2024 Color Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz

At a time when many people are finding comfort by embracing the past for comfort, Pantone brings the nurturing warmth of nostalgia to the forefront of interior design with color trend Peach Fuzz, the 2024 Color of the Year.

Just as Interface celebrated its 50th anniversary by pairing vintage-inspired patterns with modern design thinking in the new Past Forward™ collection, Peach Fuzz commemorates 25 years of Pantone’s Color of the Year Program with a velvety gentle peach that Pantone saysreflects the past yet has been refashioned with a contemporary ambiance.”

Social Fabric and Drawn Thread carpet tile from Interface

Social Fabric and Drawn Thread carpet tile from Interface

To select its annual Color of the Year, Pantone tasks their team of global color experts to search for color trend influences around the world, an analysis that ranges from trends in art and fashion to social and economic conditions. According to Pantone, Peach Fuzz is a wonderful accent that conjures the feelings of welcoming and coziness, and the team chose it to “capture our desire to nurture ourselves and others.” 

Cocooned Warmth

Granite Mountain carpet tile collection from Interface

norament pado rubber flooring from nora and Silk Complex luxury vinyl tile collection from Interface

Terrain carpet tile from FLOR

Interface Product Design Manager Natalie Makowski reflects, “The overall Peach Fuzz color trend has a peaceful sense to it. It’s quite heartfelt, and it brings a stillness and a softness to an interior space — it is calming and healing. One of the buzzwords that Pantone uses with Peach Fuzz is ‘Cocooned Warmth,’ and I think that comes through.”

Fluffy textures, soft fabrics, and warm tones can be used to introduce a sense of peacefulness and healing into interior spaces – feelings that can be enhanced with Peach Fuzz-inspired color choices. While pale orange and coral tones can be combined in residential spaces, they also complement neutral shades.

Silk Complex luxury vinyl tile collection from Interface

For commercial use, Makowski says, “Peach Fuzz would look good paired down using gray tones to give it a more corporate feel. To bring the warmth back in, you can pair the color with a neutral palette such as oatmeal and beige; Peach Fuzz would then act as a highlight color. A combination of warm neutrals and this little pop of peach is how Interface would use our products and this color together to create an interior scheme.”

Pantone’s Color of the Year is a perfect featured accent that can be integrated into interior surfaces through furniture, or through accessories. In flooring, calming Peach Fuzz can elevate the tenderness of broader neutrals, and we’re excited to see how designers incorporate this engaging shade into their projects.

Woven Gradience carpet tile collection from Interface

Woven Gradience carpet tile collection from Interface

You're So Vein carpet tile from FLOR

You’re So Vein carpet tile from FLOR

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Scenic Route carpet tile from FLOR

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