How to Style Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2024

James Greenwood, Graham & Brown’s Colour and Interiors Expert states, ‘Peach, Please! After a year of hot pinks and Barbiecore it’s no surprise that Pantones Colour of the Year 2024 announcement brings a calm feminine appeal with Peach Fuzz. Pantones warm and cosy shade fits in with trend prediction with our Utopia 2024 trend and its familiar cosy and warming colour champion Virdis, a calming colour that is nurturing. We are familiar with Peach tones from the SS24 Runways and it’s no surprise that interior hues already exist in this pallet. Graham & Brown’s Peach Pit a delicate and delectable combination of yellow and red pigments. Could this be the new neutral of 2024?’

Paula Taylor, Trend Specialist at Graham & Brown comments: ‘Pantone’s colour of the year captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul. Peach instantly warms any interior space. It works beautifully with neutrals and wood tones for a really cozy look that creates a cocoon effect. Calming the senses with its tranquil hue peach also collaborates wonderfully with white and pink to create a gentle feminine look. The addition of green tones of sage, duck egg or mint can really mix things up and create a contemporary room particularly when used with light greys or charcoal. This versatile colour also plays nicely with the other sorbet shades to create a fun yet relaxed living area.’

  • Bathrooms: White continues to dominate bathroom walls and worktops, according to the 2023 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, but Peach Fuzz would complement the growing interest we’re seeing in wood vanities. A warm-hued peach wall also creates a pleasing glow that’s flattering to all skin tones. 

  • Kitchens and dining rooms: Warmer colours are thought to stimulate conversations as well as appetites. If you’re struggling with choosing kitchen or dining room colours, take inspiration from your favourite foods! A delectable peach accent colour can create an inviting and homey feel.

  • Small spaces: Small spaces require extra care to keep them from feeling closed up and cave-like. A bit of soft peach on just one wall in an office or utility room can infuse the area with an amiable glow.
  • Living rooms and bedrooms: The rising trend for polished plaster and other traditional wall treatments like tadalakt and limewash paint lend themselves especially well to peachy-toned hues. These wall treatments can create a suede-like texture which when combined with the soft warm tones of peach creates the ultimate comforting environment. 

  • Furniture: Interior designers on Houzz recommend adding warmth and personality to the home through peach-infused furniture and furnishings. Given Pantone’s influence on design, you’ll be seeing this colour in many home decor and other products in the coming year, making it a good time to pick up a chair or two in the hot hue. 
Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.