Peach Vibes - Pantone's Colour of the Year 2024

Peach Vibes - Pantone's Colour of the Year 2024

It’s 2024 and we’re feeling peachy. Somehow, we all know what that means – friendly, gentle, peaceful and cosy. Sounds good – let’s bring it inside. Peach is a colour that soothes the mind while delivering a quiet zap of energy.

Exhale and consider its link to nature, its soft, downy feel and its delicate, pastel-y shade, then inhale and remember its vivid sweetness, its vitality and the brightness behind its muted impression.

Geometric Dining Table

New Year, New Pallette

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2024 has been declared as Peach Fuzz, a soft pink-y, orange-y, rosy tone created to speak of simplicity, lightness and togetherness, and the interiors world has rallied around it.

‘Peach Fuzz is a nurturing peach tone that inspires us to instinctively want to reach out and touch. Conveying a message of tactility that comes through in sueded, velvety, quilted, and furry textures, luxuriously soothing and soft to the touch, PANTONE 13- 1023 Peach Fuzz is an enveloping peach hue that awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth’ say the brand. ‘In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.’

Only You Sofa

Pacha Lounge Chair

Springtime Serenity

Running alongside the current desire to bring warming colours, earthy neutrals and nature inside, peach tones add a relaxed yet uplifting ambience to the home and spring is just the time to deploy them. While they ooze zen, these shades are also lively, blossomy and ready to oversee some fresh, juicy rejuvenation and discovery.

Fruit Salad of Furniture

In the home, peachy colours can span the spectrum, ranging among the more pink (slight hints of apricot), to the more orange (twists of... orange) as well as interconnecting the brighter to the more mellow. Mixing these stone fruit tones can add depth and intrigue to the peach trend, creating an almost monochrome look with delicate variation, branching out from the expected while still getting involved.

Eames Lounge Chair - Nubia

Sensory Shade

Activating more than our eyes, peach tones are about sweetness, evoking memories of stroking wondrously downy skin, of biting into beautifully fresh fruit and of juice running down our chins. Like its edible counterpart, the colour speaks of tactility, tempting us to reach out and touch it. In the home this means peach practically begs to interact with a range of textures – think upholstery, blankets, rugs, fabrics and weaves, timber, stone and beyond. Any kind of bold surface will interact well with peach, adding depth, enhancing its natural properties, and reminding us of the shade’s velvety personality.

Tearoom Chair

Phileas Lounge Chair

Au Naturel

While it might seem like a difficult colour to accommodate indoors, rest assured that peach’s links to the natural world will see it elevate the leafy green hues and terracotta- esque tones we’ve been filling our rooms with by creating a cosy sense of harmony and a grounded feel with a new flash of freshness. Peach wants to be with timber, stone, ceramics, wool, leather and more, plus verdant greens. How to use peach with natural materials and colours? For darker tones it brings lively contrast, while for the paler it works cohesively alongside them, reminding us of its fruity, outdoor origins.

Ottoman Sofa

Ottoman Sofa

Peaches and Cream

Introducing peach to a neutral space? Paired with shades such as beige, brown, grey, taupe and stone tones, a slice of peach brings vitality and a crisp contrast to the home. The radiant hue stands out and pulls in attention, both complemented and contrasted by soft tones for a timeless, chic colour combo. Teaming peach with cream works as well as it does in the home as in a bowl, the cream’s serenity balancing the fruity shade’s liveliness for inviting, relaxing rooms that soothe the eyes and the soul.

Saarinen Executive Chair

Flowerpot Lamp

Bring the Boldness

Black and white accents placed alongside peach can add dramatic punch if the monochrome shades are used boldly and graphically, or create elegance if they’re approached gently – go for charcoal grey over true black for a more calming effect. How to decorate with peach for a hit of glamour? Muddle in metallics – gold and brass tones create a classic harmonious look thanks to the juicy shade’s inherent warmth, while silver and chrome add cool, modern contrast.

Colour Co-ordinated

Believe it or not, peach is wonderfully versatile and easy to combine with brighter shades from the spectrum – just choose the tones carefully. Start with similar lightweight pastels, like mint, pale blue or light yellow – an assortment creates gentle, soothing spaces which works best in bedrooms. Then try peach plus almost-the-same-but-not-quite corals and salmons, the hues creating a monochromatic look which is modern and ticks the colour drenching trend box. How about peach with delicate lilacs, lavenders or pinks? The combination is sugary sweet and playful, for wistful, whimsical moods. For more oomph, fuse peach decorating with opulent blues or teals for unforgettable contrast which brings depth and richness.

With all of these items available in the Chaplins Winter Sale, it’s the perfect moment to inject colour and award-winning design into your home. We’d love to know your thoughts on this stunning colour, get in touch on Instagram or Facebook to show us how you style Peach Fuzz this season.

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