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Color of buttons on men's shirts - light vs. dark

Fairy Tale Pink

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It seems most of my lighter-colored shirts used lighter-colored buttons and most of my darker-colored shirts use darker-colored buttons. However, there is one shirt that is an anomaly - a very pale pink interlock polo from 2016 that uses dark brown buttons. This seems pretty atypical for the clothes that I buy. I have a pique polo during made during the same year in the same shade of pink that uses light ivory-colored buttons as do most of my other light-colored shirts from the same brand. A similar interlock polo from the same brand in a slightly brighter shade of pink from 2018 also uses light ivory-colored buttons.

I was wondering, is it the norm for most fashion companies to use lighter-colored buttons on lighter-colored shirts and darker-colored buttons on darker-colored shirts? It seemed a bit strange that they used dark brown buttons on that pale pink interlock polo from 2016. I don't think it is a fake; I just find it quite odd considering that all my other light-colored shirts from the same brand use light-colored buttons.
 

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It seems most of my lighter-colored shirts used lighter-colored buttons and most of my darker-colored shirts use darker-colored buttons. However, there is one shirt that is an anomaly - a very pale pink interlock polo from 2016 that uses dark brown buttons. This seems pretty atypical for the clothes that I buy. I have a pique polo during made during the same year in the same shade of pink that uses light ivory-colored buttons as do most of my other light-colored shirts from the same brand. A similar interlock polo from the same brand in a slightly brighter shade of pink from 2018 also uses light ivory-colored buttons.

I was wondering, is it the norm for most fashion companies to use lighter-colored buttons on lighter-colored shirts and darker-colored buttons on darker-colored shirts? It seemed a bit strange that they used dark brown buttons on that pale pink interlock polo from 2016. I don't think it is a fake; I just find it quite odd considering that all my other light-colored shirts from the same brand use light-colored buttons.
Traditional dress buttons will usually be lighter colored, as they are mother of pearl, shell, or horn.

Fashion brands do whatever the crap they want. They're usually using plastic buttons, so they either match or contrast as they see fit. You'll see dark shirts with dark buttons, dark shirts with light buttons, light shirts with light buttons, light shirts with dark buttons, green shirts with red buttons, whatever they feel like.
 

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I won't buy shirts with dark buttons, I saw Blue Chambray shirt with dark buttons, would look great with normal MOP buttons.
 

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Non-white buttons casualize the look. I would generally recommend white / MOP buttons.
 

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It seems most of my lighter-colored shirts used lighter-colored buttons and most of my darker-colored shirts use darker-colored buttons. However, there is one shirt that is an anomaly - a very pale pink interlock polo from 2016 that uses dark brown buttons. This seems pretty atypical for the clothes that I buy. I have a pique polo during made during the same year in the same shade of pink that uses light ivory-colored buttons as do most of my other light-colored shirts from the same brand. A similar interlock polo from the same brand in a slightly brighter shade of pink from 2018 also uses light ivory-colored buttons.

I was wondering, is it the norm for most fashion companies to use lighter-colored buttons on lighter-colored shirts and darker-colored buttons on darker-colored shirts? It seemed a bit strange that they used dark brown buttons on that pale pink interlock polo from 2016. I don't think it is a fake; I just find it quite odd considering that all my other light-colored shirts from the same brand use light-colored buttons.
Most shirts buttons colors will reflect the color of the shirt or a similar color palette. If the button color contrasts with the shirt, in most cases, this is part of the design, in order to draw attention to the button detail.
 

Phileas Fogg

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My preference is for white. I have a few indigo denim shirts that I will wear casually and those have dark brown MOP buttons, but that’s as far as I’ll take it.
 

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