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Brown Hair Color Ideas

Brown Hair Color Ideas
Want to go brunette or just wish to add some brown color highlights to your base hair color? Then read on, to learn about various beautiful brown hair color ideas...
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To avoid any hair coloring hazards with brown hair color, it is important that you understand few important tips while selecting any hair colors. Colors are divided into two categories: cool and warm colors. While selecting a hair color consider its main color and its undertones on your base color. If you have warm skin tone or warm eye color then select hair colors which are shades of warm colors, and vice versa. Here, are the different brown hair color ideas. And further below are the cool skin tone and warm skin tone categories, and the hair colors compatibility with these skin tones.
Brown Hair Coloring & Highlighting Ideas
So, first find the category you belong to, using the mentioned below color compatibility chart. And then use any of the below mentioned hair color ideas for brown hair and brown hair highlights on other base colors.
  • If you have blonde hair color, then use a shade of medium to dark brown hair color, and use this color to add lowlights to your hair. This will give a beautiful textured and fall look.
  • If you have a base of shiny brown hair, then use some light caramel color highlights on your hair to make your hair look even more stunning.
  • On a base of dark brown hair, go with some highlights at the crown of auburn hair color.
  • On a base of dark brown hair add lots of skinny highlights of ash blonde or beige color. This will add a natural and subtle textured hair color look.
  • People with warm skin tones and eye color, can change their natural hair color to a deep and rich shade of chocolate with some skinny golden blonde highlights, or go with a rich caramel hair color.
  • People with golden blonde hair color can go with few streaks of light brown hair color.
  • On a base of shiny raven black hair add hair highlights of chestnut-brown or some auburn brown highlights.
Hair Color Compatibility Charts:
People who have cool skin tones and eye color:
Skin Tone Eye Color Best Suited Hair Colors Colors to Avoid
  • Medium complexion and golden undertones
  • Dark Brown
  • Medium complexion with light pink color in the cheeks or no color
  • Olive complexion (Asians and Latinos)
  • Pale complexion with pink undertones or no color
  • Bronze or brown complexion after tanning
  • Dark blue
  • Hazel colored with light flecks
  • Blackish brown
  • Dark brown
  • Grayish blue
  • Highlights can be honey, wheat or ash colored
  • Hair color in burgundy or purple shades
  • Shiny raven black
  • Cool blonde hair color shades like mink or icy white
  • Red
  • Bronze
  • Blonde
  • Yellow

People who have warm skin tones and eye color:
Skin Tone Eye Color Best Suited Hair Colors Colors to Avoid
  • Ruddy complexion
  • Brown skin tone, with pink or golden undertones
  • Freckled complexion
  • Pale complexion with peach or golden undertones
  • Greenish-blue eyes
  • Golden brown eyes
  • Hazel eyes with brown or golden-colored flecks
  • Green eyes
  • Base color of shiny blonde or reddish-orange
  • Warm and dark brown hair color shades
  • Golden brown and chestnut shades
  • Best highlight shades are copper streaks, golden-brown or golden shades
  • Avoid shades of beige or ash, as these shades will make your face look washed out
  • Avoid hair colors like blue and purple

So, select a hair color wisely, mix and match it with great highlights and base color ideas, and flaunt your new look. Enjoy!