7 Colors That Look Great Paired With Brown



Sure, we all love black—it's the easiest shade on the color wheel to wear, right? As it turns out, brown is just as versatile. Plus, it's a lot less predictable. It's both a classic color and a trend of the past several seasons, meaning that brown is, in fact, the new black. (Sorry, we had to.)

When paired with a variety of other hues, brown looks surprisingly sophisticated, making it a great replacement for your standard-issue black. It feels rich and luxurious with these complementary colors—what more could you ask for? That said, brown is notoriously polarizing. Many consider it to be an "ugly" color. But hear us out and give it a chance. It feels surprisingly fresh this season in particular, and it's an unexpected departure from other more beloved neutrals.

Intrigued as to which shades work best with this rich neutral? Scroll down to see and shop the seven colors that go with brown.


burgundy and brown outfit


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Pairing your favorite brown blazer with a burgundy bag and gold jewelry is the perfect way to step up your outfit game. Mixing neutral colors looks so cool.


street style, black and brown outfit


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You can never go wrong mixing brown and black. The two neutrals complement each other to create a sophisticated outfit. 

Sage Green

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Sage green is the color that practically doubles as a neutral since you can pair it with just about anything, but we think it looks especially great when worn with shades of brown.


cream and brown outfit


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Pair an all-cream outfit with a brown coat for a cozy winter look. If you're going for a summer look, opt for a thin brown cardigan instead.


camel and brown street style


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Different shades of a similar color, camel and brown look great together and add a minimalistic dynamic to any outfit.

Bubblegum Pink

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Add a pop of pink to any brown outfit for a vintage vibe. Extra points if one of the pieces is corduroy. 

Cobalt Blue

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The blue in this outfit adds a standout pop of color. Pairing cobalt blue and brown makes a statement without being too loud.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next: This Daring Color Will Be Everywhere in 6 Months