What Colours Go With Army Green?
What Colours Go With Army Green?

 

Knowing what colours go with army green is important.

 

It will allow you to easily bring this underused colour into your wardrobe, and get the most out of the unique green pallet.

 

This is especially true if you would describe your style as ‘rugged’, as many rugged items of clothing such as field jackets thrive in this colour.

 

This article will cover which colours go well with army green, and how you can match them easily.

 

What Colours Go Well With Army Green?

As a quick rule, any sort of neutral will go well with army green, specific examples include:

 

Black

Black

Black is easy to pair with army green, but it isn’t one for the summer, and can appear too militaristic.

As a result, you may want to try and match army green with another colour on this list, for a more versatile approach.

 

White / Putty / Natural

Natural colours match with army green.

Any sort of white, putty or natural will match perfectly with army green.

I would consider it the most dressy colour match, and as a result, can be used to dress up an outfit with a army green statement piece.

 

For example, British model David Gandy uses a pair of ‘putty’ trousers to cement this business casual look, and allow the army green jacket to take the place of a sports coat:

 

David Gandy showing what colours go with army green.
David Gandy matching army green and putty.

 

Grey Tones

Grey colours match with army green.

Grey has a similar function to the above colour palette, but brings in a more masculine aesthetic, consequently making is less dressy.

It’s not fully black, so isn’t too harsh, but provides a good middle ground.

On top of this, if you implement these grey tones with denim, you will further add texture to your outfit and establish a more ‘rugged’ look.

 

Camel

Camel colour.

Camel is another good colour match for army green as they are a similar intensity, and are both earthy colours.

However, you have to ensure that you don’t wear anything too close to a brown, otherwise you can risk looking like Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

 

Airforce / Navy Blue

Navy and airforce colour.

You could also create an interesting contrast by bringing in a shade of a lighter blue, such as airforce blue (pictured left).

It’s a washed down navy that is neutral enough to pair with army green without overpowering it.

Alternatively, you could go with a darker navy, or indigo, which matches with anything, but refrains from being as harsh as black.

This indigo would again dress the outfit up, but is more appropriate for winter.

 

Mustard

Mustard colour.

If you’re feeling brave, you can bring in a medium to dark mustard colour to go with your army green item.

This would be especially appropriate in autumn, as you would be bringing two powerhouse autumnal colours together.

 

Which Skin Tones Go Well With Army Green?

I would recommend army green for those with lighter and more pail skin.

 

It will provide a medium contrast, which is what is required.

 

Army green is in the same colour family as olive, so to prevent ‘low contrast’ and looking washed out, I wouldn’t recommend it for those with olive skin.

For the same reason, I would suggest that those with light brown and brown skin avoid it, as it is still in the category of earth tones.

Those with black brown skin could potentially pull it off, but there are better alternative colours.

 

You can find out more about which colours you should be wearing for you skin tone here.

 

What Colours Go With Army Green – Conclusion

So now you know which colours you should be wearing to go with your army green clothing.

Use this knowledge to your advantage, and bring many unique combinations into your rotation consisting of army green and its matching colours.

 

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