Pantone has chosen The Color of the Year for a landmark 25th time, as of this year. Kudos to them, for being the authority on what’s trending in the world of home decor palettes for a quarter of a century!
For this silver anniversary, the design-minds at The Pantone Color Institute have selected the sweet, understated hue, Peach Fuzz. According to their website, “Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.”
Life’s a Peach
A cozy color somewhere between orange and pink, Peach Fuzz seeks to both comfort and unify. In our crazy and divided world, who would argue that we couldn’t benefit from something that unifies and brings comfort and peace? While a paint color can’t change the world, Peach Fuzz reminds us that inner self-nurturing is as, if not more, important than what’s going on outside. Also from the Pantone website: “Recalibrating our priorities to align with our internal values, we are focusing on health and wellbeing, both mental and physical, and cherishing what’s special — the warmth and comfort of spending time with friends and family, or simply taking a moment of time to ourselves.”
Paint- or Paper -it Peach
So how do we go about using this soft, sensual color in our homes and decor? One of the simplest ways is, of course, to paint the walls Peach Fuzz, which promises to imbue the space with a quiet calm. Imagine soft Peach Fuzz wall, and a beautiful, rustic pine table set with simple, earthy placemats and natural tableware, ready for an intimate candlelit dinner with close friends or that special someone. Or a powder room escape, accented with sea shells and coral, that takes you on vacation, if only for a few moments.
Another option for walls is to choose a wallpaper that incorporates Peach Fuzz into a grander scheme. Find it in both pictorial and abstract wallpapers, paired with both cheery and more subdued colors. Not ready to redo all the walls? Choose an accent wall or two to showcase the color or pattern.
Statement Peach Pieces
Don’t overlook Peach Fuzz as an option for refinishing furniture. Even the most outdated pieces become updated statement pieces with a little time, a new fabric or a few coats of new color. Consider a Peach Fuzz bureau in your entryway or guest room or a comfy corner chair in Peachy crushed velvet, next to a table just big enough for a mug of tea and your newest favorite book. You don’t have to redecorate the entire house to add the peace of Peach Fuzz!
A Pop of Peach Fuzz
The easiest way to incorporate The Color of the Year is to pick up some accent pieces. Peach table linens, hand towels (for that powder room escape), throw pillows and even small rugs are affordable to pick up and easy to replace when trends change. Use them to bring a little calm into any- or all- of your spaces.
Peach Fuzz is a great color, and can be easily incorporated into your current decor, regardless of your style. For help decorating with all things Peach or for more extensive renovation help, trust the professionals at BFC Flooring & Design Centre. Contact or visit us to get started on your next project today!