As each year comes to a close, Pantone, a company recognized for its specialized color matching system, unveils its latest "Color of the Year." This annual release serves as a muse for interior designers, artists, and countless others worldwide, guiding and inspiring new design ideas. For instance, in 2023, Pantone crowned "Viva Magenta" as its Color of the Year.
If you've been struggling with how to decorate or renovate your home for the new year, Pantone's Color of the Year could be just what you need to jumpstart your imagination. Today, let's take a look at how you can use the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year with design ideas for your property!
What is the Pantone Color of the Year?
Pantone’s color matching system is more than just a catalog. It’s an extremely helpful framework and the color standard used by top designers and companies to ensure they have just the right shade for a project, piece, or material. Since it’s so specific, the color matching system assigns different codes to individual hues – and each year, one lucky color gets selected as the annual highlight.
Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year is “Peach Fuzz.” If you have a copy of the color matching system handy, you can find it labeled PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz. A warm, bright shade of peach, Peach Fuzz is an engaging and vibrant hue that evokes thoughts of sunshine, warm evenings, and interpersonal joy. According to color expert and Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone chose Peach Fuzz because it, "echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection."
Pantone wanted to choose a color that emphasizes feelings of empathy, connection, and harmony. For home design, Peach Fuzz can definitely help you create those feelings, especially if you use it the right way!
Home design ideas for the 2024 Color of the Year
Many homeowners like to tackle home improvement projects or make home appearance adjustments at the beginning of the year. Pantone’s Color of the Year is a great starting point for inspiration, and you can use this shade everywhere throughout your house. Here are a few ideas and examples.
Profess your love of Peach Fuzz through paint
Love the 2024 Color of the Year and want everyone to know it? Visit your local home improvement store, buy a few paint buckets, some brushes, and a ladder, and get started painting your house's siding in Peach Fuzz! It's such a bright and interesting color that a Peach Fuzz paint job is sure to make a mark on the neighborhood.
Of course, painting siding comes with its fair share of risks – for instance, a new coat of paint could void your panels’ warranty! In most cases, vinyl siding isn’t meant to be painted. Its native color will last for decades, provided you take steps to maintain your vinyl siding.
Since Peach Fuzz is a very vibrant color, you might prefer to install new siding panels in neutral shades and then paint Peach Fuzz on your entry door as a pop of color instead. It's all up to your aesthetic sensibilities!
Or give your home an interior paint job
You can bring the Color of the Year indoors by painting your walls Peach Fuzz, too. Certain rooms, like a bedroom, bathroom, or living room, might benefit from the warm radiance this color can provide, especially if you paint walls that get a lot of natural light from large picture windows.
Choose complementary colors
Wherever you choose to paint, be sure to pair your paint colors wisely. For instance, if you paint interior walls Peach Fuzz, painting their borders with soft white shades is a good idea. Peach Fuzz also goes well with darker, earthy colors, like dark green or rich brown.
Don’t forget neutral shades, either! Peach Fuzz pairs perfectly with neutral colors such as olive, cream, and more. If you’re stuck deciding the right complementary colors for a Peach Fuzz painting project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local Window World. Our experts might be able to help you choose the best color for siding, window frames, and more.
Pick Peach Fuzz windows or doors
New windows are the perfect places to showcase the Color of the Year for 2024. Peach Fuzz window frames might partner with brown, cream, or white home exteriors, while a Peach Fuzz front door will warmly welcome guests into your home all year round.
However, you can also pair new windows and doors in alternative shades with Peach Fuzz-colored siding or interiors – just be sure to choose window frames or doors in complementary colors. For instance, Window World's Single-Hung Windows aren’t available in peach or a similar hue, but they can be installed with frames of white, tan, and clay: ideal companions to Peach Fuzz.
Purchase Peach Fuzz furnishings
What if you like the Color of the Year for 2024 but don't want it to overwhelm your current home décor? Peach Fuzz furnishings are clever ways to adopt this color for your 2024 interior design style without going overboard.
Imagine a Peach Fuzz sitting chair or couch, for instance. Or think about buying a Peach Fuzz rug for the dining room or a bedroom. These are just a few examples, but odds are you can find plenty more by visiting a local furniture retailer.
Try Pantone-approved peach bedspreads, curtains, and more
Similarly, you can lean into the Color of the Year by strategically placing Peach Fuzz bedspreads or other fabrics throughout your house. Imagine Peach Fuzz towels in the bathroom, curtains in the living room (especially for east-facing windows), or tablecloths in the dining room. For colors like Peach Fuzz, a little goes a long way toward livening up interior spaces.
Whether you choose to paint your house, replace the siding, or bring some peach fuzz colored furniture into your home, using Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year is a great idea. You can achieve your renovation goals with the help of the experts at Window World.
Our experts are ready to help you choose the perfect windows or doors for your property. Contact us to find your local Window World and discover the available colors and options.