Trendy Fall Hair Colors: Your Best Autumn Hair Color Guide

By Sarah J. Helms / Updated on November 15, 2018
woman's head mostly covered by Brown Balayage colored hair

Fall is a great time to try out a new hair color. It’s not so cold that you need to baby your hair from damaging winter air, but it’s not so hot that you’ll sweat out all of that precious dye. Plus, natural fall colors are too beautiful not to emulate! We’ve picked trendy hair colors from Pinterest for you. See if your next fall hair color could be on this list.

1) Auburn

Auburn is a classic fall hair color.

Nothing says fall like this classic, reddish brown. Auburn makes you think of cool air, warm and spicy apple cider, and the color of the changing leaves. Natural brunettes won’t have to do too much damaging color lifting, and natural blondes won’t have to risk this color being too dark. Auburn is best suited for those with any undertones and can really bring out olive skin.

2) Silver

Silver hair will turn heads.

If you really want that ‘wow’ factor with your new fall hair color, silver is the way to go. This gorgeous color is a lot of work — and a lot of damage if you aren’t a natural blonde — but with the right stylist and lots of conditioner, it will be well worth the effort. Silver looks incredible on skin tones with yellow or neutral undertones.

If you love silver but aren’t ready to commit to something so drastic, check out our next hair color.

3) Silver ombre

Silver hair without all the hassle.

Imagine all of the amazing multicolored braided hairstyles you could do with this silver ombre. Anyone can wear this stylish ombre, and the best part is that you won’t have to keep coloring and damaging your roots. When you’re done with this style, just chop off the tips: no more damage!

4) Warm Ombre

A warm ombre looks cute in autumn.

Ombre never goes out of fashion, and there are always new ways to update this classic style. A honey-colored ombre is a fantastic way to grow out any leftover summer blonde dye or add a little color to your life without doing anything too extreme.

5) Bronde

Bronde: neither brown nor blonde.

Those with dark blonde or light blonde hair will love how easy it is to get the ‘bronde’ look. Perfectly balanced between blonde and brown, this look has just the right amount of brassiness. We love this modern take on highlights.

6) Brown Balayage

Isn't it awesome.

Balayage, which is French for “to paint” or “to sweep,” is a technique in which the colorist hand-paints soft highlights without using foil. This style is so low maintenance because there’s no need for constant upkeep — you can just let it grow out. The golden tones on deep brown hair are like a visual reminder of all the rays you soaked up this past summer.

7) Warm blonde

Brighten up your fall with a beautiful golden blonde.

This warm golden blonde reminds us of that soft, gorgeous light as just before sunset (AKA “golden hour”). These hues are perfect for anyone with neutral skin tones, olive skin tones, and darker skin with cool undertones.

8) Honey

This honey blonde is irresistibly warm.

Honey is a classic, warm color that has been a celebrity favorite for a reason. Think Jessica Alba, Beyoncé, or Ariana Grande. Warm skin tones are best for this hair color, but you don’t have to miss out if you have cool undertones– just check out the next fab fall hair color!

9) Rose Gold

Why not add a little rose to your gold?

Rose gold has so many different tones to it– it can really be versatile. So if you love gold but you have cool undertones, this is the perfect hair color for you. We love this particular take on rose gold by Jake Tafoya. Any skin tone with any type of undertones can rock this look.

10) Cool brunette

A twist on the classic brunette.

Many go blonde for the summer and brunette for the winter, but you don’t have to choose the same old chestnut every fall. Spice things up with this cool-toned brown. This can be an especially stunning hair color for those with darker skin tones.

11) Cherry red

What better time to go red than fall?

This shade of red will have you absolutely swooning. It’s not super bright red, which means that it won’t fade as drastically. If you look closely, there is also a gradual ombre, so if you have naturally brown hair, your roots won’t look as strange growing in.

12) Bright Red

Jump head-first into fall with bright red.

If you’re looking for another bold choice for fall, bright red is flattering on a wide variety of skin tones. Famous celebrities who have flirted with this shade include Rihanna and Ariana Grande.

Don’t be afraid to go for it — just be sure to use a color-safe shampoo, as red can fade quickly!

13) Black

Sleek and sophisticated, black is the favorite hair color of many.

Whether it’s your natural hair color and you want to go back after some experimentation or if you just want a change, black hair can be the most flattering color for many.

If you have light skin, the contrast of black hair can be extremely striking. If this is the case, ask your colorist for a brown-black rather than an inky jet black so that you don’t get washed out.


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