How to Choose the Best Brunette Hair Color

popular brunette hair colorsEven though there are numerous shades of hair colors out there, brown is one of the most popular.

This is because there is such a wide selection of shades to choose from in the brunette family. Depending on your skin color and other factors, different shades will work better for different people. If you are not sure about which color would be right for you, be sure to speak to a hair care professional first before dying it.

The following are the most popular brunette hair colors categories. Consider carefully which would be the best for you. Then, pick up a box of dye and get to work on beautifying your hair.


This is one of the lighter shades of brown. Typically, it has a reddish or golden hue to it. It is ideal for individuals who have fair skin, and it is great for either straight or curly hair. The box of dye may not be labelled as cinnamon, so look out for words like “light” and “spice”.


This shade is a dark brown one that is close to a black color. It works well with people who have either fair or olive skin tones. It provides a glossy appearance that accentuates straight hair. When you are looking for a hair dye, search for those which say “cocoa”, “black”, and “dark” in their descriptions.


If you would like a hair shade that looks more blonde, than you should try this one. It is good for providing definition and highlights, as well as helping to hide gray in one’s hair. When you are looking for this, bear in mind that it comes in light, medium and dark hues.


There are a variety of shades that bear resemblance to the colors of nuts, including chestnut and walnut. The shades can range from medium to darker colors, with a hint of red in them, typically. Also, they may blend different shades of brown together, for an interesting effect. Look for the words “chestnut” and “nut” in the description for these colors.

Dying one’s hair can be an exciting, yet challenging task. You can choose how you want to present yourself to the world, just by changing this one aspect of your appearance. Whether you decide to dye it a lighter shade like ash or something dark like a chocolate shade of brown, you can not go wrong with this beautiful color. You may choose to go with one of the popular brunette hair colors one month, and then dye it another shade of brown the next. Explore the numerous possibilities that there are available to you with this color, and hopefully you will find one that you love.

If you would like to get a complete makeover at a reasonable price, you’ll find yourself in great hands at Evergreen Beauty College.

Our well trained students offer expertise salon services at a fraction of the price of other salons. Contact us today and begin your fabulous transformation.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Eileen Benson
Eileen Benson
4 years ago

Thanks for mentioning that ash is a good color shade for covering up gray in our hair. My hair started to gray near the end of last year, and I’m thinking about getting it colored so I can maintain my confidence. I’m glad I read your article and learned more about what coloring options I should consider!