19 Dark Blonde Hair Colors Trending Right Now

Dark blonde hair colors

Dark blonde hair color is the darkest shade of blonde. A darker blonde has many different tones including cool, warm, and neutral ones.

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 shades work great for spring and summer while the cooler and neutral blonde shades work well for autumn and winter.

Did you know blonde hair turns darker with age? For any woman changing 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.

Here are pictures of this season’s best dark blonde hair colors for your inspiration!

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Dark Roots with Ash Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Marissa Crane
Licensed Cosmetologist / Lash Artist @ Salon Ambre in Temecula, CA

How would you describe this?

A dark ash blonde with dark roots is fun to style curled, as it makes all that dimension really pop.

What’s your best advice for this?

Pick appropriate dark blonde colors, meaning warm or cool tones, such as beige blonde. You need to know what works with your skin tone.

Dark Sandy Blonde

Sandy Blonde
Instagram @hairbyatellez

Q&A with style creator, Angela Tellez
Hairstylist @ Shenanigans Hair Lounge in Riverside, CA


How would you describe this?

This dark sandy blonde balayage is very dimensional.

What’s your best advice for this?

The natural dimension of this dirty blonde color will provide you with beautiful longevity, many women choose to go 6-12 months without a touch-up.

A violet shampoo is essential to remove mineral build-up and eliminate brassy tones, maintaining a fresh blonde hue.

Trendy Dark Bronde

Trendy Dark Bronde
Instagram @hairbyjessquinlan

A natural dark blonde tone that mixes both brunette and blonde can never go wrong.

Dark Buttery Blonde with Lowlights

Dark Buttery Blonde Hair with Dark Lowlights
Instagram @hairbymelb

Q&A with style creator, Melody Bartelson
Hairstylist @ Olive Grace Collective in Lake Geneva, WI


How would you describe this?

These multi-dimensional dark blonde tresses have a mixture of both warm and cool tones.

What’s your best advice for this?

Use Wella Freelights and Wella Permanent hair color for the highlights and blonde lowlights. Tone with Redken Shades Eq for the best shine and longevity.

The mixture of warm and cool blonde tones work well for women who have combination skin and eyes.

Dark to Platinum Blonde

Dark to platinum blonde hair
Instagram @dylanakendal_stylist

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

Blonde with Dark Rose Gold Highlights

Dark Blonde with Rose Gold Highlights
Instagram @nicolenadevito

Q&A with style creator, Nicolena DeVito
Hairstylist @ Adore Hair Studio in Morgan, PA


How would you describe this?

A dark blonde hue with rose gold is called a pink champagne hair color!

What’s your best advice for this?

My favorite products to fight the dirty blonde fade are Kenra professional color charge shampoo, conditioner, and spray serum.

Darker Warm Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Micayla Nicole
Colorist @ The Barber Studio in Oak Forest, IL


How would you describe this?

A dark warm blonde tone is buttery with subtle dimensions, like a golden yellow blonde, to give it a sun-kissed color.

A natural light brown base gives a great canvas to achieve a dark blonde seamless blend.

What’s your best advice for this?

Use a toner to keep this dark blonde hair dye looking fresh.

Use a purple shampoo every other wash to help eliminate future unwanted brassy tones.

Make sure to use dry shampoo in between washes to keep your new blonde color looking clean & beautiful!

Dark Bronde with Blonde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Heddie Root
Hairstylist & Owner @ Cattleya Hair Studio in Katy, TX


How would you describe this?

A dark bronde hair color is a combination of dark blonde and a light brown.

This is a long, round, layered haircut with golden dark blonde highlights.

What’s your best advice for this?

Use a root lift and a leave-in conditioner or style cream.

Dark Natural Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Reed
Stylist @ Megan Diez Salon in Greenville, SC


How would you describe this?

A natural dark blonde color is not busy and requires little effort for the wearer.

What’s your best advice for this?

The maintenance for this dark-to-medium blonde shade is very relaxed due to the more slight variations in level.

Dark Balayage Blonde

Picture of a gloss appeal dark blonde hair
Instagram @salonsorella

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Dafoe
Master Stylist @ Salon Sorella & Day Spa in Lakefield, ON


How would you describe this?

This balayage on long dark blonde hair was created to add shimmer and dimension to fine locks.

By creating shadowing in the corners, the face appears more oval and gives the end result depth and illumination. This could also be called a dark iridescent blonde color.

What’s your best advice for this?

To achieve this dark hue, a level 6 blonde was applied to her root and melted into a level 7 mid shaft with alternating babylights and dark blonde balayage throughout.

Dark Golden Blonde

Dark Golden Blonde for Long Wavy Hair
Instagram @maria.k89

Q&A with style creator, Marija Kekovic
Hairstylist / Colorist @ Mure Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this?

