Hair Color Ideas

30 Stunning Hair Color Ideas for Dark Skin Tones

It’s no secret that to find your most flattering hair color, it’s important to consider your skin tone. Just like with makeup, certain shades will complement your complexion better than others. If you’re on the hunt to find the best hair colors for dark skin tones, you’re in luck! Below, we’re sharing 30 stunning hair colors for black women and other people of color with deep skin tones.

THE BEST BLONDE HAIR COLORS FOR DARK SKIN TONES

Wondering if blondes really do have more fun? You don’t have to shy away from a blonde mane if you have a deep skin tone—simply take your pick from the following blonde hair colors for dark skin.

HAIR COLOR IDEA #1: CREAM

If you love the idea of a contrasted, bold blonde hair color, cream blonde is the hue for you! Think platinum—but with a warm, yellow tone that resembles the cream you pour in your coffee. 

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Ultra Pearl Blonde

HAIR COLOR IDEA #2: LILAC BLONDE

While rose blonde was the color to have a year or two ago, now it's all about lilac blonde hair. To take part in the trend yourself and complement your dark skin, opt for a dark lilac blonde hue.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Dark Lilac Opal Blonde

HAIR COLOR IDEA #3: SILVER BLONDE

For those with dark skin tones and cool undertones, look no further than a silver blonde hair color. This cool blonde hue is one of the hottest hair colors of 2019, leaving your strands with a pale blonde hair color and silver tint.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Soft Silver Blonde

HAIR COLOR IDEA #4: HONEY BLONDE

As far as classic blonde hair colors go, honey blonde hair is no doubt one of the best hair colors for dark skin tones. This rich blonde hue will add warmth to your complexion.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Golden Blonde

HAIR COLOR IDEA #5: DARK GOLDEN BLONDE

Another staple when it comes to blonde hair colors, golden blonde hair is slightly less warm in tone than honey blonde hair, but will still leave you with a rich color. Rather than sticking with a traditional golden blonde color, opt for dark golden blonde, which will create less of a contrast against your deep complexion.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dark Gold Blonde

HAIR COLOR IDEA #6: CHAMPAGNE BLONDE

Go bold or go home! If bold blonde hair is what you’re seeking, champagne blonde may be the hair color for you. This beige blonde shade resembles a glass of bubbly for a mane that’s worth drinking to.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Champagne Blonde

THE BEST BROWN HAIR COLORS FOR DARK SKIN TONES

Want to try being a brunette on for size? We’ve got you covered!

HAIR COLOR IDEA #7: ESPRESSO

When it comes to brown hair colors for dark skin tones, espresso is one of the first options that comes to mind. This deep, dark, cool-toned brown hue is oh-so-flattering against deep skin tones.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Cool Darkest Brown

HAIR COLOR IDEA #8: CINNAMON BROWN

Think about this delicious spice, and you’ll have an idea of what cinnamon brown hair color entails. A medium brown hue with a subtle red tint, it looks beautiful on those with warm, dark skin tones.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Medium Reddish Brown

HAIR COLOR IDEA #9: CHOCOLATE

A chocolate hue is another gorgeous brown hair color idea for those with dark skin. The shade perfectly resembles your favorite sweet treat with notes of milk and dark chocolate throughout.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Dark Chocolate Brown

HAIR COLOR IDEA #10: BRONZE

Want to get trendy with your brown hair color? Add a touch of metallic to your mane by rocking a bronze hair color. You’ll have just the right amount of shimmer to spice up a traditional medium brown hue.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Bronzed Brown

HAIR COLOR IDEA #11: MAHOGANY

As you can imagine, this brunette shade resembles a slab of mahogany wood. With just a touch of red, the hair color will enhance the warmth of your deep complexion.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Dark Mahogany Brown

HAIR COLOR IDEA #12: CHESNUT

Another red-brown hue, chestnut brown is a slightly lighter brunette option for those who love the idea of a brown hair color, but don’t want to go too dark with their mane.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Medium Chestnut Brown

THE BEST RED HAIR COLORS FOR DARK SKIN TONES

What about red? From vibrant to more natural, there are plenty of hues to choose from to complement your dark complexion.

