Top 43 Blonde Hair Color Ideas For Every Skin Tone

Take a hint from these ideas and sport the blonde shade of your dreams!

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If you are planning to sport a blonde look and are confused about the best shade for you, you have come to the right place. Here, we have listed the most popular blonde hair color ideas to enhance your look effortlessly. There are many shades and techniques available in the market. So, you should take extra precautions to pick a shade that matches your skin tone.

In this article, we have made a comprehensive list of 43 gorgeous blonde shades that you can pick from. Keep scrolling to check them all out!

protip_icon Quick Hair Color Guide: Blonde

How To Choose A Shade: Opt for warm blonde shades like golden or honey if you have warm-toned skin. Try cooler tones like ash or dirty blonde for cool-toned skin.

Level Of Maintenance: High

Suitable For: Best for fair and medium skin tones and all hair types

Looks Best With: A natural makeup look with rosy blush, pink eyeshadow, and neutral-colored lipstick

Top 43 Blonde Hair Color Ideas For Every Skin Tone

1. Dark Blonde Hair Color

Dark blonde hair color
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Dark blonde is a great color to sport if you have a medium to fair complexion. This warm color looks natural and effortlessly gorgeous. Dark blonde is the perfect shade for you if you are a brunette looking to lighten up your hair color.

2. Blonde Highlights

Cool blonde hair color idea
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Cool blonde highlights are perfect for sprucing up light colored hair. They add dimension and make your hair look textured. To try this undeniably classy look, get your stylist to add cool tones to the midsections of your hair.

3. Ash Blonde Hair Color

Ash blonde hair color idea
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The perfect transition color for cool-toned brunettes. This silvery shade is perfect for women with medium to dark complexions and darker eyes. If you were looking for a summer shade to sport with your perfect tan, this is it.

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Ash blonde color is the perfect transitional color after the appearance of the first grays as it allows you to avoid any distinct gray hair.

4. Honey Blonde Hair Color

Honey blonde hair color idea
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Few things can compare with the luxury that the color of thick, pure, unadulterated honey brings in. Having a mane in this breathtaking shade of blonde is only going to up your diva status, so be prepared to get a LOT of attention!

Phoebe, a blogger, got her hair colored for the first time to resemble Betty Draper for Halloween. She went for a medium gold color on her brunette hair. Although the hair color was not what she exactly imagined, she loved that the shade she got suited her, “I was hoping for something a little lighter, a little more golden –and it’s not quite Betty’s color. But one Halloween costume is just the excuse, not the point, and I will take looking good over trying and failing for perfection (i).”

5. Light Blonde Hair Color

Light blonde hair color idea
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The best thing about this gorgeous light blonde hair color is that it looks great on any complexion. For this shade, get your stylist to add cool tones to a golden blonde base. Sport this lovely color by adding texture to your hair, making it look thick and healthy.

6. Golden Blonde Hair

Golden blonde hair color idea
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This natural looking light blonde hair shade is a mixture of warm honey and gold tones. It is just the color you’ll need to get your diva mode on. This natural, warm, and soft look is perfect for women with darker complexions.

7. Caramel Blonde

Caramel blonde hair color idea
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This is one of the warmest blonde shades out there, making it the ideal hair color for medium and dark skin tones. With a few babylights, it can also be sported on lighter skin tones.

8. Medium Blonde Hair

Medium blonde hair color idea
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If you have eyes that are green or brown, this medium blonde hair shade is a must try. It is the perfect shade for women looking to dive into being blonde rather than transitioning slowly. To get the perfect medium blonde hair color, use a light golden base with cool wheaty hues.

9. Strawberry Blonde Hair Dye

Strawberry blonde hair color idea
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Strawberry blonde is a lovely color to sport if your hair is naturally warm-toned. This color complements short as well as long hair, so the length is not going to be a problem. You’re just going to have to figure out what to do about the envious looks your locks will garner.

10. Natural Blonde Toned Hair

Natural blonde hair color idea
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Natural blonde toned hair is dyed in a way that your hair looks like you were born with it. Depending on your skin tone, you can go lighter or darker for a more natural look. Adding some cooler tones will keep it looking textured.

11. Sandy Blonde Hair

Sandy blonde hair color idea
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This is the perfect summer hairstyle if you’re planning on spending a lot of time by the beach. The golden and the cool blonde that is strewn through the hair make it look gorgeous without effort. The mixture of the warm and cool tones looks good on any complexion.

12. Medium Ash Blonde

Medium ash blonde hair color idea
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Perfect for the winter months, this blonde has a cool edge to it that pairs amazingly well with the dark and cold colors that are usually worn in winter. It looks good on women with fair to medium complexions.

13. Blonde Hair With Highlights

Blonde highlights hair color idea
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If you are a natural blonde and are looking for a change that isn’t too major, highlighting is the way to go. Add some warm and cool tones to your hair to give it texture and liven it up. Optionally, you can try styles like balayage that highlight from the mid-lengths of your hair.

