15 Best Medium-Brown Hair Color Ideas to Consider This Year

Medium-brown hair colors

Medium-brown hair is the middle shade of brown between light and dark. Medium-brown is one of the most common hair colors because of it’s color diversity and because it is a great shade to compliment any skin complexion.

Brown is your color if you wanna have extremely natural-looking, dimensional hair with lots of options. With the infinite options to choose from, you’ll never run out of styles – layers, bangs, waves, and highlights – it all depends on your features and, of course, your personality and lifestyle. No need to worry about the maintenance, as this tone promises ease and beauty at the same time!

Have fun looking for stunning medium brown hair color ideas that will compliment you the most in this inspirational gallery below.

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Dark to Medium Brown Ombre

Dark to light medium brown ombre
Instagram @beautelab.salon

Show them you are ready to sign some deals or dance on heels. This dark brown to medium-brown ombre is perfect for those with round faces as a middle part on shoulder length wavy hair creates an illusion of a slimmer face.

Reddish Medium-Brown Color

Reddish Medium brown hair color
Instagram @molly_thebilberrysalon

A charming and natural look for date night – this layered cut with huge ringlets just screams romantic. This medium red-brown hair color is subtle yet stunning at the same time.

Medium to Dark Brown Hair With Auburn Highlights

Medium to Dark Brown Hair With Auburn Highlights
Instagram @thepriyaproject

These auburn and medium-brown highlights are for ladies with thin hair looking to add more volume by adding soft and loose curls.

Medium Chocolate Brown Hair

medium chocolate brown hair color
Instagram @belllbelle

Definitely a homecoming queen with dark medium brown hair and dainty loose curls on long wavy hair.

Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights

Medium-brown with caramel highlights
Instagram @hairby_makaylaaa

Taking a break from styling? These medium-brown tones with highlights is a favorite of many chic ladies for an everyday style as it is low-maintenance yet classy.

Medium Chestnut Brown Hair

Medium chestnut brown hair color
Instagram @tatiana.janae

No more boring hair day for gals with luscious long locks. Add volume to your hair by adding loose curls towards the tips, this will definitely add dimension to your mid brown hair.

Golden Brown Hair

Golden brown hair color
Instagram @enchanted_hair_by_rum

Style your chest-length hair with a sleek effortless looking beach wave that’s made more stunning when paired with this glittering shade of a medium brown hair dye.

Medium Brown with Blonde Highlights

Medium brown hair with blonde highlights
Instagram @natalieezraeelian

Adding dimension to thick, medium-brown hair has never looked this good! These fabulous curls are perfect for a hassle free night out.

Medium Ash Brown Hair Color

medium ash brown hair color
Instagram @the_gypsystylist

Freshen up your locks with this medium ash brown color! The outcome will appear subtle yet glorious at the same time. Don’t let your shoulder-length, straight hair to look flat, so add waves for extra texture.

Cool Medium Brown Hair

Q&A with style creator, Minna Tervo
Stylist @ Q Hair Uudenmaankatu in Helsinki, Finland

How would you describe this?

This cool medium brown hair is smooth and silky mirror hair. It’s pretty and makes your hair look and feel extremely healthy and glamorous.

What’s your best advice?

To create this cooler toned medium-brown, use Label M anti-frizz products: shampoo, conditioner. Before blow dry, use Label M anti-frizz balm and anti-frizz mist. You can use anti-frizz mist also for finishing. It gives you great shine without a greasy feel. When you use those products, you don’t even need a straitening iron. This medium brown hair color is created by KC Professionals ice-coffee toner.

Medium Copper Brown

Medium Copper Brown
Instagram @maxineeglynn

Q&A with style creator, Maxine Glynn
Master Stylist @ Instyle Salon (Inside Jcpenney) in Freehold, NJ


How would you describe this?

This is a medium brown copper-gold color. The loveliest thing about it is its strong bronze tone and that it has a shiny shimmer of copper-gold. Pairing it with a soft wave really helps to bring out that shimmer.

What’s your best advice?

With this medium brown color, you have to be very comfortable with the copper tones. A bronze medium hair color still has brown so it’s very soft and natural but definitely has a lot of copper tones so you have to really love that and want to see that.

Medium-Dark Brown Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Michael Dawood
Hair Colourist @ Medulla & Co. Yorkville in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this?

This is a medium-dark brown ombre. Brunette women have almost always expressed a preference for a “lightness” throughout their highlights without the color coming across as too blonde. Medium brown hair color can have a slight reddish tint with certain color combinations.

What’s your best advice?

Maintain your medium dark brown hair with a variety of hair treatments that promote shiny hair. This also promotes healthy-looking hair and minimizes the chances of accumulating hair breakage from the bleach that is used.

Medium-Brown Balayage

Q&A with style creator, Kalli Wyssen
Stylist @ Artel Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this?

This is a soft medium-brown balayage with a soft-layered hair cut to keep density at the ends. The loveliest thing about this medium-brown hue is the seamless blend from chocolate brown to caramel with no harsh starting points.

What’s your best advice?

Balayage is a technique that can be used on any hair type and face shape and is completely customizable to fit each woman’s goals and personality.

Using a professional shampoo and conditioner is a must when doing hair color medium brown. Doing so will preserve the color and integrity of the hair.

This specific medium-brown color placement is perfect for women new to color or women who want a low maintenance change.

Light Medium-Brown Balayage

Light Medium-Brown Balayage
Instagram @madi.jcsalon

Q&A with style creator, Madi Almquist
Stylist @ Jon Charles Salon in Wayzata, MN


How would you describe this?

This light medium-brown balayage is both lightweight and full of body. There is such soft, subtle movement between the volume and curls that it gives a look of elegance and ease.

What’s your best advice?

The style is ideal for hair of all density from thin to heavy. The key to achieving this style is a lot of volume from the temples up and a loose curl. Use an inch and a quarter to two-inch barrel curling iron.

Rich Medium Brown and Dark Burgundy Hair

Rich Medium Brown and Burgundy Hair
Instagram @biannkadoeshair

The lusciousness that these tones display is a perfect match for thick hair density. And with soft waves on a long-length cut, these rich brown and dark burgundy shades are looking chic. Style it with a half-up top knot, and you’re bringing that bombshell vibe!