While we say goodbye to another year, one of the most anticipated things about the year ahead is Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement and how it applies to what’s happening around the globe. Did you know Pantone first started their Color of the Year program in 1999? For the last 25 years, the team at Pantone has found a way to visualize the current state of the world through color, something our Fox Fam can really get behind!
Before we look ahead, we thought it would be fun to look back one last time. We spent all of 2023 celebrating our 10th anniversary, so before moving into the next decade of AF we’re time traveling to see how Pantone encompassed the last 10 years in terms of color and why. SO many of these colors are still some of the Fox Fam’s favorite shades to play with!
2013 - Emerald, a hue that enhances a sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.
2014 - Radiant Orchid is still a custom hair dye mix that we love to see and according to Pantone it’s “expressive and exotic blooming with confidence and warmth.”
2015 - Marsala became a favorite in the fashion and beauty world because of its versatility being flattering on just about everyone, dramatic and grounding, and just a gorgeous color that enriches our minds, bodies and souls.
2016 - Rose Quartz and Serenity, a softer take on color as Pantone blended two shades for the first time with colors that “psychologically fulfilled yearning for reassurance and security; a color combination that challenged traditional perceptions of color association” (hello split dye).
2017 - Greenery, nature’s neutral and symbol of new beginnings. We can never get enough green, honestly.
2018 - Ultraviolet, one of our personal favorites as a color that communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. We know why our Fox Fam makes our deep purples a best seller each year.
2019 - Living Coral was an animating and life-affirming color with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.
2020 - Classic Blue, a color we all needed at the time to suggest reassurance and our desire for a dependable and stable foundation, imprinted into our psyches as a restful color, bringing a sense of peace and tranquility.
2021 - Illuminating and Ultimate Gray, a marriage of two independent colors conveying a message of strength and hopefulness, enduring and uplifting, something we all needed to feel in a post-pandemic world.
- Very Peri, a color to help us embrace an altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Something that resonates with our Periwinkle
2023 - Viva Magenta, a shade rooted in nature and expressive of a new signal of strength, brave and fearless, promoting joy and optimism, powerful and empowering. We talked about why this was so fitting for our Fox Fam here!
That brings us to 2024…. We say it every year, but it feels like the folks at Pantone are reading our minds, or maybe, we just know what we’re talking about when it comes to color too 😀The 2024 Color of the year is PEACH FUZZ! According to Pantone, “Peach Fuzz is a heartfelt hue bringing a feeling of kindness and tenderness, communicating a message of caring and sharing, community and collaboration. A warm and cozy shade highlighting our desire for togetherness with others or for enjoying a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary.” As a brand who puts our community first, we could not love this more.
Peach Fuzz sits between pink and orange on the color spectrum, and we’ve already been dreaming of ways for you to give this a try in 2024. We fully expect this color to be EVERYWHERE in the spring.
If you’re looking to nail “Peach Fuzz,” you’ll want Sunset Orange Hair Dye and our Arctic Mist Diluter. If you’re already at a level 10 for your base color, use Arctic Mist Diluter the heck out of Sunset Orange until the color appears as warm and fuzzy as you’d like. Of course, perform a strand test FIRST to be sure you’re peachy keen!
Faded Sunset Orange
For a more pinky peach hue, take your diluted Sunset Orange and mix her with Frose or Electric Paradise Hair Color, depending on how pink you want to take your peach.
@siren.style in Sunset Orange and Electric Paradise
For a darker take on the Color of the Year, start out with Cosmic Sunshine hair dye, add a dollop of Frose hair dye and a few drops of Sunset Orange.
@sheaella in Cosmic Sunshine, Frosé, and a few drops of Sunset Orange
One of our most coveted mixes is this dreamy peach made with equal parts Arctic Mist Diluter and Girls Night hair color plus a dollop of Poison!
So, are you ready to embrace that warm fuzzy feeling? Don’t forget to tag us @arcticfoxhaircolor with your new look!