How to wear Peach Fuzz – Pantone color of the year 2024

Let’s start the new year with a bit of colour, shall we??

At the start of every year, I share some advice on Pantone’s ‘Color of the Year’ (they’re not a UK company). Now in the 25th year, the Pantone Color of the Year is now a globally recognised programme. It influences and engages many communities and industries. it’s a colour you’re likely to see throughout the year.

Introducing the ‘Color of the Year’ 2024: Peach Fuzz

One that seems to have divided opinion thus far!

According to Pantone:

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.

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

The Meaning Behind Peach Fuzz

For this year, Pantone felt a need for a more peaceful future. Taking care of ourselves, reevaluating what is important to us, like our family and friends. Looking for that warm and welcoming embrace to lift us into the future.

How to Wear Peach Fuzz

How can you incorporate it into your wardrobe?

It’s much less bold compared to last year’s Viva Magenta. Some will find it much more inviting and I can certainly see it in furry textures and velvet or suede. I’m also thinking that it’s much more wearable in makeup, from eyeshadow to nail polish, which could be a great option if it’s not your best hue.

During a colour analysis consultation, I’ll talk you through and show you the shades of colour which compliment you the most. With this particular shade, it will suit ‘warm’ dominant colouring types the best. Softs and lights will likely find it easier to introduce to their wardrobe, if they haven’t already.

If you’re not sure if it’s the right colour for you, it’s worth checking the impact it’s having against your features. I’ve written about this previously here.

For those who know what their colouring type is, I’ve put together some colour combinations to inspire you to further. I’ve chosen one neutral shade and another colour alongside peach fuzz, depending how daring you want to be. If you’ve had a full colour analysis and you know your secondary and tertiary shades (you’ll have 36, 42 or 48 swatches in your wallet), just combine one or two of these instead.

Lights: This is a flattering shade on you! Try mixing it with your lighter and deeper colours in your swatches. Try with light grey or lavender.
Deeps: Peach Fuzz will wash you out unless you combine it with a stronger colour. I’ve paired it with burgundy and violet.
Warms: This is your season! You’ll be able to wear it with so many tones in your palette. How about with golden brown or amber and pewter?
Cools: This will not be your best look. But, if you love the shade, who am I to tell you not to wear it! Try drenching it with one of your fabulous shades, try it in a print or as accessories. I’ve chosen navy and hot pink for you.
Clears: It isn’t strong enough a shade for you to wear by itself and your skin will look lifeless and pale. Give it some oomph by combining it with a strong, bold shade. I chose emerald turquoise and charcoal as your neutral.
Softs: Peach Fuzz is a wonderful soft shade for you to add to your wardrobe, especially if you have a warm undertone to your skin. Wear it tonally with shades of a similar depth. I’ve featured cocoa and verbena.

Consider wearing it as a scarf or accessory or as a pattern if you’d rather not wear it as a block colour. The fine wool, three-colour scarf is available to purchase from the studio which work suit you if you’re a ‘warm’ dominant or a soft & warm colour type.


Peach Fuzz is a fabulous shade for lips, cheeks and nails and do remember it has a warmer hue to it.

I’ve picked out some Colour me Beautiful cosmetic shades to inspire you further:

Eyes – the peach eyeshadow refill is an obvious choice which can be worn by everyone. Use it as an all over base or as a blender. Melon would be a great alternative if you find peach to be too warm for you.

Cheeks – peachy tones are always better suited to you if you have some warmth to your skin. Salmon and Muscat will work well, but opt for more pinky tones if you’re cooler like marsala.

Lips – spiced peach, coral, warm pink are the obvious choices for those with an element of ‘warm’ in their palette. Chiffon would be a better choice for everyone else, or simply avoid the peach fuzz tones of course!

Browse the full range here. If you need help with any makeup, then do get in touch. You can try before you buy in the studio.

In the home and around

Peach Fuzz not one for you this year? Keep your eye out for a fabulous velvet couch, paint a feature wall or opt for a new electric device instead!


How to wear Viva Magenta – Pantone color of the year 2023

If you fancy being brave and fearless with your colour choices this year, then look no further than Pantone’s Color of the Year: Viva Magenta!

