9 Fall Hair Colors For Brunettes To Try

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9 Fall Hair Colors For Brunettes To Keep You Feeling Warm And Cozy

24 August 2018
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Jessie Amato

Editorial Assistant

For as long as she can remember, Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty. As an employee of L'Oréal, she hopes to share her knowledge and inspire Hair.com readers to express themselves—one new cut and color at a time.

The warmer months are coming to an end and we’re suddenly ready for a major hair change. Sure, we love the sunkissed, beachy looks of summer, but nothing prepares us more for the chillier weather ahead than a brand new fall hue. If you're a brunette, this is your time to shine.

With so many to choose from, deciding on a color change can be pretty overwhelming. To simplify your search, we narrowed down a few of our favorite fall hair colors for brunettes.

Cold Brew Hair

After the cream soda and pink lemonade hair color crazes, we thought we’d seen the last of trends inspired by our favorite beverages—then cold brew hair came along.

For cold brew hair color, your colorist will create a multi-dimensional brown using highlights and lowlights in neutral and golden shades.

Ash Brown

After months spent in the sun, your brunette locks may be looking a bit brassier than usual. If you want a complete change for the fall, ask your stylist to switch it up with a cool-toned brown.


Looking for a dark hair color that flatters every skin tone? Look no further than espresso. Whether you’re super fair or have deeper skin, your stylist can customize the shade to complement your complexion.

Flannel Hair

Flannel hair is one of the hottest hair trends this fall—literally. To create flannel hair, your colorist will blend together warm shades of copper, deep red, wine, and auburn. Depending on your skin tone, your stylist will determine what take on flannel hair look will work best for you.

If you do decide to go red, we love the Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner system. This color protecting shampoo improves hair strength to prevent against breakage and provides maximum vibrancy of color treated hair.

Shadow Hair

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance hue, ask your colorist for shadow hair. Similar to a balayage highlights, the shadow hair trend consists of a gradient effect that starts with dark roots and transitions into lighter tones from your mid-lengths to ends. Since your root color will be similar your natural hue, you can say goodbye to constant touch-ups.


Year after year, silver hair always seems to stay on trend. To maintain your silver hue, we recommend swapping out our regular shampoo for the L'Oréal Professionnel Silver Shampoo. The neutralizing system, enriched with magnesium and anti-yellowing agents, counteracts unwanted brassy tones.


We love copper hair simply because it’s so versatile. Between cooler shades and vibrant, fiery tones, your colorist will work with you to determine what fits you best.

Ice Blonde

Move over sunny blonde hair—icy hues are back. Ready to take on an frosty look this fall? Before you do, you’re going to need a few killer hair care products.

Since achieving an icy hair color can do a number on your strands, we suggest investing in a hair mask like the Pureology Colour Fanatic Instant Deep Conditioning Mask. The mask restores, protects and strengthens strands with an intensely moisturizing hair treatment formula for color-treated or natural hair.

Muted Pastels

Not ready to part with your pastel hair just yet? For a more toned-down look for the fall, ask your colorist for a muted pastel shade.

Looking to switch up your hair color this fall? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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