Style inspiration: Black. Grey. White

When in doubt, choose black, white or gray. Perfect pairing partners with any ensemble or quite striking as a monochromatic outfit. For soft, clean and confident – white. 

Neutral colors are always reliable. White, black, and gray pieces are essential in every wardrobe, no matter if you’re a minimalist or not. However, it’s always nice to step outside one’s neutral color box and explore more exciting color combos. Sure, when we don’t know what to wear reaching for something black and white is the easy way to go. But what about when it comes to your gray pieces? Neither here nor there, gray always seems to be the forgotten neutral. It always seems to end up with black and white, yet there’s no real excuse to not try your gray pieces out with some other color combinations. Gray is such an intriguing color, so you can be assured that a great outfit will come out when you decide to pair it with other colors other than black and white.

So, to prove what colors go with gray besides neutrals, we are suggesting five tried-and-true color combinations—from primary colors to some secondary colors—that will make you reconsider how you approach this neutral color. And since we know you’re all about trying everything out for yourself, we’ve also included pieces you can shop while you’re considering all your new styling options.