It’s been over 20 years that Pantone have been doing this research. What started as a way of engaging the design community it now influences and engages many industries. From fashion, home furnishings to design and packaging!

Introducing the Color of the year – 2023

Each year I share details about the new colour (color) and how to incorporate it.

According to Pantone:

Viva Magenta 18-750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.

The Meaning Behind Viva Magenta

For this year, Pantone comment that people are incorporating more nature into our homes like plants, florals, living walls, and restorative outdoor spaces which is no surprise given the pandemic.

You may be surprised to learn that the colour itself originates from the cochineal beetle which produces a red carmine dye. It’s reportedly one of the most precious, strongest, and brightest of the natural dye family.

How to Wear Viva Magenta

Like most colours, it’s all about finding the right shade for you and wearing it in a way that works for you. As it’s rather bold, you can go all in and wear as a statement colour. Or, why not introduce it with accessories such as a belt, scarf or shoes. It would be just fabulous combined with your neutrals like grey, navy and brown.

During a colour analysis consultation, I’ll talk you through all your shades of colour but I always spend a little time doing a red ‘test’ because there are so many shades of red out there it helps if you can identify the type of red shades which suit you best.

Pantone claim that Viva Magenta strikes a balance between warm and cool. To me, it looks easier to wear it if you’re cooler. If you are warmer, then you’ll need to search out a shade with less blue.

I’ve put some colour combinations together to inspire you to wear it below by selecting some colours from the core dominant colouring type palettes. If you’ve had a full colour analysis and you know your secondary and tertiary shades, you can simply combine one or two of these instead.

Pantone colour of the year 2023

Lights – it has quite a bit of depth to it so wear with one of your lighter tones like dusty rose
Deeps – it’s a great tone so wear with one of your richer tones like royal purple
Warms – if it’s a blue base, you’ll need to try and wear it away from your face and warm it up so try it with terracotta
Cools – the more blue based the better for you! Try it with light or medium grey
Clears – it’s quite a bright colour on it’s own anyway so try it with one of your Chinese blue
Softs – it may be somewhat on the bright side but it will tone perfectly with many pinks and reds so try it with orchid from your palette.


Viva Magenta would be fabulous on lips, cheeks and nails.

Here’s some Colour me Beautiful shades I’ve picked out as more obvious and closest choices:

Cerise or Sheer Fuchsia lipstick

Rose or Cantaloupe lip pencil

Rose berry eyeshadow refill (for the magnetic compact) would be a great pop of colour for the eyes!

Browse the full range here and there’s up to 40% off until 10 January. If you need help with any makeup, then do get in touch.

In the home and around

If you prefer to add your colour flares to your home decor, keep your eye out for a fabulous velvet couch or new paint for a feature wall.

Pantone colour of the year 2022

Announcing the new color of the year for 2022!

If you’re a regular follower of TLC Style & Colour on social media, then you’ll have seen the news of Pantone’s color of the year already.

Pantone have been doing this for over 20 years. They take many influences into account from across the globe and why does it matter? Well, the result is that their chosen shade of colour is reflected in products that you’ll be more likely to buy – from fashion to home furnishings.


Last year there were two colours (read it here) and for 2022 there is just one colour (color) shade.

Introducing…..Very Peri

Pantone describe it as: “Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.”

Who does it suit?


Well, it’s a shade of purple after all which is a universal colour to suit everyone! This particular hue (think blue and purple mix) should be easy to incorporate into your wardrobe – I’m certainly looking forward to it!

Use Very Peri to add an injection of colour into your neutrals (think scarves, tops and accessories). You can go deeper or lighter to suit your own colouring too.

If you’ve got a wedding coming up, bridesmaids and mother of the bride or groom will look wonderful in shades of periwinkle. Choose a shade to suit their individual colouring and if it looks too harsh, consider the fabric and neckline or book a colour session with me!

Another tip is to think about the colour group if you’re struggling with the specific shade. Whilst it’s a fabulous bold shade for some, it may feel too bold for others. Try and combine it with other shades of purple – think amethyst, mauve, violet and lavender shades.

For you Cools, Clears and Deeps, it’ll look amazing due to the characteristics of the colour. It’s most similar to your bright periwinkle swatch. Warms, Lights and Softs will want to take it down a notch to the Light Periwinkle shade for it to compliment you the most.

