Feb 20, 2024

Pantone Color of the Year 2024: Home Decor Ideas You'll Love


The Pantone Color Institute or, affectionately, Pantone, is one of the world’s leading authorities on color. You’d probably recognize their iconic chips. Think: stark-white background, a block of color, and a name and number in black, sans-serif font. 

Their tech revolutionized the printing industry way back in 1963 when they made color easily identifiable and replicable. But they’re still making strides today. In fact, their Color of the Year campaigns create conversation around color on an annual basis. Specifically, the relationship between color and culture.  

Each year, a global team of color experts at Pantone sets out looking for inspiration. They take a look at recent popular films, art collections, travel destinations, technologies, and trends. They even take the economy into account! 

The resulting Pantone Color of the Year is a peek into our collective consciousness.  

So, what do the folks at Pantone predict for 2024? It’s looking pretty delectable! 

Introducing: Peach Fuzz, Pantone Color of the Year 2024 

Soft, sweet, and all-around stunning, the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 is called Peach Fuzz! It’s described as “a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.”  

Sound intriguing? Let’s bite in. 

How to Incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 

Incorporating Peach Fuzz into your home decor means you’ll be on-trend all year long. Whether you’re brand new to pastels or a longtime lover, when it comes to your space, the opportunities are practically endless. 

That being said, here are some of our favorite Pantone Color of the Year 2024 home decor ideas: 

Paint and Wallpaper 

Let’s start big! You could paint a whole room (or, hey, even your whole house) in Peach Fuzz.  

Peach straddles the line between soft and relaxing, and bold and bright. It’s unoffensive and aesthetically pleasing but can still add a pop of the unexpected. 

Designers favorite peach paint colors include: 

  • Nearly Peach by Sherwin-Williams 
  • Pale Apricot by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams 
  • Daylily by Benjamin Moore 
  • Shrimp Boat by PPG 
  • Fame Orange by Sherwin-Williams 
  • Faded Terracotta by Farrow & Ball 
  • Ripe Peach by Behr 
  • Pop by Clare 

Pro tip: Pantone and Spoonflower have also announced a collaboration! That means peach fuzz-themed wallpaper by independent artists is well within reach. 

Tile 

Have you heard? Fun tile is in for this year. That means ample opportunity to incorporate the Pantone color of the year 2024. That’s especially true if you’ve got a renovation on the calendar.  

Lucky for us, terracotta tile comes with a gorgeous, natural peach hue. It’s also durable, versatile, and sustainable. Talk about a win-win-win!  

Designers favorite terracotta looks include:  

  • Herringbone terracotta tiles 
  • Checkerboard terracotta tiles 
  • Reclaimed or salvaged terracotta tiles 
  • Painted terracotta tiles 

Whichever style you choose, you’ll have a Peach Fuzz pop to enjoy for years to come! 

Furniture 

Need a new couch? Or maybe just an upholstery job? Peach Fuzz could be your friend! 

Pastel furniture adds a touch of light and softness. It’s not stark white, though, which is notoriously finicky and hard to keep clean. Call it a happy medium! 

We think the following furniture items would look particularly delectable in a sweet peach tone: 

  • A couch or loveseat 
  • A couple of accent chairs 
  • An upholstered ottoman 
  • An upholstered headboard 
  • A chaise or daybed 

Art 

Wall art provides the perfect opportunity to experiment with Peach Fuzz. 

It can be low-cost and is definitely low commitment. So, if you find yourself vibing a bit more with the Color of the Year in 2025? No harm, no foul! Just swap out your art to experiment all over again.  

Consider incorporating the color through:  

  • A modern, abstract print 
  • Hanging textile art 
  • A pastel, framed mirror 
  • Photographs of the sunrise or sunset 
  • Art featuring actual peaches 

Or you could go even more literal! Frame and hang the Peach Fuzz Pantone Chip. Or blow it up into a poster. 

A couple dancing in a living room that features flowers in the Pantone color of the year 2024.

Decorative Accents 

If you’re not quite ready to paint a whole room or invest in tons of peach-toned art, don’t worry. You can still incorporate Peach Fuzz in tiny, bite-sized amounts. 

A few ideas for peachy decorative accents include:  

  • Throw pillows 
  • Curtains 
  • Blankets 
  • Candles 
  • Placemats 
  • Shower curtains 
  • Vases 

Heck, even a bouquet of fresh flowers in a peach tone would suffice!  

Pro tip: Pantone and Ruggable have collabed! You could also choose a peach-perfect washable rug, doormat, or bathmat. 

Make the Most of the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 

So, will you opt for a set of peach placemats or a full-on paint job? Either way, this tone is one sweet treat. 

However you choose to incorporate, remember that Pantone’s goal is to create a conversation around color! As you decorate, stop and think about what peach tones, or pastels in general, mean to you. Do they remind you of a dream vacation? Or maybe a recent film you loved? Whatever the case may be, recognizing and leaning into color can be truly powerful. 

Happy decorating!  

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