How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone, the maker of the established color matching system to create standardized colors, chooses a color of the year for designers and trendsetters to follow in everything from home interiors to fashion.

The Pantone Color Institute created the Pantone Color of the Year educational program in 1999 to engage the design community and color enthusiasts worldwide in a conversation around color. “We wanted to draw attention to the relationship between culture and color,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.

The color chosen for the year 2024 is Peach Fuzz, a soft, warm, pale orange hue. According to the Pantone website, “ Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others.”

Wondering how to embrace this color? Here are some ways to wear Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz.

Separates in Peach Fuzz

While you could create an entire monochrome outfit in matching Peach Fuzz, you could also go for wearable separates from tops to bottoms to outerwear. An edgy moto jacket gets a playful new spin when it’s in this soft, pale peach color.

Shop peach fuzz outwear.

Accessorize with Peach Fuzz

If you’re not sure about wearing peach fuzz because it’s not a color in your wardrobe or maybe doesn’t work well with your skin tone, you can always get in on the trend through accessories. Look for a purse, belt, scarf or shoes with the color, and you can wear it with confidence and a wink that you’re in the know and in style for 2024.

Shop peach fuzz shoes.

Peach Fuzz in Prints

Wearing the color of the year doesn’t mean just finding clothing and accessories in that color. Look for prints that incorporate Peach Fuzz with other colors. You can find complementary colors this way to base your accessories on. Peach Fuzz can be a lighthearted color for spring when paired with pastel greens and blues, or warm it up for fall by mixing it with tan and brown tones.

Shop peach fuzz print dress.

Now that you know how to wear Pantone’s color of the year, which way will you try wearing Peach Fuzz?

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  • David White David White on Jan 09, 2024

    As a 77 year old guy, I always wondered, if briefly, how my betters talked when away from us. Thank you for giving us a glimpse. Educational to say the least. Pardon my syntax but I’m sure you understand. But if nothing else this deplorable is slowly learning my limitations. (I say with confidence and a wink.)

    David White