Colour combos

Lights – try light periwinkle with light grey, pewter or dusty rose. An alternative shade to try would be violet.

Deeps – wear it with blush pink or aubergine.

Warms – try your light periwinkle with purple or primrose.

Cools – wear it with sky blue, charcoal or cassis.

Clears – try it alongside soft white, lemon yellow or light apricot.

Soft – wear it with damson, soft violet or sapphire.


If you fancy experimenting a little with your makeup shades for 2022, look out for a new nail polish or gel?

You could also try and introduce a new eyeshadow shade!

The Colour me Beautiful ‘Delph’ eyeshadow refill (for the magnetic compact) is rather similar and for something with more of a punch there is also the ‘purple’ eyeshadow refill which suits everyone for that little bit of colour pop.


For help finding clothes or makeup to suit you, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.

All makeup is available to order from the studio or get 10% off online orders. Be quick as it ends on 31 December!


Pantone colour of the year 2021

Recently, Pantone have announced their colour of the year.

It’s quite the highlight for not just the fashion industry, but for interiors and retailers too.

This year, Pantone announced two colours for 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

Pantone colour of the year 2021

Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. It will certainly be a hit and work for you ‘warms’ and those of you with a warmer undertone.

Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. Much better for your ‘cools’ or those of you who have a cool undertone.

If you’re keen to wear them and it’s not your most flattering, keep it away from your face or wear as part of a pattern or accessory to inject colour.

If all else fails, why not introduce it to your interiors like a kitchen accessory, vase or furniture as you’ll see more of them both during 2021.

The 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year is…

2019 is nearly here!

Pantone, like every year have announced what their colour of the year is for 2019.

In 2018 it was ultra violet. It was one of my faves as I love purple and find it such a versatile colour to wear. There are lots of different shades of purple out there too meaning there’s a shade out there for everyone.

When the Pantone Color Institute make their annual announcements, designers around the globe take note and we see trends emerge in the shops. It’s not always restricted to clothing or fashion, but household appliances too have been known to follow the trend!

Announcing Colour of the Year – 2019

Living Coral!

Pantone say it’s “an animating and life affirming Coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living a Coral embodies our desire for playful expression”.

We wear colour as a way of expressing ourselves – in our clothes and makeup. Wearing colour makes you feel good, look good (when wearing the right shade) and also boosts our confidence.

If you’ve been for a colour consultation and had your colours done in the past, then choose to wear the most flattering orange shades from your palette – use your colour swatch wallet to guide you.

Should you fall into our Warm category and warmer versions of the Light or Clear colouring types, you’ll be delighted!

Unfortunately, Coral won’t be in your palette for the rest of you, but if you do want to be ‘on trend’, then how about a new kitchen appliance?!


Here’s my recommendations from our cruelty free, paraben free cosmetic range available in the studio or via my online shop.


Peach – available as a single eyeshadow pot or as a refillable for our magnetic compact. Suitable for everyone except Cools – go for your pinky shades such ballerina pink, cotton candy, champagne or opal.


The obvious choice is our Coral Lipstick suitable for you Lights, Warms and Clears.

If you’re a Deep, why not try the Sheer rum or Sheer nutmeg lipstick as an alternative?

For you Cools, give Strawberry lipstick a try and for you Softs, Spiced Peach or Sheer breeze would be ideal.

Our Mango Lip Gloss is the perfect shade to co-ordinate with this ‘on-trend’ colour too which is great for you Lights, Deeps, Warms and Clears. If you’re a soft try Warm Sand lipgloss and for you Cools, it’s back to the pinks and avoid the trend all together I’m afraid as it’s just not for you!

If you would like to know the shades of colour which suit you best, why not book a consultation here.

Ultra Violet – the Pantone colour of the year 2018

Every year, Pantone announces a brand new colour of the year and 2018 is no exception. When the Pantone Color Institute make their announcements, designers around the globe take note and trends emerge.

It won’t just be clothing you’ll see in purple, but products too. Think hairdryers, bags, sofas and makeup!

