuzz, officially designated as Pantone 13-1023 Peach Fuzz. Described by this authority on design and color as “velvety,” “gentle,” and “subtly sensual,” this shade marks a significant trend in the color landscape. Renowned for its color-matching system established in the 1960s, Pantone utilizes a unique chip format to organize and classify a spectrum of hues. The influential Pantone Color Institute, operating under the company’s umbrella, plays a pivotal role in curating the annual color selection and conducting comprehensive research into color trend forecasting.








This year’s choice “echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a statement. “We chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance,” she adds. “A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”





Peach Fuzz marks Pantone’s 25th color of the year. The annual announcements, commencing in 1999, aim to “engage the design community and color enthusiasts around the world in a conversation around color,” as stated by Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. Each year, a team of color experts scrutinizes movies, art, fashion, design, travel destinations, technologies, and more to discern the prevailing colors shaping the world. Utilizing forecasting tools, color psychology research, and various sources, they meticulously narrow the options to a single color that they believe sets the tone for the upcoming year.





Peach Fuzz exhibits a more subdued tone compared to the previous year’s selection, a vibrant pink-red hue named Viva Magenta. However, the ambiance in 2023 differed significantly, as Leatrice Eiseman notes in a conversation with CNN’s Leah Dolan, describing how Pantone “celebrated coming out of the malaise of the last year.” The choice of Viva Magenta aimed to evoke a sense of verve, power, and grace as the world emerged from the pandemic and navigated ongoing social unrest, as articulated by NPR’s Rachel Treisman in the previous year.





As we step into 2024, Peach Fuzz is introduced at a moment, described by Angelica Villa in ARTnews as arriving “at a dark time amid a tumultuous war and a tense election year.” According to Eiseman, this more subdued hue is intentionally chosen to mirror the “need for some quiet, some peace, some respite,” as conveyed to CNN.





Anticipating its presence in various products throughout the year, from rugs, wallpaper, fabric, and makeup, to tea, these items align with Pantone’s official announcement. Already making waves in the world of fashion, notable personalities like Taylor Swift and The Rock have embraced Peach Fuzz at various events, as highlighted by USA Today’s Emily DeLetter. Jeremy Allen, the art director for the New York Times Styles Desk, observes that “it feels like another rediscovered neutral that’s meant to seep its way into every surface of our lives,” during a discussion with colleagues.




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