How to Use the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year
Design pros are abuzz with all things Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year, and this whimsical, peachy-pink hue has them considering their approach to all things rose-colored. Read on for three Scouted interior designers recommendations on how to thoughtfully incorporate this fruit-forward shade into your interiors. To find an interior expert near you, consult The Scout Guide Directory.
Opt for similar shades. If the idea of a peach-colored interior doesn’t pique your interest, have no fear, Amanda Lantz, interior designer and president of Lantz Collective in Naples, Florida, and Carmel, Indiana, urges you to take it less literally. “Think of it as shades of peach,” she explains. Pushing it in the direction of coral or orange is a great way to experiment with this trend, without going full-on pastel.
Use what you have. Lantz encourages those wishing to experiment with this hot color to take inventory of items they may already have laying around, or seek out inexpensive accessories you can easily incorporate. One of her favorite ways to add a dash of peach includes a decanter at the bar that pulls the coloring of other liquor.
Perfectly paired. Emily Lindemann, owner of Coeur Cabinet + Curated Interiors in Denver, Colorado, recommends clients pair pinkish hues with warmer whites and brown tones. When peach is paired with earth tones, the color reads less pink, and more like a neutral, creating a lovely, cozy feeling in the space.
Tout textiles. Another subtle way to incorporate this trending color is through the use of textiles. Lindemann suggests lamp shades and drapery panels in soft peach shades. Accent pillows are also a fabulous way to experiment without too much of a commitment.
Create juxtaposition. This light and airy color is traditionally reserved for softer leaning spaces, such as sweet nurseries or sunny sitting rooms. Kelly Mastropasqua, co-founder and design principal of Third & Evergreen in Roswell, Georgia, contends with a few choice styling details you can make this shade read more modern. “Adding a touch of Peach Fuzz is the perfect pop of color to offset a room that is favoring a more masculine design style,” she days. “As well as a wonderful way to add balance to a rich, bold color palette.”
Add a dose of whimsy. Whether used as the star of the show in your interiors, or as a playful accent color, Mastropasqua loves the way Peach Fuzz can enliven a more traditional environment. After all, your home design should bring joy!
TSG Tip 470 from Amanda Lantz, interior designer and president of Lantz Collective in Naples, Florida, and Carmel, Indiana; Emily Lindemann, owner of Coeur Cabinet + Curated Interiors in Denver, Colorado; Kelly Mastropasqua, co-founder and design principal at Third & Evergreen in Roswell, Georgia. Lantz Collective appears in The Scout Guide Naples. Coeur Cabinet + Curated Interiors appears in The Scout Guide Denver. Third & Evergreen appears in The Scout Guide Alpharetta, Roswell & Milton.