6 Colours That Always Look Incredible on Blondes

We know it may sound old-fashioned, but honestly, there are certain colours that suit blondes particularly well. Not that you should feel bound by "rules"—we’re firm believers that you should always wear what you want—but if you're looking for a little guidance on the colours that celebrate blondes the best, then we're more than happy to help.

I've dabbled in being blonde myself, and I've found there are definitely colours that I gravitate towards when I have lighter hair and some I invest in less frequently, as they suit my brunette hair much better. Just as silver and gold jewellery can be dependent on your skin undertones, there are certain colours that sing just a little bit more with blonde hair.

But this is where we—and a bevy of golden-locked A-listers and street style stars—jump in to decode the spectrum of suitable hues for you. So what colours really are best for blondes? Well, after trawling through image after image from red carpets, events, fashion week front rows and such, we noticed a few trends emerging among the savviest blondes on the block.

Scroll below to see the results, and then shop key pieces to get your new palette going.



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Cynthia Erivo shows just how striking scarlet red can look with a cropped blonde hairstyle. For added impact, add silver jewellery. 


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Who can deny the power of a little red dress?


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With slick-back hair or bouncy curls, scarlet hues will make bright hair even more vibrant. 

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We didn't need much convincing when it came to the impact of cobalt blue, but Lily Donaldson's two-piece suit and sparkly jewellery made for a real standout combination. 


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Take style notes from Yasmin, and break up bold cobalt with softer pastel tones. 


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Accessorise with neon accents to make the look even more impactful. 

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3. Classic Metallics


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Crystal Garrett celebrated her blonde 'do with a full metallic look from earrings to shoes. The icy silver tones pick up on the light blonde tones perfectly. 


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A little shimmer goes a long way for blondes.


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Shimmery metallics pick up on bright blonde tones. 

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4. Emerald


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Tiffany Haddish inspired us to add emerald to this list, and we think it's obvious why.


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Even more vivid greens highlight golden locks.


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Make the most of this complementary colour by going full tonal. 

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5. White


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Okay, we know white isn't technically a colour, but bear with us here.


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The white outfit accentuates Soo Joo Park's icy-blonde locks.


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White looks let other colours shine, particularly blonde hair. 

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Zoë Kravitz proves that a delicate-pink outfit just needs bold accessories to add an edge. 


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Muted pink is elegant and perfectly accentuates sun-kissed or highlighted hair.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.