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. And it's both a classic color and has been a trend for 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, and what more could you ask for in a fall wardrobe's color palette? 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.


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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.

Pair these with a brown plaid blazer for a chic office look.


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

The perfect winter sweater.


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

Perfect for pairing with a brown faux-fur jacket and brown loafers.


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Perfect paired with your favorite brown sweater.


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Pair an all-cream outfit with a brown coat for a cozy winter look.

Is it just us, or are cream sweaters the best sweaters? 


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

Add this camel scarf under your brown coat for a complementary look.


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Add a pink pop of color to any brown outfit for a vintage vibe—extra vintage if one of the pieces is corduroy. 

We love these classic Gucci loafers in light pink.

Shop cool brown pieces:

Swap your plain black loafers for this pair instead.

A brown belt is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

We'd layer this over a cream-colored turtleneck.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, the best under-$100 shoes on the market right now.