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17 Rich and Vibrant Dark Hair Colors Guaranteed to Turn Heads

Are you ready to venture to the dark side? This season beckons for deep tones and rich shading. Simply look at your existing shade and go a level or two darker. Remember, going darker doesn’t mean you need to color your hair black to enjoy the benefits of a new hue.

Adding lowlights, dramatic color blocking or deepening your base are all effective ways of enhancing your current look. Look at these creative ways to rock dark hair and still stand out in the crowd!

  • SABLE

    The cool, velvety finish of this deep sable brown is a gorgeous choice for natural brunettes. Pre-lighten and tone with your fave color to eliminate any warmth. Top it off with a clear gloss for a shiny finish.

    Sable Velvet Finish Dark Hair Color

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The gentle coolness of this sable brown hue best suits a yellow/olive complexion. Naturally dark hair can achieve this shade, just be sure to neutralize unwanted warmth for the right effect.

    Tip:

    A sleek, high fashion ponytail with a deeply parted fringe makes a bold statement.

  • CHARCOAL

    This multi-hued delight is a clever way to update traditional black. Shades of charcoal grey and deep cobalt blue plus streaks of smokey taupe give your dark hair a perpetual backlit effect.

    Charcoal Dark Multi Hue Hair Color

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This cool hue best suits a yellow/olive complexion. Naturally dark hair can achieve this shade, just be sure to neutralize unwanted warmth for the right effect.

    Tip:

    Diffuse your natural texture so it’s not perfectly straight and offset with a sharply cut fringe.

  • ESPRESSO

    The best part of waking up is…bold espresso hued hair! This is a gorgeous tone reminiscent of freshly ground coffee that entices the senses.

    Expresso Brunette Rich Deep Coffee Shade

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This rich espresso brown hue best suits a yellow/olive complexion. Naturally dark hair can achieve this shade that’s perfectly rich but not black.

    Tip:

    Gorgeous and sexy waves are the way to go to show off this dark hair hue.

  • INK

    Here’s an inky black shade with just a touch of the ‘blues’. Try this as a gloss to prevent dye overload.

    Ink Glossy Dark Hair Color

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This inky black tone best suits a yellow/olive complexion. Naturally dark hair can easily achieve this cool-toned shade.

    Tip:

    Long locks benefit from softly curled ends for just the right amount of movement and texture.

  • CASHMERE

    A delicate tone that’s soft to the touch, this cashmere brown hue is everything.

    Cashmere Velvety Hue Long Straight Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This neutral brown tone best suits a yellow/olive complexion. Medium dark hair can achieve this shade,  just be sure to neutralize unwanted warmth.

    Tip:

    Wear your hair sleek to show off your hue and wow everyone with serious shine.

  • ASH

    Hair lighting serves as great inspiration for unique color-blocking opportunities. Selectively highlighting the superficial layers of the hair creates a stunning ‘after-glow’ effect.

    Ash Shiny Glow Long Straight Dark Hair Color

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This ultra-cool toned shade best suits a yellow/olive complexion. Naturally dark hair can achieve this shade, just be sure to neutralize unwanted warmth when pre-lightening any sections.

    Tip:

    A brow-grazing fringe is a soft and delicate way to compliment a bob haircut.

  • NEUTRAL BLACK

    The little black bob is perfection. This neutral black hue offers lovely framing for porcelain complexions.

    Neutral Black Hair Color Bob

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This neutral toned black hue best suits a pale, porcelain complexion. Naturally dark hair can achieve this shade with a gentle, demi-permanent glaze.

    Tip:

    Statement hair deserves to be styled. Keep your look smart with a beautifully cut silhouette.

  • DEEP GOLD

    Take your blonde deeper with this burnished, metallic gold tone. This dark hair color is a great take on 60’s hair.

    Deep Gold Burnished Glossy Bob

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This metallic gold tone best suits a yellow or peachy complexion. Medium light hair can achieve this shade with a gentle, demi-permanent gloss.

    Tip:

    This color rocks and the cut and style easily transport you to another era.

  • CINNAMON

    Spice up your style with the magnificent warm golden tones of this cinnamon-inspired hue. You’ll fall in love with this rich tone with reflective sheen.

    Cinnamon Spicy Warm Tones Dark Color

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The reddish-gold tone best suits a yellow, peachy or pink complexion. Medium hair can easily achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    Try an Avant-Garde twist on the top knot to show off your gorgeous hue.

  • CHOCOLATE

    This dark shade is silky smooth, showcasing an assortment of rich, dark and milk chocolate brown tones.

    Chocolate Silky Smooth Dark Hair Colors

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The natural/gold undertones best suit a yellow or peachy complexion. Medium dark hair can easily achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    A deeply set parting showcases the subtlety of these delectable chocolate tones.

  • NUTMEG

    The depth of this warm brown shade is just right. The rich red tones of this nutmeg hue produce a radiant quality.

    Nutmeg Warm Brown Radiant Rich Tones

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The warm, reddish undertones best suit a yellow or peachy complexion. Medium dark hair can easily achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    Holiday spices are great inspiration for playing with your hair color.

  • TOFFEE

    In this look, dark brown waves cascade softly into toffee colored ends. This look is a lovely ombré update.

    Toffee Dark Brown Cascading Waves Highlighted Ends

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The neutral and gold undertones best suit a yellow or peachy complexion. Medium dark hair can easily achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    Softly styled waves are the perfect canvas for color that melts.

  • CHESTNUT

    A dark and mysterious brunette with a chestnut-inspired hue shifts the focus to you.

    Chestnut Dark Brown Brunette Color with Silky Undertones

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The neutral and gold undertones best suit a yellow or peachy complexion. Medium dark hair can easily achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    An eye-grazing fringe and a softly framed cut are all you need to really show off this dark hair color.

  • NATURAL BLACK

    Sometimes there’s no need to change a good thing. Try a shine gloss to liven up natural black to make it pop!

    Natural Black Short Glossy Shine

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The natural black tone best suits a yellow, pale or peachy complexion. Naturally dark hair can easily achieve this shade and shine.

    Tip:

    Pair this ‘natural’ look with a fiercely cut, geometric pixie shape for instant drama.

  • MATTE BLACK

    Ultra-saturated black tresses offer striking contrast with a matte finish.

    Matte Black Ultra Dark Hair Color Look

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The matte black tone best suits a pale, porcelain complexion. Naturally dark hair can easily achieve this muted shade.

    Tip:

    Make it bigger with major backcombing for a rough, rock-n-roll look.

  • CARAMEL

    Let your texture do the talking. Play with multi-dimensional caramel tones to refresh your look.

    Caramel Textured Long Curly Look with Highlights

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The golden undertones of this brunette hue best suits an olive complexion. Naturally dark hair can easily achieve these shades.

    Tip:

    Get these gorgeous tendrils by wrapping hair around a clipless wand.

  • CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY

    This decadent shade is gorgeous in every way. A rich brunette with deep raspberry notes will leave all around you breathless.

    Chocolate Raspberry Dark Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The berry undertones of this brunette hue best suit a pale, pink or peachy complexion. Naturally dark hair can easily achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    Keep your hair softly styled to reflect maximum shine.

    Dark hair is seductive and charming. So, before you go on and make a big change, look at your natural tones and complexion. Start with a subtle change by enhancing your existing undertones to take it to the next level. With all these choice selections, your hair will be merry and bright all season!