Forget What You've Heard—These 20 Hair Colors Prove Brunettes Have More Fun

Call me biased, but I think brunettes have it pretty good when it comes to hair color options. If you have naturally brunette hair, you can choose to enhance your natural color, weave in lighter, light-catching pieces, or go darker for deep dimension. Basically, the world is your oyster when it comes to dabbling in different hair colors

Right now, brunette hair trends are better than ever. According to Rachel Bodt, Matrix Brand Ambassador and colorist for a slew of celebrities (including none other than Beyoncé herself) a major trend is to go a bit darker than your base color for more depth. If you’d rather go lighter, Bodt recommends adding honey amber pieces throughout to add warmth and dimension to your brunette. “I love doing golden tones or sandy bronze tones on clients,” she says. “I also love making someone even darker and changing the tone, like a dark rich brunette or something darker and cooler.”

When asking for a new color, try to make sure everything stays as natural as possible. “A color technique that’s great on brunettes is hair painting because there is no line of demarcation, and it looks better and better when it grows out,” says Bodt.

Warm Ribbons

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To add tons of dimension to brunette hair, add in ribbon-like, light brown highlights a couple of shades darker than your natural color.  

Cool-toned espresso

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Go for a deep, almost black color with a rich shade of espresso. 

Ashy Highlights

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Add a couple cool-toned, thin highlights to give brunette hair a boost of dimension. 

Golden Front Pieces

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Golden, face-framing highlights warm up your features. 

Dimensional Curls

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Add a few pops of brightness to give curly hair tons of depth and dimension.

Caramel Mocha

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Opt for ribbons of caramel concentrated to the ends to give your hair movement. 

Rich Chocolate

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An allover chocolatey hue looks sleek and regal. 

Deep Red Tones

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Give traditional brunette a twist by adding a red glaze. 

Beige Balayage

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Add some warmth to your face with beige-colored ribbons to frame your featured. 

Subtle Pops

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Give a rich brunette shade a bit of dimension by adding in unexpected pops of color to your ends. 

Honey Balayage

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Hand-painted, honey-toned highlights that vary in size can bring tons of warm to your features.

Copper Ombré

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Try a super-subtle take on ombré by making your ends just a touch warmer and lighter than your roots.

Bronze Balayage

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Bronze pops of color give your hair dimension and warmth while still being low maintenance. 

Chestnut

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For hair that glimmers red in the sun, opt for a warm chestnut glaze all over. 

Sandy Babylights

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Babylights are a great way to bring brightness to your hair without adding any chunkier pieces. 

Caramel Twist

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Ask for neutral-toned caramel highlights that don't lean too warm to give you a glow. 

Buttery Ombré

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Start with a sandy brown base and slowly fade to buttery blonde at the ends for hair color with minimal upkeep. 

Vanilla Cold Brew

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For hair that reflects tons of light, go for warm-toned ribbons that strategically frame your face.

High-Contrast Ombré

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If you never thought you could be convinced to try a stark contrast ombré, think again—going from a rich base to honey-toned ends can look gorgeous. 

Milk Chocolate

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Take a deep base up a notch by adding eye-catching pops of light brown throughout the hair. 

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