The Best T-shirt Color Combos To Use

To find inspiration for your t-shirt design, explore 12 of our favorite t-shirt and ink color combinations that work every time!

1. Red & White

This color combination is a great choice to make a design really pop. Delicate line work shows up best when there’s a strong contrast between the ink color and the color of the fabric. So any bright color ink printed on white apparel, or white ink printed on a dark shirt color will always look sharp.


2. Green & Gray

There’s just something about Green Ink on Gray clothing. Whether your green is more earthy or leaning toward Kelly Green or Teal, it’s bound to look awesome on our Gray apparel options. 


Blue & White

Blue shirts are some of the best selling and for good reason. Blue is a calming and neutral color. Combining blue with white works well, whether you’re designing a shirt with a water theme, or looking for a calming color palette.


4. Blue & Yellow

There’s something about combining blue and yellow color that just works so well. The warmth of yellow tones meets with the cooling effect of blue tones to create a neutral design balance.


5. Maroon & White

This color combination pairs so well together because of the high contrast between the maroon and white colors. Maroon shirts allow white designs to really pop, which is especially helpful when a design has delicate and thin lines. 


6. Blue & Grey

Combine blues and greys to create a shirt that feels cool in tone. Because there are so many colors in the realm of blues and greys, and because we have so many types of blue and grey shirt colors to choose from, your possibilities are endless for this color combination.


Red, White & Blue

While on paper this color combination sounds limited to patriotic designs and flags, in practice it ends up working out really well for all sorts of designs. The primary colors of red and blue balance out well with the neutrality of white.


Dark Blue & Light Blue

Blue ink on Blue shirts always ends up looking super great together. Just make sure that the blues being used have enough contrast so that the entire design will be visible on the shirt. Try light blue ink on a Midnight Navy tee, or royal blue ink on an Ice Blue tee.


9. Red, Orange & Yellow

These warm tones, when combined, create beautiful designs that feel fun and energetic. Print a design with these desert-like tones on a similar colored apparel item, or neutral toned tee for more balance between the shirt and design. Looking for more contrast? Choose a dark blue or purple to play off the reds and yellows in your design.


10. Rainbow

Color is fun, so if you don’t want to limit yourself!


11. Neutral Colors

Earthy neutrals inspired by the colors of the land, sea, and sand combine so well together. If your design features images of nature, using a palate of earth tones carries on the message and tone of the shirt. 


No matter what ink and shirt colors you’re thinking of combining, make sure that there’s high contrast between the color of the apparel and the design being printed on the shirt. 





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