Best Suit Colors to Pair with Pastel Dress Shirts

Matching can be a challenge when it comes to dressing up. You have to match one color with the other and so on. If you fail to do this, you will look out of place.   

Imagine walking around wearing a suit but the colors are clashing and they don’t flow well. You end up thinking to yourself, “I look ridiculous, this could have been avoided."

If you’re considering the idea of wearing pastel dress shirts, you want to avoid this clash. The guide we’re about to unveil will help you choose the best suit colors for pairing with soft colors perfect for spring and warmer weather. After reading this, you’ll feel more confident in your matching abilities. Let’s jump right in and show you how it’s done. 

Navy blue 

To begin, we start with a timeless color. Navy blue, in our opinion, is one of the best options because it’s sophisticated and versatile. This can pair quite well with pale pink or soft lavender colors, which can create a harmonious look. 

Because of how rich in depth navy blue is, it provides that powerful contrast. If you want a polished and balanced appearance, there may be no better option than this. You can wear navy blue in a business setting or even a semi-formal event. 

Get yourself a pair of Berle’s Super 100’s Gabardine Pleated Regular Rise trousers in this color. It will be one of the best options if you want to put together an excellent suit. Especially if you plan on wearing shirts of pastel colors. 

Charcoal gray 

The next color represents refinement. Charcoal gray is a neutral color that can blend with pastel shades of light blue or even mint green. It’s modern, yet sophisticated. If you are looking for something that has those cool undertones, imagine wearing something like a charcoal gray blazer and a mint green button down. 

Looks pretty eye-catching doesn’t it? While it could be a good fit for business settings, it could also be worth wearing at social gatherings where people dress to impress. You could mix business with pleasure wearing this combination and get new connections that will pave the way for new business or career opportunities.  

We’re not saying this combination is a guarantee of that. But we will say that if you want something that is light, cool, but not loud - go for charcoal gray. 

Light gray 

Staying with the gray color, let’s lighten up the shade a bit. This one in particular can also mesh well with lighter shades of blue like baby blue. If that is a color you’re not a fan of, peach might be an excellent alternative to consider. 

Like its charcoal counterpart, light gray can provide a refined look while making you stylish. You could give Berle’s Super 130’s Tasmanian Gabardine Flat Front trousers a chance to shine here. This is the kind of suit combo that you want to wear in the summertime. 

Think about it: the sun will bounce off of lighter colors. So you won’t feel stuffy and overheated either. For best results, wear lightweight fabrics. 

Whether it’s an outdoor wedding or just a semi-formal social event, a light gray suit and comfortable summer weather will be the perfect power couple. It might give you and your plus one a run for its money. 


Black has long been the crown jewel of suit colors. As such, it will pair well with certain pastel colors like lavender or light shades of blue. These colors when paired with black will stand out in a big way. 

Here’s the thing: black might be the best option if you’re looking for a suit for evening events. After all, black is associated with night. If we’re being honest, it could also allow you the opportunity to exude that air of mystery as well. 

As you may have noticed, dark will always blend well with lighter colors. So it might not be a good idea to blend black with darker shades (unless you’re going for an all black look). Pastel colors that are the lightest in shade could blend in well with black so play around with different shades and ideas to see which ones will stand out in a good way. Avoid color combinations that will make it look complex to the eye. 

Final Thoughts 

It’s ok to wear pastel colors with your suit. We hope that these four colors become your failsafe options when it comes to matching this with that. Berle has all kinds of different trousers that you can use to put together the perfect suit. Be sure to check out the options that we’ve got so you can put something nice and stylish together.