Trend alert: peach fuzz will strongly influence furniture and décor in 2024
Pantone recently announced its colour of 2024—peach fuzz, a mixture of orange, yellow, white and blush pink that will be dominating the interior design and decoration trends this year.
This warm hue, whether soft and muted or bright and intense, signifies vitality, energy and playfulness, while looking sweet and cosy.
According to Kellie Richardson, interior designer, media commentator and founder of Kurved by Design, peach fuzz will feature prominently throughout the year across furniture, soft furnishings, interior design and homewares.
“Peach is the sort of colour that’s often overlooked by designers, so I’m really looking forward to working this beautiful colour into Aussie homes this year,” she enthuses.
“Despite invoking gentleness, peach is a sophisticated colour with depth that hints at a new contemporariness.”
Richardson draws inspiration from all aspects of life, from global trends to real life stories and experiences, to the innovation of art and fashion and the beauty of nature.
“Peach fuzz can be used effectively and aesthetically and pairs well with white, black and navy. You can add brightness to a dark room, warm up a more neutral room with this colour or add an intense pop of colour with some fun accessories—textiles immediately come to mind.
“Other ways to add peach fuzz to your home? I actually think a lot of kids would love this colour in their bedrooms and playrooms. It’s such a fun, candy-coloured, summery shade that it would go well with the playful nature of children.”
In 2024, we’ll be ushering out our long-held obsession with the cold whites and greys, she adds.
“We’re moving towards warmer tones and a more inviting feeling. We’ll be seeing more warm, textural spaces and we’ll be using more natural materials to bring a natural and warm look to our homes.
“I think minimalism has evolved and it’s heading away from some of the starkness and frigidity, in favour of an organic, hospitable feeling. We are going to start seeing more warmth and content in homes this year that fill the heart with memories, intrigue and comfort.”
In line with wanting warmer textures in 2024, we’ll be shifting away from smooth, clean, sterile looks and bring in a cosier look. Richardson likes to think of it as quiet luxury.
“It’s a look that is both beautiful but lived in. We’ll be personalising our spaces with antiques and heirlooms that have been passed down from generation to generation, alongside our usual, functional day to day pieces.
“Along with this, we’ll also be turning our backs on the modern tech look that’s been trending for so long. Don’t get me wrong, the era of smart technology is here to stay—nobody can go back to a life without Wi-Fi and Netflix.
“However, our screens won’t be a focal point. Rather, we’ll be softening the tech look with a more natural feel and windows with curtains pulled back and looking out into the garden and nature will be the focus.”