The weather outside is getting colder, and that’s all the more reason to warm up your beauty look with a red brown hair color! There’s just something about the combination of brunette and red that evokes immediate heart eyes—not to mention it’s one of the hottest hair color trends at the moment. Looking to give your mane a makeover? If you’re ready to hop on the red-brown hair bandwagon, read on for 22 reddish brown hair colors deserving of a spot on your hair inspo Pinterest board.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #1: ROOTED RED HAIR
Love the idea of red hair but are put off by the idea of constant upkeep? To help your color be a bit more low-maintenance, consider giving a rooted red hair color a try. This hue features brunette roots that transition into a beautiful red, making it ideal for natural brunettes. As your roots grow in, you won’t be able to tell, giving you more time between touch-ups. Score!
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #2: RICH MAHOGANY
Mahogany hair just so happens to be one of our favorite looks, and it also falls under the reddish-brown hair color umbrella. The color resembles a burgundy hue with notes of a rich, vibrant red and a chocolatey brown throughout for a mane full of beautiful dimension. Get the look at home with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rich Mahogany.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #3: DARK AUBURN
Auburn is one of our favorite ways to rock a red-brown hair color. If you want a hue that’s slightly subtler, consider a dark auburn hue. The rich shade will leave people questioning if it’s your natural hair color! Give the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Auburn a try.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #4: BROWN HAIR WITH MAROON HIGHLIGHTS
Red highlights, anyone? To ease into the red-meets-brown hair craze, consider adding maroon highlights throughout your brown mane. Talk about envy-worthy dimension!
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #5: PEEK-A-BOO RED
Want to keep your red hair color hidden until you’re ready for its debut? A peek-a-boo red-brown hair color is the perfect option for you. Featuring brunette strands on top and a vibrant red hue on the underlayer of your mane, your red will be kept a secret until you decide to wear your hair up!
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #6: GOLDEN REDDISH BROWN
Why not add some gold into the mix? If you love the look of movement and body, there’s no doubt you’ll love this hair color. With a blend of red, brown, and golden blonde tones throughout, your mane will catch looks left and right. Use the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Iced Golden Brown to DIY the color.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #7: BROWN HAIR WITH AUBURN HIGHLIGHTS
Another option for those who want to ease into the red-brown hair color trend is to adorn their brunette mane with auburn highlights. One of the most natural hues on our list, it’s perfect for those who want to trick people into thinking they’re a natural redhead.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #8: RICH AUBURN
Prefer to play up the red? If you’re in favor of a red mane but still want a bit of brown mixed in to balance out the look, we highly recommend giving a rich auburn hair color a try. With the help of the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rich Auburn True Red, getting the color at home is simple.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #9: MAPLE BROWN
On the contrary, if you prefer to play up the brunette side of a red-brown hair color, look no further than maple brown hair! Resembling one of our favorite pancake toppings, this maple hue involves a brown base with a subtle, warm red undertone. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Maple Brown to get the look.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #10: CHOCOLATE BROWN WITH COPPER HIGHLIGHTS
Already have a chocolatey brown base? Lucky you! While we love the look of chocolate hair all on its own, adding some copper highlights into the mix will take your mane to a whole new level. The bright red-orange color will bring your chocolate strands to life.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #11: CARAMEL BROWN
Similar to maple brown, caramel brown is all about the red undertones. Not to mention, it incorporates a bit of warm, caramel blonde that resembles the inside of your favorite chocolate bar as well. Sounds pretty, right? DIY the color with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Bronzed Brown.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #12: RED BALAYAGE ON BROWN HAIR
We’ll always be a fan of balayage highlights, and red balayage highlights on brown hair are no exception. Another low-maintenance option, adding red balayage into your brunette mane won’t break the bank or keep your calendar booked with routine hair color appointments.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #13: CHESTNUT
While you’ve been busy listening to songs about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, we’ve been busy fawning over this chestnut hair color! A classic brown hue brought to life with red undertones, it’s ideal for those who favor the brown side of a red-brown hair color but still want to get in on the fun. Color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Medium Chestnut Brown.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #14: CHILI CHOCOLATE
Want to spice up your brown hair? Look no further than one of our favorite red-brown hair color trends, chili chocolate hair. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t partial to this dimensional hue! Interesting in learning more? Check out our article, Spice up Brown Hair with this Sweet Shade: Chili Chocolate Hair, to get the 4-1-1 on the trend.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #15: DARK MAHOGANY RED
For a mahogany hue that leans red, consider giving a dark mahogany red mane a go. The L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Richesse Collection Dark Mahogany Red is the perfect DIY option to get the look, leaving you with a rich, crimson red hair color laced with notes of brown.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #16: BURGUNDY BROWN
Burgundy hair will always be a favorite of ours for the winter months. There’s just something about this red-meets-purple hair color that pops beautifully against a white winter wonderland. Add a bit of brown into the mix and we can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t instantly fall in love with this hue! Color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy Brown.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #17: AUBURN BROWN
Have you been following the rust beauty trend? We have! It seems this red-orange hue has been making its way across all areas of beauty, hair color being no exception. The L’Oréal Paris Féria in Auburn Brown is a gorgeous blend of rust and brown, resulting in a mane that’s meant to go viral on social media.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #18: RED TIPS ON BROWN HAIR
The ultimate low-maintenance red-brown hair color option? Red tips on brown hair! In fact, this color trend is super easy to recreate at home—you can even temporarily rock the look for a day! To do so, simply color your ends with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Red. When you’re ready to go back to being a full-blown brunette, simply wash your hair with shampoo.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #19: RED OMBRÉ ON BROWN HAIR
Still not sold on one of the above low-maintenance options? Why not try red ombré on brown hair? Your brunette mane will gradually transition to a red hair color, resulting in a gradient effect of brown to red from roots to tips.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #20: LIGHT REDDISH BROWN
Want to keep your strands light for winter? You don’t have to switch to a dark red-brown hair color to join in on the fun. Instead, rock a light brown hair color with red undertones, like the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Reddish Brown.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #21: DARK MAHOGANY BROWN
Another mahogany hair color option? Dark mahogany brown! If you want to add a bit of warmth to your brunette mane, this is the perfect way to do so. The hue resembles a rich, dark chocolate brown shade with red undertones, making for a seriously beautiful reddish brown hair color. DIY the look with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Mahogany Brown.
RED BROWN HAIR COLOR #22: ESPRESSO BROWN WITH BURGUNDY HIGHLIGHTS
Last but not least, bring on the dimension! If you have a dark, cool espresso hair color, we highly recommend giving your mane some added depth with the help of deep burgundy highlights. With your dark base, your highlights won’t create a stark contrast but rather, will blend beautifully for a mane full of body and warmth.