Now is the perfect time to try something new, and your decor is an easy place to start—major changes aren’t necessary to make a big impact. Color is a great source of inspiration, and the experts at Pantone have selected Peach Fuzz as the 2024 color of the year.

As the name implies, the color is a warm, soft peach shade that sits comfortably between pink and orange. The shade was selected because it evokes calm and inspires nurturing feelings. “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance,” Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman said in the brand’s announcement. “A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”

If you want to bring that warm fuzzy feeling home, Pantone recommends using Peach Fuzz in textiles like velvet, fur and quilt. It also is adaptable, working as both a wall color or an accent to add a pleasant pop. Peach is a color that is on trend in fashion and beauty as well. Its popularity means it lends itself particularly well to contemporary design, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work in traditional, modern or other styles.

shop the look

Grace Popp Peach Eclipse 20” x 25”, $108 from Macy’s at West County Center

Our Place Mini Perfect Pot 2.0 Set, $130 from Nordstrom at West County Center

Dorsey Cashmere Fringed Throw by SFERRA, $664 from Sallie Home

other trending color options
If peach isn’t for you, it’s not the only color experts are predicting will be popular this year. Here are some other hues to consider for a brighter 2024.

  • Get the Blues: Pantone is a bit of an outlier when it comes to their color selection this year. Blue is the dominating force in most predictions with companies like Benjamin Moore, Dunn-Edwards, Krylon, Sherwin-Williams and Valspar picking some variation of the color. A common theme with the shade selections are calming lighter tones that are reminiscent of nature—think clear skies, tranquil waters and swirling mists. However, if your tastes lean bolder, Benjamin Moore chose Blue Nova, a rich mid-tone, and Krylon’s pick was Bluebird, an bright electric color sure to make an impact.
  • Mellow Yellow: Glidden’s color choice for 2024 is Limitless, a warm, neutral yellow. The hue delivers a pop of sunshine without overstimulating the eye. With white and gray interiors becoming less popular, this is a great option. Bright and warm, it can make spaces feel both inviting and bigger when applied to large surfaces like cabinets or walls.
  • Feeling Moody: Cracked Pepper is the color prediction offered by Behr. The almost-black neutral is adaptable to many design styles as an accent, or if you prefer a moodier look, it has big potential as a wall color. Like many trending colors, it pulls from the natural world, so it’s a great match for greens, wood tones and other neutrals. Another moodier option comes from Dutch Boy with Ironside, a deep olive green.