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20 Best Blonde Hair Color Ideas for Every Skin Tone

Plus, how to get the pretty light hues at home.
February 02, 2022


There’s no denying that blond hair looks seriously special when done right — which explains why so many women covet this pretty hair color. Different blonde hair colors can subtly add dimension to your strands or create a total transformation if you decide to go way lighter. 

Don’t know if going blonde is right for you? Well, there’s a good chance that the blonde hair you’ve been dreaming of is totally doable IRL. It’s important to note that colors will vary based on your natural hair color. For darker hair, you’ll need to incorporate bleach or color lifter, and it’s likely that it will take more than one application process to get your desired look. Just consult our guide of blonde hair color ideas — then pick up a box of at-home blonde hair dye or book an appointment at the salon for your mane makeover. 


20 Blonde Hair Colors For Every Skin Tone 

Good news: Any blonde color will look good on you, no matter your skin tone. If you’re not sure how to find a fit, consult with the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge for expert tips, tutorials and live one-on-one chats for your best blonde options. Remember, at the end of the day it all comes down to preference. Here are 20 blonde hues we’re currently obsessed with.

1. Golden Blonde 

Mixing buttery tones and honey blonde to create an overall golden, sun-kissed hue can add vibrancy to skin tones without washing them out. Get the look by using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Golden Blonde.  

2. Vanilla Lilac

In case you haven’t heard, purple hair is seriously in right now. Vanilla lilac hair blends our love for this trend and blonde hair together. The color features a rooted blonde base that gradually transitions into lilac ends. If you already have natural light blonde hair, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Pastel Lavender to achieve this look. For those with darker hair, head to the salon so your colorist can expertly blend the right shades for this blonde-meets-purple hue.

3. Champagne Blonde 

Inspired by one of our favorite fizzy drinks, champagne blonde hair features cool tones for a refreshing take on blonde hair that flatters just about everyone. If you have a warmer skin tone, think about getting warm highlights added to your champagne blonde hair for a look that flatters your complexion. 

For cooler skin tones add in some beige or sand-colored highlights. Get the look at home using L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Champagne Blonde.
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4. Vanilla Chai

Think about a warm cup of chai tea. Now imagine it as a hair color. Vanilla chai hair consists of dark roots that transition to a nearly white, cool blonde hue. If you’re interested in trying out this look, we suggest heading to the salon since it will require a professional to create the right blend of dark roots and lighter tones throughout.

5. Sandy Blonde 

If a rich, yet, subtle dye job seems up your alley, look no further than beach-inspired sandy blonde hair. The cool, beige tones in this warm dye make this a great option for the spring months. DIY with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Lightest Natural Blonde

6. Bronde Hair

Known for its perfect mix of blonde and brown highlights and lowlights, bronde hair can offer up a natural look for various skin tones. This color is very customizable, so be sure to ask your colorist to select the perfect honey highlights to match your skin tone so that your ever-so-slightly lighter ends look like they came from spending time outside. 

7. Cream Soda

Another drink-inspired hue, cream soda hair features a caramel brown base that’s lightened up with beautiful blonde highlights. It’s a swirling combination of brunette and blonde tones. To make sure you get the perfect cream soda hair, turn to the pros. Or if you want, you can transform your darker tresses at home with the L'Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Golden Brown.

8. Caramel Blonde 

Caramel blonde is a safe color to choose if you’re a brunette and it’s your first time going blonde thanks to its perfect mix of brown and blonde shades. Remember to start with a darker golden blonde base on the lengths and use lighter face-framing highlights to tie it all together. Hit up the salon, since a pro colorist will have the skills to create custom highlights that are sure to suit you.

9. Cherry Blonde

With a mix of copper, light auburn and blonde shades, there’s no denying this hair color trend is absolutely stunning. The cherry blonde hair color can be super customizable and since this color features an array of tones, your best bet is to book an appointment with a professional.

Editor’s tip: If you have lighter hair, you can also use the L'Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Light Reddish Blonde. It will provide that same beloved blonde hue with a hint of red.
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10. Mushroom Blonde

If you’re looking for a little bit of brown and a little bit of blonde, consider mushroom blonde as your next hair color. With a mix of ashy brown and blonde hues, it’s a slightly lighter and brighter version of brown hair. DIY the trend using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Medium Ash Blonde.