14. Black Hair With Blonde Highlights

Black hair with blonde highlights color
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For the woman who does not wish to go all blonde, streaks are a god sent. To test the waters before you dress up the entire mane, try some streaks. If you like how it looks, you can go ahead and get the whole shebang.

15. Red Blonde Hair

Red blonde hair color idea
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The possibilities are endless when opting for a red and blonde combination. While the combination is on the bolder side, you can try subtle style likes an ombre fading to blonde, a dip dye style, balayage, or even something as simple as highlights. The only thing to keep in mind is that red generally tones the blonde warm, so it is more of a strawberry blonde.

16. Ash Blonde Highlights

Ash blonde highlights hair color idea
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This is another amazing winter hairstyle that is perfect for cool-toned brunette hair. It pairs well with fair and medium skin tones.

17. Perfect Blonde Hair

Perfect blonde hair color idea
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It’s easy to make a transition to this lighter shade of blonde if you have hair that is already pretty light. The cool tones mixed with the baby blonde hues make this a perfect summer style.

18. Honey Blonde Highlights

Honey blonde highlights hair color
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Blend honey tones in with warm brown hair to achieve the perfect honey blonde highlights. This look works extremely well for women with medium to dark complexions.

19. Cool Blonde Hair

Cool blonde highlights hair color
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If you have wanted to go platinum but it’s a bit too extreme for you, here’s a close cousin. This cold-toned blonde hair looks effortlessly cool no matter what the occasion.

20. Dark Ash Blonde Hair Color

Dark ash blonde hair color idea
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This cool-toned dark shade looks amazing on all complexions. You can get your stylist to color it so that the blonde is more prominent on the bottom with a smooth transition, giving your hair a naturally gorgeous look.

21. Dark Golden Blonde

Dark golden blonde hair color
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The stunning dark golden blonde looks amazing on all skin tones. Think Beyonce, because she is the perfect example of someone who carries off this color with class and poise.

22. Dishwater Blonde

Dishwater blonde hair color idea
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Dirty blonde has been the ‘in’ color for the longest time. This dishwater blonde mixed with some golden hues is a color well pulled off by women with light to medium complexions.

23. Dark Blonde Hair With Highlights

Dark blonde highlights hair color
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So, you’re thinking not too light, but not too dark either. You want to keep it stylish, but not boring. Dye your hair a deep blonde (read dark, almost light brown blonde) and spiffy it up with highlights in a brighter, lighter shade.

24. Yellow Blonde Hair

Yellow blonde hair color idea
Image: Instagram @mermaidians

If you’re looking for something bold and out there, this is the color for you. This comic-strip yellow is perfect for you if you do not want any of the usual and natural shades of blonde.

25. Brown Blonde Hair Color

Brown blonde hair color color
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Bronde or brown-blonde hair is blonde that is verging on being brown. If you are looking for a subtle change from being a brunette or are looking for a darker shade as a blonde, this is the color for you.

26. Bright Blonde Hair

Bright blonde hair color idea
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Glamor, glitz, and just plain gorgeous, those are the words that come to mind when we look at this color. It is perfect for women with fair complexions and lighter eyes.

27. Vanilla Blonde Hair

Vanilla blonde hair color idea
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Think Michelle Williams. To have a crown of this baby blonde hair, as recommended by celebrity hair colorists, you’re better off keeping your hair short because the roots are going to need regular touch-ups. But it’s totally worth it!

28. Beige Blonde Hair Color

Beige blonde hair color idea
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If you’re someone who loves all things beige, this is the color for you. The shade screams out class and looks impeccable on light to medium skin tones.

29. Caramel Blonde Highlights

Caramel blonde highlights hair color
Image: Instagram @bloommorristown

If you don’t want all of your hair to be covered by this rich color, highlights are a good compromise. It looks amazing when paired with a chocolate brown base.

30. California Blonde

California blonde hair color idea
Image: Instagram @morganhairartist

This buttery blonde looks like a creation of the California sun. It is an amazing summer color. Look like someone straight out of Hollywood with this awesome shade.

31. White Blonde Hair Dye

White blonde hair color idea
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If you’ve always fancied Draco more than Harry, it was probably because of his flawless hair. White blonde looks great on women with light to medium skin tones.

32. Bleach Blonde Hair Dye

Bleach blonde hair color
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If you’ve always secretly wanted to be blonde, say hi to the bleach and make it your new best friend. It is better to keep your hair on the shorter side for this color because of the regular touch-ups that you will need.

33. Copper Blonde Hair Color

Copper blonde hair color idea
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This warm tone is perfect for all complexions. If your hair is naturally a warm color, you won’t need a lot of effort to achieve this shade.

