What Clothing Colors Look Good With Reddish Brown Hair?

Actress Debra Messing's black ensemble brings out her reddish brown tones.

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Whether you've added some coppery highlights to light brown hair or an all-over auburn dye to deep brunette locks, a reddish cast means you're playing with a new personal color palette. Play around with the colors in your wardrobe -- namely the color you wear near your face such as a top or a dress -- to get those fiery tresses to really pop.

Dark Green

Red and green create visual energy. Your best bet for pulling out the red tones in your hair and making them look super vibrant? Red's complement ... green. Go with a dark green for a beautiful partnership with your not-quite-apple-red locks. Start with a deep emerald green dress with a round neckline, poet's sleeves and a hemline that falls to the knees. Step into bronze-hued gladiators for casual-wear or pumps for a night out.


Though your reddish-brown hair is quite sultry, that doesn't mean you have to dress up in super-sexy ensembles every day of the week. When you want a fresh, crisp look that acts as the perfect backdrop to your color, go with white clothing. Opt for an entirely light-hued outfit and your hair will steal the show. Start with a white cotton sweater with a bateau neckline. Slide on a pair of super-light gray straight-leg jeans and step into nude suede booties – so chic.


You've probably heard someone say that redheads should never wear red – forget these old-fashioned ideas. Red is a stunner when you have red tones in your hair – it makes that chocolate-cherry-hued hair pop. Begin your look with a red three-quarter-sleeve blouse with a Peter Pan collar and covered buttons – girlie details lend a feminine touch to your look. Pull on black skinny jeans and black platform pumps and you're ready to go.


When you're in the mood for a sultry look that will show off your reddish brown mane, go for black every time. Super-dark red-brown hair in particular gets a boost -- you won't spend the day telling people, “Really, it's red-brown, not black. Can't you see the coppery highlights?” For a rough-and-tumble meets feminine look, opt for a black dolman-sleeve T-shirt with a scooped neckline. Slide on a pair of dark rinse boyfriend jeans rolled a couple times at the ankles. Pop your feet into any colored ankle boot you wish – think bright aqua for a jolt of color or leopard-print for a more neutral approach.

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