Purple. It’s the color of kings and royalty and has come to represent luxury and strength. So why not to get the so-trendy purple ombre hair? There are many gorgeous shades of purple, from dark to light and pastel to bold, so you won’t have any problems finding something that works for you. You can team a purple ombre with dark or light colored locks or just go plum crazy in full, glorious color! Let’s explore some of these amazing purple ombres right now.
# 1 Purple Passion
This is an example of a classic dark to light ombre but with a colorful twist! Free hand color can achieve fantastic results when hair needs to melt from a natural to a bright color. Here her hair starts out in a matt black and gradually turns to a deep purple. Over this shade, we see the lightest streaks of color – a soft plum hue.
Find an unusual shade of purple for your look – perhaps try tones like this flamingo pink and soft violet? These more delicate colors can be enhanced when worn together with darker roots just like the shadowy black base color seen here.
# 3 Outstanding In Orchid
Nothing is quite as pretty as a royal purple orchid and that’s what makes it such a convertible hair shade. For this look, the base color is a rich brown which blends into a fetching orchid purple. The transition between these two colors is eased with the use of grape shaded streaks.
# 4 Bright Berry Blaze
Are you ready for an all out mauve movement? These tresses start out in a bright iris shade which gradually blends lighter and lighter towards the tips. On top of this color, strands of coral pink have been blended in. Simple styling, just a blow-dry, and a slight wave allow the hair be seen and admired.
# 5 Cosmic Charm
Pictures from deep space show images of galaxies blazing in celestial color – these are a great inspiration for the purple hair palette. Here we see radiant shades of fuchsia and amethyst that have been applied following a chestnut brown base color and it’s heavenly!
# 6 Wine is Devine
Black and purple are always a fashionable duo and when it comes to hair it’s no different. In this example, the color only begins in the middle of the hair with tall streaks of mulberry. The tips are an array of wine and deep magenta. These hues have all been blended in from the base of charcoal black.
# 7 Light In Lilac
Just starting out with lilac? Bursts of color along the tips of darker hair may be for you. Here we can see inky purple highlights over a base color of deep coffee brown. The tips are much lighter in a pastel mauve and the hair has been curled into ringlets for the color to have maximum effect.
# 8 Tropical Sunset
Any length hair is good for purple but it can be used exceptionally well to light up long bobs. This color has been layered as we can see in the dark brown roots and tips. The ombre starts in a platinum blonde, which melts into a rich canary yellow. Towards the tips, the color blends into exotic purples and pinks that resemble a fiery tropical sunset.
# 9 Violet Night
Once again dark hair has been teamed with a hot bold hue and the results are impressive. Here the roots of the hair are a midnight black and the color streaks begin around shoulder level. The hue that has been used is a bright iris purple and the hair has been styled with ringlets along the edges.
# 10 Tickled Pink
This shade, which looks as though it was stolen from a highlighter, immediately catches attention. At the roots, her hair is an aubergine hue which melts into a river of curled electric neon pink locks. Shading like this is best achieved by using balayage; which can help blend colors more subtly than foils.
# 11 Royal Affair
Because purple was such a difficult color to produce it was once reserved only for royalty. Purple has retained this image and here we can see how it lends this pretty style a noble feeling. In this ombre, the hair begins in a rosewood brown which has been blended into light mauve and berry shades. The tips are a gorgeous lollipop purple.
# 12 Hidden Passion
Beneath this sleek curtain of champagne colored hair, there is something amazing happening! The back middle section of her hair has been separated and then colored with a creamy mauve that smudges into hot pink. These colors definitely work well together and seem very bold against the blonde hair. Can you imagine these locks in a braid or updo? Outstanding!
# 13 Lavender Luxury
Her hair begins in a soft smoky black shade before becoming a chocolate cherry color. From this color, it has been blended into a dark berry purple. The hair has been given a gentle curl at the end that helps bring this purple shade into the light. Dark hair and lavender shades give this style a luxurious feel.
# 14 Warm Purple Ombre Hair
This feathery, flyaway style begins with rich russet colored roots and this shade continues until the nape of the neck. Warm claret color has been smudged into the brown and transitions easily, giving this style a warm, inviting feeling.
# 15 Sea Shell Shower
Just as the color in a cornice sea shell slowly becomes darker as it curls so does this sexy style. Beginning with a light amethyst the color fades away into a darker puce shade. The curled tips are a riot of orchid purple and her hair has been coiffed to sit on her shoulders.
# 16 Shooting Stars
In this style the color cascades down the length of the hair in long strands of royal purple. They begin around the crown against a base of walnut-hued hair. These strands run into a mass of cosmic purple ringlets just over the shoulders. Notice how the long lock of hair next to her face has been infused with color? This makes the pigment seem so rich against her creamy complexion.