HAIR COLOR IDEA #13: CHERRY

A bright, cherry red hair color is certainly bold, but we can’t seem to get enough of this hue on those with dark skin tones. The vibrant color will light up your complexion.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds - Medium Auburn/Cherry Crush

HAIR COLOR IDEA #14: BURGUNDY

As far as red hair colors for dark skin tones go, a deep burgundy is one of the first that pops into our minds. The combination of red and purple tones creates a stunning, rich red hair color that will look beautiful against your deep complexion.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy

HAIR COLOR IDEA #15: DARK AUBURN

If you prefer a more natural-looking red mane, a dark auburn hair color is worth trying. The hint of brown will create a toned-down red option that’s flattering on dark skin tones.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Dark Auburn

HAIR COLOR IDEA #16: DARK RED

Love the idea of a vibrant red hue but want to take things down just a notch? Look no further than a dark red hair color for complementing your dark skin.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Intense Dark Red

HAIR COLOR IDEA #17: RED COPPER

While a traditional, orange-based copper may be too harsh against your deep complexion, a red-based copper can be quite stunning. Just be on the lookout for a penny-inspired hue with red undertones.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Red Penny

HAIR COLOR IDEA #18: AUBURN BROWN

Remember how we mentioned auburn can be a subtler red hair color option? Well, if you prefer a look that’s even more low key, it may be worth looking into auburn brown hair. A rich brown with a hint of red, it is the most natural option to make our list of red hair colors for dark skin tones.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Auburn Brown

THE BEST BLACK HAIR COLORS FOR DARK SKIN TONES

Want to really turn to the dark side? There’s more than one option when it comes to sporting a black hair color that’ll flatter your dark skin!

HAIR COLOR IDEA #19: SOFT BLACK

If you want a subtle black hair color, give a soft black hue a try. This shade of black is not quite as saturated as other black hair color options, allowing it to appear more natural.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Soft Black

HAIR COLOR IDEA #20: BRIGHT BLACK

Not one to shy away from a bold hair color? A bright black shade is just the opposite of soft black—a blunt black that’ll provide contrast even against your deep skin tone.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Bright Black

HAIR COLOR IDEA #21: BLACK SAPPHIRE

Want more than a traditional black hair color? A black sapphire hue features just a touch of blue for a fresh, on-trend option.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Black Sapphire

HAIR COLOR IDEA #22: TRUE BLACK

Sometimes the most foolproof option is to stick to the classics. If that’s more your style, look no further than a true black mane.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Ultimate Black

HAIR COLOR IDEA #23: VIOLET BLACK

What do you get when black meets purple? A beautiful, violet black hair color, of course! With a hint of purple, it adds the perfect twist to a black mane.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Violet Soft Black

HAIR COLOR IDEA #24: DENIM

Our final black hair color option for dark skin tones? Denim! As you can probably guess, this black hair color features tones that resemble your favorite pair of blue jeans. Think hints of blue, gray, and teal.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Downtown Denim

THE BEST FUN HAIR COLORS FOR DARK SKIN TONES

Who said you had to stick to the basics? If you’re all about fun, trendsetting hair colors, consider one of the following options for dark skin tones!

HAIR COLOR IDEA #25: EGGPLANT

An eggplant hair color happens to be one of our favorite hair color trends for fall, and it looks absolutely beautiful on dark skin tones. The deep purple shade resembles the fruit it’s named after.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet - Intense Deep Violet

HAIR COLOR IDEA #26: TEAL

It’s true: Green and blue hair colors look particularly stunning against deep complexions. Give a teal hair color, which features a mix of the green and blue combined with gray undertones, a try.

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Vintage Teal

HAIR COLOR IDEA #27: MAUVE

We’ll always be a fan of pink hair, though shades like pastel pink can be too harsh against your dark skin. Instead, give a deep mauve pink hair color a try!

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dusty Mauve

HAIR COLOR IDEA #28: NAVY

As far as blue hair colors go, there is no option more fitting for deep skin tones than a rich navy shade. The dark color will provide the perfect twist on the blue hair trend.

HAIR COLOR IDEA #29: ROSE GOLD

Rose gold hair has been on-trend for a while now—and we still can’t get enough of it! This is one fun shade we’ll be rocking for years, and if you have a dark complexion, you should try it, too!

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold

HAIR COLOR IDEA #30: VIOLET

Last but not least, consider giving a violet hair color a try. This purple option features hints of pink for a color that’s guaranteed to draw the eye. 

Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet

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