The 8 Best Brown Hair Shades For Your Skin Tone

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8 Shades Of Brown Hair That Complement Every Skin Tone

08 November 2017
woman with long brown hair
Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

Over the last decade, blonde has been the most coveted hair color. Now brown hair is finally getting its moment, and it’s about time! Not only is brown a low maintenance color that looks flawless much longer than any blonde dye job, but also there’s a shade that suits every skin tone.

Whether you're working with very fair or dark skin, brown hair can both flawlessly highlight and complement your skin tone. Not sure which shade of brown is perfect for you? No worries. We’ve rounded up eight shades of brown hair that look good on everyone.

chocolate brown hair

Chocolate Brown

Chocolate brown hair looks just like your favorite dessert tastes: warm, velvety, and decadent. This rich color brings warmth to ladies with fair skin and perfectly complements those with darker tones.

Almost black brown hair

Almost Black

If you love dark locks but aren’t ready to take the plunge into jet black territory, this shade is perfect for you. Just a few shades shy of ebony, this color coordinates perfectly with your all-black wardrobe without washing you out.

Copper brunette hair

Copper Brunette

Are you longing for all of the glory of red locks, but none of the upkeep? Copper brunette is just for you. Ask your stylist to blend shades of subtle copper with light brown for a warm color that won’t fade after the first wash.

Bronde Hair


They say blondes have more fun, but who said brunettes can't get in on the action? Lighten up your locks and slay the hottest shade of the year. Bronde blends your favorite brunette and blonde shades for a color that’s just as unique as you are.

latte brown hair


Latte-colored hair is a perfect blend of light, medium, and dark brunette tones, which ends up looking like your favorite cup of espresso. If you’re looking for a trendy ‘do, ask your stylist to blend the shades into a flawlessly executed ombre.

Honey brown hair

Honey Brown

If you love bright golden locks but are looking for just a bit more depth, look no further than honey brown. The dark and light tones in this rich amber color allows it to complement every skin tone perfectly.

Caramel Colored Hair


This warm, tawny shade will make you look like you’ve just returned from vacation all year long. If you’re looking for an all over glow, opt to color your locks from root to tip. If you’d like a more subtle look, caramel highlights look great against dark brown hair.

Gold balayage

Gold Bayalage

Just like your favorite skin illuminator, golden balayage looks good on everyone. For those who have a warm skin tone, go for an allover golden look and ask your stylist to begin your balayage near the top half of your hair. If your skin is on the cooler side, begin your balayage near the bottom half of your hair and let the gold saturate your tips.

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