# 17 Mystic Mauve Mane
This shimmering mane is so reflective that it resembles a beautiful dark jewel catching the sunlight. The colors are deep and mystical in royal blue and orchid purple hues. In this style, the colors do not flow from one to another, but rather over and under each other creating interest and dazzling contrast.
# 18 Girls Love Lavender
In this girly brown to purple ombre hair, the colors begin in a shiny hazelnut brown hue. Around the crown, this brown starts to dissolve and fades into various shades of purple. The feminine palette used consists of puce and true lavender shades with some brown lowlights visible in-between. The styling has been kept simple – with curls at the back and a short center parting.
# 19 Purple Paradise
Brown and purple are both rich and lavish colors and when they are paired together you get supremely opulent hair color. In this example, the base hue is deep golden brown that has been streaked with flashes of grape and plum. These streaks fade into the royal purple ends, which have been curled into long ringlets.
# 20 Velvet Violet
Here the lengthy hair starts in a dark shade and gradually dissolves away to a light one, and has been styled in an attractive and thick French braid. The rainbow begins with a deep lavender base followed by a pansy shade. This melts away into pastel purple that lightens when it reaches the ends.
# 21 Magenta Magic
To show off a beautifully blended ombre such as this, straightening out the hair is the way to go! From chocolate cherry roots the hair gradually blends together with a magenta hue. Note some of the additional highlights that were added for interest in a pansy shade.
# 22 Splendid Spirals
Looking for a completely unique look? Try bold colors like purple and blue over tight curls like this. Here the styling gives the hair bounce and helps to showcase the shades of royal blue and violet that have been used to color the ends. The base color that these streaks originate from is an espresso brown.
# 23 Lilac Ending
To create this cute hairstyle, with a pop of color, two main shades have been used. From the roots to the neckline the hair is a honey butter blonde which has been infused with a soft lilac all along the edges. Sort colors and blondes provide a perfectly pretty style that is also trendy.
# 24 Fairy Fever
This lush purple ombre has been beautifully blended probably by using free-form coloring. It begins with a deep burgundy tone that has been infused with a wine colored pigment. Mauve pastel takes over from there which lightens as it slips into the soft springy curls.
# 25 Indigo Swirl
Indigo is the fusion of blue and purple and can be seen in the central layer of this singular ombre. The style has this darker color in the middle, a sable hue on the roots with mauve and pale pastel purple along the edges. The hair has been ironed to a smooth finish and draped over the shoulder.
# 26 Wild Child
Let your inner wild child loose and treat your locks to a purple dip like this. Her look begins with dark roots shaded into a rose gold hue which continues to until past her shoulder. From there the hair flows into a pansy purple tone and we can see sea blue streaks in-between. Where the blonde fuses into purple a lovely candy cane pink has been used.
# 27 Blueberry Chocolate
In this picture, the hair is colored a delicious chocolate shade of brown with purple edges. As you can see, with all the hair brushed back over the shoulders, the ends have been colored a fetching passion fruit purple. If you’re just looking for a pop of color this is an excellent shade to experiment with.
# 28 Ruby Fusion
Red and purple are a passionate combination and make for ultra sexy raisin just like those seen here. From the crown, these tresses are awash with a cherry stain that is rich and reflective and between this color, you can also see streaks of mulberry purple.
# 29 Tantalizing Blue-Violet
On this color canvas, the palette begins with a dark earthy brown which lightens into a soft caramel shade. This lighter color blends seamlessly into the royal purple hue used to color the last section of hair. This style is simple but made more appealing by the light color in the middle of the ombre.
# 30 Punk Princess
Before we look at the color first take the time to admire this hot cut. The hair has been layered using bangs and feathered to give it texture. It’s the perfect canvas for this particular purple affair. We can see that there are brown roots, but the main two shades that have been used are pansy and pastel purple.
# 31 Fuchsia Feathers
Here we see a purple ombre hair that begins simply with a leather black base. Apart halfway down the length of the hair the color blends into shades of fuchsia and berry purple. Notice how long streaks of these tones have been added to frame the face.
# 32 Formal Lavender Style
Purple is a popular color with brides and this look shows us how to have a formal style with bright color. Here the top portion of hair is sable brown which has been smudged into lovely orchid and amethyst shades. Her locks have been styled into a braided updo with a small section of hair left loose to display the pretty pigments.
# 33 Gorgeous in Grape
In this picture we see a foxy shade of purple: a bright grape color. This unusual pigment gives this purple ombre an individual style and will definitely turn more than a few heads. This grape color has been blended in over a smoky black base for superb contrast.
# 34 Dusty Rose
This thick and bouncy baby blonde hair has been given a splash of pastel colors. We can see how the blonde hair gradually becomes a very light mauve towards the center of the style. The tips are also this shade as well as a dusty rose with some blonde streaks.
