When choosing a fedora for yourself (or as a gift for someone else), color is one of the most important decisions you will have to make during the checkout process. Fedoras come in a wide range of base colors, to say nothing of the color combinations that can be created with the ribbons and decorative feathers. The possibilities are practically endless!
At Bellissimo Hats, we offer dozens of different color schemes with our fedora product lines. Additionally, our custom hat studio allows you to choose from up to 16 base colors (plus ribbon and feather combinations). That means that we offer more than 4,000 color combination options for you to customize and enjoy!
While having plenty of options is great, it won’t help you find the best fedora color for you. So, what color fedora should you wear? Read on to find out!
Selecting The Best Hat Color
Choosing the best hat color for yourself ultimately comes down to your personal tastes and preferences. If you like the color, it’s probably a good choice for you! However, your favorite color may not be the best aesthetic choice for a fedora, objectively speaking. In other words, other people may not share your appreciation for the color, and it may not be the best choice to enhance your look!
Some of the most popular hat colors for fedora owners are black, grey, navy blue, white, cream (or beige), and brown. These are often considered the “classic” fedora colors that have been around for decades and will always remain in style. That said, the modern fedora has undergone many changes, and many more colors have since entered the mix. A century ago, you could probably only choose between two or three colors when purchasing a fedora. Now you can choose between thousands!
In addition to thinking about your favorite colors, you should also consider which colors look best on you. For example, fashion experts generally recommend neutral colors for pale-skinned people. These might include grey, blue, ivory, beige, and even mild pinks. Alternatively, if you have a slightly darker or olive skin tone, darker browns, greys, and even black are recommended. Finally, if you have a dark skin tone, lighter and even neon colors are recommended. These might include yellow, orange, pale blue, pink, and green.
However, skin tone is not the only factor that matters. Your hair color can also help you decide which color fedoras look best on you. For example, someone with bright red hair would likely not want a red or orange hat. Alternatively, someone with jet black hair may want to avoid a dark navy hat. When it comes to the relationship between hair color and hat color, it is best to find a healthy contrast. In other words, don’t pick a hat that looks the same or similar to your hair color! The one exception is brown. Brunette and brown hair is extremely common, as are brown fedoras. Fortunately, brown hats (regardless of the shade) are far less likely to cause an undesirable combination with hair of a similar hue.
Finally, you should also consider your own wardrobe and personal sense of style when selecting a fedora hat color. For example, if you have a wardrobe that is full of bright, neon colors, you may want to complement your clothing with a similarly bright hat. Alternatively, if you frequently wear black, white, or more neutral colors like grey, you can choose colors that either match existing outfits or provide a surprising pop of color. Oftentimes, the more distinct your hat looks when compared to the rest of your outfit, the more it will help you stand out from the crowd!
What Color Hat Goes With Everything?
Unfortunately, there is no hat color that goes with absolutely everything. There are just too many colors on the spectrum and too many potential looks to find that one “perfect” color. That said, there are a few colors that are easier to work with than others. As previously mentioned, brown hats typically pair well with just about any skin tone or hair color; the same is true when it comes to outfits. Color-coordinating with brown fedoras is far easier as well because they can go with most other colors.
However, there are exceptions. For example, a dark brown fedora would generally not go well with a dark green outfit. In fact, this brings up an important point about the art of choosing a hat that goes with everything. Rather than focusing so much on the color, you should think more about the shade of the hat. Do you want a dark hat or a light hat? Or do you want a shade that is somewhere in the middle?
No matter which route you choose, this will help you decide how well your hat will go with your style and clothing. Unless you plan on matching your hat and clothing colors perfectly, you should have some degree of contrast between your hat and the rest of your clothing. In other words, light-colored hats pair best with dark-colored clothing, and vice versa.
Best Fedora Hat Color For Suits
If you’ve ever worn a fedora, you know that they can make great accessories for suits. This is true for both men and women, though historically, they are more closely associated with men’s suits. In any case, finding the right color fedora for your suit requires a more nuanced approach than it does with other types of clothing.
This is due to the fact that suits provide less aesthetic wiggle room. Suits are generally meant to look professional, business casual, semi-formal, or even formal. Therefore, you cannot do as much “freestyling” with your color choices.
It is almost always a safe option to match the color of your hat with the color of your suit. So, a navy hat with a navy suit, a grey hat with a grey suit, or a charcoal hat with a charcoal suit would all be acceptable. However, this requires you to get the colors exactly the same (or at least very close), otherwise, it could look strange. As a result, many people choose to go with a contrast of colors, as it gives you more freedom and makes the hat-shopping process far easier.
Here is a quick rundown of the best hat colors for a few of the most common suits:
- Black suits work well with white, light grey, beige, and very light brown hats.
- Light grey suits work well with black, dark brown, and even neon-colored hats.
- Dark grey suits work well with white, beige, dark brown, and light brown hats.
- Navy blue suits work well with white, beige, dark brown, light brown, and yellow or orange hats.
Again, brown fedoras are often the best option for most standard suit colors, including navy blue and grey. However, if your suit is a less common color, like pink or green, you can complement them with a wider range of colors. A dark purple fedora could pair well with a pink suit, while a bright yellow fedora could look great with a hunter green suit. The commonly accepted rules for which colors do and don’t work together still apply with fedoras. However, if you still find yourself lost, just remember that using contrasting shades (light vs. dark) is often the best way to create a great look between your fedora, skin tone, hair, and clothing!
We hope you found this guide on what color fedora you should wear useful! If you’d like to buy a high-quality fedora to add to your collection, be sure to check out Bellissimo Hats today!