2024 Color Trends: Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone Peach Fuzz 13-1023, Upward SW 6239, and Blue Nova 825 color examples

From fashion, cosmetics, residential and commercial furnishings, automotive and industrial design, to packaging and multimedia design, color influences product development and purchasing decisions in nearly every industry and country across the globe. And the world’s leading color trend setter is Pantone’s Color of the Year program, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024. Their goal is to inspire us to observe the tints and tones that surround us and to urge us to take a moment to feel the emotions they invoke in us.

In searching for, “A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless”, Pantone has announced Peach Fuzz 13-1023 as 2024’s Color of the Year. Its warmth and modern elegance best defines the human desire for closeness and connection.

Other brands, like Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, have also become major influencers of color across all industries and platforms. While each brand develops its own color palette, you will see similarities throughout. And, like Pantone, both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore encourage us to take in the big, and even small moments in life, observe the colors surrounding us, and the feelings they ignite in us.

Sherwin Williams announced their biennial 2024 Colormix Forecast, a collection of 48 different hues organized by four color families including: Blues & Greens, Reds & Purples, Deeps & Darks, and Delicate Tints. Highlighted within this Forecast as Color of the Year 2024, is Upward SW 6239, a color that is relaxed and carefree, and encourages us to “slow down, take a breath, and allow the mind to clear”. 

Benjamin Moore also introduced their Color Trends 2024, with Blue Nova 825 as Color of the Year. Blue Nova is a sumptuous mid-tone blue, combining violet and blue, creating depth, intrigue and reassurance. This color palette of ten is curated with unexpected hues full of personality, ranging from barely there, to muted mid-tones, to rich darks. 

In design, there are several factors that come into play when determining what color(s) to incorporate into a project. Besides choosing colors that play well with each other, you’ll also want to consider what emotions they invoke, as these industry influencers have illustrated. For example, a bedroom is a place of calm and relaxation, so it’s important to choose colors that do just that. When you enter into the Design Phase of your project with Macktown Construction Group, our Designer will implement expertise to help you find that ‘just right’ color or combination of  colors for your project. 

So, whether its Pantone’s warm Peach Fuzz 13-1023, Sherwin Williams’ calming Upward SW 6239, or Benjamin Moore’s reassuring Blue Nova 825, we encourage you take a moment in your busy day to find these colors in your surroundings, and connect them to the feelings they are meant to foster.