We all know that looks and styles come and go – and the same is true for hairstyles and hair colors. For every change of the season, new hair colors come in style: different shades, tones, hues, and highlights.
Just take the upcoming fall season, for instance. We are about to see an influx of gorgeous reds, browns, coppers, and more warm tones to match the color of falling leaves and the general whimsical sentiment of the coming months.
Want to prepare yourself and get some inspo looks? Here are some expert-approved fall hair colors that you should definitely try:
17 Gorgeous Fall Hair Colors
Perhaps the best fall look for a brunette is this warm cinnamon ombré that serves as gorgeous highlights to give your hair that much-needed pop and definition, especially under the warm glowing sun. It’s the perfect way to also brighten up your face, not to mention give your hair that shinier and fuller look.
If you want a natural, no-nonsense appeal that is sure to complement your skin tone like an underrated classic, look no further than this classic brown hair color featuring just the right shade of brown locks – not too dark, not too blondish.
Alternatively, if you want something a bit warmer and lighter, go for the ever-trendy bronde, an easy to maintain mix of brunette and blonde tones for the perfectly magical appeal that can add instantaneous warmth to your pale, vampire-like complexion. Not to mention, it’s so easy to rock this look, too!
If you have black or a really dark sort of brunette hair and you’re thinking of adding some subtle color that won’t diminish the natural appeal of your gorgeous locks, try this golden black trick by adding a golden undertone to your strands. Just be careful to avoid too red or purplish tones, though, lest you want to end up with a completely different look.
Now for the absolute fall-ready hair colors, starting off with this magnificent blood orange-red that is sure to catch the eyes of everyone in the room. With the right mixture of brown and copper shades along with deep oranges and bright, rich reds, you can totally match the look and fancy of falling leaves under the sun.
If you’re feeling bold, however, why not take things up a notch and level up your sex appeal with this enchanting scarlet hue that meshes summer, fall, and winter feelings all in a wonderfully gorgeous red that’s neither purple nor orange. And, if you have a warm or dark complexion, even better, since you’ll look absolutely fabulous rocking this hairstyle.
For some fiery gals like us, scarlet red isn’t quite enough to reflect our persona, angst, and passion. So, here’s the ultimate hair color choice: a bright, burning, flaming red. It’s definitely a major moment that is sure to gather likes, hearts, and follows on social media.
Going back to the more classic looks, a good ol’ spiced chestnut never fails to be ‘in season’ every fall, and why not? It’s a great and versatile way to add warmth and depth to your look, especially when you experiment with single processes, ombré accents, and different toned roots and tips for extra flair.
For an ever warmer appeal, go for this classic honey hair color that you can easily modernize by adding some dynamic elements and darker tones. It looks certifiably amazing on brunettes and blondes, and it’s a relatively safe way to spice things up without totally changing your hair color.
We’ve shown you a lot of looks for brunettes, so it’s time for the blondies to shine, starting off with this simple and low maintenance yet oh-so-pretty rooted gold. Essentially, you get darker roots slowly transitioning to brighter and lighter blonde mids and ends. If you think about it, it’s a lot like transitioning from the hot summer season to the more melancholic vibes of autumn.
Most of the time, we are told to avoid brassy tones like the plague. But, little do you know, you can intentionally go for this yellow color if you want to make a sunny statement, just like Goldilocks – and of course, lots of our favorite celebrities. Try it if you dare! You can always just lather in purple toning shampoo if you decide you hate the look, so no harm done.
For some, the brighter, the better – and as you’ll see with some of the world’s most popular icons, caramel highlights are a surefire way to add brightness and dimension to hair. Add in some luscious waves and you get a completely revamped look that’s full of warmth and sass.
Another popular look is the mushroom blonde and its baby version, the dirty brunette. Just think less golden tones and instead a more neutral aesthetic with light highlights and ombrés. It’s guaranteed fabulous, and quite easy to pull off, too!
Now, if you want a “true” blonde, nothing beats this luxurious and preppy creamy blonde that is just so inspired by our childhood chick flick, Legally Blonde. It’s perfectly milky and light so your hair won’t look brassy and bleached, and it’s just the right touch of light and dark without venturing into platinum or brunette.
Of course, platinum is also something that you certainly need to consider – after all, everyone else is thinking about rocking this amazing, ethereal look. It’s fun, it’s funky, it’s a lot of personality, and in a way, it also looks timelessly beautiful. You can even add your own touch by going at it a bit softer and darker. It’s up to you!
One more way to pull off the platinum trend is to verge towards the gray side of things, just to add a bit more flair and shine. You can either do your whole hair or just test the waters with some expertly placed highlights – either way, you certainly won’t look drab with such a cool and sleek appearance.
Finally, just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean your hair needs to reflect the warm, muted colors of the season. You can definitely choose to go the opposite way and find the brightest, loudest, most unnatural hair colors available, like neon greens and bubble gum pinks. Dye your hair in its entirety, do a few strands, just color your bangs, your tips, your roots – go crazy!
To sum things up, there are several ways you can go about dyeing your hair to welcome the warmth of the autumn – find your shade of brown, do a fiery red, try for some golden hues and bright blonde colors, go for silver and white, or really, just do any color under the rainbow!