Pantone 2024 Color the Year: Peach Fuzz | Nature’s Warmth in Landscape Photography

Have you heard about Peach Fuzz, the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year? Described as a warm hue which sits between pink and orange, this color can be used by artists and photographers to create a quiet and soothing mood in their work. In this article, you will learn how Peach Fuzz can bring a cozy and comforting aesthetic to fine art nature and landscape photography and prints.


Kiwanda Light
"Kiwanda Light" Oregon Coast


  • What is the Pantone Color the Year?
  • Meet the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year: Peach Fuzz
  • Peach Fuzz in nature and landscape photography
  • Peach Fuzz Prints | Bring the calming beauty of nature to your home or business
  • Questions and Answers
  • Final thoughts
"Fortress" Patagonia, Argentina

What is the Pantone Color of the Year?

Pantone is a subsidiary of X-Rite and is a global authority on color and design. Since 1999, Pantone has selected one color each year to engage the design community and color enthusiasts in a conversation about color. When choosing the color the year, they analyze social trends, consumer behavior and current events to select a hue which resonates with the times. The goal is to create a bridge between culture and the language of color. Once the color of the year is announced, it is rapidly incorporated into trending beauty, fashion, advertising, and interior design projects.


"Serenity" Maui, Hawaii

Meet the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year: Peach Fuzz

The 2024 Pantone Color of the Year is Peach Fuzz (13-1023). Pantone describes the color as, “A cozy and comforting hue nurturing compassion and heartfelt kindness.” In the setting of nature, it’s the perfect color to evoke feelings of tranquility, warmth, hope and togetherness.

I find this color to be very pleasing and have been using it in my work for years. It brings positive energy and a feeling of peaceful calm to nature and landscape photography. I believe this color improves mood and positively impacts well-being, especially in fine art prints.

First Light

"First Light" Central Arizona

Peach Fuzz in nature and landscape photography

Since Peach Fuzz is a common color in nature, using it in landscape photography is a breeze. Here are a few examples, which demonstrate how I have used this color in my photography.

Golden Hour Light at Sunrise and Sunset

Creating photos during the golden hour is an easy way to incorporate Peach Fuzz into your work. The golden hour is generally described as the time around sunrise/sunset when the sun is above the horizon and the light has a warm glow. Peach Fuzz is one of the predominant colors during this time of the day.


"Intersections" Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Direct Sunlight
Photographing in direct sunlight can be an excellent way to capture the Peach Fuzz color. The warm and cozy feeling created by direct sunlight helps to nurture the mind, body and soul.

Kapalua Light

"Kapalua Light" Maui, Hawaii

Autumn Leaves and Colorful Flowers
Peach Fuzz is often found in summertime flowers and autumn leaves. Keep your eyes open in summer and fall and you will find it!

Amazing fall colors at the world famous Japanese Maple at the Portland Japanese Garden, Portland OR.

"Glow Tree" Portland Japanese Garden

Illuminated Rock
The warm glow of sunlight on rock is another setting where the Peach Fuzz color can be found.

Suspended Animation

"Suspended Animation" Parque La Huasteca, Nuevo León, Mexico

Color Harmonies
Peach Fuzz is a wonderful color on its own, but it can have an even greater impact when used as part of a color harmony. A complimentary color harmony (colors which are directly across from each other on the RGB color wheel) can be used to create more dynamic and interesting photographs. The easiest way to evaluate colors in an image and check for color harmonies is to upload it to the Adobe Color Website. The results for “Kiwanda Light” demonstrate how a blue/orange complimentary color harmony can be used to create a pleasing photograph.

Peach Fuzz Prints | Bring the calming beauty of nature to your home or business

Fine art prints which include the Peach Fuzz color are a great way to elevate the décor of your home or business. If you enjoy the calming beauty of the Peach Fuzz hue, consider adding a fine art print to your walls. The color can be incorporated into many different settings and is sure to delight viewers with an understated, yet impactful presence.

40" x 60" Framed TruLife Acrylic Print of "Glow Tree" in Dining Room
48" x 96" ChromaLuxe Metal Print of "First Light" on Living Room Wall
40" x 60" Framed TruLife Acrylic Print of "Kiwanda Light" on Living Room Wall

Questions and Answers

What is the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year? The 2024 Pantone Color of the Year is Peach Fuzz, a warm hue which sits between pink and orange.

What colors pair well with Peach Fuzz?
Muted earth tones (browns, greens, yellows and oranges) and soft pastels (lilac, blue and gray) can all pair well with Peach Fuzz.

Is the Peach Fuzz color common in nature?
Yes, this color is commonly found during the golden hour and in leaves, flowers and rocks.

How can I use Peach Fuzz in my own nature and landscape photography? The easiest way to use Peach Fuzz in your work is to create photographs during the golden hour around sunrise and sunset. You can also look for leaves, flowers and rocks which contain the orange and pink hue of Peach Fuzz.

Does the Peach Fuzz color work well in fine art prints?
Yes, the Peach Fuzz hue is very calming, and soothing. Fine art prints which contain this color look amazing hanging on the wall.

What is the Apricot Crush color? Apricot Crush is the 2024 Color of the Year selected by the Worth Global Style Network (WGSN) and Coloro. These are global trend forecasting agencies. Apricot Crush contains a bit more orange than Peach Fuzz, but these colors are very similar to each other.

Where can I learn more about Pantone and the Colors of the Year?
The Pantone Website contains articles about every Color the Year and much, much more. The writers have an amazing ability to describe colors and how the colors elicit moods, emotions and feelings. Their understanding of color psychology is exceptional!

What are the previous Pantone Colors of the Year?

2023 – Viva Magenta
2022 – Very Peri (purple)
2021 – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (yellow)
2020 – Classic Blue
2019 – Living Coral
2018 – Ultra Violet
2017 – Greenery
2016 – Rose Quartz and Serenity (blue)
2015 – Marsala (earthy red)
2014 – Radiant Orchid (purple)
2013 – Emerald
2012 – Tangerine Tango
2011 – Honeysuckle (pink)
2010 – Turquoise
2009 – Mimosa (orange)
2008 – Blue Iris
2007 – Chili Pepper
2006 – Sand Dollar
2005 – Blue Turquoise
2004 – Tigerlily (orange)
2003 – Aqua Sky
2002 – True Red
2001 – Fuchsia Rose
2000 – Cerulean

What is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2025?
We don’t know yet. The 2025 Pantone Color the Year will likely be announced in December 2024.

Cuernos Autumn

"Cuernos Autumn" Patagonia, Chile

Final Thoughts

It’s always exciting to see which hue Pantone selects for the color of the year, and 2024 is no exception. Peach Fuzz is a subtle, yet impactful hue which brings warmth, comfort and tranquility to nature and landscape scenes. I’ve been using this color in my art for many years and I’m excited to see how I can incorporate more of it into my photography going forward.

What do you think of Peach Fuzz? Will you be using it in your own work? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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So Long for Now

"So Long for Now" Big Island, Hawaii

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Updated: January 26, 2024

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    Kiwanda Light

    Sunrise light and a large wave crashing into the sandstone at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area on the Oregon coast. Haystack Rock is the large monolith out in the ocean. When large swells move into Cape Kiwanda, massive waves shoot up the sides of the sandstone cliffs.

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