24 Dark Blonde Hair Color Ideas Trending in 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Dark blonde hair color is the darkest shade of blonde. Shades of dark blonde hair can range from a dark golden tone to a cooler tone of dark ash, which makes it a versatile hair color for all seasons and many skin tones. The warmer shade of blonde works great for spring and summer, while the cooler and neutral blonde shades work well for autumn and winter.

If you’re a woman looking to change hair colors and looking for blonde shades, a darker shade is an easier transition because there is more to work with in terms of different highlights and combinations of darker hues.

Before your next hair salon appointment, check out these pictures of this season’s best hair trends of dark blonde hair colors for your inspiration!

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#1: Low-Maintenance Dark Honey Blonde Highlights

Try Dark honey blonde highlights, which are great for any season. This low-maintenance sun-kissed color creates a beautiful, effortless look on your base color.

#2: Dark Rooted Curled Blonde Hairstyle

A dark-rooted, curled, dark blonde hairstyle is one of the best options for a dramatic and voluminous look. Layer a light brown base with dark blonde highlights to get the perfect tone. This look provides a natural dimension and a subtle yet flattering blend of colors. This is a great way to add lightness without committing to full color for those with naturally dark hair. The layers will add texture and movement to the finished style.

Dark Blonde with Light Blonde Money Piece Highlights
Instagram @kultura_moscow

#3: Dark Blonde with Light Blonde Money Piece Highlights

A dark blonde with a light blonde money piece highlights this season’s hottest trend. The money piece is a great way to frame your face with brightness. This specific look is easily adjustable to fit any color you want or need. This is a very low-maintenance look that comes with a very soft grow-out. The money piece can be incorporated into a panel look or, in this instance, a balayage/highlighted look.

Feminine Dark Bronde with Blonde Highlights
Instagram @janeadamshair

#4: Feminine Dark Bronde with Blonde Highlights

A dark bronde with blonde highlights is great if you want a little warmth in your hair. Dark bronde hair color combines dark blonde and light brown hues. To accentuate the dark blonde hair color’s dimension, you should use a root lift and a leave-in conditioner or style cream.

Dark blonde hair with highlights is the perfect balance between a dark natural base and you being a blonde. A mixture of foilayage and painting techniques creates a strong color. Doing a root smudge with the toner (deeper at the roots on your crown, moving gradually lighter towards the front), it’s low maintenance.

For upkeep, you’ll only need coloring every 4 months and cutting & toning 2-3 months. If you have thick hair, it helps to achieve this look. But the color, cut, and finish can give medium fine hair the illusion of volume and fullness due to the contrasting colors.

#5: Dimensional Dark Roots with Ash Blonde

Try dark roots with ash blonde, offering a low-maintenance hair color if you’re a brunette. It’s perfect to avoid frequent gloss sessions every four to eight weeks. Ask your stylist for a dark shadow root and an ashy level 8 blonde to create these dark blonde roots.

Sweet Honey Blonde with Dark Blonde Roots
Instagram @vivi_solari

#6: Sweet Honey Blonde with Dark Blonde Roots

If you want honey-blonde hair with dark blonde roots, it is an easy, low-maintenance look if you have olive or tan skin tones. Your maintenance ranges from 4-6 months, whether your service is for a highlight or a balayage.

Impressive Deep Strawberry Blonde Hue
Instagram @slayedby.sav

#7: Impressive Deep Strawberry Blonde Hue

A deep strawberry blonde hue is always fresh and in season. Strawberry blonde is great if you’re a natural redhead who has started to go gray and wants to keep your red color alive. To achieve this hair color, your hairstylist would use a deep copper color to cover any grays at your roots and add a few balayage highlights on the hair’s middle and ends to brighten your color.

Smokey mushroom blonde hair
Instagram @sayler.bryn

#8: Smokey Mushroom Blonde

A smokey mushroom blonde hair is ideal for cooling your brown hues down. Perfect for going dark after being blonde all summer. For a woman blessed with naturally darker hair, you’ll want to lift the bleach and tone. In particular, this dark ash blonde hair color brings out a more gray tone with a smokey mushroom color added with a hint of brown.

#9: Natural-Looking Dark Sandy Blonde

This dark sandy blonde balayage is very dimensional. The natural dimension of this dirty blonde color will provide you with beautiful longevity. You should be able to go 6-12 months without a touch-up. You should use a violet shampoo because it’s essential to remove mineral build-up and eliminate brassy tones, maintaining a fresh, dirty blonde hue.

#10: Trendy Dark Bronde

If you’re searching for hair color ideas, a natural dark blonde tone that mixes brunette and blonde will never do you wrong.

Dark Buttery Blonde Hair with Dark Lowlights
Instagram @hairbymelb

#11: Dark Buttery Blonde with Lowlights

These multi-dimensional dark blonde tresses have a mixture of both warm and cool tones. You should use Wella Freelights and Wella Permanent hair color for the dark blonde highlights and blonde lowlights. Your stylist should tone with Redken Shades Eq for the best shine and longevity. With this color trend, the mixture of warm and cool blonde tones works well if you have a light skin tone and eyes.

