Out with the pink, in with the peach! Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024 is “Peach Fuzz,” a soft and subtle hue that’s kicking last year’s vibrant “Viva Magenta” to the curb. Pantone, the global color gurus, know their stuff when it comes to shades.

Leatrice Eiseman, the big boss at the Pantone Color Institute™, says, “We picked a color that screams warmth and modern elegance, perfect for bringing people together.”

If you’re jazzed about giving your space a makeover, check out PANTONE 13-1023 and its pals: creamy neutrals, earthy browns, and pops of teal, lavender, and mint green. Heads up, though—gray is so last year. If you went all-in on the gray trend, it might be time to grab a paint roller and switch things up.

What’s on the way out? Say ta-ta to Barbiecore (you guessed it, lots of pink). Other trends making their exit include sliding barn doors (they’re not great at keeping things out), all-white kitchens (too much of a good thing), extreme styles (either too little or too much), and heavy industrial vibes.

What’s hot? Back kitchens are back! Think butler’s pantries or sculleries, where you stash all your extra kitchen gear out of sight. Custom bedrooms and bathrooms are also in, giving you a chance to make these spaces truly yours. And forget stuffy luxury—casual luxury is where it’s at. Comfortable, lived-in furniture is the name of the game.

Give your walls some love with bold treatments. Wallpaper, 3D coverings, or decorative moldings can jazz up your space and make you feel like a million bucks. Plus, separating spaces with walls is back in style. No more giant open-plan areas—define your rooms with purpose.

Mixing metals and materials is totally cool now. Chrome, brass, black, copper, bronze—they can all play nice together. And why stick to one material for your countertops? Mix it up for a more interesting look.

Bringing the outdoors in is a big mood. Big windows and biophilic design (that’s nature-inspired vibes) are the way to go. And if you’re short on space, combine your laundry room with a mudroom for maximum efficiency.

Sustainability is super trendy. Forget cheap, mass-produced furniture—go for quality pieces that are kinder to the planet.

But before you go wild with all these trends, think about what really works for you. If you’re planning to sell your place, chat with your real estate agent first to make sure your changes will pay off.

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