34. Ginger Blonde

Ginger blonde hair color idea
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Ginger blonde is basically strawberry blonde with warmer tones. This is perfect for women who want to look like a natural redhead.

35. Flaxen Blonde

Flaxen blonde hair color idea
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If you have fair skin and light eyes, you are the best candidate for pulling this shade off. This feminine and delicate color is one you’ll definitely fall in love with.

36. Butter Blonde Hair

Butter blonde hair color ideas for mediumm cut wavy hair
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For the right blend of naughty and nice, there’s no better shade of blond than a silky, buttery one. It shows that you’re not afraid of being seen as someone who can experiment with her look as well as maintain a level of sophistication.

37. Ombre Blonde Hair Color

Ombre blonde hair color ideas for medium length brown hair
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The technique of gradually lightening or darkening your hair color works great for a color like blonde too. It will graduate into a light shade of brown, and will look stunning whether you leave it down loose or tie it up in a low bun or high ponytail.

38. Platinum Blonde Hair

Platinum blonde hair color ideas for long hair
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Oomph. Panache. Charisma. These are just a few words that come to mind when you think of platinum blonde, the shade immortalized by Marilyn Monroe. Need we say more on this blonde hair color?

39. Blush Blonde Hair

Blush blonde hair color ideas to create a combination of gold highlights and mild red undertones for bob cut hair
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A combination of gold highlights and mild red undertones, blush blonde is quite a flattering shade to choose. To add that extra zing factor, blush up your cheeks with a pinkish tinge and highlight your eyes well.

40. Rose Blonde Hair Color

Rose blonde hair color ideas for long, lustrous locks
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Long, lustrous locks of this color may seem like (and may actually be) a dream for many women. However, rest assured that even regular women with shorter hair can pull it off.

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Rose blonde hair is also known as champagne blonde and it’s best suited for women who want a shiny finish to their blonde hair.

41. Pearl Blonde Hair Color

Pearl blonde hair color
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This unique yet flattering hue is synonymous with the glow exuded by a pearl. Its soft and cool tones mingle well with traces of silver, platinum, and pale yellowish shades. This hair color spreads over a shiny, metallic finish to platinum tresses.

42. Butterscotch Blonde Hair Color

Butterscotch blonde hair color
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A beautiful combination of light golden tones and a rich caramelistic hue leads to butterscotch blonde color. This lively color creates a beautiful dimension and texture through the strands of shiny butterscotch hue spread on a brown base hair color.

43. Beeline Honey Blonde Hair Color

Beeline honey blonde hair color
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An absolute beauty with a natural essence! This beeline honey-blonde hair color is a warm, golden shade with mixed hints of amber, chestnut, light brown, reddish copper, and more. This blonde shade unleashes the diva in warm-toned skin undertones.

Well, that was the roundup of just some of the many options you have as far as blonde hair colors are concerned. Use only reputed color brands and take good care of your colored hair as it is more vulnerable to damage.

Infographic: 10 Best Beautiful Blonde Hair Colors For Your Skin Tone

Living and going blonde is super trending right now across the world! It holds the power to achieve a complete new makeover with a fresh start. But some worry about the skin tone and whether it will suit one. There are different shades of blonde to choose from and experiment with. Check out the infographic below to find your perfect fit.

10 best beautiful blonde hair colors for your skin tone (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Choose a blonde hair color that is suitable for your skin tone. Dark blonde, blonde highlights, ash blonde, honey blonde, and light blonde are some popular blonde hair ideas you can try. This list consists of a wide range of warm, cold, and light color ideas that work well with your warm, cool, and fair skin tones. Also, remember that you must use hair colors from reputed brands only and take good care of your colored hair as it is more prone to damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does blonde hair make you look younger?

Stylists claim that lighter hair colors with warm tones help illuminate the skin, making it look more youthful, while darker hair tones accentuate the shadows on the face and make one look old and tired.

What is trending in blonde hair color?

Platinum blonde, ash blonde, honey blonde, and strawberry blonde are some blonde hair colors that are currently trending.

Does blonde hair color look good on pale skin?

Absolutely! Ash, silver, and platinum blonde shades complement a pale skin beautifully.

Key Takeaways

  • The best way to choose a blonde shade for yourself is to make sure it suits your skin tone.
  • Warmer colors like honey, caramel, strawberry blonde work well with warm skin tones.
  • Colder hues, like ash or dirty blonde, suit cool skin tones.
  • Lighter shades of blonde hair work well with fairer skin tones.
Blonde Hair Color Ideas

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Madison Dufour is a licensed and practicing barber and cosmetologist with 10 years of experience, as well as an entrepreneur running several hair businesses, including MadisonD Barbering and The Exquisite Find Hair Blog. After working behind the chair for several years, she felt the calling to start the non-profit Barber in a Bag that teaches basic hair cutting skills in...read full bio

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