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Pantone's 2024 color 'Peach Fuzz' in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Pantone’s color of the year for 2024 is “Peach Fuzz”.  You can use that exact color in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Designer using the Hex/RGB color code. And we’ll look at the flowery prose that’s become a hallmark of this annual promotion.

The color of 2024 is … Peach Fuzz

Pantone Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz, in a PowerPoint slide.
Source: Pantone

As usual what’s more amazing than the color is the description that goes with the choice. We make fun of Microsoft hype and obfuscation but Pantone’s language is in a class of its own.

Peach Fuzz is described as .. we kid you not:

  • warm and welcoming embrace
  • sharing kindness
  • embrace the warmth
  • a message of compassion
  • cozy sensibility brings people together and enriches the soul
  • echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection
  • effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless

Peach Fuzz in Microsoft Office

Getting past the blurb from the Pantone Institute, let’s get down to the practical business of using the colors in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other program.

Go to the color selector in any Office product for font, background or whatever. Choose Custom and enter the Hex, RGB, RGBa or HSL values for Pantone Peach Fuzz.

Hex: #FFBE98
RGB: 255, 190, 152

RGBa: 255, 190, 152, 1.00
HSL: 22° , 100% , 80%

In all the Office apps, go to the color selector and type in the Hex color code (easiest) or, in older Office releases, use the RGB numbers.

Microsoft Designer

In Microsoft Designer, scroll down the color selector pane to find the Hex and RGBa code fields.

Designer has an ‘Alpha’ slider which is nerd speak for the Transparency slider in modern Office.

This is the point where we remind you of our ebook all about Microsoft Designer including hidden details like the color selector.  Search for ‘Color Selection’ in Microsoft Designer: Straight Talk.

Office for Mac

Macs have their own impressive color selectors that Office for Mac uses.

Choose the Color Sliders, RGB Sliders then type the RGB or Hex codes.

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