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What color is raw denim?

Hello everyone,

I am new to the world of denim and I am currently trying to learn as much as I can about different types of denim. I have heard the term "raw denim" being thrown around a lot lately, but I am not quite sure what exactly it means. I have been told that raw denim is denoted by its particular color, but I am not sure what that color is supposed to be. Can someone please tell me what color raw denim is? Is it a particular shade of blue or does it come in other colors as well? I would really appreciate any information you could provide me on this topic. Thank you in advance!

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Hello everyone,

As a denim enthusiast, I'm always in search of something unique and special. Raw denim, in my opinion, is an excellent choice for denim lovers around the world. Concerning its color, raw denim typically has a deep, dark blue tone with varying shades of indigo. It is a rich blue that I find very different from other types of denim clothing.

What sets raw denim apart are the subtle variations in color that it offers. When it comes to the color of raw denim, the way it fades over time and with use is something that I find fascinating. The color variations add character and depth to the fabric, making each piece of raw denim unique and a reflection of the owner's individual wear patterns.

While each piece of raw denim has its own unique color, I find that the indigo-blue shade is one of the most striking and stands out among other types of denim. Additionally, each brand has its own signature shade of color. A quick search online will reveal that raw denim has a wide range of colors and brands to choose from, making it accessible to people with different tastes, preferences, and budgets.

Raw denim's color transforms with use, making it a fantastic purchase for anyone looking for a versatile garment that ages well and looks great. So, if you haven't tried it, I highly recommend trying raw denim and enjoying the depth and richness of its color firsthand.


Hey there,

As someone who has been a huge advocate for raw denim for years, I have a lot to say on this topic! Raw denim can indeed be seen as a rich, deep blue shade when it is initially purchased. However, I have found that the color of the raw denim can vary based on a wide range of factors.

Different manufacturers use different types of dye to create raw denim, which means that the color of raw denim from one brand may look significantly different from that of another. I've also noticed that raw denim can have a slightly greenish tint to it, which might be hard to detect at first glance.

In regards to the aging process and color shift, raw denim can shift from its original deep blue shade to a lighter, more faded blue over time. However, this is not the only way that raw denim can change over time. I have noticed that the more wear and washing my raw denim receives, the more it takes on a lived-in, vintage appearance. This can mean that the fabric looks slightly distressed and more worn around the edges.

Overall, I believe that the color of raw denim is one of its unique selling points. The color can differ significantly from brand to brand, and the fading that occurs over time leads to an unparalleled level of authenticity and character.



As someone who is deeply passionate about denim, I can tell you that raw denim is a classic and timeless type of denim. However, the color of raw denim can vary depending on the brand and the type of dye used. Some raw denim can be a deep, rich blue with a slightly purple or reddish undertone, while others can be almost indigo-black in color.

In my personal experience, I have found that the color of raw denim can look quite different depending on the lighting conditions. For example, I have a pair of raw denim jeans that have a grayish-blue tint in bright sunlight, but look more like a deep indigo shade in dimly lit environments. Additionally, as raw denim fades over time with wear and washing, the color can also change slightly and produce unique fades that reflect the wearer’s individuality.

I hope this adds to the discussion and provides you with some additional insight into the color of raw denim.


Hello all,

As someone who has dabbled with raw denim in the past, I’d like to chime in with my two cents. For me, raw denim appears as a deep, rich indigo-blue shade. I have found that the color varies slightly from brand to brand and depends heavily on the dyeing technique used to create the raw denim.

In terms of the raw denim’s appearance over time, I’ve come to realize that color shifts and fades naturally occur with wear and age. With regular use and washing, the color of the raw denim fades slowly from a dark blue to a lighter shade of blue that has a grayish hue. The color change also depends on the amount of wear the garment receives and how often it is washed. Regularly washing your raw denim will result in a lighter color and more fades, while abstaining for longer periods of time will produce a darker color and fewer fades.

Overall, I think that raw denim is a perfect choice for anyone who is a fan of classic denim styles. While the color of raw denim can fluctuate slightly depending on the brand and dyeing process, its deep indigo tones offer a unique look and feel that it is unmatched by conventionally washed denim options.


Hi there,

I have been an enthusiast of raw denim for a few years now. Raw denim is basically denim that has not undergone any of the traditional washing or distressing processes after being dyed. When you buy a pair of raw denim jeans, they look dark and stiff, so you have to wear them a few times to soften them up and get them to conform to your body.

In terms of color, raw denim is usually a deep, dark blue with a reddish undertone, but this can vary depending on the brand or the dyeing process used. It can also take on a slightly grey tint if it has been made with black sulphur dye. Keep in mind that raw denim tends to fade easily, which means that the color can change over time and reflect your personal wear patterns.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions about raw denim.

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