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 a trend as of the past several seasons, meaning that brown is, in fact, the new black (sorry, 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 winter-wardrobe 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.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, shop 2021’s It color.