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20 Orange Hair Color Ideas To Try In 2018

12 February 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

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

Back in the day, coloring your hair was like a game of roulette. You’d try just about anything to get the color of your dreams, but more often than not you’d be left with a less than flattering hue. The best thing about the advancements in the hair color industry is that there are so many colors and techniques to choose from. The worst part is that there are so many colors and techniques to choose from, it’s hard to decide which one to try next.

If you’re not sure which hair color you should slay next, we’re casting our vote for orange. The brilliant color is an absolute showstopper. With so many shades to choose from, you’ll never get bored. Not sure which orange is right for you? We’ve rounded up 20 orange hair color ideas we can’t stop thinking about.

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Ginger Spice

This quintessential color is the perfect place to start for anyone who is apprehensive about going orange. It’s close enough to the almost universally flattering copper color, but still bright enough to be undoubtedly orange.

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Light Purple To Orange Color Melt

Orange looks great alongside many colors, but one of our favorite combinations is orange and purple. The light purple adds a feminine accent to an already luminous color.

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14 Carrot Gold

Carrot top is a name most redheads are used to being called but it’s not always the most flattering label. When you add a little gold, the nickname goes from childish to glamorous. Ask your stylist to combine blazing carrot hues with radiant gold.

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Orange To Yellow Balayage

Orange is what you get when you mix red and yellow, which means it should come as no surprise that it looks amazing paired with yellow. Ditch your boring go-to hair color for this dazzling balayage.

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Pumpkin Pie Color Melt

The only thing we love more than plain old pumpkin is pumpkin pie. Let this intensely sweet dessert influence your next hair color and ask your stylist for a blend of delicious orange and buttery blonde.

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Fall Foliage Inspired Ends

Orange is the official color of fall, and it looks its absolute best when dappling the fall leaves. Let the changing seasons inspire your newest hair color with a fall foliage look. Your stylist will skillfully blend faint reds, yellows, browns, oranges, and purples for a final look that will appears as though it came straight from nature.

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This vibrant yet soft color will summon memories of eating orange sherbet on a hot summer day.

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Auburn To Light Orange Peekaboo

If your hair color already belongs in the orange family but you’re looking to go even more orange, add some light orange peekaboo highlights to your mane. Focusing the highlights on your ends and underneath most of your hair adds a subtle but stunning visual element to your style.

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Orange, Red, and Black Balayage

If you love orange hair but tend to prefer darker hair colors, consider a blend of orange, red, and black. The black adds much needed depth to your style while perfectly complementing the vibrant red and orange.

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Pumpkin Tips

Searching for a low maintenance way to add orange to your ‘do? Look no further than pumpkin tips. The vivid color will add some much needed punchiness to your look, while coloring just your ends means you never have to worry about touching up your roots.

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No rainbow would be complete without orange. Rainbow hair is not for the faint of heart, but those willing to take the risk will be rewarded with a radiant color that’s bound to score compliments everywhere you go.

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Pumpkin Spice

Inspired by everyone’s favorite fall beverage, pumpkin spice hair begins dark and spicy at the roots and transforms into the bright orange color we’ve all come to associate with autumn.

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Bright Orange Roots

If you like your hair color to have lots of contrast, ask your stylist for bright orange roots that fade to a mellow orange closer to your ends.

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When you think of the color orange, pumpkins are the first thing that comes to mind. Let the unofficial mascot of fall inspire your newest hair color. This flashy shade is guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go.

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Tangerine hair perfectly blends bright orange with icy white for a citrus color that’ll look flawless all year long.

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Peach hair can often have a bit of a pinkish hue, but it is definitely a member of the orange family. This fruity pastel color is perfect for anyone looking for a new ‘do just in time for spring.

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Red and Orange

Can’t decide whether to dye your hair orange or red? Don’t choose one, when you can have both! These fiery shades perfectly complement each other for a show stopping look that’ll turn heads wherever you go.

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Melted Copper

The beautiful thing about orange hair is that is comes in so many stunning shades. If you can’t settle on just one, ask your stylist to masterfully blend several shades for a gorgeous melted look with a copper hue.

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Sunsets aren’t just breathtaking while you’re on vacation—they’re even more dazzling on your hair! Have your stylist blend shades of orange, yellow, and red for a brilliant sunset look.

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If you can’t imagine parting with your precious blonde locks but want to try the orange trend, consider blorange. Your stylist will use the balayage technique to hand paint a soft orange color throughout your blonde locks for a gorgeous color you’ll want to wear for the rest of your life.

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