Color Me Sweet: 18 Fantastic Honey Blonde Hair Colors

If you know me, you know there’s nothing I love more than a multi-tonal blonde bombshell. A bright platinum certainly gets my heart beating fast, but it’s always nice to add in multiple dimensions and really make each tone pop.

If you want to switch up your blonde a little bit, add in a bit of a warm honey tone. Honey blonde hair complements nearly every skin tone and heading into fall it can be the perfect addition to your blonde locks.

Honey Blonde Layers

Honey Blonde Layers hairstyleInstagram @laurynsylvia

Q&A with style creator, Lauryn Sylvia
Hairstylist @ J Russell Salon & Silhouette Hair Salon in Palm Desert, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This honey blonde color brings out her beautiful tan and green eyes. It’s a fun short cut with short layers that gives her fine and thinning hair body and volume.

My favorite thing about her hair is how the color and the dimension gives her hair a beautifully soft and fuller look.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

For this look, I used Kevin Murphy Body.Builder mousse and MoroccanOil Strong Sairspray. I love the Design Me Puff Me spray after the blow dry to give roots beautiful lift and add some texture to the hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with a warm skin tone. It is also a great look for fine thinning hair. My client here actually is 80% gray and loves how it grows out!

Honey Blonde Hair With Balayage

Honey Blonde Balayage hairstyleInstagram @suminleehair

Q&A with style creator, Sumin Lee
Hairstylist @ Tangelo Salon in Sacramento, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a honey blonde balayage highlight and lowlight with a shadow root.

My favorite thing about it is the dimension of the lowlights and the easy grow out from the shadow root. I love it when I can do all the hard work at the salon so that the client can be lazy at home and their hair will still look fabulous.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

The easiest way to maintain any color is how and when you wash your hair. Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner and try to wash your hair only when needed. An easy way to stretch out your hair washes is to use a good dry shampoo.

For frequent highlight clients, I like to recommend doing a toning shampoo and deep conditioning treatment once a week. It always breaks my heart a little bit when a client will spend hundreds of dollars on their color but then use $5 shampoo at home and wash it all down the drain.

My personal favorites are Davines Love Smoothing for the shampoo and conditioner, R+Co Death Valley dry shampoo, Evo Waterkiller dry shampoo, Davines Hair Building Pak for the deep conditioner, and Fanola No Yellow Shampoo for the toning shampoo.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is pretty versatile and low maintenance. I personally love it for clients with a natural base level 6 or 7.  They lift to a strong yellow and it gives you the perfect base to create a honey blonde.

I think it looks best with clients with fair skin with warm undertones. Their hair tends to have more stubborn warm pigments, so it’s easier and more flattering to embrace it. Using a balayage technique makes it very low maintenance, so it’s perfect for your laid back clients who still want pretty hair.

Warm Honey Blonde Hair

Warm Honey Blonde hairstyleInstagram @reakakatie

Q&A with style creator, Katie Reaka
Hairstylist @ The Salon by Instyle in Wesley Chapel, FL

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a warm honey blonde color. My favorite thing about this look is how much dimension it has. There are so many different colors in her hair that all come together to make the overall look.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

I used Matrix Color Graphics lift and tone to create this look. To maintain the color and keep the hair healthy, I recommend Joico K-Pak Color Therapy shampoo and conditioner. I also love to use Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to add softness and shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This color is warm/neutral, so it works for a wide variety of skin tones. I recommend this color to anyone who wants to add dimension and brightness to their hair. This look is especially beautiful on people with medium brown hair looking for a natural, sunkissed blonde.

The Strawberry Sweetheart

A rich, strawberry-honey blonde can be the ultimate complement to healthy, beautiful hair!

Strawberry Sweetheart Honey Blonde Long Curly Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is absolutely stunning on those who have a fair complexion and generally light eyebrows. Dark or light eyes would contrast beautifully with this color. If you like the look shown in the picture, grab your 1¼-inch curling iron and get to curling!


Keep in mind that if your hair is dark naturally, a color like this will be very hard to maintain. Ask your stylist their opinion about whether or not this color will work for you.

The Bright Base Babe

Honey can be added at your base as well as in a lowlight!

Medium Honey Blonde Bright Base Babe

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is perfect for those with a fair or cooler complexion. The warmth of the honey around your face will make for a nice contrast and also will make maintaining your blonde bombshell look easier if you have naturally dark hair. To achieve the look in this picture, grab your medium round brush and get to drying!


