40 Best Fall Hair Colors For A Gorgeous Autumn Look

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40 Best Fall Hair Colors To Try In 2020

Ladies, it’s sweater weather, which means it’s time to change into our coziest fall clothing and embrace autumnal shades. And our clothes aren’t the only thing we need to match to falling autumn leaves. 

Shaking up your look with fall hair colors will really help you match your vibe to the weather outside. From honey highlights to bold orange dyes, there are so many avenues you can take to find the perfect fall hair look for you.

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To help you find some hairspo, here are 40 fall hair color ideas to take to your stylist this fall. Or, if you’re feeling really brave, get yourself some gloves and home dye, and put your salon skills to the test. 

Blonde Hair Colors

1. Dark Blonde Hair

As we move into colder months, it can be nice to warm up your look with a transitional, natural dirty blonde look. This is perfect for those who are sick of bleaching their hair regularly but aren’t ready to let go of their light color.

Replicate this look with: Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Permanent Hair Color Creme

2. Red And Blonde Highlights

Reddish tones are great for fall and really spice up blonde hair. Touches of red on blonde hair really disguise any gray and patchiness you might be trying to cover with color. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oréal Paris Couleur Experte 2-Step Home Hair Color & Highlights Kit

3. Brown Ombre Hair

A brown to blonde ombre hair look is the ultimate way to transition to brown without sacrificing your blonde. It grows out beautifully which means no more monthly salon visits to touch up those roots. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Feria Wild Ombre or L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Ombre Touch

4. Icy Blonde

Fans of cool hair colors will love this silvery blonde that is as icy as the weather outside. Keep your purple shampoo close by — this requires some serious maintenance.

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Permanent Hair Color

5. Platinum Blonde

This is a little warmer toned than a cool-toned icy look, but it still gives you a strong, all-over blonde, because blondes have more fun, right?

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Feria Absolute Platinum Advanced Lightening System or Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color Crème

6. Champagne Blonde

Pop some bottles! If your blonde keeps going brassy, ask your stylist to blend your color to more of a golden, yellow tone with some champagne highlights.

Replicate this look with: Schwarzkopf Keratin Color Honey Blonde Permanent Hair Color or Clairol Nice'n Easy Permanent Hair Color

7. Rose Gold Hair

Match your blonde hair to the colors of autumn by adding in copper overtones to make a rose gold or blush blonde.

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying + Shine Permanent Hair Color

8. Contrast Roots

Embrace your dark roots by dying up as far as where your hair begins to grow. This creates a much harsher line than highlights or ombre does, making for a bigger statement with your hair. 

Replicate this look with: dpHUE Root Touch-up Kit or Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit

9. Blonde Hair With Lowlights

Add more depth to your blonde hair with some darker lowlights. This looks especially good on natural brunette so your roots will match your brown lowlights.

Replicate this look with: Clairol Nice'n Easy Perfect 10 Permanent Hair Color

10. Blonde With Black Underneath

Dua Lipa wowed us all with this daring hair look last year, creating a whole new trend in hair dye. I still don’t quite know how stylists pull this off, but it’s worth a shot. 

Replicate this look with: Garnier Olia Oil Permanent Hair Color

Brunette Hair Colors

11. Medium Brown Hair

Warm colors are in for fall, and this medium brown is a natural but chic look. 

Replicate this look with: Clairol Nice'n Easy Original Permanent Hair Color

12. Brown Hair With Highlights

Golden browns are the ultimate fall color, so why not style your hair to match? These highlights on brown hair reflect beautifully in the fall sun and look amazing in braids. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Frost & Design Hi-Precision or Garnier Hair Color Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color Creme

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13. Brown To Blonde Ombre

Flip traditional ombre on its head (literally) by fading your blonde hair into warm, brown ends. 

Replicate this look with: Schwarzkopf Simply Color Permanent Hair Color or L'Oreal Paris Colorista Bleach, Ombre

14. Cinnamon Hair Color

Cinnamon is the flavor and scent of all things fall-related, and now can be a warm hair color, too. If you’re looking to replicate a cinnamon hair look, go for a medium brown with warm undertones of red or orange. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oréal Paris Feria Permanent Hair Color

15. Curly Hair Highlights

It’s no secret that highlights look best on curly hair. It’s a great way to add drama to your curls, making them look extra bouncy and healthy.

Replicate this look with: dpHUE Hair Lightening Blonding Brush x Kristin Cavallari

16. Auburn Hair Color

Auburn is a rich, warm fall tone that looks amazing when you’re strolling through pumpkin patches and piles of fallen leaves.

Replicate this look with: Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent 5R Medium Auburn, Cinnaberry

17. Blonde Streaks On Brown Hair

This is a bold statement look that adds a flair to brown hair without you having to get too crazy with your color. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Colorista Bleach, All Over

18. Red Highlights

Warm-up your brown with natural-looking auburn or red highlights. They’ll be less damaging to your hair than blonde highlights but still add some brightness. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oréal Paris Feria Permanent Hair Color

Dark Hair Colors

19. Black To Blonde Ombre

Lighten up the ends of your black hair with an ombre touch. This looks best when you use an icy blonde to pick up on the cool hair colors in your black hair. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Feria Intense Ombre

20. Chocolate Brown Hair

Rich and warm, this is the perfect shade for those who want to darken up their look without completely washing themselves out. It’s full of depth and, because it’s an all-over color, pretty easy to maintain. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color

21. Chocolate Cherry Hair

Add something extra to your chocolate hair with this sweet cherry twist. This is a subtle but fun take on boring brown hair that looks amazing when the light hits it.

