hair color ideas 7 Hair Dyes to Help You Get a Coffee-Inspired Hair Color

Take inspiration from your favorite beverage.

December 16, 2022
Coffee Inspired Hair Color Trends

 

If you keep up with the latest hair color trends, you’ve likely noticed that coffee hair colors are still making quite the name for themselves. One of the best things about these hair colors with a kick is that they often feature beautifully blended highlights that mimic how coffee looks once you add your milk, cream, and sugar.


Of course, it’s up to you whether you pick a coffee-inspired shade that matches your hot beverage order, or if you stick with one that’s more in line with how you normally dye your hair. Either way, you’ll end up with a stunning hair color that is sure to give you a boost of energy. Ready to take inspiration from your morning (or afternoon) cup of joe? Here are seven coffee hair colors to try, along with the dyes needed to recreate them.  

Coffee Bean Hair

Don’t let anyone tell you brown hair is boring. Just think of a cup of coffee and how many different shades it can be. If you’re looking for a way to go brunette or spruce up your current brown hair, coffee brown could be your color. The best part is, you aren’t limited to a single shade of brown. To DIY the hue, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deeply Brown.


Blonde Roast Hair

Have you heard of bronde hair? Well, a blonde roast hair color is a variation on that trend. It’s a stunning shade that blends brunette and blonde shades into a seamless cool-toned color. Rather than solely having brown at the roots, this blonde roast color features brown and blonde tones that are intertwined from root to tip for a color that’s full of natural-looking dimension.


Editor’s tip: Blonde roast isn’t the easiest hair color trend to do yourself, so you may want to book an appointment with a pro. If you do think you can DIY this hair color, keep in mind that you’ll need to (at least partially) bleach your hair. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Féria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach for at-home bleaching.

Cold Brew Hair

As you might have predicted, this hair color trend mimics your go-to cold, caffeinated drink. When done right, the color uncannily resembles the hues created when you mix your chilled coffee with a splash of milk and some ice.


One of our favorite things about this trend is that it’s totally customizable — just like your coffee. You can take your inspiration from any variation of cold brew, but if you decide to go for at-home color, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deep Bronzed Brown and Downtown Brown.


Espresso Hair

Espresso strands involve a rich, dark brown base that’s nearly black. This coffee hair color is one of the easiest to achieve and maintain at home, making it an extra popular pick. For your espresso hair dye, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Cool Darkest Brown.

Caramel Latte Hair

Even if you usually keep your coffee order simple, sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to something a little sweeter. While you may not want to drink a caramel latte every day, you can rock a hair color inspired by this indulgent drink on the daily — think a seamless blend of rich brown and buttery blonde. As for your coffee hair dye pick, look no further than the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Gold Brown.


Pumpkin Spice Hair

It seems like Pumpkin spice will never wane in popularity during the fall and winter months — , it’s used in almost everything, including treats, candles, and even hair color. If you want to don a hair color inspired by your favorite festive drink, you totally can, with this shade featuring hues of red and copper. The best part? You can achieve this hair color trend at home. Pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Power Copper.

French Roast Hair

Even if you find yourself ordering a French roast coffee each morning, you may not have realized that your go-to beverage had a hair color named after it. French roast hair is a dimensional brunette hair color that features a medium brown base with red and bronze highlights laced throughout for subtle, warm movement. Use the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Iced Golden Brown to get the shade.


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Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Credit: Vito Tedesco, IG/@vitotede_hair, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier