Brown Is the New Black: 30 Monochromatic Brown Looks + Styling Tips


27 January 2021

A one-dimensional styling strategy that isn’t boring, yet reminds us of chocolate bars, aesthetically-pleasing wooden interiors and hot coffee is certainly the warmth and comfort we desire in fashion.

Want your personality to scream daring and bold? Get yourself some black ensembles! Want to whisper purity and transparency? Rock a white outfit unapologetically! Want to look sexy? Then red it is!

So what happens if you want more? Well, according to psychology, those who wear brown color often reflect a resilient and stable personality with a reliable and rational touch about it. Brown gives you a warm, sincere, reliable and comforting appearance. Considering the neutrality of brown, it is safe to say that brown is definitely the new black.

Breaking down the word “monochromatic” into two pieces, we have: “mono” meaning single and “chromatic” meaning color. So a monochromatic outfit would consist of pieces of one color.



  • Do not wear monochrome outfits that contradict your skin tone. Monochromatic outfits are best created with light and dark shades of a single colour. The beauty of the monochromatic fashion trend is wearing different shades and tints of the same colour.
  • Play and mix textures in your monochrome outfit by adding visual interests, depth and dimension to avoid making your one-dimensional style boring. Some texture mixtures you could try are pairing together leather, denim, cotton, silk or wool.
  • Don’t be scared to experiment with different shades of brown colour such as camel, caramel, tan, copper, coffee and toffee