22 Hair Colors That Make Blue Eyes Stand Out

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Blue eyed babes—it doesn’t take much more than bronze eyeshadow and a liquid cat eye to enhance your already captivating eye color. If you’ve already mastered eye-catching makeup looks, however, it’s time to start thinking about other ways to enhance your eye color.

Whether you’re looking to try a dark brown hair color or something a little more on the wild side, these are the 22 best hair colors for blue eyes that are sure to make those baby blues pop.

What color hair makes blue eyes pop?

Let’s be honest: If you have blue eyes, you don’t need much help making them stand out. The right hair color, however, can make your already striking eye color appear even more so. Typically, rich brunette hues, warm blonde, and coppery reds provide the perfect amount of contrast to make blue eyes pop.

What hair color is best for blue eyes?

Depending on your skin tone, there are a wide range of hues that work best for blue eyes. Wondering which one is right for you? Keep scrolling for 22 of our favorites.

The Best Hair Colors For Blue Eyes

Good hair day by @sarahnicolle.

Buttercream Blonde

If you can’t decide between warm and cool tones, your internal debate is officially over thanks to buttercream blonde. This creamy, dimensional hue is the perfect balance between warm and cool and looks stunning against any skin tone.

Good hair day by @salonn_gokhan.

Burnt Sienna

There’s a red hair color for everyone, but if you have blue eyes and pale skin, a fiery copper-red shade like burnt sienna is the clear winner.

Good hair day by @ciaracasey_jchair.

Chocolate Balayage

We’ll never get tired of hair colors inspired by our favorite sweets—especially when they’re as rich and dimensional as chocolate brown. Whether your eyes are sky blue or on the deeper side, chocolate brown is sure to accentuate any blue eye color.

Good hair day by @michaellevinehair.

Classic Blue

Your hair color doesn’t have to come from the opposite end of the color spectrum to complement your baby blues. Pairing your blue eyes with a blue hair color can give you an unexpected, high-impact look. Not to mention: Classic blue is the official color of the year for 2020.

Committed to trying a shade as vibrant as classic blue? Be sure to swap your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner. This sulfate-free system gently cleanses and conditions to maintain the vibrancy of fast-fading hair colors.

Good hair day by @lifewithjoeamo.

Blue Black

Looking for a more subtle way to incorporate blue into your hue? If you’re starting with a dark base color, ask your colorist about blue black hair.

Good hair day by @morellosalvatore.


Searching for a way to enhance your brunette hue, while also emphasizing your blue eyes? Ask your colorist about the twilighting technique. Unlike traditional platinum highlights, your colorist will apply golden highlights throughout your hair to add depth and warmth to your look.

If you’re lightening your brunette base for the first time, you might notice a bit of brassiness a few weeks after your salon appointment. Invest in a blue shampoo and conditioner system to keep brassy tones at bay. We recommend Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo and Conditioner. This sulfate free system gently cleanses and conditions the hair without stripping color while helping to tone and maintain cool brunette hair color.

Good hair day by @bynatalieobrien.

Pastel Pink

Pink hair trends come and go, but we’ve never stopped obsessing over pastel pink. If you have fair skin and blue eyes, this soft and subtle shade will work best for you.

Good hair day by @hairbylyndsy.

Mushroom Blonde

Ash hair colors look stunning against fair skin tones and even better with blue eyes. If you’re looking for an ash blonde hue to try, you can’t go wrong with mushroom blonde.

Good hair day by @fil.freitas.

Sunkissed Blonde

Blue eyes paired with a bronzed glow are a killer combination. Add a sunkissed blonde hue into the mix to take your just-hit-the-beach look to the next level.


If you want a blonde hair color that’s as cool-toned as can be (and seriously complements your eye color), platinum blonde might be for you. The icy shade looks particularly great on those with porcelain complexions.

Once you commit to platinum blonde, purple shampoo and conditioner are must-haves for your hair care routine. We love the Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Color-Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner. This toning and strengthening system will help keep your blonde brighter and healthier.

Good hair day by @monarchhairco.


This spice-inspired color trend might remind you of fall but if you’re obsessed with the shade, don’t worry! Blue-eyed beauties can slay this stunning blend of copper, brunette, and blonde shades all year round.

Dark Chocolate

Who says dark hair is boring? If you’re looking to stick with a dark hair color, opt for a rich and shiny shade like dark chocolate that works for any skin tone.

Golden Brown

Golden brown is one of the few hair colors that’s universally flattering. If you have a medium to dark skin tone with blue eyes, however, this warm-toned shade is a real knockout.

Good hair day by @kellymccormickhair.

Caramel Highlights

Looking to add dimension and warmth to your brunette base? Opt for caramel highlights to lighten and brighten your mane while seriously complementing your eye color. If you have tan skin, this is the combination you need to try!

Good hair day by @hairbymandypavia.


Iridescent hair color is reflective and bold, just like your eye color! That’s why we recommend the gleaming hair trend to bring out the best in your blue eyes. Ask your colorist for a single iridescent shade or a rainbow look to really shake things up.

Good hair day by @steph.p.hair.


Why exactly do orange hair colors and blue eyes complement each other so well? Orange is directly across the color wheel from blue, making them complementary colors. The stark contrast between the two allows both your mane and your eye color to shine.

Good hair day by @francisschroembges.


If you’re not ready to commit to a full head of bright orange hair, auburn is a classic, neutral shade that still falls in the orange color family.

Good hair day by @mslameylynn.

Bright Red

The brighter the red hair, the better! Ask your colorist for this fire engine red to enhance your eye color and really turn heads.

Good hair day by @shereeknobel_bixiecolour.

Rose Gold

Already obsessed with rose gold bling? It’s officially time to meet rose gold hair color. Much like popping on a metallic rose gold eyeshadow, this gorgeous blend of gold, blonde, and pink will really make your eyes pop.

Good hair day by @ahappyjustin.


If you recently colored your hair black you’re in luck! Your onyx locks and your light eye color create the perfect contrast—making them stand out like never before!

Dark hair colors look best when they have serious shine, so we recommend investing in a shine serum like Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Mega Varnish Shine Anti-Frizz Serum. This serum provides high shine as it controls frizzy, unruly hair.

Good hair day by @ginabarnes_.


Whether you have pale skin or a dark complexion, magenta hair is the wild hair color you need to make your blue eyes shine bright.

Ice Blue

If you’re searching for a statement-making color that’s wearable for every day, look no further than pastel blue.

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