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Peach Fuzz - Pantone Color of the Year 2024 Decoded

Every year, the global design community eagerly awaits the revelation of the Pantone Color of the Year, a shade that transcends the realms of color theory and influences trends across various industries.

This annual proclamation isn't just about assigning a color; it's a cultural statement, a reflection of our collective mood, aspirations, and the evolving landscape of design. In this blog post, we embark on a colorful journey to unravel the significance and impact of the Pantone Color of the Year.

Join us as we delve into the art and science behind Pantone's choice for 2024, exploring the cultural context, design applications, and the intriguing narratives woven into the selected hue.

Whether you're a design enthusiast, a trend follower, or someone curious about the language of color, come along as we dissect the chromatic tale that sets the tone for a year of style, creativity, and visual inspiration.

The Pantone Color of the Year awaits its moment in the spotlight, and we're here to decode its secrets and celebrate the vibrancy it brings to the canvas of our lives.


PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz

How is The Pantone Color of the Year Chosen?

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute's team of international color experts embarks on a comprehensive search for fresh color inspirations worldwide.

This meticulous process involves exploring diverse sources such as the entertainment industry, films in the making, touring art exhibitions, emerging artists, fashion trends, all facets of design, aspirational travel spots, evolving lifestyles, various playstyles, and delightful getaways.

Socio-economic conditions are also considered, and influences may extend to encompass new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that have an impact on color.

Relevant social media platforms and upcoming global sporting events that garner widespread attention are also part of the extensive range of factors contributing to the ultimate color selection.

The influence and legacy of Pantone Color of the Year

In 2024, Pantone Color of the Year turns 25. "Through the years the Pantone Color of the Year program has become a globally iconic cultural touchstone, capturing the imagination of so many designers, brands, and consumers", says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

Since we introduced PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean Blue as the first Pantone Color of the Year in 1999, we have seen this program influence product development and purchasing decisions in nearly every industry and country around the world. Laurie Pressman

Pantone Color of the Year 2024 - Peach Fuzz

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz

What is PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz?

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It's a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.

In our pursuit of a color that reflects our natural desire for intimacy and connection, Pantone opted for a hue that exudes warmth and contemporary sophistication. This shade, embodying compassion, extends a tangible embrace, seamlessly bridging the gap between the youthful and the timeless.

How Do Creators Interpret The Color of the Year?

"If we ever needed a sense of kindness and community, now is the moment. I tried to create things that felt warm and cocoon-like" said textiles and apparel designer Tsia Carson. "Kindness, openness and empathy are true strength. I'm ready to explore this softer colour and emotional vibe in 2024."

Bruce Anthony Marshall, music sommelier created the playlist for the Color of the Year 2024 celebration to evoke the spirit and essence of Pantone 1310-23 Peach Fuzz. His “musical tapestry” stirs emotions of community joy, happiness, and warmth.

How will the Color of the Year inspire art in 2024?

Peach Fuzz can inspire artists to craft art that embraces and fosters femininity, acknowledging and incorporating the strength inherent in softness, the power found in tenderness, and confidence within moments of quietude. Artists can distill these elements into their artwork, aiming to extend this embrace and nurture not only themselves but also the global community.

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz


Jenny Kakoudakis

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

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