Evoking a tactile feeling like a warm embrace, Peach Fuzz is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2024. According to Pantone, heartfelt is the keyword for this color that emanates cocooned warmth. A velvety peach tone, it is meant to be comforting while recognizing the importance of fostering our inner selves and finding moments of respite, creativity and human connection amid the hustle and bustle of modern life. Peach Fuzz is a soft hue that sits between pink and orange, with a vintage vibe that has been refashioned with a contemporary ambience. It’s a surprisingly versatile and neutral shade that is quietly sophisticated and modern, making it a lovely backdrop for many gemstones in all their colorful glory. Let’s take a look at how some of these colors work with Peach Fuzz.
If you want to wear Peach Fuzz, but you don’t want to commit to a piece of clothing in that color, add a piece of jewelry instead. Morganite, coral, peach moonstone and peach pearls are all in the Peach Fuzz color range. Wear those gems with Peach Fuzz for a tonal look, or wear them with other colors to bring an element of the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 to your wardrobe.
During the Pantone Color of the Year webinar announcement, Peach Fuzz was frequently shown with gray, especially darker grays for a contemporary pairing. If you want to wear gray try platinum, you’ll be surprised by how it pops when worn with Peach Fuzz. Gray pearls or gray moonstone are lovely gem choices to accompany this softly neutral shade. The cool tones of the grays balance the warmth of Peach Fuzz.
Deep indigo or navy blue also plays well with Peach Fuzz. Their vibrant hues are a beautiful contrast to the orangey-pink tones of the Pantone Color of the Year. The rich shades of blue sapphires, or the violet-blue of tanzanite, look just right with the soft hues of Peach Fuzz. The pastel of the peach provides a neutral backdrop for the vibrant blues, bringing out the best in both colors.
According to Pantone, Peach Fuzz is meant to help us find a place of peace and self-nurturing. To further enhance this calming and stillness that the color leads us to, try pairing it with smoky quartz or rutilated quartz, their earthy tones will ground the peachy hue. It’s a fresh combination that evokes a bygone era.
The warm sunny tones of yellow harmonize well with the orangey tones of Peach Fuzz. Both are bright colors that emit a joyful, cheery lightness. Yellow is an active color that moves us to a positive place, making it the perfect supporting shade for Peach Fuzz and its message of optimism for the future. And let’s not forget about yellow gold. Wearing yellow gold with Peach Fuzz adds to the color’s vintage flair.
Like Peach Fuzz, purple is a warm color and the two harmonize together beautifully, a juxtaposition of dark and light that conveys a particularly vintage vibe when worn together. It’s a very dramatic color combination that works especially well for special occasion (or any day) dressing when you really want to make a statement.
When Peach Fuzz and green get together it’s a modern match. Green enhances the warm, welcoming and calming feeling that is the ethos of Peach Fuzz and its nurturing presence. Green supports that presence with its message of calm as well.
With its sweetly vintage vibe that reminds us of a simpler time, Peach Fuzz is an easy color to wear and its gentle neutral color provides the perfect background for a fabulous piece of jewelry.
Featured image (top of page): Pantone Color of the Year 2024, Peach Fuzz, courtesy, Pantone.
First: Peach moonstone, diamond, emerald and ruby set in 18-karat gold ring, circa 1950s; Second: Edwardian platinum, 14-karat white gold and diamond brooch; Third: 6.02-carat blue sapphire, diamond and palladium necklace; Fourth: French rutilated quartz and 18-karat gold ring, circa 1970s; Fifth: Yellow and white diamond, yellow and white gold bee brooch; Sixth: Amethyst, cultured pearl and gold necklace; Seventh: 37.63-carat green tourmaline, diamond and platinum pendant.
Authored by Amber Michelle