Thursday, May 30, 2024

Blush Life: Creating a Chic and Stylish Home using 2024’s Trendiest Shade, Peach Fuzz


Blush Life: Creating a Chic and Stylish Home using 2024’s Trendiest Shade, Peach Fuzz


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Say goodbye to cool grays and Barbie pinks, and say hello to the warm and welcoming allure of this year’s trendiest shade—Peach Fuzz. Announced as Pantone’s 2024 color of the year, Peach Fuzz is a great shade to incorporate into your home design to give it a much needed splash of freshness and warmth.

Stylish yet approachable

The shade—a delicate mix of the softness of pink and the warmth of orange—is already eclipsing 2023 color of the year Viva Magenta. And it’s easy to see why. Unlike the bold Viva Magenta, Peach Fuzz is subtle and approachable. It is easier to use and style with monochromatic looks and designs. But it has enough character to become a highlight in any design feature on its own. In short: it is stylish but accessible, allowing anyone to incorporate it in subtle and exciting ways.

Peach Fuzz, said Peaches de Guzman-Grey, Principal Designer of KDG Interiors, blends beautifully with warmer tones like greys, tans, browns and other neutral colors. This makes the color a popular choice among spas and wellness centers as it exudes an aura of well-being and human connections.

Creating a balance

This makes Peach Fuzz a good option to add freshness and a stylish flair to your home. Peach Fuzz offers endless possibilities.

De Guzman-Grey explains that the color can instantly make everyone feel at home. It is perfect for shared spaces where you gather with family and friends—the living room, dining area, den, and entertainment room.

And because it blends well with neutrals, Peach Fuzz won’t seem out of place regardless of how and where you use it. De Guzman-Grey recommends homeowners to experiment with the color until they find the perfect design and interior balance.

“Consider adding touches of  Peach Fuzz through accessories, decorations, or as a complement to your overall design,” De Guzman-Grey said. “Remember, the key is to cherish the pieces you bring into your home and embrace the joy they bring to your space!”

The interior designer advised that what’s important is considering how particular stylistic elements make owners feel, more than incorporating trends. “Trends come and go, but personal preferences last. Go with what brings you joy and what creates a space where people can truly enjoy themselves.”

Timeless Options

De Guzman-Grey also recommends some timeless directions to create or design a home that is unique and stylish yet comfortable and adaptable.

  •  Prioritize timeless designs. Classic designs are timeless for a reason. Choose the basics and simply enhance them using trends. Don’t use trends as the focal point of your home. Rather, use them as accents to the overall aesthetic you’re going for. A home should not be a reflection of passing trends but an embodiment of your identity.
  •  Explore going green. Consider going for a “green” design. Explore the options: from installing solar panels to using eco-friendly materials. “It’s all about finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint and seamlessly integrate sustainability into our daily lives,” De Guzman-Grey explained.
  •  Shared vision. Are you living with family or housemates? Sit down with them to discuss and collaborate on your design must-haves (and design don’ts). See which of these elements work together before establishing a definitive plan and budget.

The joy of having a home

Indeed, designing and decorating your house is part of the joy of owning a home. It also gives you more freedom to put more of yourself in the home interiors; After all, you wouldn’t have to consider the preference of housemates or the restrictions of the property you’re renting.

“Among younger generations, the common misconception is that it is harder to purchase a home today,” said Randy Torres, National Product Head for Housing at Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC).

But Torres said anyone with financial stability, stable income, and, more importantly, the resolve to commit to investing in a property should be able to purchase a home given the flexible financing options available today. “For anyone planning to purchase a home, we can advise establishing your budget savings and timeline in purchasing a home. One should understand that we do not only consider the cost of the property when thinking about affordability; we also consider bank fees should one secure a bank loan, taxes, insurance, and utilities,” he said.

RCBC Home Loans cater to a range of purposes—including the acquisition of residential properties—and refinancing. RCBC also has Home Loan Plus where the fire insurance is incorporated in the monthly amortization. It also offers the My Home Budgeter, intended for potential homeowners who want to mortgage their current residence.