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8 Earthy Hair Colors That Will Warm Up Your Spring 'Do

Get back to nature with these fresh hair colors.
February 25, 2022


Winter may still be in full swing, but we’re already counting down the days until spring. There’s just something about the fresh new blooms, warm weather and shining sun that makes playing with new beauty looks and hair colors a whole lot more fun. If you’re also dreaming of hitting the refresh button and upgrading your mane for the new season, look no further than earth tone hair colors.

Not surprisingly, earth tones are colors that are found in nature. Think: terracotta, mustard yellow and burnt sienna. When incorporated into blonde, brown, red or black shades, earthy hair tones add a warm and subtle pop of color to your tresses. The hues are extremely flattering on all skin tones, infinitely versatile and sure to have everyone asking about your color. 

Want to get in on the hair color trend? Below, we share nine stunning earth tone hair colors — and how to get them at home — for spring. 


1. Rust 

If you ask us, there’s never been a better time to go red. Not only is the color seriously vibrant and eye-catching, but it’s a fantastic way to brighten up your look just in time for spring. 

While there are so many red hues to choose from, rust hair is on our radar for the warmer months. The earth tone hair color blends orange and red shades with a slightly muted and softer finish. Get the look yourself with L'Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color in Rich Auburn True Red.


2. Burnt Sienna

Similar to rust, burnt sienna has hints of copper, auburn and brown tones that come together to create a stunning color full of dimension. The hue can be worn as highlights or a new hair color, making it an ideal option for most folks. Try out the burnt sienna hair color with the L'Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color in Auburn Brown.


3. Terracotta

Throw it back to the ’70s with a terracotta hair color. It’s like a sun-kissed strawberry blonde color meets copper meets auburn. If you’re already blonde, use the L'Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Reddish Blonde to get the color. For those with darker tones, making an appointment with your hairstylist is your best bet since going terracotta requires you to start with light hair. 



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4. Mustard Yellow 

Spice up your spring ‘do with a mustard yellow hue. This earthy hair tone combines yellow, orange, brown and ginger hues to create a deep yet vibrant color that is sure to liven up your spring look. Since this shade involves a range of different colors, we recommend booking an appointment with your hairstylist for the perfect mix. 


5. Mushroom Brown

Hair color trends come and go, but mushroom brown hair is one of the few shades that has been able to stick around — and it’s no wonder why. This earthy, cool-toned, ash brown color is a gorgeous take on mushroom blonde hair and involves several subtle shades of brown and gray to create a multi-dimensional hue.

If you plan on trying this hair color at home, make sure to visit the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge to consult with an expert colorist, learn hair coloring tips and more. Then, transform your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Ash Brown.

6. Earthy Green

If you really want to stand out, consider going green. Earthy green tones include sage, olive and turquoise. These hues look flattering on all skin tones depending on the green hair color you choose. Lighter greens look especially great on those with cool undertones, while warmer greens are a perfect fit for warm undertones.

Give the green look a try with the L'Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color in Turquoise or the L'Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Mint.

7. Chocolate Mauve 

Move aside, rose gold, chocolate mauve is another pink color making waves in the beauty world. What makes this dusty color great is that it’s not too subtle, but not too over the top either — it’s the happy medium of pink and brown. 

Grab the L'Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color in Dusty Mauve to get the look for the new season. 


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8. Sand

When the temps begin to rise again, consider perking up your winter mane with a sand hair color. Just as its name suggests, sand hair is a dark blonde hair color that is reminiscent of a beautiful beach. It features a light brown base with ashy blonde balayage highlights, making it a great option for a blonde glow up. 

For best results, schedule an appointment with your hairstylist to create the perfect hue made just for you.

Next: 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine for Spring

Written by: Sophie Dweck, Photo Credit: iStock

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