Pantone is the world-renowned source of colour information. We wear colour extensively as a way of making ourselves feel good, look good and to boost our confidence. The Colour of the year has been around since 2000.

Colour of the year – 2018

Ultra Violet is a blue based purple and Purple is a universal shade meaning it looks great on all skin tones. Make sure the shade you wear is tweaked so it suits your specific colour characteristics.

If you’ve been for a colour consultation and had a colour analysis then it’s easy to choose and wear the most flattering purple shades. Simply use your colour swatch wallet to guide you.

Here are some clothing and eye makeup suggestions sorted into our dominant colour types. If you don’t know your colouring type, simply book an appointment with me.


Try wearing periwinkle as it’s a much lighter shade and more complimentary against your features. In terms of eye makeup shades, wear melon with purple or lavender bliss with heather eyeshadows and an amethyst eye pencil.


You are best wearing a richer colour of purple or try burgundy or damson. For eye makeup shades, wear steel with purple eyeshadow or heather and damson with an amethyst or aubergine eye pencil.


Purple is a great colour for you to wear. On your eyes, wear eyeshadows in pistachio and purple or heather and damson and try with amethyst eye pencil.


Ultra Violet has a blue undertone so works well for you, but a bright periwinkle shade from your palette is a great alternative. When it comes to eye makeup shades, wear lavender bliss with purple or try heather and damson eyeshadows with an amethyst eye pencil.



You need a brighter version such as a Violet colour or purple. On your eyes, apply eau de nil and purple eyeshadows or heather alongside an amethyst eye pencil.


With your colouring, soft Violet or a heather shade would look amazing and are much softer shades for you to carry off. For your eye makeup shades, try wearing peach with purple, lavender bliss with heather or damson eyeshadows and an amethyst or aubergine eye pencil.


Makeup is an easy way to have fun experimenting with different looks which will bring you bang up to date. Remember the Colour me Beautiful cosmetic range has been developed with the six dominant colour categories. The eyeshadows featured here are from the exclusive refillable range which fits neatly into your magnetic colour compact box.

Contact me to try any shades or buy online.

Spring colours for you

Earlier this year, I shared Pantone’s top ten colours for Spring.

They won’t exactly match what you have in your colour swatch wallets but I have combined some for each dominant colour type.

To demonstrate this, I’ve created some mini video images on my Facebook page. Please head on over to take a look and find the one for your colour type.

Here’s one covering them all:

Whilst you’re there, I’d be grateful if you could please share and like my Facebook page. If you have anything positive you’d like to share; please go ahead. I’d love to see any photos of you wearing your colours too so send me a picture, tweet me or share on my Facebook page.




Spring colours

New year, new you?

The Christmas decorations have been packed away, the New Year’s resolutions are firmly in place and we’re looking ahead to a colourful and stylish year!

In this first blog of 2017, let’s look at some of the new colour trends for the year. Plus I’ve got a special offer for you too.

Until the end of January, spend over £25* in my online store and receive a colour me beautiful zip-top pouch for FREE (worth £4.50*).

This handy little travel pouch is large enough to hold your make-up essentials but small enough to pop in your handbag! You can also use it to store your pens, earphones or mobile phone charger!


Towards the end of last year, Pantone released their top ten colours for Spring 2017 alongside their colour of year; Greenery.

This year’s list features an array of shades which can be made to work for almost all of the colour me beautiful dominant colour categories.

Get social!

If you check out my Facebook page over the next few weeks I’ll be taking a look at who can wear which colours and what to pair them with to give you a few ideas.

When you do visit my facebook page, please like it and share with anyone you think is interested in style and colour! 👍

In the meantime, here are some suggestions for each dominant colouring type:

Light: Island Paradise, Niagara and Pale Dogwood.
Deep: Kale, Lapis Blue and Pink Yarrow.
Warm: Kale, Primrose Yellow, Greenery and Flame.
Cool: Island Paradise, Lapis Blue and Niagara.
Clear: Island Paradise, Lapis Blue, Greenery and pink yarrow.

Soft: kale, pale dogwood and hazelnut.

With so much colour inspiration to enjoy, January doesn’t seem so grey after all!


If you’ve not had a colour analysis before, get in touch to book either a personal consultation or join a group session.


see you soon!



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