Since creating the above forum discussion this color combo has continued to explode all over creation! I've seen many gorgeous patterns here with this combo and have tried to 'tag' as many as time permits. Been meaning to come back and revive this discusson but have been way too short on time lately.
To me brown 'is the new black'. Black fabrics really pick up and show lint something awful.
And i agree with 'tenkerasu', brown is fantastic with pinks, and with peachs, salmons, yellows, ivorys, greens, reds, and of course blues. :-)
I have a basic brown and navy blue dress-up wardrobe that i add bright colors (in tops & accessories) to every year. Every thing looks beautiful together.
Some of the most magnificent blue/brown palettes i've ever seen are in the old western movies.
The colorists for them really know their business...there are more variations of blues & browns in every scene than i knew existed!!!