Red and blonde hair colors get lots of attention, but today we look at the wonderful world of brunettes. There are so many shades of brown hair to choose from – from light biscuit shades all the way to mysterious dark colors like rosewood and sable. Why not add some red or orange into the mix with glimmering copper or rich mahogany? Need inspiration? Check out these 50 amazing pictures of beautifully shaded brunette styles!
# 1 French Roast With Truffle and Hazelnut Melt
In this picture, the stylist used a combination of rich brunette shades to color this model’s medium length locks. The base color is French roast brown with well placed golden truffle and hazelnut highlights. This color melt gives the hair a gorgeous reflective quality.
This model's shiny mane is full of dimension thanks to expert color. This was achieved by blending shades of chocolate brown with deep caramel creating a silky river. To accentuate this color the stylist gave the model's locks a blunt cut and ironed them straight.
# 3 Walnut Brown
To create this smooth brunette style a mixture of walnut and chocolate brown shades were melted together. To give the hair added depth the stylist also used dark rosewood brown for her lowlights.
# 4 Havana Brown Ombre
Want a head turning brunette ombre? Steal this model's style! Her locks are a rich Havana brown at the roots which gradually melts into rich amber all along the edges.
# 5 Golden Mahogany
Looking for the perfect way to show off your brunette tresses? For this look, the stylist used big rollers to create soft looking curls over shimmering golden mahogany and cappuccino blended color.
# 6 Structured Russet Brown
To color this professional looking bob the stylist used warm russet brown with mahogany undertones. The slightly darker roots and brush off fringe help to add drama and depth to this model's style.
# 7 Oak Brown
There are so many shades of brown hair to choose that it can be hard to make a decision! We can definitely recommend a sleek ombre like this – try starting with a smooth oak brown and asking your stylist to blend it into biscuit colored edges.
# 8 Golden Hazelnut
All over color doesn’t need to be flat – just look at the dimension that the stylist created here using golden hazelnut brown. It’s an amazing color to draw attention to short styles and has incredible shine.
# 9 Cocoa Balayage
Hope this model is ready to be envied! We love this hand painted color that transitions so smoothly – from cocoa at the roots to bright auburn edges with sable lowlights. A few thick curls along the edges help the shades blend together.
# 10 Copper Caramel
Red and brown go so together well and provide rich looking texture for your hair. In this example, the model's locks are rosewood brown at the roots followed by a shimmering splash of caramel. This caramel shade of brown has a distinctive red undertone.
# 11 Lazy Fawn Browns
Loose soft curls like the ones this model is wearing are an excellent way to wear summery brunette hair color. Here the stylist used a mixture of light earth, acorn, and fawn browns to create natural looking dimensional shades.
# 12 Sweet Sparkling Amber
In this picture, this model shows off shades of brown hair that are so fine and light that you could mistake it for blonde. These light shades, like the sparkling amber and sorrel brown shades used here are uber trendy at the moment and it's easy to see why.
# 13 Auburn Shades
Warm brown shades with red undertones work well with almost all complexions. Try a color combination with dark rosewood roots that flow into rich auburn like this model. All it needs to style is a gentle wave – voila!
# 14 Secret Midnight Ruby
Dark locks are romantic and mysterious, especially when they look like this! This models hair is a midnight ruby brown shade that gradually lightens towards the end into chocolate and hazelnut hues.
# 15 Caramel Brown With Shimmering Gold
For natural looking locks why not use a sable brown color on your roots followed by caramel brown as seen here? To finish the look off the stylist used a shimmering golden brown on the edges and close to the face.
# 16 Bronze Balayage
These flaming shades are perfect for a warm autumn look and made even more beautiful with a color melt. Here the stylist used balayage to carefully mix together burnt bronze, ginger brown and amber shades.
# 17 Caramel and Honey Butter Blonde Blend
This is a great example of how to do a brown to blonde ombre! The stylist began with caramel brown along the roots which was blended out into multidimensional ash blonde with honey butter highlights. The blunt cut and ironed texture showcase this color perfectly.
# 18 Hazelnut Gold
With hair this gorgeous you’ll never want to stay home again! Want to try it for yourself? Ask your stylist to color your locks with bright hazelnut brown mixed with golden beige highlights.
# 19 Perfect Caramel Highlights Over Hot Toffee
Well-placed caramel colored highlights can transform your hairstyle. This model sports a deep sable brown color over her roots which gradually melts into a lighter hot toffee shade. The strategic caramel highlights give the style lift and add dimension.
# 20 Rosy Brunette Melt
This stylist has the magic eye! They’ve used coffee brown for this model's base color followed by golden brown and rosy caramel. Soft gentle waves help show this color off and reflect the warm reddish hues.
# 21 Crushed Garnet with Copper Highlights
In this example, the model's hair has a deep crushed garnet brown base color with thick copper highlights that start towards the front of her head. These two blend together at the back, creating a style full of depth and shine.
# 22 Fiery Copper Shimmer
Need a lift? Think copper for your next hair adventure! This gorgeous sunset style ombre is the perfect autumn hairstyle. The stylist used sable brown for the roots which melts into warm copper and bright amber shades. The hair was straightened to accentuate the professional color melt.
# 23 Beautiful Burgundy Brown
While most burgundy hair color is dark this model is showing off a unique medium shade. Her hair was colored with a mixture of this shade as well as chestnut hue used as a lowlight.
# 24 Dimensional Chocolate Cherry
Warm reddish hair colors like this look amazing in the sunlight and have gorgeous dimension. This hairstyle was created using a chocolate cherry base color and dark garnet to create contrast.