As well as adding this extra warm honey color to your roots, it could also be a nice idea to ask your stylist to pull a bit of the color through the rest of your hair in a lowlight. It will make the extra blonde pieces pop and will add another element of interest to your overall look.

The Dark Honey Hottie

This look is ideal for my blondes who want to stay in the blonde family, but are looking for a “fall” look.

Dark Honey Blonde Hottie

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is absolutely perfect for those with a darker complexion. All this medium to dark blonde warmth will make for a beautiful tonal mix and will really make any color of eyes pop. The other good news about this color is that it will be much easier to maintain than a platinum blonde! To get the look in this picture, grab your 1½-inch curling iron and curl your hair in large sections.


To keep your hair in optimum condition, be sure to use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner. It will keep your honey blonde hue looking fabulous!

The Caramel Crush

A light honey/caramel right next to a bright platinum blonde makes for a great combo!

Caramel Brush Blonde Contrast

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

I love this look for those with a fair complexion. The bright blonde will brighten your whole look but the honey tones will add a nice contrast and will prevent you from looking too “washed out”. For the look in this photo, bring all your hair back to a low side ponytail. Taking fairly large pieces, pin each at random using a bobby pin. Finish with a light holding spray.


Don’t be afraid to try some chunky extra platinum highlights. It will add a little extra drama to your blonde bombshell look.

The Honey Brown Bombshell

This color is perfect for those who want a lot of warmth in their hair, but don’t quite want to be light enough to have all the maintenance.

Honey Blonde Bombshell

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is great for those with a fair complexion. The darker color at the base will really be a beautiful contrast to lighter skin and light eyes. The darker and lighter honey tones will be easy to maintain, especially if your hair is on the darker side naturally. The short, asymmetrical cut in the photo adds another fun element to this look.


If you are feeling extra brave, ask your stylist to also add in a few bright platinum blonde pieces that peek through the darker honey colors.

The Dramatic Diva

If you want a little more drama in your hair color, this look is for you!

Dramatic Diva Chunky Blocks of Color

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

These chunkier blocks of color will complement any skin tone, but will really make light eyes pop. If you aren’t afraid of a bold color, then this should be your next look. The two colors create a lovely contrast, which is sure to make heads turn! To get the look shown here, curl each section of your hair with a 1¼-inch curling iron and then loosely pin back a section of hair around your hairline.


The maintenance on a look like this could be a little demanding if you have dark brown hair naturally. Be sure to ask your stylist what the maintenance requirements will be and how often you will have to be back in the salon touching up your roots.

The All Over Honey Hottie

Here’s a look with mostly honey tones and a few light blonde pieces mixed in…a lovely variation on the honey blonde!

All Over Honey Hottie

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This tonal mixture looks absolutely stunning on those gals with a fair to medium complexion. The warm honey hues will contrast nicely with an ashy natural skin tone, but the blonde pieces around the face will brighten up the whole look and make for a lovely contrast! To achieve the look shown here, add a little curl cream to enhance your natural curls, or grab your 1-inch curling iron and get to curling.


If you are lucky enough to have natural curls and want to enhance them a bit, I love the curl cream by Moroccan Oil. It adds plenty of moisture while giving your curls bounce and volume without making them frizzy!

The Blended Babe

Here’s a natural looking blend of honey and bright blonde that will certainly make all the other girls jealous!

Blended Honey Blonde Babe Pretty Layered Cut

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A subtle and natural looking blend of honey and an ashier blonde are the perfect complement to any skin tone! This would be an excellent option for those with light blonde hair looking to move into a darker color for fall with less maintenance. The look shown here can be achieved by using a 1½-inch curling iron and curling the layers around your face AWAY from your face.


If you want to copy the style shown in the picture above, be sure to ask your stylist to give you some face framing layers the next time you are getting your hair cut.

The Easy Ombré

Here’s an extra easy to maintain look that will give you a little bit of honey without having to fully commit to being in the salon every eight weeks to get your roots touched up!

The Easy Honey Blonde Ombre

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This ombre color is perfect for those ladies who have a medium to darker skin tone. The dark around the face will really make your eyes pop, while the light towards the ends of your hair will offer a nice contrast to your medium to dark complexion. Grab your 1½-inch curling iron and curl in sections until the whole head is completed.


