hair color ideas The Best Shade Of Purple Hair Dye For Your Skin Tone

Everyone can pull off this royally stunning hue.

January 10, 2020
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Over the years we’ve seen many hair color trends come and go, while a few others have maintained their popularity from season to season — most notably purple hair. From light purple hair colors like lavender and lilac to dark purple hues like blackberry, celebrities and everyday beauties are still saying farewell to blonde and brunette hair in favor of taking the purple plunge.


Like many unnatural hair colors, not every shade is created equally — customizing the color to complement your skin tone and undertones is the name of the game. Below, we dive into how to find your perfect purple hair color and share our best purple hair dyes so you can rock the royal hue with confidence.


How To Find Your Perfect Purple Hair Dye

As we mentioned, in order to pick the right shade of purple, you’ll need to take your skin tone into consideration. Of course, that means you’ll first need to know what your skin tone is. Your skin tone refers to the natural color of your complexion, which can range from fair to deep in the beauty world. 


You may have a fair skin tone if you’ve been described as having porcelain skin a time or two in your life. You may have a light skin tone if you’re still pale — just not quite as much as your fair friends. If your complexion is dark your skin tone is typically referred to as deep for the purpose of picking out hair color, and if you’re somewhere in between (you’re not super-dark or super-light but somewhere in the middle) then you may have a medium skin tone.


Skin tone isn’t the only thing you should factor in when choosing a hair color. You may want to look to your undertones for input, too. Undertones are the colors that come through your skin and affect its overall hue. You may have warm undertones if the veins on the inside of your arm appear to be green. If the veins on the inside of your arm appear blue or purple you may have cool undertones. And if you can’t tell whether your veins lean more blue or green, your undertones are likely neutral.


The Best Purple Hair Color For Your Skin Tone

Once you know your skin tone and undertones, you can more easily pick the right hair dye for your strands. Keep in mind, this is simply a guide for colors that are complementary for your skin tone — it’s not a rule. Experimenting with hair color should be fun and expressive, so any purple hair color that makes you feel good is the perfect hair dye for you!

 

The Best Purple Hair Dyes For Dark Skin Tones

If you have deep skin with cool undertones try a glossy eggplant hair color. The dark purple hair dye is perfect for anyone who’s not ready to kiss their dark tresses goodbye but is sick of neutral blacks and brown. The deep hair color looks romantically royal and you can get the look at home with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Midnight Violet. Gray-purple hair is another option that will create a beautiful smoky aura against your deep complexion.


If you have deep skin with warm undertones try a bold magenta mane. If you prefer something more on the violet side try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet to color your strands.


Editor’s tip: Not an at-home hair color pro? No problem! Just use the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge to chat with live experts and access online tools to help you choose your best color and get some pointers before you begin the process.


The Best Purple Hair Dyes For Light Skin Tones

If you have light skin with cool undertones try whimsical orchid as your new color. The sister to lavender, orchid has slightly bluer undertones that flatter cool-toned skin.


If you have light skin with warm undertones try lavender hair with exposed roots. Visible roots aren’t something to run away from anymore, especially when paired with a trendy double-tap worthy hair color. Take the look for a temporary spin with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender. If you truly love the rooted look consider trying a purple ombré hair color, which offers the same low maintenance perk by transitioning your natural root color into a beautiful purple hue on your ends.


The Best Purple Hair Dyes For Fair Skin Tones

If you have fair skin with cool undertones try a pastel purple hair color, like lilac. The pale hybrid of purple and blue mimics one of nature’s daintiest flowers for hair that looks feminine and fanciful. Another purple shade that looks gorgeous on those with fair skin is silver purple hair. The light, cool-toned purple color won’t overpower your porcelain complexion.


If you have fair skin with warm undertones try a raspberry hair hue. That’s right, you don’t have to go super pale with your hair color just because you have pale skin. If you’re into something bolder, this is just the thing. The perfect blend of pink and purple, this vibrant purple hair dye will complement your skin tone and undertones. Get the look with L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Fuchsia.


The Best Purple Hair Dyes For Medium Skin Tones

If you have medium skin with cool undertones try an indigo hair color. This cross between blue and purple isn’t reserved solely for fair skin tones — you can try the look too by amping up the color a few notches. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo.


If you have medium skin with warm undertones go with a plum hair color. The red-purple hair color will look beautiful against your medium skin. If you’re all in for a permanent look, grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet - Intense Deep Violet to achieve your desired color.


The Best Purple Hair Dye For All Skin Tones

If you have any skin tone with any undertones try dusty mauve hair — a universally flattering purple hair dye. The smoky pinkish-purple can be pulled off by just about anyone, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s still very much on trend. Plus, you can get the look without a trip to your colorist. All you need is the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dusty Mauve.


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Edited by: Shalwah Evans