Deciding what colours to pair together in your outfit can be tricky. With so many potential colour combinations to choose from, where do you even start?

To help make the decision a little less overwhelming, I’ve pulled together an index of popular colour combinations that you can browse for inspiration. These are tried and tested combinations, worn successfully to the races (as you’ll see in the 71 photos below!)

Most colours can be paired together, provided they are of the right shade. For tips on choosing your own outfit colours, check out this blog post.

Base Colour #1 – Pink

Let’s start with the favourite; pink! We’ve all been enjoying the popular pink and red combo, but recently we have seen some lovely teal and pink, and maroon and pink combinations for Autumn/Winter.

popular racewear colours

Pink & Red. Image credit: @perfectscentswithlaura, @wacountrycups, Mary Ann

What about a little pink and orange?

popular colour for race dresses

Pink & Orange. Image credit: @sally_martindhu (1&2), @Kerrie Carucci, @style_by_annalucky

A new favourite we have seen popping up is pink and teal.

pink green colour combo

Pink & Teal. Image credit: best_dressed_accessories client Nicole (left), suzieq249 (centre), juliawatson_zarbella photo of @birdeehair_boutique (right).

Base Colour #2 – Blue

Blue is always a popular colour at the races and there are so many fabulous shades of blue, from powder blue to rich navy blues.

Some fun combinations seen lately are blue and khaki, blue with red, and blue and maroon.

blue and green combination

Blue & Khaki. Image credit: @wacountrycups photo of Natalie Alman (left), @leahelle (right).