11. Medium Rose Blonde

Rose gold hues have been making their mark in the beauty world on everything from makeup to hair. And medium rose blonde hair is the perfect way to hop on the trend. To give yourself the look, use the L'Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Coral Pink. You can also book an appointment at your favorite salon to get this shade so your colorist can perfectly blend rosy pink hues throughout a medium blonde base. 

Editor’s tip: Have blonde hair already and want to try this look for a day? Grab the L’Oréal Paris Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rose Gold and give your golden locks a temporary upgrade.

12.  Platinum Blonde

As the lightest of all the blonde hair colors on the spectrum, platinum blonde hair can create a gorgeous contrast against a variety of skin tones. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Feria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach to help achieve this color at home. 

Editor’s tip: Since bleach can wreak havoc on your tresses, make sure you cleanse and condition your hair with products that are formulated to target damaged strands. The L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner helps repair and strengthen weak bonds after just six uses, leaving you with silky-smooth hair.

13. Dark Ash Blonde

For a bit of distinction, give a dark ash blonde hair color a try. Thanks to its cool undertones, the hue will contrast beautifully against all skin tones. Get the color with L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Ash Blonde

14. Ash Blonde

If near-platinum blonde hair is a bit too drastic for you, take things down a notch with a slightly darker version: ash blonde hair. The ashy, beige blonde hue will add warmth to your skin and is super flattering when mixed in with dark roots and highlights. Get the look using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Ash Blonde

15. Golden Ombré

The ombré hair coloring technique is a trend that’s not going anywhere fast, and that’s because it’s beautiful in any shade you choose. For those with deeper skin tones, an ombré with gold on the lengths and ends will complement your skin tone. Those with fair complexions should go for an ombré with more caramel tones to add color and warmth to the skin. Try out the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach Ombre Bleach to get the look. 

16. Dulce De Leche

A dulce de leche hair color has a warm brown base that’s lightened up with caramel blonde balayage highlights. The combination of brown and blonde tones makes it perfect for any skin tone. We’d recommend visiting your colorist for this complex hair color. But, if you’re more of a DIY person, you can create this color at home with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in Highlights

17. Strawberry Blonde 

We’ve seen pink become a major hair color trend, and we can’t deny it — it’s a beautiful and versatile shade. Add a touch of the color to your style by trying a strawberry blonde-inspired hair color using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink, which is a lighter pink shade. 

18. Honey Blonde 

Think of honey: warm, shiny and totally delicious. Yup, that’s this hair color personified. Honey blonde hair can work to awaken dull complexions, especially during cold seasons. When going for this color, make sure to keep your darker roots intact. Recreate a look similar to this by using the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Golden Blonde.
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19. Medium Blonde

As far as shade ranges go, hues that are in the middle of blonde and brown are generally the most versatile. Medium blonde is just that — a perfect happy-medium blonde hair color for fair, medium and darker skin tones alike. Customize the color to your liking by using the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Blonde

20. Cinnamon Blonde

Spice up your look with a cinnamon blonde hair color. The color features a mix of platinum blonde, gorgeous golden copper hues and auburn highlights to create a mane that looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. Yum! Since this hue involves a range of expertly blended shades, we’d recommend heading to the salon.

How To Take Care Of Newly-Dyed Blonde Hair

Figuring out the right shade of blonde is just the first step. You’ll also need to know how to care for and maintain your new color to keep your hair healthy. So after you indulge in one of these gorgeous shades of blonde, make sure to switch out your everyday hair care products to ones specifically formulated for color-treated hair. 

We recommend the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner. The conditioner's formula is super gentle on over-processed hair and it will leave your blonde tresses hydrated and shiny. 

Follow that up with the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze two to three times a week to help tone out your hair and prevent your new color from fading. Make sure to also use the L'Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss every few weeks to boost your hair color and shine.

And if you start to notice pesky brass creeping in, play defense against it with the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner, as well as the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Anti Brass Purple Mask Treatment. 

Next: 5 Fun Ways to Change up Your Blonde Hair Color

Edited by: Sophie Dweck; Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Senior Art Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Adriana Perez-Bell, Digital Tech: Paul Yem, Model: Chelsea Vaughn

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