How to use Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year in the bedroom

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While trends can be spotted in modern-day spaces based on the decor or lighting choices, one clear way to see what’s trending is through a room’s color palette. There are professionals who predict what’s next in the world of interior design colors—and a company that does exactly that is Pantone.

The company is known for its “Pantone Matching System,” a handy standardized color-matching system that’s used throughout the world and is considered the holy grail for designers. With each hue numbered and named, it makes matching a cinch, whether one is designing an interior space or a magazine layout.

Annually, Pantone picks their much-awaited “Color of the Year,” a forecast of the color they think will be most popular in the coming year and capture the current feel of where society is headed.

Although the colors over the past couple of years have been decidedly loud and bold, this year, the company chose a warm, soft hue for their Pantone Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz.

Picked as a result of careful color trend research, this light, inspiring hue is, according to Pantone, one that “captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.”

While it may seem intimidating to use any trending color within your interiors—and that’s especially true in a space that’s as personal as your bedroom—it can be done, and done well. We actually think Pantone’s Peach Fuzz is a beautiful color that will bring feelings of warmth, joy, and safety to your sleeping space—and we’ll show you how to do it.

Everything you need to know about the Pantone 2024 Color of the Year

The hue “Peach Fuzz” was chosen as a result of trend forecasting. Colors that have nodded to nature, like light blue and green, had dominated spaces before bolder colors, like last year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, came along. But Peach Fuzz has a very different vibe than what’s been seen in recent years.

“If ever we needed rose-colored glasses, it’s now,” says Andrea May, founder of Andrea May Interiors. “And Peach Fuzz is exactly the warm, nurturing, tactile shade to take us from turmoil to 2024.”

Additionally, May believes it’s an ideal shade for bedrooms. “Peach Fuzz is warm, cozy, and inviting and whispers the serenity we need in our dreaming spaces,” she says.

How to incorporate Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year into the bedroom

Focus on fabrics

Since Peach Fuzz is such a tactile color, May suggests using it on upholstered pieces and soft goods in fabrics that want to be touched, such as plush linen velvet, deep wool bouclé, and glamorous silk damask.

Be selective

If you don’t want too much Peach Fuzz in your bedroom, May recommends choosing a few key bedding pieces in the color. This can include Euro shams, a rectangular, decorative pillow, and a duvet.

Modernize it

May says if you also lived through the peach shades of the 1980s, then you can update the color for a modern bedroom by pairing it with warm neutrals, like sand, mushroom, taupe, and ivory.

Go all out

“Peach Fuzz would be incredibly effective in creating a bedroom with a more-is-more-is-more immersive narrative,” May observes. If you really love the shade, go for broke and choose Peach Fuzz for your walls, drapes, chairs, upholstered headboard, and decorative pillows, says May.


What is the Pantone 2024 Color of the Year?

The Pantone company chose “Peach Fuzz” as its 2024 Color of the Year. Pantone says this shade of warm, lit-up peach embodies such things as “kindness,” “comfort,” and a “warm, fuzzy feeling.” As May says, “Peach Fuzz just might be the nurturing, calm shade we didn’t know we needed.”

“We’re going to be seeing a big resurgence of soothing pastels after a long period of absence from the color scene,” predicts May. “This will include some refreshing and cooling greens from mint to watercress, optimistic blues from chambray to Caribbean-inspired blue-green, powdery lilac, and fresh, zesty lemon drop yellow. In neutrals, we’ll see gray give way to warmer, traditional shades with a contemporary edge: mushroom, taupe, khaki, and muslin.”

This article originally appeared on Saatva and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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