#12: Gorgeous Dark to Platinum Blonde

This shade of dark blonde to light platinum makes for one incredible ombre! To best show off this dark blonde hair color, you’ll want shoulder-length to long straight hair.

Flirty Dark Blonde with Dark Rose Gold Highlights
Instagram @nicolenadevito

#13: Flirty Blonde with Dark Rose Gold Highlights

A flattering dark blonde hue with rose gold is called a pink champagne hair color. To fight your dirty blonde hair, you’ll want to try the Kenra professional color-charge shampoo, conditioner, and spray serum.

#14: Subtle Darker Warm Blonde

A darker warm blonde tone is buttery with subtle dimensions, like a golden yellow blonde, to give you a sun-kissed color. A natural light brown base gives a great canvas for a seamless dark blonde blend. Your stylist should use a toner to keep this dark blonde hair dye looking fresh. You will need to use a purple shampoo every other wash to help eliminate future unwanted brassy tones in your darker blonde hair. Make sure to use dry shampoo between washes to keep your new blonde color looking clean & beautiful!

#15: Effortless Dark Natural Blonde

A natural dark blonde hair colour is not busy and requires little effort for the wearer. Your maintenance for this dark-to-medium blonde shade is very relaxed due to the slight variations in level.

Iridescent Dark Balayage Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @zoeguate

#16: Iridescent Dark Balayage Blonde

This dark balayage blonde is also called a dark iridescent blonde hair color. By creating shadows in the corners of brownish blonde hair, your face will appear more oval. The balayage on your long dark blonde hair stirs up softness and dimension. It also gives your result depth and illumination.

#17: Stunning Dark Golden Blonde

Sunsets on the beach inspire a dark golden blonde hair color. If you’re looking for hair inspiration for something more subtle and dimensional, such as dark blonde with highlights of golden blonde and brown hair. Embrace your light or tan skin color, love yourself, and tailor your dark and blonde hair to your personality.

Flattering Dark Ashy Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @aleksmii

#18: Flattering Dark Ashy Blonde

A punch of dark ashy blonde can bring out flattering hair color. It isn’t too dark or light but enough for your fresh haircut. It would be best if you prepared to spend 3-4 hours in the salon to achieve this blonde balayage blend. The softness of the tone gives your locks a seamless grow-out. One thing to love about the dark ashy blonde hair trend is that it’s easy to maintain at home for as many months.

Beautiful Natural Ash + Dark Caramel Blonde
Instagram @hairbyerika

#19: Beautiful Ash + Dark Caramel Blonde

Try a dark ash caramel blonde for a great contrast between the base and highlights. It’s good to keep dark blond hair shades in the same color family for the most natural look and easy upkeep. The dishwater blonde style is for you if you want to be a darker blonde but do not want high damage to your hair. Blonde dark colors are typically low maintenance and easy to manage.

Cool Light Brown and Deep Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @mane_ivy

#20: Cool Light Brown and Deep Blonde

Try light brown and deep blonde hues to create a hair color with light balayage. This dark blonde color is great for almost every skin tone and eye color, such as brown eyes. It may have a darker hue but offers a cool-toned dishwater blonde without washing out the color.

Textured Short Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#21: Textured Short Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights

Match your short hair with dark blonde highlights when working with your fine-density tresses. This short, neck-length haircut with dark blonde tones will give your mane extra fullness. Achieve the bronde hue by adding these dark blonde highlights on your brown hair. The dimension and the shattered ends offer added texture to your hair.

#22: Charming Dark Blonde Ombre with Beach Waves

A dark blonde ombre makes a shiny, dimensional hair trend. This is optimal if you want to enhance your natural blonde hair color. What’s fun about it is it doesn’t require a complete transformation. To highlight the lighter strands, jazz up your blonde locks with beach waves.

Popular Dark Blonde Lob Haircut
Instagram @hairmeroar

#23: Popular Dark Blonde Lob

This is a dark blonde lob, amped up with neat waves. The cut and style combine well to form a beautiful dimension. It’s great for you if you only have a little time to visit the salon but still want to look terrific! To keep its gloss, you will need to use the right products. A good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like the Sebastian Drench ones are ideal. When styling, the result stays glamorous all day long if you spritz it with beach spray.

#24: Wearable Brown to Dark Caramel Blonde Ombre

A sun-kissed brown to dark blonde ombre fades seamlessly from roots to ends and will be an extremely wearable look. You will want to use a blue toning shampoo once a week and a good, color-safe daily shampoo and conditioner to make this blonde shade last. This blonde color is perfect if you’re a natural dark brunette and want to lighten your hair but avoid the maintenance of coming into the salon for dark highlights on your blonde hair every six weeks.

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