# 25 Vanilla Mocha Twist
This color is truly superb and looks so natural! To recreate this look for yourself ask your stylist to use a vanilla mocha shade of light brown and add subtle streaks of hazelnut brown underneath.
# 26 Bright Amber Accents
Here we can see a deep espresso color splashed across the roots followed by shades of copper. To finish the look off the stylist used bright amber on the edges and next to the model's face.
# 27 Ironed Out Chocolate Latte
This model is sporting a fun choppy layered cut that was ironed out to a smooth mirror finish. She chose a smooth chocolate latte color that is interspersed with vanilla and sandy brown shades.
# 28 Puce With Ash Brown
Puce hair color is a dark brown shade that has purple or red undertones. That is the shade that was used as a base color for this models hair and the stylist added ash brown along the sides and the edges. A smooth glamor curl helps these shades blend together.
# 29 Coffee and Biscuit Browns
For this model's trendy shattered bob hairstyle the stylist used rosewood brown across the roots followed by a coffee hue. To give the look its fantastic dimension a golden biscuit color was used for the highlights.
# 30 Weathered Ash Brown
This ash brown shade is a definite do – not only is it quite unique, but it’s also mysterious and natural looking. Ask your stylist about using lighteners and toners to achieve a textured look like hers.
# 31 Pin Up Toffee
When we think of pin up curls we often think of blonde, but why not mix it up a little and try a stunning light brown shade like this models toffee hue? Using a light ash brown as a lowlight will help provide contrast.
# 32 Magical Mahogany
When you’ve got color this pretty you don’t even need to style your locks – just give them a gentle wave and let them hang loose. For this look, the stylist blended mahogany and chestnut shades over sable colored roots.
# 33 Chestnut Cherry
At first glance, you may think that this models hair is almost black, but if you look a little closer you can see the cherry undertones in her dark chestnut colored locks. It may look like all over color, but there are subtle variations that provide amazing dimension.
# 34 Fiery Bronze
Doesn’t this hair put you in mind of bonfires and sunsets? The stylist achieved a perfect melt of warm fiery shades by using bright bronze over a dark hot toffee base color. To finish the hair was styled with tight ringlet curls and the result is amazing!
# 35 Milk Chocolate
Want hair that looks good enough to eat? Try chocolate shades of brown! For this models look, a combination of milk chocolate shades and tawny colored microlights create a smooth look perfect for medium length locks.
# 36 Metallic Brown Mix
Metallics are hot right now, especially in your hair. If you’ve got long locks why not try a dimensional color like this model is wearing? Her color starts with a rosewood base that melts into warm metallic chocolate shades.
# 37 Glossy Auburn
To create this stylish masterpiece a number of brown shades were blended together. Within this models sleek warm mane we can see glossy auburn mixed with copper and burnt sienna shades.
# 38 Copper and Amber
In this example, we can see how a muted biscuit brown was used in the center of the hair to create a light reflecting layer. On either side, a melt of copper and amber shades sparkle over a mirror smooth finish.
# 39 Romantic Russet Red
No shade is quite as romantic as this hot russet red. This model used a dark rosewood shade for her base color and lowlights which help the red hue stand out. Steal her style by blow-drying your hair and adding a soft wave to give your look this same volume.
# 40 Havana Brown With Copper Balayage
Worried about your brunette hair being too dark? Take a cue from this model and ask your stylist to add some fun copper streaks from the crown down. Here we can see how well this works especially with her Havana brown base color.
# 41 Honey Ginger and Burnt Sienna
In this sexy style, a trio of gorgeous brunette shades has been used. Within her locks, we can see a blend of honey ginger, sandy blonde, and burnt sienna finished off with a few soft curls on the edges.
# 42 Sandy Brown and Ash Glaze
Take your dark to light brunette ombre to the next level and try using ash brown for your roots followed by warm sandy brown along the edges. A gentle beach wave will help bring the look together.
# 43 Sun Kissed Caramel
Brunette shades are not just for autumn – they can make amazing summer looks as well. In this example, the model's hair starts out with a dark brown base and gradually blends out into sun-kissed caramel edges. This look was achieved using a hand painted color technique.
# 44 Natural Honey Nut
Want color that looks natural? This one is for you. This model sports a sleek mixture of honey and nut brown shades that effortlessly melt into each other.
# 45 Rosy Bronze
Rose gold is pretty but what do you think of rosy bronze shade? We love how the stylist has created such gorgeous contrast using a light mahogany brown as a lowlight too.
# 46 Copper Shades
We love this eclectic blend of copper shades – it’s so reflective and will make you the envy of your friends! Try using burnt sienna and ginger brown colors in-between to really bring it to life!
# 47 Walnut With Golden Nutmeg
This model's locks begin with a dark rosewood hue on the roots which melts into a sea of walnut browns and golden nutmeg shades. Notice how the stylist used the light nutmeg color near the face and finished off the style with a subtle wave.
# 48 Rosewood and Dark Chocolate
Nothing looks more inviting than a sleek dark chocolate river of brunette locks. This model is wearing a rosewood base color interspersed with gorgeous dark chocolate brown.
# 49 Cherry Chestnut
You wouldn’t think that cherry chestnut and mahogany could look this good together but they really do. We love how these colors complement each other and create rich natural contrast.
# 50 Deep Cinnamon With Ginger Brown
In this look, the stylist used ginger brown to add thin highlights into the bottom section of this model's deep cinnamon colored locks. This color lights up her style perfectly!
One of the many reasons to love shades of brown hair color is that is suits almost anyone. These shades create sexy looks perfect for any occasion. These colors are awesome for creating shine, dimension, and contrast and there is a shade for anyone. If you are just starting out, why not try rich chestnut or amber? If you are feeling more adventurous go for copper or bronze – you won’t be disappointed!