A dark golden blonde hair color is inspired by sunsets on the beach. Look for hair inspiration for something that is more subtle and dimensional such as dark blonde with flecks of golden blonde and brown.

What’s your best advice for this??

You should choose your shade of dark blonde like we do our make up.

Embrace your skin color, love yourself, and tailor your blonde to your personality.

Dark Ashy Blonde

Low Mountain Maintenace hairstyle
Instagram @paintbypaige

Q&A with style creator, Paige
Senior Stylist @ The Loft Hair Studio in Canmore, AB


How would you describe this?

The dark ashy blonde hair trend is easy to maintain at home, for as many months.

What’s your best advice for this?

Prepare to spend a good three to four hours in the salon in order to achieve this soft, almost blonde balayage blend that gives a seamless grow out.

Get a purple wash and rinse to maintain the dark blonde tone and keep it from going brassy.

Ash + Dark Caramel Blonde

Natural Ash Caramel Blonde
Instagram @hairbyerika___

Q&A with style creator, Erika Morales
Owner / Stylist @ Hair & Makeup by Erika in Whittier, CA


How would you describe this?

Dark ash caramel blonde is a great contrast between the base and highlights.

It’s good to keep dark blonde hair shades in the same color family for the most natural look, as well easy upkeep.

What’s your best advice for this?

I recommend this style for women who are looking to be a darker blonde but do not want high damage to their hair; blonde dark colors are typically low maintenance and easy to manage.

Light Brown and Deep Blonde

Low Maintenance Dark Blonde hairstyle
Instagram @hairbybritain

Q&A with style creator, Britain Green
Licensed Cosmetologist/Owner @ Hair By Britain in Riverside, CA


How would you describe this?

This dark blonde shade has a touch of light balayage.

With this dark color, we were able to keep her feeling a cool-toned dishwater blonde without washing her out or requiring a lot of maintenance.

What’s your best advice for this?

This color of dark blonde is great for almost every skin tone and eye color, such as brown eyes. It’s not a brighter blonde and won’t wash out lighter or even darker skin tones.

Short Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights

Beautiful Bronde hairstyle
Instagram @bgilesprinceton

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Giles
Master Stylist @ Princeton Salon and Spa in Johns Creek, GA


How would you describe this?

Short, dark blonde hair looks brunette, but it looks blonde depending upon the lighting.

The way the two colors melt give a beautiful bronde, and very trendy blonde.

These dark blonde tones are perfect for a blonde with blue eyes transitioning from summer to fall.

What’s your best advice for this?

The placement of the dark blonde highlights on brown hair would be determined by the head shape and how you wear your hair the majority of the time.

Dark Roots with Ash Blonde

Rooty Ash Blonde hairstyle
Instagram @jessdmott

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Mott
Hairstylist/Barber @ Plan B Headquarters in Kelowna BC, Canada


How would you describe this?

This is a rooty dark ash blonde color that gives a little bit of a grungy feel and keeps the look low maintenance.

What’s your best advice for this?

To create this look, ask for a dark shadow root and an ashy level 8 blonde.

This is perfect for women with naturally dark hair who doesn’t want to be in the salon every four to eight weeks.

Dark ashy blonde colors work best one cooler skin tones because it helps neutralize the pink tones.

Dark Blonde Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Zora Jaksic
Owner @ Sessions With Zora Hair & Beauty in Essendon, VIC


How would you describe this?

This dark blonde ombre has neutral tones and accessories to set off the warmth and soft blonde hue.

What’s your best advice for this?

I recommend using Chi Farouk shampoo and conditioner to lock in the color and shine!

This look is perfect for women looking to enhance their natural blonde hair color without completely altering it.

Dark Blonde Lob

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Renee
Co-owner and Stylist @ Beauty by Delivery NJ in Bergen County, NJ


How would you describe this?

This is a dark blonde colored hair that is cut as a textured long bob.

What’s your best advice for this?

I recommend a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner such as Sebastian Drench, as well as a beach spray for styling.

This cut and blonde color combo are great for women who don’t have a lot of time to get ready or spend in the salon, but wants to look great!

Brown to Dark Caramel Blonde Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Gossett
Hairstylist & Colorist @ Kyle Lawrence Salon in Simi Valley, CA


How would you describe this?

A sunkissed brown to dark blonde ombre fades seamlessly from roots to ends and that it is an extremely wearable look!

What’s your best advice for this?

Use a blue toning shampoo once a week along with a good, color-safe daily shampoo and conditioner are the main products to make this blonde shade last.

This blonde color is perfect for a natural dark brunette who wants to lighten her hair but doesn’t want the maintenance of coming into the salon for highlights every six weeks.