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18 Earthy Hair Colors to Pay Homage to the Planet

Get inspired for Earth Day with 18 of the trendiest earthy hair colors we could find.

If you're trying to be more eco-friendly this year, we’ve already rounded up a ton of ways you can go green with your beauty routine. Recycling beauty products the right way? Check. Supporting sustainable brands? Check. However, if you want another fun way to pay tribute to the planet this year, consider trying an Earth-inspired hair color.

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up 18 of our most-loved earthy hair colors to bring to the salon. From pastel-inspired florals to ocean blues, keep scrolling to discover your future favorite.

What is an earthy hair color?

Earthy colors are classified as neutral shades found in the earth or soil, such as greens and browns, but the phrase can also encompass any color present in nature. From vivid flowers and the summer sky to blazing fire and cool-toned ice, the options for earthy hair colors abound.

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A is perhaps one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent creations. Why not channel all of that magic into your mane?

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Ruby Red

Inspired by the earth-made precious gemstone, ruby is a cool that all undertones can pull off. For a hue similar to the one shown here, ask your colorist about Redken in shade 6RR Blaze. The liquid permanent formula offers 100 percent gray coverage and is enriched with apricot oil to rejuvenate, smooth, and condition hair.

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Volcanic Ash

Though it may not sound glamorous, a volcanic ash is perfect for those looking to , especially if the bulk of silvers are concentrated around the hairline.

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There’s a reason why the flower, the scent, and the hue are so popular— is a timeless classic. If you’re a commitment-phobe, you can experiment with a light violet shade using a formula like Biolage Professional’s .

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Just like a gorgeous golden hour sunset, is an idyllic combination of red, orange, yellow, and pink. If you opt for sunset hair color, you’ll want to keep your hue vibrant and fresh for as long as possible. Pick up a shampoo and conditioner formulated for fast-fading hair colors like Matrix and

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Sunshine Yellow

Fact: A little bit of vitamin D makes everything better. If you’re looking for a hue that’s light and bright, sunshine yellow is a great option—particularly if you have a !

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Midnight Sky Black

On the opposite end of the sunshine spectrum is this glossy-blue black reminiscent of a celestial nighttime sky. A dash of like Kérastase ups the shine factor to help your midnight locks shimmer.

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Fire Red

If you want to heat things up just before summer, look no further than . This flaming bright red and orange blend is an ideal way to spice up your ‘do.

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Mushroom Brown

While it’s true that trends come and go, is here to stay! Named after the popular pizza topping, mushroom brown is an earthy, neutral brunette hue that flatters every . To keep brass from ruining your mushroom ‘do, add a blue color-correcting spray into your hair care routine, like Matrix . This buildable toning formula neutralizes unwanted brassy orange tones on lightened brunette hair.

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This year, we’re taking going green to a whole new level! From forest green to emerald, there are a ton of ways to make the work for you.

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Ocean Blue

Got beach days on the brain? Give this oceanic blend of with undertones of teal a try. Apply a few spritzes of like L'Oréal Professionnel to give your mane the ultimate beachy effect.

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Whether worn as a or vibrant and bold, seafoam is an earthy hair color we can always get behind!

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If blues and greens aren’t your vibe, there’s a whole other spectrum of sea-inspired hues to choose from—case in point: . Like the coral reefs that live in the ocean, the hair color is bright and punchy—which is perfect if your goal is to make a statement!

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Searching for a more neutral beach-inspired hue? Dip your toes into . This dimensional, shade is suitable for any complexion.

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If you love the sweet scent and taste of honeysuckle, use the popular flower as inspiration for your next hair color change! Similar to , this is flattering across the board.

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Stormy Skies

If you love to watch a lightning storm from your window, you’re going to be obsessed with this moody, storm-inspired .

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No matter how warm the weather gets, ice hair color will always be cool. This extra-pale and reflective take on looks stunning on .

Lifting hair to a platinum level will require a good amount of bleach. While your stylist will do their best to ensure hair remains healthy, the truth is that bleach will always cause some . When going this light, we recommend incorporating a bond-repairing system like Redken’s , , , and into your routine to help strengthen weakened, color-processed hair.

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Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful sights in the world, but what if we told you that you could channel the prismatic view into a stunning hair color? Ask your colorist for a blend of vibrant blue and green for a hue everyone will be talking about.

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