Every year since 1999, the Pantone Color Institute has announced a color of the year based on current trends. Their color for 2024 is Pantone 13-1023 or Peach Fuzz. You’ll see this color everywhere in a few months, from clothing to home decor to interior design.
Peach Fuzz is a beautiful color, but in the fashion world, it’s somewhat controversial. Some people don’t like it because they can’t wear it or think it’s too 90s. But others love the color and can’t wait to style it.
Whether you love this color or not, it’s going to be a big trend in 2024. If you want to try it, you’re probably wondering how to incorporate Peach Fuzz into your wardrobe. That’s what we’re looking at today.
What is Peach Fuzz?
As Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute, says on their website:
“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
Peach Fuzz is a soft, warm color that looks best on warm-toned people, such as those in the Autumn or Spring color seasons. The shade is also reminiscent of the 80s and 90s, giving it a nostalgic touch.
What Colors to Pair With Peach Fuzz
Of course, peach goes nicely with itself. Try wearing different shades of peach with the same undertone to create a monochromatic outfit.
Pure white items pair beautifully with peach, creating a gentle, summery combination.
Colors on the opposite side of the color wheel look great together, such as blue and peach.
A vibrant emerald green is another great contrast to soft peach, making an eye-catching color combination.
This reddish brown shade looks fantastic with peach and gives a retro look to your outfit.
How to Wear Peach Fuzz
Now we’re getting to the fun stuff– styling the color of the year. We have ideas for everyone, even if you’re nervous about trying a color like peach.
A top in this color is a great choice for those with soft, warm skin tones. Try a textured top to help capture the “fuzz” part of Peach Fuzz.
If peach doesn’t look good on you, but you still want to wear it, keep the color strictly to your pants or skirt. On top, wear a shade in your color palette to avoid looking washed out.
A peach dress looks soft and delicate but also the tiniest bit sensual. Many celebrities rock this look, from Jennifer Lopez to Selena Gomez.
Peach is an excellent alternative to nude shoes. They’re still subtle but add a little more color to your outfit.
If you aren’t sure about wearing peach, try it out in a small way first. A scarf or hat in peach helps you get a feel for the color and whether you want to wear it more.
Peach purses are a nice, lighter alternative to pink bags. Or you can find a bag shaped like a peach as a fun statement piece.
It’s harder to find peach colors in jewelry, but if you can find a piece, it’s a great way to add another pop of the color.
Peach is a popular shade in makeup of all kinds. Try a peach blush, sparkly lip, or nude eyeshadow this year.
Nail polish is another minor way to incorporate more peach into your look. It’s subtle and perfect for the warmer months.
There’s no pressure to try out trends. But if you want to give peach fuzz a go, we hope this post helps you on your way.