navy is a neutral. if you think of it this way your eye will start to see all of the potential color schemes you can play with. of course, the tried-and-true color combinations will never fade – navy and white, navy and grey. and for a nautical look, nothing beats navy and stripes. but on your next trip to your closet see how vibrant navy is when paired with orange, kelly green, turquoise or my all-time fav – pink. navy is a neutral, remember this.