Hair Color Ideas

The Best Hair Colors for Pale Skin

When it comes to hair color, it’s all too tempting to jump on the bandwagon and embrace the latest hair color trend. Unfortunately, not every hair color makes for a one-size-fits-all beauty trend. In fact, there are undoubtedly certain colors that will be more or less flattering based on your skin tone. It can be tricky to find the perfect shade for your tresses, but if you happen to have pale skin, you’re in for a treat. Below, we’re listing the seven best hair colors for pale skin so you can start flattering your complexion stat.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #1: ASH BLONDE

It makes sense: Light colors look good with light skin tones. And as it turns out, an ash blonde hair color is no exception. The cool tone of this hue won’t create a harsh contrast against your pale skin. Rather, it’ll be subtly flattering in the perfect way. To get the look at home, use the L’Oréal Paris Super Preference in Ash BlondeMedium Ash Blonde, or Dark Ash Blonde. It’ll also be a good idea to read up on how to maintain ash blonde hair in our article, How to Get an Ash Blonde Hair Color.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #2: ASHY BROWN

Ashy brown hair will not only complement your pale complexion, but it also happens to be a major hair color trend at the moment. Score! You can choose a light, medium, or dark ashy brown hue to rock, but fair skin often looks best paired with a light ash brown hue. Another way to choose how dark to go is to consider your natural hair color. If you were born with darker hair, a dark ash brown may actually be more flattering than a super light one! You can use the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Light Ash BrownL’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Cool Light Brown, or the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Light Ash Brown to color your mane.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #3: MUSHROOM BROWN

Another ashy shade, mushroom brown hair is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The good news is that this cool-toned brunette hue won’t wash you out! For everything you need to know about this perpetually on-trend hair color, head on over to our article, How to Rock the Mushroom Brown Hair Color Trend.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #4: PASTELS

Want a bold, out-of-the-ordinary hair color? You don’t have to pass up on a colorful mane if you have pale skin—just opt for a pastel hue! We’re talking pastel pink, pastel blue, and everything in between. Need some inspo? We love the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Smokey PinkSmokey Lavender, and Smokey Blue. On the other hand, if you aren’t sure whether you’re ready to have colorful locks long term, you can take the commitment-free route. Simply use a pastel shade from the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color lines—both wash out in just one shampoo.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #5: AUBURN

Want to swap your current hair color for red? An auburn hair color is the perfect way to do just that! If you have pale skin, you may want to opt for a brown-based auburn to steer clear of any harsh contrasts. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Light Auburn or the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Auburn Brown. For more details on this striking color and how you can maintain it, read our article, How to Get an Auburn Hair Color.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #6: BRONDE

Torn between blonde and brunette? You don’t have to choose! Get the best of both worlds with a bronde hair color—which, as you may have guessed, is equal parts brunette and blonde. The hue is totally customizable—which means you (and your colorist) can find a shade that will perfectly complement your pale complexion.

PALE SKIN HAIR COLOR #7: CHAMPAGNE BLONDE

This gorgeous blonde hue is certainly worth popping a bottle of bubbly over. It’s cool, pink tone crosses the line between blonde and rose gold. The color best suits those with pale skin and light eyes, but it can be tailored to work for just about anyone (no need to fret, brown-eyed babes). To get the low-down, check out our article, Pass the Bubbly, Please: Here’s How to Get Champagne Blonde Hair.

Next, customize your makeup look based on your skin tone! Here are The Best Makeup Colors for Every Skin Tone.