If you were to imagine a painterly sunset vista, a picture awash with graduating pink and orange may come to mind. Sauntering throughout the composition, harmonizing its alluring scheme is Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024. Where as last year’s color, Viva Magenta, announced itself in dramatic fashion, Peach Fuzz greets with soft caress. Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman elaborates:
“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
To couples searching for inspiration for their upcoming nuptials, the Peach Fuzz trend deserves a spot on the vision board. As a tonal palette, it moves beyond peach to include blush, beige-pink, apricot, and coral. Needless to say, we have fallen for the color’s effervescent charm and can’t wait to see the enchanted lightness it brings to our spring, summer, and early autumn weddings. From flowers and decor to bridal dresses and beauty, here are fresh ideas for using Peach Fuzz (aka PANTONE 13-1023) in your wedding.
Perfectly Peach Wedding Flowers
There is a variety of flowers that grow in the Peach Fuzz spectrum, all unique from the next, to choose from for your wedding decor. Topping our floral recipe lists are Juliet garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculuses, peonies, and café au lait dahlias. What is so great about the color is how surprisingly versatile it is when it comes to styling and design – Peach Fuzz looks beautiful in aesthetics ranging from whimsical garden to boho romanticism to elegantly classic. In addition to being part of a monochromatic swatch composed of blush, light pink, and pale orange, soft peach can also be used as the ‘bridge color’ in a palette that goes from light to rich jewel-tone. To make pastel blooms stand out, add greenery and natural elements such as monstera leaves, ferns, ruscus, eucalyptus, and pampass grass, which bring texture, complexity, and depth to ceremony structures, bouquets, and centerpieces.
Pretty in Peach Bridal Dresses
With a feminine and romantic feel, Peach Fuzz is a lovely color to consider for your bridesmaids’ dresses. Because the scheme envelopes hues ranging from creamy pink to warm copper, it tends to compliment all skin tones and can be worn for special occasions all year round. Just because you have committed to walking down the aisle in traditional white doesn’t mean you can’t punch it up a notch for the second act. Go for high drama by entering the room in a shimmery apricot gown with thigh-high slit or dance the night away in a peachy sequined mini-dress with flirty feather trim.
Hint of Color Bridal Accessories
From footwear to hair adornments, bridal accessories open the door for adding a tint of color to your big day look. Let a peachy pair of bow embellished heels carry you to matrimonial bliss. A Rafaela ruffled satin headband pulls together a prim + polished rehearsal dinner outfit. Store your essentials in a punchy crochet raffia clutch, perfect for a beach wedding, or a pluming bag, an impeccable match to the aforementioned sexy feather frock.
Peach Kissed Bridal Beauty
When it comes to the bridal beauty department, there is a plethora of peach-infused products to ensure that you are glowing all day long. Sophisticated + modern, pale peach is an ideal manicure color for the spring/summer wedding. With a dusting on the cheeks, the luminous shade is sure to brighten the visage of any blushing bride. For eyeshadow, opt for a palette with at least four colors, which allows blending options from subtle to bold to best compliment your complexion. For a pop of color on the pout, a shiny, peach-kissed lipstick is fresh + natural with a hint of glam.
Each spring, pastels have a rebirth and leading the charge this wedding season is Peach Fuzz. Like a warm hug from a best friend, Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year has a calming effect that invites us to slow down, be present, and seek compassionate beauty. We hope these ideas inspire you to channel this fresh and elegant shade for your special day.