# 35 Treasured Tips
There’s nothing cuter than a color surprise and that is exactly what we have here. At first glance, this hair would appear to be a solid golden brown hue, however if we let our eyes travel to the ends we can see a purple infusion. A few streaks of this wild berry color can be seen within the brown locks as well and the two shades have been expertly blended.
# 36 Head Turner
Once you go purple it’s hard to go back and if you had these gorgeous locks you wouldn’t want to part with them either! This look begins with an ash gray base, gray also being a flattering partner for purple. Electric violet highlights have been added from high on the head and reach down into the tresses before mixing with a sexy neon violet.
# 37 Fantasy Island
This palette puts us in mind of magic places far, far away; the colors are so light and full of magic! The two main hues that were used to create this masterpiece are a bright magenta and a pastel tangerine. The roots are an earthy brown and if you look close you can also see some light blonde babylights.
# 38 Mulberry Magic
Gorgeous hair is all about the condition and the shine and choosing colors that will catch the light. This example shows two highly reflective colors that were used to create a glowing ombre. The first is a deep chocolate cherry brown on the roots and the second is a melting mulberry pigment. These two sparkling shades have been merged perfectly and the hair was styled simply into soft waves.
# 39 Stop The Press Purple
Want to be noticed? These colors are guaranteed not to blend in with the crowd! This vibrant style begins with dark roots that quickly give way to a wave of true purple. This hue has been infused into a hot eye-catching pink and the end result is dramatic and trendy.
# 40 Steamy Indigo Nights
These richly colored locks are more than enviable and there are a few elements that contribute to that. Firstly the palette – rich purple shades have been chosen to cover the lower half of the hair: indigo, jam purple, and blue-violet. The colors have been shaded together to best complement each other and the colored tips have been given extra bounce with curls.
# 41 Classic Coiffure
Within these glamorous long locks, we can see long streaks of royal purple. This hue has been added to the lower section of hair to create interest and provide contrast for the rich chestnut color base. Long, thick hair like this requires plenty of maintenance to keep it in tip top condition and is best styled in a classic way as she has done with a clip.
# 42 Flirting With Fuchsia
This look begins with a deep plum shade at the base which blends away into a luscious lavender hue. From here all the way to the tips the hair has been infused with a fuchsia glaze. Her locks have been blow dried, given a slight curl and then teased to create a light, airy style.
# 43 Rocking Royal Purple
This flashing curtain of color has been designed using various different shades. The first is a dark raisin pigment which has been saturated with bold highlighter purple. This shade melts away beautifully into the final layer of color – a glistening magenta. You can see that along the edges that the raison color has also been used as a lowlight.
# 44 Silky Soft Purple
A flattering cut is the basis for this picturesque hairstyle. The hair has been layered to frame the face, with the bulk of the volume over the shoulders. The roots are a true purple shade followed swiftly by a vibrant violet. The mass of soft curls is a bright cherry pink, a fun, and carefree color. Some lowlights have also been added – in-between the pink there are splashes of true purple.
# 45 Viola Wave
Soft curly hair combined with pale lavender shades equals a romantic and feminine style. In this example, her apricot blonde hair has been given a generous splash of color starting just after the crown. The shade used here is a pale pastel violet that is interspersed with streaks of dusty pink.
# 46 Wicked In Wine
Work in an office? Think you can’t have purple hair? Think again – there are shades such as the mulled wine pigment that we see here that are exciting while still looking professional enough for work. Her hair starts out in a tawny brown and about halfway down lights up in a purple-red hue. The hairstyle is uncomplicated – ironed straight with a middle parting.
# 47 Definitive Purple
There’ll be no blending into the crowd with this divine mane! This purple rainbow begins light with a soft periwinkle color that has been shaded over into shiny lavender. Finally, the tips are a riot of amethyst styled into loose ringlets.
# 48 No Shrinking Violet
When you need a big change just think purple! In this mane, we can see that the ombre begins with matt black roots blended into a rich mulberry hue. This mulberry dissolves into a layer of violet, which continues to lighten toward the edges before finally becoming light pastel lavender.
# 49 Byzantium Balayage
The soft blending of colors lends this hairstyle a sensual feel. The shades melt into one another perfectly beginning with dark brown and sparkling amber. A violet, lavender and lilac palette has been used next, with each color dissolving away into the next. To style, a gentle wave has been added to the locks.
# 50 Big Noble Braids
This breathtaking color and style are destined to stop traffic, never mind turn heads! To create this the hair was first braided into crochet braids then let loose once more. The striking color that has been applied is a luminous iris shade.
Thinking about a purple ombre? Consider this – purple looks great whether it’s graded in different shades or applied as a solid color. It works well with brunette, blond or black roots and shades, and can be used to create a vividly colored mane or a soft pastel one. It’s fun and feminine and will help you feel gorgeous. Purple is perfect don’t you think?