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How to Choose the Best Blonde Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

Jackie Summers August 13, 2019
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Are you toying with taking the plunge into blonde hair color? Are you already a blonde, but you think your blonde hair color could be even better? In either event, you’re in luck. Being a blonde really is fun, and it’s even more thrilling when you’re sporting a shade of blonde hair color that makes people stop and stare. The right blonde makes your eyes sparkle, your complexion come alive and gives you an unbeatable boost of confidence. To get a blonde hair color that puts a smile on your face every time you pass a mirror, it’s all about your skin tone. Find the shade that enhances your complexion and you’ve won the battle of the blondes!

Here are 16 of today’s most popular blonde hair color shades, and the skin tones that work well with each.

Mocha Blonde Hair Color


Hair Color Credit: @theblolounge_

Best for: light, medium and dark cool or neutral skin tones

This creamy blonde hue is an ideal base color for lighter blonde highlights, and it also serves as a beautiful blonde highlight shade in a deeper blonde base color. Mocha blonde contains no warmth, and occasional applications of a purple shampoo or conditioner will ensure this blonde hair color keeps its cool!

Butter Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light and medium warm and neutral skin tones

This pale, warm shade is beautiful on complexions with subtle golden undertones. It’s also the perfect base for pale blonde highlights and contrasts beautifully when golden skin darkens a bit in the summer.

Golden Blonde Hair Color


Hair Color Credit: @mj_bymatjohnson

Best for: light and medium warm skin tones

Rich, golden blonde hair color is the gold standard for people with warm undertones. It brings blue, green and hazel eyes alive, and looks especially elegant when it’s streaked with buttery warm highlights.

Rose Gold Blonde Hair Color


Best for: any skin tone

Rose gold is a mixture of pink and peach. If your skin is cool, your rose gold hair color should carry more pink in the formula. If your skin is warm, your rose gold should be more on the warm peach side. Avoid rose gold if you have a ruddy complexion.

Strawberry Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light warm skin tones

This warm, reddish blonde hair color is one of the most striking blonde hair color shades. It comes in a wide range of options, from golden blonde with a touch of red to the opposite end of the spectrum—shimmering, golden red.

Honey Blonde Hair Color


Hair Color Credit: @hairbyaide

Best for: medium or dark warm skin tones

This warm and shiny blonde hair color is beautiful on medium skin tones with darker eye colors such as brown or black. It also serves as a beautiful base for golden blonde or butter blonde highlights.

Caramel Blonde Hair Color


Hair Color Credit: @constancerobbins

Best for: Medium to dark warm or neutral skin tones

As rich and warm as its sweet namesake, caramel blonde hair color makes a golden complexion glow. If your hair is dark blonde or light brown, add caramel blonde highlights for dimension and warmth.

Bronde Hair Color


Best for: Any skin tone

Just like it sounds, bronde hair is in-between brown hair color and blonde hair color. It’s one of the most versatile hair color shades there is, because you can blend any shades of brown and blonde to achieve the look. So if your complexion is warm, use warm brown and blonde hair color, and vice versa if your skin tone is cool. Typically, bronde hair combines a light brown base hair color with blonde balayage highlights.

Platinum Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light or medium, cool skin tones

With its icy whiteness, platinum blonde hair color brings the drama. It creates energizing contrast with your cool skin and makes your eyes truly pop. Perfect your cat-eye, smoky eye and red lip if you opt for platinum blonde hair color, because wearing little-to-no makeup can make you look washed out.

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Icy Blue Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light, cool skin tones

A cool, light blue or pale grey overlay is a modern way to do light blonde hair color. To achieve a cool, clear result, your hair will need to first be lightened to a very pale blonde shade.

Pastel Pink Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light or medium cool skin tones

Pink is the “it” shade for blonde hair color these days. You’ll look especially pretty in pink if your complexion is cool, and fair or medium. Consider trying a metallic pink for a more sophisticated spin on pink hair color.

Pale Peach Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light or medium warm or neutral skin tones

If your skin tone is too warm to sport a dusty pastel like pink, pale peach hair color is the way to go. The subtle warmth of this blonde hair color will enhance your complexion beautifully, within the pastel realm.

Pearl Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light or medium cool skin tones

Look closely at a pearl and you’ll see subtle swirls of pale pink and blue within an alabaster base. So it stands to reason that the same skin tones that come alive with blue blonde or pastel pink blonde would be excellent choices for a pearl blonde hair color.

Silver Blonde Hair Color


Hair Color Credit: @studiocolorista

Best for: light or medium cool skin tones

Silver blonde is grey with a metallic finish, and the result is cool and elegant. It’s stunning on pale or olive skin tones. Ideally, it should sport some dimension—think about a darker root that melts into shimmering silver midlengths and ends.

Champagne Blonde Hair Color


Best for: light or medium cool or neutral skin tones

The cool tones of champagne provide an elegant backdrop for light or medium skin tones that are cool or neutral. If your skin is cool, consider adding a few platinum highlights to your champagne blonde base for a high-end glow.

Beige Blonde Hair Color

Hair Color Credit: @hellobalayage

Best for: light, medium and dark cool or neutral skin tones

Beige blondes are typically neutral in tone—it’s a pale, sandy fawn color. It’s especially flattering on people with fair complexions with pink undertones and light-colored eyes. Lighter blonde highlights add the perfect accent to beige blonde hair color.