7 Color Pairings That Make Red Look Incredible
The color red is one of the boldest, most flattering, and exciting shades that one can wear, which explains its unwavering popularity. Some would even consider it a neutral. (Two fun facts: Red also means beautiful in Russian, and seeing the color can make your heart beat faster.) But given how bold it is, figuring out the colors that go with red can be somewhat of a head-scratcher.
While black and white are safe, obvious pairings with the ruby hue, we're partial to the less-obvious color pairings. To get a visual on the most successful color combinations, we turned to the style of the streets, which are full of gorgeous red looks season after season. We found seven successful looks in which red is either the primary color or the accent color. Either way, you'll get a clear picture of which hues work the best with red when you see how these stylish women wear the vibrant hue. So step away from the black and white (at least every once and awhile), and check them out—and shop our picks from every color—below!
Perhaps the most surprising of pairings, mustard yellow and red are two warm hues that look very cool together.
WHO: Zanita Whittington
Pink and red is a fashion-girl favorite. Given that they're in the same color family, it's hard to go wrong with any shade of pink.
WHO: Natalie Joos
When it comes to metallics, silver trumps them all. Its icy hue makes red look even more vibrant.
If you're looking for a neutral alternative to the usual black or white, reach for camel. It looks expensive and is a tad more unexpected.
This patriotic pairing never fails to look crisp.
WHO: Leandra Medine
You'd think these two colors would clash, but the proof is in the pudding—these contrasting colors look cool and fresh together.
WHO: Mallory Schlau
Similar to silver, cool-toned gray makes red pop. Tip: It's a no-brainer color combination for the office.
WHO: Pernille Teisbaek
What's your favorite unexpected color to wear with red? Tell us in the comments!
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