The era of Peach Fuzz: Pantone’s 2024 Colour of the Year unveiled


Soft, nurturing, and compassionate, Pantone’s Peach Fuzz has already made its imprint on design, poised to take off in the new year. Explore how its gentle warmth can infuse comfort and a sense of connection into your design narrative.

As the year draws to a close, anticipation peaks for Pantone's highly awaited Colour of the Year, and the crowned winner is none other than Peach Fuzz (Pantone 13-1023). This subtle hue, nestled between the warmth of pink and the vibrancy of orange, has been carefully chosen to convey our collective yearning for community and cosiness, particularly amid these turbulent times.

Peach perfection: Pioneering compassion in design

Laurie Pressman, the institute’s vice president, beautifully describes Pantone’s Peach Fuzz as "a compassionate and nurturing soft peach shade whose heartfelt kindness and all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul” - a natural progression from last year's “brave and fearless” Magenta. This stands as an open invitation to architects and designers to recognise their pivotal role in providing spaces that allow users to discover moments of respite, creativity, and human connection within the fast-paced nature of modern, digitised life.

The many faces of peace fuzz

Image of cafe with restaurant chairs two to each small tale. The walls are white tiles to the top, and cotto peach coloured to the bottom half of the wall. Single pendant lights hang from the ceiling.

Pictured: Johnson Tiles’ Contour range in Cotto and White

Anticipated to soar in popularity in 2024, Peach Fuzz has already left an indelible impression on the material world. It serves not only as a vibrant statement but also introduces a tactile element to both commercial and private spaces.

Notably, tile collections such as Johnson Tile’s three-dimensional Contour, available in soft, contemporary Cotto, and the warmer, earthier Biscuit and Tan tones from their Tuscany tiling range, contribute to evoking an instantaneous sense of peace and tranquillity in every area they adorn.

image of peach wallpaper on the left, with a vase and candle infront of it in white. There is a window in the backrgound with wooden pane. There is a sample of the peach textured wallpaper to the right of the image.

Pictured: Tektura Wallcovering Big Sur

Equally adopting a multisensory approach to design is Tektura Wallcoverings’ Big Sur in BBSU01. This scaled-up weave print seamlessly integrates with the Peach Fuzz theme, embodying the same essence of ‘contemporary cosy’.

If you're contemplating how to infuse more peach into your projects, why not drop by for a free chat and explore the surface materials we have here at Material Lab? Feel free to take samples with you as you plan your next big project.

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