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How to decorate your home with Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2024

Soft and comforting, Peach Fuzz is a beautiful shade to introduce into your home décor. Here are our top tips for decorating with Pantone’s new Colour of the Year.

Pantone have announced the new colour of the year as ‘Peach Fuzz’, a warm and gentle hue that embodies closeness and compassion.

The choice for 2024 is significantly different from the colours selected for the past few years. While Viva Magenta, Very Peri and Illuminating were all vibrant, bold colours, Peach Fuzz is much softer. It has a hint of the pinks that dominated pop culture in 2023 thanks to the Barbie film, but also of the calm, neutral tones that could be seen throughout homes on social media. It’s also reminiscent of our need for connection.

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone.

“A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”

So, whether you want to create the feeling of a welcoming embrace in your home, or just love the shade, here are our top tips for decorating your home with peach.

1. Peach prints and patterns

What does the colour peach remind you of? The delicious fruit of course, and maybe fresh flowers in bloom? If you love a botanical or floral décor theme, peach is a beautiful colour to weave in. There are so many gorgeous patterns and prints that incorporate the shade, like this stunning wallpaper in @persimmonlumley’s home. Set next to a blush pink accent wall, this colour scheme is pretty and timeless.

2. Create a peach accent wall

Peach is a fabulous choice for an accent wall. Pale enough to look at home next to white walls, but distinct enough to add personality. It’s also a great choice if you’re looking to give some depth and shadow to a room. Adding a soft peach wall to the end of a room can elongate the space, adding dimension and warmth, like in this kitchen.

3. Soften it up with neutrals

As the experts at Pantone have said, Peach Fuzz is all about warmth and embrace. In that case, peach could make the perfect colour palette for when you sink into a cosy bed at the end of the day. If you love the tones in Peach Fuzz but prefer something a little more muted,  opt for a shade such as a blush pink or dark peach, like in this bedroom. Paired with more neutral walls and flooring, it creates a beautiful and relaxing look.

4. Bring your room to life

Looking to bring your space to life? The blank canvas of a new build home is a great chance to add personality through your décor choices. If you want to create a look that’s fresh and vibrant without being over the top, throw peach into the mix. Using a brighter shade of peach as an accent colour against white really lifts a room. Add in some touches of bright primary and pastel colours through prints and textiles, to inject some fun.

5. Paint the ceiling peach

Ceilings are often some of the most underused parts of a room, as many home décor enthusiasts are now discovering. Painting your ceiling a fun colour makes a fun statement, gives the room a completely new feeling, and also draws the eye up to make the ceiling seem higher. Peach is a colour that works perfectly for this. It’s eye-catching enough to make a statement, but also soft enough add a wonderful cosiness without making the room too dark.

6. Pair with blues and greens

You might not think it, but peach is very versatile and pairs well with lots of other colours. You could go pale and neutral by pairing it with white, or create earthy warmth with a peach and terracotta combination. One of the most beautiful and eye-catching combinations is to use peach alongside rich blues, greens and teals. These jewel tones contrast beautifully with soft peach, creating a look that’s contemporary and fun.  

With these ideas in mind, why not consider peach the next time you carry out some interior design on your home!



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