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Top 20 Shades of Brown Hair for The Most Gorgeous Brunettes

Sure, brown hair is the most common hair color in the world, but so what? In no way does that mean that it’s a boring color – far from it, actually. There’s never really any dull moment with brown hair, what with all the different shades, tones, and hues of golds, ambers, and so on.

As a matter of fact, if you really think about it, the color of our hair is kind of like our fingerprint or our DNA – no two people have the same stuff. So, whatever shade of brown hair you’ve got, you’re most definitely unique.

But, if you’ve ever thought of livening things up even more and taking your fabulous look to a goddess level, there’s certainly a way to do that with brown hair. Just take a look at these amazing shades of brown hair, and you’ll know exactly what we are talking about.

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20 Shades of Brown Hair

Neutral brown

Neutral brown
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Let’s start this off with a no-fail classic that looks so soft, fluffy, shiny, and full of volume. You can do this as a single-process coloring treatment, or try for a mix of warm and cool highlights for that added depth and definition. Either way, it rocks! Plus, even the way you style it doesn’t matter – you’ll look good no matter what, as you can see with the messy waves in this picture.

Chestnut brown

Chestnut brown
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Another neutral yet fabulous shade of brown hair is this lovely chestnut brown that is perfect for gals with warm skin tones. It’s best to pull this off with long, wavy strands, some bright highlights, and a sultry smile. Face off with anyone while you’re rocking this style and let your hair do the talking.

Medium brown

Medium brown
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This one gives off that mix of brown and blonde aesthetic – in other words, it’s full of depth, volume, and dimension, and definitely far from drab. This super stylish hair color is the perfect complement to green and gray eyes, too. As you can see, it’s most definitely gorgeous and stunning, even when you’re wearing a plain shirt.

Golden brown

Golden brown
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For a fiery and fabulous look, go for this luxurious golden brown that is sure to make your blue or gray eyes pop and add some glow to your warm complexion. Really though, just about anyone can pull this off, so you are sure to enjoy showing off this beautiful golden mane if you dare try it out.

Cinnamon brown

Cinnamon brown
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This stunning hair color adds some brassy tones to dark brown hair without ending up in the Goldilocks territory, so you always look fun and lively without being a mess. If anything, it certainly screams personality while remaining conservative. Not to forget, it definitely looks shiny and full of gloss.

Golden honey brown

Golden honey brown
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If you like the look and feel of golden brown hair but would like to add a bit more volume and depth, try this one. The honey tones easily provide the illusion of volumized waves so you always look like you just came from the beach. It’s bright, it’s fun, it’s trendy – it’s everything you ever wanted to be!

Bronde

Bronde
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This list just won’t be complete without the ever-popular and flawlessly gorgeous bronde or brown-blonde. It’s a great mix of light and dark that just hints at mystery and playfulness at the same time. It’s perfect for light skinned, blue eyed folks, too. There’s a reason why this is so famous and in-demand – it looks perfectly stunning.

Light brown

Light brown
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Want a faded, kind-of sunkissed look? This light brunette hair color lets you the best of both worlds in the sense that you always look ready to work and play. It’s even better with some expertly chosen highlights to make your skin tone look luscious. Seriously, if you want to look like your favorite influencer or be ready for the next big Coachella event, try this hair color.

Ash brown

Ash brown
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For a lighter, almost blonde take on brown hair, this ash brown hair color really adds an edge to your everyday aesthetic with its warm and cool combination. Plus, it works so well with olive skinned gals and white girls. Girl to girl, this is our personal favorite, and it’s so easy to see why.

Dark platinum brown

Dark platinum brown
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If you want an even lighter option, especially if you happen to rock olive skin or have a cool complexion, this dark platinum is a perfect match. With a bit of expertise on working the highlights through your strands, you’ll be on your way to dazzling the world and beyond.

Bronze brown

Bronze brown
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What better way to make your hair look super shiny and catch the rays of the sun in such a way that turns heads anywhere you go than with this amazing bronze brown? For us, it’s best with big, luxurious waves, but it looks great on straight hair, too!

Nude brown

Nude brown
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Here’s a simple yet playful take on brown hair: the nude brown, which is quite a versatile color and style seeing as you can go about it in an ombré fashion or work some highlights throughout your strands. Either way, it’s guaranteed to look amazing – as you can see for your own eyes.

Caramel brown

Caramel brown
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If you ever wanted to pull off that stylishly messy ‘just woke up’ hair, now is the time. This caramel brown hair color works great on just about anyone, and is the perfect color for any occasion and any season – especially in the heat of the summer. Besides, it’s very reminiscent of a few characters in our favorite cable and Netflix dramas.

Toffee brown

Toffee brown
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Yes, it looks as delicious as it sounds. It’s a nice shade of brown that looks hot, bright, and spicy – just like toffee. It’s also sure to make your hazel eyes pop, not to mention you can pull this off with any sort of straight or layered haircut. This particular shot from the back definitely gives off a sexy mysterious vibe, if nothing else.

Deep chestnut brown

Deep chestnut brown
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If you want to go for a somewhat woodsy and multidimensional look, we highly recommend you try this deep chestnut brown. It’s sure to add volume and pizzazz to your already fabulous hairstyle. With some expert highlights, your green eyes are sure to pop and look more mysterious, too. Just look at this – it’s messy, but in a sexy and stunning way.

Rich dark brown

Rich dark brown
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Dark brown hair does not mean dull -certainly not for this absolutely eye-catching rich dark brown that looks just as great as highlights as it does in a full hair color kind of thing. It’s sure to make your warm skin glow, too! One word? Luscious.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate
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For almost black but not quite brown hair color, try this mouth-watering dark chocolate that is sure to look amazing on any skin tone and eye color. It’s so easy to do, and even easier to maintain since it’s essentially a single color that looks wonderfully amazing. We just love the darkness of it – it kind of looks like it will absorb you if you get too close.

Ginger brown

Ginger brown
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Planning to welcome the winter season with new hair color? This ginger brown look looks positively dazzling with its orange-red streaks that catch the light beautifully. It’s particularly great with medium skin tones and black or gray eyes. And, it certainly is bright and fun!

Mahogany brown

Mahogany brown
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To add a bit of subtle flair to dark brown hair, try this mahogany brown look. It’s a nice, elegant shade that brings out your playful side, especially when finished off with soft, wavy curls that are perfect for summer fashion.

Reddish brown

Reddish brown
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One interesting way to color your hair is to mix the most common and the rarest hair colors in the whole world, aka brown and red, respectively. This reddish brown hairstyle just might be the perfect way to do it, too, especially since it gives you a definite edge without being too on-the-nose.

Overview

The reality is, there are thousands of different shades of brown hair to choose from – and all of them equally beautiful and stunning. These are just a few of the many colors and tones of brown hair that caught our eye and made us think ‘wow!’

How about you? What’s your favorite shade of brown hair?

 

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