These 5 Colors Look Incredible on Blondes

We once noted that certain colors look great on brunettes. Whether it be statement-making hot pink or pastel yellow, some shades really just pop on those with dark hair. But what about those of us with lighter locks? Don't worry—we've got you covered, too.

There are a handful of colors that really make blondes look their best—hues that offset the brightness of your hair and highlight your skin tone. While we believe that everyone can pull off whatever color makes them feel confident, these tried-and-true hues are guaranteed to have you looking and feeling your best. In fact, we think it's worth keeping this particular palette in your wardrobe for days when you simply can't put together a head-to-toe look.

Still skeptical? Allow some of the world's most stylish blondes to illustrate why. Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the five colors that really look incredible on blondes.

Bold Color: Metallic

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On Sienna Miller: Gucci dress

Whether you prefer a classic silver metallic or a Grecian goddess–inspired gold, metallics really glow on blondes because they pick up on the lighter, brighter tones in your hair.

Colors for Blondes: Metallic

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On Jennifer Lopez: Versace dress

This silver metallic dress is the perfect balance to J. Lo's blonde hair.

Colors for Blondes: Metallic

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On Taylor Swift: Gucci dress

For darker blondes, shimmering silver makes for a chic choice.

Classic Color: White

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On Rita Ora: Givenchy dress

Sure, you might say white looks good on pretty much every hair color. And while that's partially true, it also happens to stand out particularly well on blondes. While it provides a different effect when worn on brunettes, a white fabric on a blonde recalls a perfect day at the beach, wind in one's hair, and sun on one's skin.

Colors for Blondes: White

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On Karlie Kloss: Hugo Boss suit and slides

A crisp white suit stands out from the crowd.

Colors for Blondes: White

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On Rihanna: Stephane Rolland dress

Nothing makes blonde hair stand apart like a white dress.

Neutral: Nude

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On Ashley Olsen: The Row coat

Many blondes shy away from nude hues, fearing the dreaded effect of looking washed out—you know, when your clothes, skin, and hair all blend together in an unflattering way. But contrary to popular opinion, nudes look especially good on blondes.

Colors for Blondes: Nude

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Kim Kardashian

A nude dress will always be in style.

Colors for Blondes: nude

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On Candice Swanepoel: Michael Kors dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

For an unexpected spin on lacy formal dressing, try it in a nude hue.

Pastel Color: Pink

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On Gigi Hadid: People sneakers

A pale blush pink gives blondes an ethereal quality it doesn't give to those with other hair colors, especially if you reach for flowy, romantic fabrics and shapes. 

Colors for Blondes: pink

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On Laverne Cox: Roland Mouret dress

A bold pink dress makes blonde hair stand out.

Colors for Blondes: pink

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On Elle Fanning: Gucci dress

Pair pale pink with a pop of green to balance out an ultra-romantic look.

Primary Color: Poppy Yellow

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On Blake Lively: Jenny Packham dress; Madewell jacket

Antiquated wisdom suggests that blondes simply cannot wear yellow, as it clashes with their hair and gives their skin an unpleasant, pallid undertone. This might be true of certain yellows, but a bright, statement-making poppy looks fantastic on blondes. It picks up the golden tones in their hair and adds a suggestion of a glow to their skin.

Colors for Blondes: yellow

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On Kirsten Dunst: Christian Dior dress

A pale yellow hue looks simply dreamy with bright blonde hair.

Colors for Blondes:  yellow

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On Kate Foley: Cedric Charlier dress; Anya Hindmarch bag; Céline shoes

A rich goldenrod looks great with ashy blonde hair.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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