Peach Fuzz

Pantone Colour of the Year 2024

At Hancock Gallery, we've been inspired by the Pantone's Colour of the Year to delve deeper into the array of artwork we showcase and spotlight peach hues under the theme of Peach Fuzz.

It's official: 2024 is the year of Peach Fuzz. Peach Fuzz marks Pantone's return to peach-inspired colours after four years. Unlike its predecessor, 2019's Living Coral, which boasted a brighter and richer tone, Peach Fuzz is characterised by a gentle blend of pink and orange tones, creating a soft and nurturing presence.


"In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless."

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Colour Institute™


Peach Fuzz-like colours can be found throughout the natural world, from land to sea to space. While it's challenging to determine whether Pantone sets the trend or responds to existing ones, following Pantone's annual announcement it's apparent that designers and artists across various industries, including fashion, art and web design, often integrate the Colour of the Year into their products. 


We've compiled a curated list showcasing where the Peach Fuzz colour can be found in paintings across our gallery. From serene landscapes to captivating portraits, explore the subtle nuances of Peach Fuzz as it graces various artworks within our collection.

1. Summer Talk VIII by Petra Schott 

First up, we present a captivating painting by Petra Schott, an esteemed abstract painter recognised both nationally and internationally. Schott's art is deeply rooted in exploring states of mind, longings, and memories. Known for her adept use of peach tones, 'Summer Talk VIII' stands out as a firm favourite here at the gallery. Explore the profound depth and emotive resonance captured within Schott's masterful creation.
Peach, pink and black paint close up photograph showing brush strokes

2. The Breeze I by Al Saralis

Next, we present "The Breeze I" by Al Saralis, where the artist thoughtfully employs the concept of a breeze as a metaphor for the climate changes we currently face. Al Saralis draws inspiration primarily from the human figure, crafting compositions often centered around a solitary figure devoid of explicit narrative. His work possesses an enduring quality, prompting viewers to ponder profound questions. Characterised by strong contrasts between light and shadow, his paintings showcase a meticulous attention to the application of paint and the structural elements of the artwork. Saralis describes his use of peach as akin to rust, symbolising the passage of time and adding depth to his evocative creations.

Painting of a woman, close up to her face showing peach tones in her skin

3. Nylon Stockings III by Iryna Yermolova 

"Nylon Stockings III" by Iryna Yermolova is another beloved piece at our gallery. Yermolova employs a subtle hint of peach as a highlight in her paintings, creating a captivating effect. Described as "devastatingly effective" by Artists/Illustrators Magazine, Yermolova's use of colour is instinctive and impactful. In her own words, she expresses a deep love for colours and experimentation with texture and different media. Yermolova's background in graphic design influences her focus on composition and colour, placing them at the forefront of her artistic process. Explore the mesmerising compositions and vibrant hues of Yermolova's work in "Nylon Stockings III" as she invites viewers into her world of artistic exploration and expression.

Abstract brush marks, close up photograph of the painting

4. University Days by Norman Long

Lastly, we present "University Days" by Norman Long, where hints of peach subtly grace the facades of buildings, adding depth and warmth to the composition. For Long, location takes a backseat to the interplay of colour and light, atmosphere, and composition. Long's connection with his subjects is palpable, inviting viewers to linger over his paintings. Inspired by renowned artists like Degas and Edward Hopper, Long's exceptional draughtsmanship and understanding of light allow him to capture the fleeting essence of motion within his work. Explore the immersive world of "University Days" as Long masterfully translates the vibrancy of everyday scenes onto canvas, leaving a lasting impression on all who encounter his art.

Newcastle university painting close up photograph showing the impasto techniquie


Our gallery is proud to showcase an exquisite collection of artworks featuring the enchanting Peach Fuzz hue. From Petra Schott's abstract explorations to Al Saralis's evocative portrayals of the human figure, each piece offers a unique and compelling perspective. We invite you to experience these exceptional artworks in person at our gallery, where you can immerse yourself in their beauty and depth. Can't make it in person? Explore our online collection of artists from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions or would like to speak to an art expert, don't hesitate to get in touch. Let us help you discover the perfect piece to enhance your space.

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