Every year, tastemakers from the design worlds of interiors, fashion, products, graphics and marketing wait to discover Pantone’s® “Color of the Year.” Pantone®, the color experts and leading source of trend forecasts and standards for matching colors, has announced the hue for 2024, “Peach Fuzz.”

Peach Fuzz is a color that seems to capture the soft light of a sunrise. It’s like the flush of warmth on a cheek when it’s tickled by the first rays of morning. It’s a subtle, muted shade that’s not quite pink, not quite orange, but somewhere dreamily in between. It’s reminiscent of the delicate fuzz on a ripe peach, suggesting softness, comfort and a touch of playfulness. The hue whispers of early spring blossoms and the velvety skin of a summer fruit, holding a promise of new beginnings and gentle, joyous days within it. This comforting color enriches the mind, body and spirit, capturing our need for compassion and nurturing in a turbulent world.

Peach Fuzz 2024 color
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Integrating the 2024 Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz, into your home can be an amazing way to refresh your space, infusing it with warmth and modern flair. This color, with its soft, warm hues, offers a versatile palette that beautifully complements the mid-century modern aesthetic.

1. Accent Walls: In a room with neutral tones or natural materials, a Peach Fuzz accent wall can be a stunning focal point, adding contemporary style while respecting the clean lines and simplicity of mid-century design.

Peach Fuzz 2024 color of the year

A | Capsula Pill Shape Mirror in Peach/Copper Frame B | Modern Ceramic Planter on Wood Stand
C | Geometric Area Rug D | Mouille Inspired 3-Arm Floor Lamp or Original Serge Mouille 3-Arm Floor Lamp E | Anika Geometric Wallpaper F | Twin Palms Afternoon by Danny Heller
G | Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman H | Saarinen Side Table

2. Furniture Pieces: Consider introducing a statement furniture piece in Peach Fuzz, an upholstered armchair, or a sofa in a living room, which can serve as a striking centerpiece. Its retro vibe aligns perfectly with mid-century modern furniture, especially when paired with wooden elements or metallic accents. Try an Eames Lounge Chair or George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa upholstered in Peach Fuzz leather or suede for a new take on a classic.

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Looking for a way to brighten up your home for the changing season? There’s no better way to add a pop of paradise to your interior than with tropical wallpaper. Maybe it’s the vivid colors or the patterns of flowing palm leaves and fronds, or perhaps because it makes you feel like you’re on an exotic getaway. Whatever the reason, looking at these designs can transport you to a far-flung island retreat, even from your own home. Whether you want to create a bold statement, inspiration, or simply add a touch of vivaciousness to your home, tropical wallpaper is the perfect design solution. There are endless possibilities when you incorporate this trend into your home decor. Designs ranging from verdant swaying palms and vibrant florals to understated linework, each make their own unique statement. And best of all, tropical wallpaper can be used in any room – from the living room to the bedroom and beyond. There’s no limit to what you can do. It pairs perfectly with black and white photography. It can add some major drama by amping up a smaller space like a powder room – cover every wall with it.

Tropical Wallpaper - Martinique banana leaf pattern

Bring Classic Hollywood Glamour To Your Walls

A star is born, and one wallpaper has become synonymous with classic Hollywood glamour. A classic print with green fronds and vibrant colors, the Martinique banana leaf pattern, was designed by decorator Don Loper in 1942. This famous wallpaper has taken center stage at The Beverly Hills Hotel since its’ installation. The design was heavily influenced by iconic decorator Dorothy Draper’s Brazilliance, another banana leaf design created for the Arrowhead Springs Hotel in California. Model Margaux Hemingway was famously photographed in front of the Martinique print at the hotel in 1975. More recently, the print made an appearance in the film The Aviator, where it was splashed across the walls of Howard Hughes’ bathroom (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). It also appeared on a Mariah Carey album cover, in the tv show Friends, on the Golden Girls television show and in many celebrities’ homes. Today the pattern is available in five colorways from Chelsea Lane & Company. Bring it home and create your own tropical paradise.

Create A Stylish And Vibrant Interior With This Fun Print

This bold graphic print wallpaper will infuse any room with trendy tropical vibes. The Fan Palm design by Sanderson can be used on an accent wall or clad on all walls including the ceiling. The statement-making botanical motif comes in four colorways, Charcoal/Gold, Linen/Gliver, shown here, Botanical Green and Rhodera/Gliver and is available at Wallpaper Direct.

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