This color option has plenty of variations. You could do the top an even lighter shade of honey and the ends a bright blonde…or even darken the top another shade and keep the ends a bright honey color. The possibilities are endless, but be sure to consult your stylist about which options are possible and what works best for your hair!

The Multi Honey Maven

I love this look because all the tones are in the warm, honey and caramel family. There’s a few darker pieces, a few lighter pieces, but everything has a soft look which is easy on the maintenance factor and easy on the eyes as well!

Multi Honey Blonde Maven

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This soft and sweet color combo is perfect for those with a naturally darker hair color who want to add some brightness without having to keep up with a crazy maintenance schedule. If you like the look shown here, secure your hair in a low ponytail and gently pull out pieces to get a “messy” look. Use a wax or texture cream to define and separate the ends.


It’s very important to use a great color protecting shampoo and conditioner when lightening your hair. I love Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. It will keep your color looking as fresh and bright as the day you left the salon!

The Golden Goddess

A subtle blend of gold and a few light blonde pieces really make my heart skip a beat!

Golden Goddess Curly Look Golden Goddess Curly Look View 2

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This multi tonal hue will really make blue and green eyes pop, and it will surely be a nice contrast to a very dark complexion or a very light complexion. The look shown above is simple to create and only requires a 1-inch curling iron and some medium hold hairspray.


If you really want to take this look to the next level, ask your stylist to color the underneath sections of your hair a medium warm honey/caramel color. It will make the dimension on top really pop!

The Coppery Cutie

I love this color because it seems to have a touch of a copper tone along with some honeys and caramels…a great way to really make those blonde pieces around the face pop!

Coppery Cutie Reddish Honey Blonde Piecey Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The ultra warm copper tones are sure to bring out the best in someone with a cool toned complexion. Towards the front of the face, be sure to ask your stylist to put some bright copper tones right next to a platinum, ashy blonde piece. This will make for a nice contrast and also give you plenty of brightness around your face!


This is another look that’s great if you’re looking to still stay in the blonde family but don’t want to have a ton of maintenance. It’s also a great blonde look heading into fall and winter!

The Caramel Crush

This honey blonde hue is a great option that allows for you to have a little bit of a gold tone around your face but doesn’t overpower the whole blonde bombshell look. It’s one of my favorites!

Caramel Brush Honey Blonde Bob

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This look can really complement someone with a medium complexion and any color eyes. By using a warmer color at your base and around your face, it can offer a lot of warmth to those with an ashy or cool skin tone. If you have shoulder length hair and want to rock the look shown in the picture, grab your round brush, or even your flat iron if you need it, and get to styling!


Like many of the looks in this article, this is a great option for low maintenance color.

The Highlighted Hottie

Here’s a look that’s sure to make heads turn. One thick highlight right around the face is a great way to make that gorgeous honey hue really stand out!

Highlighted Blonde Honey Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is an awesome complement to skin tones on the cooler side. The caramel and honey tones will really add warmth, while a few bright blonde pieces right in the front will add contrast and give some dimension. The short bob shown here is perfect for those with fine to medium hair who want to gain more body and volume.


Not only does it look great, but this look can be multi functional as well! Many times, when you put a bold highlight of color right around your hairline, it can be look different depending on where you part your hair. Play with your part a little bit to see the different looks you can achieve!

The Extra Dark Honey Dame

This last look shows a darker version of honey blonde with a few light pieces around the face. It’s a great way to work with a naturally dark color and avoid obnoxious maintenance!

Extra Dark Honey Blonde Dramatic Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

I love this look for those with a more medium toned complexion. Light eyes will also be a beautiful contrast to this darker, multi dimensional mixture. If you like the look seen here, grab some mouse and accentuate your natural curls, or curl each section with a 1¼-inch curling iron, then secure everything back in a loose and low ponytail!


You and your stylist can tweak this color a bit depending on your natural color. The best thing about this whole look is the low maintenance factor!

Hopefully you have seen the vast variety of what a “honey” toned color can really mean! There are all sorts of options if you want to create a stunning, multi dimensional look that will work specifically for your hair. Just be sure to consult your stylist and find out what works best for you. No matter the season, a soft and sweet honey blonde tone is ALWAYS a great option!