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Folksy Colours of the Year 2024

Folksy Colours of the Year

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Colours of the Year 2024

While Pantone plumped for Peach Fuzz, our colours of 2024 are a rich trio of Bullfinch Red, Oxidised Copper, and Very Verdigris. Our three colours all take copper as their starting point – from its familiar pinky-orange hue to the rich, almost-black it turns during the oxidisation process, to the final bluish-green encrustation familiar on rooftops and statues. We’ve turned up the heat on the raw copper, bringing in more red to emulate the impressive breast of one of our favourite garden birds: the bullfinch.

Which colours will you be embracing in your house and wardrobe this year?

PS. If you prefer the pastel tones of Peach Fuzz, we can do that too


Folksy Colours of the Year 2024

Bullfinch Red

A flamboyant pinky-orangey-red designed to attract and impress.

Hex colour code: #EF7868

Oxidised Copper

A rich chocolatey almost-black with warm copper undertones.

Hex colour code: #564F4E

Folksy Colours of the Year 2024

Very Verdigris

The aged turquoise of ancient sculptures and rooftops exposed to the elements.

Hex colour code: #579B8E


Previous Colours of the Year

Folksy Colours of the Year 2023

Colours of the Year 2023: Majestic Magenta, Yellow Ochre and Dark Moss

Taking Pantone’s lead (the world’s leading colour institute probably knows what it’s talking about when it says we’ll be going wild for Viva Magenta in 2023), we’re going for a trio of rich, earthy shades that connect us to nature: Majestic Magenta, Yellow Ochre and Dark Moss.

Together they’re optimistic and energising; individually each is strong enough to hold its own.

Which one will you be embracing in your house and wardrobe this year?

Inspired to use this palette in your craft? We’d love to see what you come up with- use the hashtag #folksycoloursoftheyear on social media.

Folksy Colours of the Year 2023 - majestic magenta

Majestic Magenta

Grounded in nature, majestic magenta is a joyful shade that sits bang in the middle of red and pink spectrums. Bold and joyful, it vibrates with energy.

Folksy Colours of the Year 2023 - yellow ochre

Yellow Ochre

One of the oldest pigments, yellow ochre draws us back to the earth. This is not the zingy yellow of fleetingly cheerful daffodils; it is the irony, muddy, saturated shade of clay dug up after millennia in the ground. Satisfyingly rich, old and complex.

Folksy Colours of the Year 2023 - dark moss

Dark Moss

Dark moss is a colour we can turn to when we need calm. It transports us from screens and pressure-cooker cities to shaded forests where green-blanketed rocks mark the river’s edge. There is strength and safety to be found in this deep yellow-green.

Shop our Colours of the Year 2023 on Folksy

Magenta – Hand-knitted wool socks by Fir Tree Knitwear; Magenta rose lapel pins by Felt By Bridget; Magenta needle case with ribbon ties by fotoartpapercraft; Embroidery thread from The Art of the Needle

Yellow Ochre – Mini ochre dish by MIW Designs; Hand-printed ochre linen cushion by Cushie Doo Textiles; Sterling silver and citrine birthstone ring by Maram Jewellery; Small coiled bowl with driftwood handle by LilliputWight

Dark MossHexagonal lidded jar in dark green and celadon glazes by Chris Haigh Ceramics; Infinity scarf in dark green Alpaca blend by Ali Dufty; Dark green and antique gold oval earrings by Yoli Addy; Mini moss green glass bunny by flyingcheesetoastie

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