Introducing Pantone Colour Of The Year; Peach Fuzz

Since 1999 the Pantone Colour Institute has been running Colour Of The Year as a programme to engage the design community and industry specialists. Their aim has been to draw attention to our relationship with culture & colour and to engage conversations about colour. They do this to highlight what is taking place around the world and how global culture is expressed through colour. 
This article provides you floral inspiration for 2024 with a bit of background into the colour.

At a time of turmoil in many aspects of our lives, our need for nurturing, empathy and compassion grows ever stronger as does our imaginings of a more peaceful future. We are reminded that a vital part of living a full life is having the good health, stamina, and strength to enjoy it. That in a world which often emphasizes productivity and external achievements, it is critical we recognize the importance of fostering our inner selves and find moments of respite, creativity, and human connection amid the hustle and bustle of modern life. As we navigate the present and build toward a new world, we are re-evaluating what is important. Reframing how we want to live, we are expressing ourselves with greater intentionality and consideration. Recalibrating our priorities to align with our internal values, we are focusing on health and wellbeing, both mental and physical, and cherishing what’s special — the warmth and comfort of spending time with friends and family, or simply taking a moment of time to ourselves.   With that in mind, we wanted to turn to a colour that could focus on the importance of community and coming together with others. The colour we selected to be our Pantone Colour of the Year 2024 needed to express our desire to want to be close to those we love and the joy we get when allowing ourselves to tune into who we are and just savour a moment of quiet time alone.  It needed to be a colour whose warm and welcoming embrace conveyed a message of compassion and empathy. One that was nurturing and whose cozy sensibility brought people together and elicited a feeling of tactility. One that reflected our feeling for days that seemed simpler but at the same time has been rephrased to display a more contemporary ambiance. One whose gentle lightness and airy presence lifts us into the future. 

Inspirational peach tones for your garden

Since we introduced PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean Blue as the first Pantone Colour of the Year in 1999, we have seen this program influence product development and purchasing decisions in nearly every industry and country around the world. Growing in popularity each year, its impact is felt across fashion, cosmetics, home furnishings, automotive and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, multimedia design, and commercial interiors.


The Lark Ascending, English Shrub Rose, David Austin Roses

Salmon Dance, Malvern Salvias

Severn Sunrise, Crocosmia

Copper Cabana, New Hope Daylilies

Salmon Chessington, Chrysanthemum 

Thomas Pearson