Peach Fuzz is the new Pantone Colour of the Year – a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body and heart. Pantone describes the new shade as being warm and cosy, highlighting our desire for togetherness with others and the feelings this creates. With colour services on the up in barbershops, will Peach Fuzz have an influence on hair trends in 2024? Here’s everything we know about the colour, and its relevance to hair, so far…
Alexander Colucci, barber and owner of Colucci Chopshop, describes some of the different looks that might arise as a result of Pantone’s Colour of the Year, explaining: “Peach Fuzz, with its soft and warm tones, might inspire delicate peach highlights, warm blonde blends or even full-on peach, bringing a gentle touch of vibrancy and softness to hairstyles in 2024. Peach tends to look good with all skin tones, so this colour could flatter anyone!”
“While Peach Fuzz might not be a common colour choice in barbershops, it could definitely inspire some unique and creative hairstyles,” shares Billy O’Connor, owner of Billy’s Barber Shop. “Barbers might decide to incorporate hints of peach or other warm tones into fades, highlights, or even beard trims. it could add a fun and trendy twist to traditional barbering styles,” he adds.
Marlon Hawkins, Artistic Director, Brooks & Brooks London, says: “It’s the perfect warm tone for colourists. The new Pantone Colour of the Year, Peach Fuzz, is very playful. It’s a great hair colour for colourists because warmer colours are always softer and forgiving when doing transformations or transitions. They hold a lot more shine and richness, giving the hair an expensive sheen. When using it on clients, I personally find warmer colours the bridge between commercial and creativity. Clients aren’t afraid of colour anymore.”
Meanwhile, Suzie McGill, Artistic Director at Rainbow Room International, shares: “The introduction of Peach Fuzz as the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2024 is a delightful transition from the vibrant Viva Magenta of the previous year. This warm and soft hue carries a gentle energy, providing a refreshing change from the bold tones we’ve seen. Its subtle peach undertones bring a sense of tranquillity, making it universally flattering and perfect for a spectrum of styles.”