Brown is a neutral color and is complementary to most other colors. White, blue, green and yellow are some of the shades that tend to complement brown especially well.
Brown tends to look good with warm shades like red or gold. These color combinations are fall colors that evoke the autumn months when used in clothing or interior design. White and paler colors, including pastels, complement darker browns while lighter shades of brown tend to look better with darker, richer colors such a royal blue or emerald green. Black also complements brown, but when paired together the two colors can look rather severe.