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Hair Colors For Brown Eyes

20 Hair Colors That Are Basically Made For Brown Eyes

We’ve rounded up 12 hair colors that were basically made for brown eyes.

In a world where everyone wants to be unique, eye colors like blue and green are often considered exotic while people with brown eyes aren’t even given a second glance! We think it’s time brown-eyed girls finally get the attention they deserve. What better way to put your dazzling amber eyes on display than with a killer hair color to make them pop?

If you’re looking to update your hair color with a hue that will perfectly complement your beautiful brown eyes, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 20 hair colors that were basically made for brown eyes. From dark brown hair to vivid hues, your colorist will thank you for coming to the salon with such killer inspo.

What color makes brown eyes pop?

The beauty of the color brown is that it’s a neutral color, so it pairs beautifully with every color! If you really want to make your brown eyes pop, however, stick with vibrant hues like purple, green, and gold that will provide some much-needed contrast to your dazzling deep amber eyes.

The Best Hair Colors For Brown Eyes To Try Now

Good hair day by @mustafaavci.

Chocolate Brown

Your eye color and your hair don’t have to come from opposite sides of the color spectrum to look stunning. As a matter of fact, we love pairing brown eyes with a deep chocolate brown hue for a double chocolate effect. Because let’s be honest—who doesn’t love more chocolate?

Good hair day by @pacolatorre.


If you have very fair skin, you may shy away from dark hair colors but that doesn’t mean blonde is your only option. If you’re looking for a fun color to pair with your fair skin and brown eyes, you can’t go wrong with lilac strands.

Golden Blonde

Brown may not be the most appealing name, but that’s only because it does nothing to convey the full spectrum of colors found in your breathtaking eyes. Opt for an all-over golden blonde shade and watch your brown eyes flash gold in an instant.

Good hair day by @hairbyjohnd and @zaina_gohou.

Mushroom Brown

If you love cool toned hair colors but aren’t ready to dabble with blonde hues just yet, consider mushroom brown. This ash-toned brunette shade can help your brown eyes to appear lighter than before.

Good hair day by @alstyling and @emmaamemma.


We all know brown eyes have dazzling gold undertones, but their equally stunning red undertones often go overlooked. Enhance the ruby flecks in your eyes with this stunning copper shade.

Good hair day by @mahoganylox.


If copper is a little too bright for you, consider this equally breathtaking auburn shade.

Good hair day by @ajhandlonstyling.

Millennial Pink

Millennial pink is never going out of style and for a good reason—it looks good on everyone, no matter your skin or eye color. Stay on trend and make your eyes pop with this fun bubblegum shade.

Good hair day by @adornbysadi.

Ice Blonde

If you’re up for the challenge of maintaining ice blonde hair, you’ll be rewarded with a shade that will make heads turn and your eyes dazzle like never before.

Good hair day by @mustafaavci.

Jet Black

Whoever said black and brown don’t go together is seriously mistaken. The hues may be similar, but that’s exactly why jet black hair is such a great shade for ladies with brown eyes. The ever so slight difference in color will make your eyes stand out in a way you never thought was possible.

Good hair day by @meganniccollshair.


The best thing about having eyes that are a relatively neutral color is that you can pair them with just about any hair color and they won’t clash, which is why we love this magenta shade. The deep pink hue allows you to live out all of your fantasy hair color dreams and make your eyes sparkle.

Good hair day by @slh_designs.

Caramel Highlights

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your chestnut eyes pop but aren’t looking for a completely new look, opt for caramel highlights. The caramel hue will bring out the golden undertones in your eyes and instantly brighten up your face while maintaining your natural hue.

Highlights may not require as much maintenance as an all-over color but if you want your newly highlighted strands to shine as brightly as possible, you’ll need to make a few changes to your hair care routine.

Every other day, swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner system for Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo and Conditioner. Total Results Brass Off is a professional salon system that neutralizes brassy tones while refreshing your hair with cool tones. Best for brunettes who lighten their hair, the shampoo deposits balancing blue-violet pigments to reduce brassy tones.

Good hair day by @amybcolor and @topfloor_la.


The colors purple and brown go together like peanut butter and jelly—literally. If you’re looking to try out a fantasy shade, purple hair is the perfect complementary color for anyone with brown eyes.

Good hair day by @jjulietbeauty.


Much like purple, green is one of the colors that really make brown eyes pop! If you’re not afraid to make a major hair color change, green may be just the hue for you!

Good hair day by @angela_doeshair.

Copper Highlights

If you’re not ready for a complete color change but are looking for a way to make your eyes the center of attention, consider copper highlights. The copper hue will bring out the warmth and depth in your hair color and your eyes.

Good hair day by @studiolioness.

Money Piece

Eyeshadow is the easiest way to bring some attention to your eyes, but who has the patience to apply a full face beat every day? If you’re looking for a little extra oomph, opt for a money piece. The money piece adds a pop of color and vibrancy to your mane while accentuating your hair color and facial features.

Good hair day by @krazy4hair.


We already know red and purple hair looks fantastic with brown eyes, so why would the love child of the two hues be any different? If you’re looking for a hair color for brown eyes with some real depth, look no further than maroon.

Good hair day by @row_house_hair.


Looking for an on-trend way to switch up your hair color and make your eyes pop? Look no further than classic blue. The Pantone 2020 Color Of The Year is guaranteed to rack up tons of Instagram likes.

Good hair day by @ultabeautymasterstylist.


Brown is one of the few eye colors that pair well with every hue out there, so why settle for one color when you can have them all?

Good hair day by @studiolioness.

Buttery Blonde

Blue eyes babes tend to think they’ve got the blonde hair market cornered, but the color contrast between bright blonde hair and deep brown eyes makes for a dazzling combo. If you’re worried about blonde hair washing you out, opt for this warm, buttery blonde.

Good hair day by @xcellenthairsquare.


Whether you’re embracing you’re naturally graying hair or heading to the salon for a silvery ‘do, gray hair looks absolutely stunning with deep brown eyes.

Interested in more expert advice about the best hair color for you? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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