hair color ideas 15 Hair Colors for Curly Hair That’ll Always Be On Trend

  • Témi Adebowale

Stuck in a hair rut? Your curls will love this.

February 08, 2023
Curly Hair Color Ideas


If you’re looking to change up your curly hair, trying a new hair color may be just the refresh you need.  but with so many hair color trends to choose from, you could easily be overwhelmed when trying to decide which hue is best for you. Don’t be discouraged, though, as there are plenty of curly hair color ideas out there, from rich browns to bold blues. Here, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best hair colors for curly hair that will leave your strands looking gorgeous.

The Best Hair Colors to Try With Curly Hair

Let’s be real, regardless of your hair type or texture, you can rock any hair color. The determining factor of whether or not a hair color will look good on you has little to do with your curl pattern, and almost everything to do with your skin tone and preferences. But, if you have curls and you’re in the mood to change up your ‘do, here are some fun hair color suggestions for curly hair that stay on trend. 

1. Burgundy

A deep red hair color is the perfect hue to jump to when you want a fun change that isn’t too bold. Rich burgundy shades are also incredibly flattering on lots of skin tones. If you’re fair, this shade will create gorgeous contrast with your skin, and if you have a darker complexion, the cherry tones in this hue will really pop. To get the color, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deep Burgundy — it provides multidimensional color and a chic shimmering effect to the hair.

2. Bronde

Torn between being brunette and going blonde? Bronde is the perfect shade for you. This sun-kissed-looking color has a base of brown with plenty of warm or cool blonde highlights — opt for the color combination that will suit you best. If you have cooler undertones, icy blonde hues will suit you, and if you have warm skin, warmer blonde shades will flatter your complexion. 

3. Lavender

This light, bright hue looks gorgeous with curly hair because it catches the light and makes your curl patterns even more visible. If you want to take lavender hair for a spin without any commitment, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender. You just spray the color onto your hair and let it dry down, and after one shampoo, the color washes out.

4. Silver

Whether you have salt and pepper strands or don’t have a gray hair in sight, you can embrace silver strands in your curly hair. You can get your silver color by applying the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver.

5. Mushroom Brown

Brown is always a good idea for a curly hair color, and this take on it is perfect. Mushroom brown hair combines ashy shades of brown and gray on an ash brown base, and the multi-dimensional color will enhance your curls with its various lowlights and highlights. Use the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Ash Brown and L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Mocha Ash Brown to dye your curls.

6. Oil Slick

Highlight your curls with an oil slick hair color. This intricate color usually starts with a dark base, and it features shades of green, magenta, purple, and blue that resemble the rainbow colors that appear in oil puddles. It can be done as a subtle look, or created with more brightness to amp up the style.

7. Rose Gold

Rose gold looks beautiful on just about everything — from jewelry to makeup. Why not incorporate this stunning color into your ‘do too? The warm, pinky golden hue instantly brightens up the face without being so bold that it’s distracting. To test it out sans permanent dye, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rose Gold

8. Golden Copper

While icy hues have been having their moment for some time, warm hair colors will always be classic. To spice up both your curls and your shade, give golden copper curls a try. It’s a unique hue that falls somewhere between red and strawberry blonde, and it’ll shine even more in the spring and summer sun.

9. Platinum Blonde

If you’re looking for a bright color to transform your curly hair, try out a platinum blonde hue. To get a platinum hair color at home, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach, which lightens your strands without wreaking havoc on your hair. 

10. Navy

If ever a color walked the line between subtle and bold, it’s this one. Navy blue hair isn’t common, so if you’re looking for something unique, give navy a go with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Midnight Bold Multi-Faceted Permanent Hair Color in Cosmic Azure

11. Auburn

Auburn falls under the red hair umbrella, but it can look vastly different depending on the shade you choose. Dark auburn hair leans toward a deep reddish-brown, while light auburn hair can look a bit more orange. To get the look at home, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Auburn Brown.

12. Blonde Skunk Stripe

The skunk stripe is actually a highlighting technique that features a band of different colored hair in the front of your hair. You can choose from any color in the rainbow, but we’re partial to a blonde streak that will complement your curls’ existing hair color nicely. 

13. Cold Brew Hair

This hair color is still trending due to the fact that it’s so customizable, much like your actual coffee order — think of the different hues in your drink when you add more milk and ice one day and less the next. Try L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deep Bronzed Brown and Downtown Brown to color your curly hair.

14. Pink

There’s a reason pink is a favorite color for clothing, makeup and hair, so you can never go wrong with this shade. There’s also a lot of room for creativity with this curly hair color, and you can go for a lighter baby pink, or a deeper, hot pink. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink to color your curls at home.

15. Two-Tone Hair

Two-tone hair (also known as Gemini hair, named after the zodiac sign that’s symbolized by twins) is great for someone that wants a hair color that’ll stand out — it’s also the perfect place to land when you’re not able to choose just one of the lovely colors that we previously recommended. 

If you’re still unsure which color would suit you best, check out the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge where you can consult with a color specialist who can give you personalized recommendations.

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