What Color Does Burgundy Go With?

by Katherine Mitt

Rich, dark burgundy consistently remains a classic color. The deep tone works well with a range of other hues, and instantly adds a degree of sophistication to your outfit. Try pairing it with these colors.

Classic Black and White

Just like burgundy, black and white are go-to colors. Wear them together to create a refined and effortlessly chic look. Black should form the neutral base of your ideal outfit. Burgundy serves as an understated dose of color, and white offers a needed bright contrast. At the office, pair black slacks with a traditional white blouse. Top off the blouse with a burgundy jacket, and complete your sophisticated look by putting your hair in a tidy bun and adding a swipe of bright lipstick. For a classy weekend look, pair a black sweater with a burgundy miniskirt. Add a white statement necklace and some black ballet flats, and you’ll be ready for whatever the weekend has in store for you.

Blues

Burgundy looks great with a range of blue shades, and works particularly well with navy – another chic and timeless color. Let navy serve as the base of your outfit and add burgundy accents. Wear a burgundy cardigan over a navy blue shift dress, for example, and finish the classic look with tan leather loafers and some dark red stud earrings. Because navy and burgundy are both deep, rich tones, keep accessories light so they don't compete with your clothes. Turquoise blue also works well with burgundy, providing an eye-catching contrast to the darker color. Wear some turquoise drop earrings with a burgundy dress and gold heeled sandals. Or let a turquoise button-down take center stage by pairing it with an A-line burgundy skirt and dark brown leather pumps.

Regal Metallics

When worn with metallics, burgundy transforms from a wonderfully understated color into a rich and regal tone. Gold brings out burgundy’s warmth, while silver gives you a perfect, cool contrast to the deep red. Wear burgundy skinny jeans with a gold slouchy sweater, or tuck a silver silk blouse into the waistband of a burgundy fit-and-flare skirt. When wearing burgundy with gold or silver, keep accessories simple. Delicate jewelry works well, as do bags and shoes with traditional shapes. Step into classic pumps in black or nude and carry a dark leather bag in a ladylike, structured shape.

Brown Tones

Various shades of brown complement burgundy. Darker brown shades blend well, while lighter browns and tan tones serve as contrast. Pair a long-sleeved burgundy dress with a pair of dark brown high-heeled boots for an effortless, pulled-together fall look. If the weather is on the cold side, add black tights for warmth. Wear burgundy slacks with a classic camel-colored crewneck sweater. Add a strand of pearls, some simple stud earrings and a pair of pointy-toe pumps, and you’ll be ready for the workday.