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Five Places to find Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year “Peach Fuzz” on Jekyll Island

Five Places to find Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year “Peach Fuzz” on Jekyll Island

“Peach Fuzz” is a velvety gentle peach tone that guests can find all over the island.

Color Inspiration – Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year

We’ve rounded up five places to find Pantone’s 2024 color of the year. “Peach Fuzz” is a velvety gentle peach tone that guests can find all over the island. Whether you are looking in nature, taking in the history or having a delicious lunch, “peach fuzz” is all over the island!

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.” – Pantone


Villa Marianna

Villa Marianna was one of the first renovations in Jekyll Island’s National Historic Landmark district and once housed the offices of the Jekyll Island Authority.

Location: Historic District – Old Plantation Way


Mid-Century Modern Homes

Jekyll’s clusters of midcentury modern homes, with their clerestory windows framing views of loblolly pines, have a story to tell. Many featuring the popular “peach fuzz” color.

Pantone's 2024 Color of the Year, peach fuzz

Read more about Retro Retreats in 31•81, The Magazine of Jekyll Island Magazine


Fried Shrimp Basket

Georgia’s shrimp trawlers bring in about two million pounds of the official state crustacean every year. Within the Jekyll Market, the Love Shack, features a basket of wild Georgia shrimp, battered and fried golden-brown.

Location: Beach Village 31 Main Street Jekyll Island, GA 31527


Beach Village Mural

Wylie Caudill, an interactive public mural artist based in Lexington, and great-grandson of Tallu Fish was tapped to create this mural. Tallu Fish established the Jekyll Island Museum in Indian Mound Cottage, the former home of William Rockefeller, and helmed the museum through the 1950s and ’60s.  She was one of the first curators of the island’s robust history.

Caudill’s mural invokes a sense of familiarity with the island and brings people together to be a part of the art. “My plan is to capture Jekyll Island in its essence as I’ve always seen it,” he says, “which is this beautiful, relaxing, really unique place.” 

Location: Just beyond the traffic circle near the Jekyll Island Convention Center, the mural features roseate spoonbills flying onto a neighboring wall, where you can find wings painted to make a whimsical photo background.


Horton House

In 1735, William Horton was granted Jekyll Island by the trustees of the colony of Georgia. Following a Spanish attack that destroyed his first house on the island, Horton rebuilt the home that still stands today with the help of indentured servants in 1743.

Horton distinguished himself through his leadership in the fledgling colony. As one of Gen. Oglethorpe’s top military aides, Horton was in charge of troops garrisoned at Fort Frederica on nearby St. Simons Island.

Horton “found the land exceeding rich” on his Jekyll Island property, and grew a variety of crops to supply the nearby Frederica Settlement. Horton also brewed Georgia’s first beer at his plantation on Jekyll Island. The site also includes the cemetery of the DuBignon Family, which owned Jekyll from 1790 to 1886 and occupied the house as their home from 1790 until sometime in the mid-1800s. The Horton House is one of the oldest tabby buildings in Georgia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Horton House on Jekyll Island

Location: Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 31527


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