New Year, new colour: Pantone's crowned Colour of the Year
As 2023 came to a close, all eyes were on Pantone's eagerly awaited Colour of the Year - unveiled as Peach Fuzz (Pantone 13-1023).
Power to the Peach
The dawning of a new year carries with it a huge shift within the world of interiors, with designers eagerly embracing the latest and greatest in materials, colours, patterns and textures. While these trends are ever-changing, all eyes turn to Pantone's Colour of the Year for fresh inspiration on how to capture the mood of the moment.
Exuding compassion, the Colour Institute named ‘Peach Fuzz’ the tone which expresses our shared human experience in the current global climate. A gentle and nurturing peach shade that delicately balances the warmth of pink and the vibrancy of orange, it radiates a heartfelt kindness and all-embracing spirit that has the power to “enrich the mind, body, and soul”.
Laurie Pressman, the Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, aptly describes Peach Fuzz as symbolising our collective yearning for community and compassion. In a world increasingly dominated by screens, this subtle hue serves as a reminder to "bring beauty back to the digital world”.
Colour me cosy: Adding a touch of fuzz to your design brief
In fact, mindful interiors have undeniably made their mark on the design world over the last few years, a sentiment echoed by Dulux's Colour of the Year, 'Sweet Embrace.' By infusing spaces with the tender essence of subtle peach, alongside glowing greens and dreamy blues, designers can bring back our collective craving for a sense of cosiness.
Draw inspiration from Pantone’s Peach Fuzz and explore soothing palettes like Tuscany - the perfect collection for unlocking an immersive design experience, earning it a rightful spot in our latest Tile Trace issue. Featuring warm and grounding peachy hues of terracotta-inspired Tan and Biscuit, these sensory-enhancing shades offer both tactility and tranquillity, creating an environment that feels like a warm hug.
Or, consider incorporating Contour’s three-dimensional Cotto tiles to introduce fuzz-inspired fluidity to any commercial or residential area - a collection that transforms even the simplest of spaces into a true multisensory experience.
“Peach Fuzz brings a revitalising hue that seamlessly integrates into interior spaces and complements tiles flawlessly.
It instantly elevates the atmosphere, infusing a space with a warm and positive energy. I look forward to seeing the innovative ways this shade will be incorporated in the world of design.” - Amy Pears, Senior Designer.
As today’s trends continue to reshape design, we can’t wait to see how colours like these work their way into design projects across the UK.