Colour of the Year 2023: Peach Fuzz!
18 Dec by Dan Blake
Hey, Colour Lovers!
If you haven’t heard already, Peach is ‘the’ colour to be making waves in the creative industries for 2024. The exact tone? Drumroll, please… it’s Pantone’s ‘Peach Fuzz’!
If you haven’t heard about it yet, don’t worry—we’ve got the lowdown on the meaning behind this peachy wonder.
“Why Peach?” you ask. Well, hold on to your colour swatches because Pantone’s annual colour reveal is more just a trend. In fact, you might be wondering, “Why does Pantone even offer us an annual colour every year – anyway?”
Colour is a language, a visual story that transcends creative industries. For colour analysts, interior designers, personal and fashion stylists, and all you creative souls out there, Pantone offers us a shared palette that reflects our collective feelings and desires – how do we want to feel in 2024, and why?
Peach Fuzz – 2024
According to Leatrice Eiseman, the maestro behind the scenes at the Pantone Color Institute, it’s “a cosy peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange.” But it’s not just a colour; it’s a vibe. Eiseman explains, “Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration, and offers an opportunity for nurturing.” Imagine a colour that conjures an air of calm, providing a space to be, feel, heal, and flourish—whether you’re enjoying time with others or relishing a moment alone.
Insights Jules Standish, LCS Head of Colour
We caught up with Jules Standish, the Head of Colour at the London College of Style, for her take on Peach Fuzz.
“Peach Fuzz” is a beautiful warm and soft shade that is going to be heavenly for all those warm complexions specifically the Spring and Autumn palettes. For those on the cooler spectrum the way to embrace this beautiful hue is to wear it away from the face, combined in a pattern with your best cool colours or perhaps feel peachy with an accessory like a bag, belt or some summer sandals when the sun comes out. Its certainly a shade to make us all feel a sense of comfort and warmth all year round. Personally, I look forward to teaming it with some cream and off-white in the hotter months, but for now will be enjoying colour combining with my favourite Spring browns and bright navy blue.”
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