What Color to Dye My Hair If I'm Warm Toned

The stunning warm-toned Eva Mendez wears honey-colored hair shades to enhance her sunny complexion.

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If you have a lovely, warm complexion, then finding the right hair color is easier than you think. Sunny complexions have yellow and brown undertones and you can wear hair colors that reflect these hues. It's all about reflective colors and sunny shade when picking out the right color for your hair.


Brown hair will suit your warm skin perfectly. Brown is likely to be one of your base tones and will really look awesome with lush, rich mahogany locks. Choose a deep rich brown that is warm and reflective. Brown will really emphasize the light and reflection in your skin, giving you a cool glow.


Red hair is a fashion forward step and will give you a fiery edge. Select a deep, dark red. Avoid bright red hair that is more clown chic than fashionista. Go for rich burgundy shades to really create a powerful look. Red hair will give your skin a chance to shine and will also brighten up your complexion.


Go for a blond shade that is dark but not too similar to your complexion so you don't look yellow. A honey blond or strong blond with brown low lights is a great way to wear blond hair that gives you a bombshell look but leaves out the awkward mismatching that dying hair the wrong color can cause.

Mixed tones

Mixing these tones together will also create a stunning look for your complexion. Warm tones often have various base colors and so you can wear a mixture of shades at once. Try dark brown hair with shining blond highlights. Perhaps a deep burgundy with a light hazelnut brown will work for you.

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