It’s still to be determined whether blondes really do have more fun, but why risk it? If you’re curious whether a blonde hair color could be just what you need to spice up your life, you’ve come to the right place. Rather than commit to a high-maintenance, platinum blonde hue, consider trying just the opposite—a deep, dark blonde hair color. Not only will this mane makeover let you test the aforementioned theory, it’ll also make trading your current hair color for a blonde alternative a breeze. Ready to switch up your beauty look? Below, we’re sharing 21 dark blonde hair color ideas for you to choose from.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #1: DARK GOLDEN BLONDE
What’s better than gold? A rich, dark golden blonde hair color, of course! If you love the look of a sunny golden blonde mane but want minimal upkeep, we recommend trying this dark version of the hue. Color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Golden Blonde.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #2: DARK ASH BLONDE
We can’t imagine a better way to give a dark blonde hair color a try during winter than with an ashy, dark blonde shade. The cool undertones of this hair color match the chilly temperatures outside, making it a must-try for the winter season. Want to get the look at home? Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Ash Blonde.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #3: DARK BLONDE BALAYAGE
Did we mention dark blonde is a low-maintenance blonde hair color option? If you’re a fan of blonde hues that won't require constant touch-ups, you’ll love this one. Dark blonde balayage will allow you to keep your base color and have beautiful, hand-painted dark blonde highlights throughout. Sounds pretty, right?
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #4: DIRTY BLONDE
One of the most classic dark blonde hues? Dirty blonde! The brown-meets-blonde hue features a mix of dark, wheat blonde tones throughout for a dimensional, low-maintenance hair color that’s easy to pull off if you’re a natural brunette. Want to give it a try? Here are 15 Dirty Blonde Hair Color Ideas You'll Love.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #5: DARK BEIGE BLONDE
Dark beige blonde is another dark, ashy blonde hair color to consider. The cool, ash blonde hue resembles a dark champagne blonde. To DIY the hue, grab the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Beige Blonde.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #6: DARK CHESTNUT BLONDE
Who said chestnut had to be reserved for brown strands? If you love the warm, reddish-brown chestnut color, we see no better mane makeover for you than dark chestnut blonde. The color features a mix of red and dark blonde strands mixed throughout a chocolatey brown base. Talk about dimension!
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #7: DARK BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS
Speaking of dark blonde highlights, they don’t have to be reserved for a dark chestnut blonde hue. Rather, dark blonde highlights can be used to lighten up any shade—from espresso to bronze. They’re the perfect way to ease into trying your hand at a blonde mane without committing to a full head of blonde hair.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #8: DARK BLONDE OMBRÉ
Another way to test the waters with a blonde hair color? Dark blonde ombré hair! Whether you have black, brown, or red hair, we promise the color will be equally stunning. The hue starts with your natural color at your roots, gradually transitioning to a dark blonde shade at your ends with a gradient effect. The best part? You can put off root touch-ups for quite a while. Sign us up!
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #9: DARK SANDY BLONDE
If you can’t get to the beach, a dark, sandy blonde hair color just may be the next best thing. Sand hair features a light brown base brought to life with dark, ashy blonde balayage highlights. If you love keeping up with the latest trends, this blonde hue is for you!
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #10: DARK BLONDE LOWLIGHTS
There’s no rule saying you have to go lighter to get a dark blonde hair color. On the contrary, you can use a dark blonde hue to take a walk on the dark side. If you have a light or medium blonde hair color, consider adding depth to your mane—and going a bit darker—by having your colorist mix in some dark blonde lowlights.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #11: DARK AMBER BLONDE
If you’re torn between blonde and red hair, you’re in luck! A dark amber blonde hair color may be just what you’ve been looking for. This hair color involves a dark blonde base and a mix of dark red, copper, and medium blonde highlights for a mane that’s full of movement—not to mention being totally Instagramable.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #12: ROOTED DARK BLONDE
One of the most low-maintenance dark blonde hair colors of all is a rooted dark blonde hair color. What’s a rooted hair color? Just what it sounds like: Your natural hair color at the roots seamlessly transitions into your new hue using a smudging technique.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #13: SUN-KISSED DARK BLONDE
Love the idea of a dark blonde hair color but want to add a bit of light and warmth into the mix? Look no further than a sun-kissed dark blonde hair color. The color involves a dark blonde base that’s brightened with sunny golden and caramel blonde highlights.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #14: DARK HONEY BLONDE
Speaking of warm hair colors, here’s another option to consider. Dark honey blonde is the ultimate dark, warm blonde hue. It looks particularly flattering on those with olive skin tones, as it brings out their beautiful warm undertones. Want to give the color a try? Use the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dark Gold Blonde to dye your mane.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #15: CREAMY DARK BLONDE
Another dimensional hair color, please! If you love a mane full of depth, this one’s for you. This hair color's dark blonde base is painted with creamy, champagne blonde highlights for a stunning contrast of hues. Talk about Pinterest-worthy!
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #16: MUSHROOM BLONDE
In case you missed it, allow us to introduce you to one of the most popular hair color trends: mushroom blonde. Inspired by the mushroom brown trend, this dark blonde hair color features ashy, gray tones that mimic the hues of the fungi in question.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #17: DARK CARAMEL BLONDE
Are you partial to a chocolate bar filled with creamy, mouthwatering caramel? This hair color looks just as good as your favorite sweet treat tastes! A warm, dark caramel blonde hue is particularly flattering on those with medium and dark skin tones that are as rich as the color in question.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #18: BLONDE ROAST HAIR
Bring on the hair color trends! For a dark blonde hair color option that’s practically straight off the presses, we love blonde roast hair. This hair color features a mix of cool brunette and dark blonde tones for a color that unmistakably resembles the beverage it’s named after.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #19: DARK BLONDE MONEY PIECE
If you don’t want to try an all-over dark blonde shade, we have just the color option for you. Add a trendy accent to your mane with a dark blonde money piece! This technique involves highlighting face-framing strands to brighten your overall beauty look without highlighting your entire mane.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #20: DARK REDDISH BLONDE
We’ve mentioned a few options involving a mix of red and blonde, and we can’t help but add another to the list. Reddish blonde hair happens to be one of our favorite ways to combine the two hues, with this dark variation being especially wearable and low-maintenance.
DARK BLONDE HAIR COLOR IDEA #21: DARK BRONDE
Last but not least, consider a classic combination: dark bronde! This mix of brown and dark blonde is one of the ultimate dark blonde hair color options, particularly for those starting with a brunette hair color. There are plenty of ways to customize the look, so ask your colorist what the best option for you is—and be sure to bring plenty of inspiration pics!