Replicate this look with: Schwarzkopf Simply Color Hair Color in Chocolate Cherry

22. Jet Black Hair

Nothing says Spooky Season quite like an intense, silky black hair dye. 

Replicate this look with: Garnier Olia Oil Permanent Hair Color

23. Black Hair With Highlights

Black hair is very on-brand for Halloween and fall, but it can really wash out lighter skin tones. Adding highlights over black hair allows you to bring in some warmer, golden tones while still keeping your bold, dark color.

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Frost & Design Hi-Precision

24. Black With Blonde Underneath

This is kind of a reverse of the Dua Lipa look mentioned earlier and, I imagine, much easier to pull off since your roots will be much less visible.

Replicate this look with: Splat Hair Color & Bleach Kit Lightening Bleach or Garnier Olia Oil Permanent Hair Color

25. Grown-Out Grays

Since it’s not as easy to run out to the hair salon whenever you need to, now is as good a time as any to grow old gracefully. You can always touch up your grays with a silver dye if your hair doesn’t grow in as you might like. 

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Permanent Hair Color

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Fun Hair Colors

26. Pink Balayage

Crazy colored hair can be difficult to maintain, but this balayage look allows you to incorporate your natural roots so your hair will look amazing even when it’s growing out.

Replicate this look with: Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint Collection or Manic Panic Fuschia Shock Hair Dye

27. Sunshine Yellow Hair

The summer sun might be gone, but with this hair color, you’ll be your own eternal sunshine. Wear this as all-over color or just add a pop of color to your bangs for a more subtle look.

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Replicate this look with: Arctic Fox Hair Color Dye Cosmic Sunshine

28. Orange Hair Color

Who doesn’t want a pumpkin spice twist on their hair color? You’ll be a real-life flame emoji with this bright hairstyle.

Replicate this look with: L'Oreal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color Copper Crave or Garnier Olia Bold Ammonia Free Permanent Hair Color

29. Ginger Hair Color

The bright orange is a bold look that isn’t for everyone. That’s why I love this more natural ginger dye that looks amazing on curly hair. 

Replicate this look with: Clairol Nice'n Easy Permanent Hair Color Light Auburn or Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in Natural Light Copper

30. Brown Hair With Purple Highlights

This is giving me witchy vibes in the best way possible. It really brightens up dark hair with a fun twist.

Replicate this look with: Splat Midnight Hair Color in Amethyst or Got2b Metallic Permanent Hair Color

31. Blue Balayage

If you have blonde balayage or ombre, this should be easy to pull off. Simply get a blue overtone color and it will attach easily to your blonde hair. 

Replicate this look with: Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color Crème

32. Blue Bangs

Don’t want to fully commit to a crazy hair color? Just dip your head in by coloring only your bangs. It looks great and is super-easy to grow out when you get bored of the color. 

Replicate this look with: Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Denim

33. Green Ombre Hair

I’m envisioning a cauldron and broomstick with this wicked look. I especially love how this style looks on curls. 

Replicate this look with: Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Neon Electric Lizard or Garnier Hair Color Nutrisse Nourishing Hair Color Creme

34. Lilac Hair

This soft purple overtone is just what you need when your favorite lilac flowers are going out of season. 

Replicate this look with: Schwarzkopf Color Ultime Metallic Permanent Hair Color Cream

35. Love Heart Patterned Hair

Go really crazy with this unique pattern that looks so trendy on shaved hair. You’ll need some good art skills to pull this off, so don’t color outside the lines!

Replicate this look with: Jerome Russell Punky Hair Color Creme

36. Leopard Print Hair

Get wild with this leopard pattern. You’ll just need a black dye for the outline and a color of your choice for the center. But don’t be fooled, this is harder to do than it looks. 

Replicate this look with: L'oreal Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color, Dark Brown or L'oreal Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color, Natural Black

37. Abstract Patterned Hair

If things go wrong you can always freestyle with a couple of dies to make a unique design. 

Replicate this look with: Choose colors from the Crazy Color Hair Dye Collection

38. Red Hair

This color is electrifying and sure to make a statement this fall. 

Replicate this look with: Play 'Do Urban Hair Color Bright Red or Frankel & Frankel Splat Rebellious Colors Hair

39. Rainbow Hair Color

Can’t decide on a color? Have them all! This is an adventurous statement look that’s sure to capture a few stares.

Replicate this look with: Crazy Color Hair Dye Collection or Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Dye

40. Unicorn Hair Color

This is a more toned down, muted version of rainbow hair that’s perfect as we transition into a winter wonderland.

Replicate this look with: Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint Collection or Crazy Color Hair Color

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