8 Best Hair Color Ideas For Winter.

Looking for some hair color ideas for winter? You’ve come to the right place.

The leaves have fallen, the air is getting colder and you can finally put on that cute jumper you bought last month! But all of this means only one thing; it’s time to make sure your hair colour is on-point and on-trend for this winter party season!

Luckily, we’re here to tell you what colours are rocking our world (and heads!) right now and how you can lighten up your look in the darker months.

So go ahead, curl up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa (or coffee if that’s your thing), browse through our list and choose the best winter hair colour for you!

Best hair colours for winter 2022.

  • Dark and medium ashy brown. 
  • Solid, jet black hair.
  • Ash blonde.
  • Beige blonde.
  • Midnight blue.
  • Plum.
  • Burgundy.
  • Mahogany.

What are winter hair colours?

This season’s hair colours are a mood. They’re are darker and more vibrant than spring, summer or autumn hair colours.

Popular winter choices include rich browns, deep redheads and cool highlights. Berries tones such as plum hair color, blackberry and dark strawberry blonde also look great in the winter time.

However, it’s not just about what hair colors are most on trend. The style of your hair can really affect the look, meaning your colour choice is a great opportunity to experiment with different lengths and styles too.

You can always cover up with a bobble hat!

Check out the latest looks for ideas and inspiration.

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Is dark hair better for winter?

Dark hair generally looks more intense in the winter months. But, don’t let your hair colour stop you experimenting with lighter colours! They can look very striking with the right styling.

If you have dark hair it’s easier to go all one shade for a softer winter look without it looking ‘flat’.

Lightening bleached blonde hair in particular is much harder work during the colder months, where bleaching out brassy tones becomes much more difficult due to the cold weather making skin paler overall.

Darker colours also have the fabulous effect of making hair look more voluminous, glossy and fuller!

The most important thing to consider when choosing your lightness of shade is whether you have cool or warm undertones in your skin tone.

The general rule of thumb is that cool undertones (usually pale skin and grey/blue eyes) suit ash blonde and pale beige blonde best, whereas warmer undertones (olive skin, yellow/green eyes) suit reds and warmer brown-based colours best.

Lucky for you, we’re covering them all!

Will winter hair colours suit me?

  • Winter colours typically have shades of blue and green eyes and super dark brown/black.
  • You have cool, lighter skin with pink undertones.
  • You don’t tend to tan too easily.
  • You were probably born with black/darker hair.
  • You might have a striking contrast between your eyes, hair and face.
  • The clothes colours that suit you are – whites, blacks, browns, navy, mustard, and burgundy.
  • You prefer to wear silver rather than gold jewellery.

What hair colours suit me?

You can also find out which hair color suits you by taking our quiz! Just answer a few quick questions to find out what other hair colors most suit you! Click on the image below.

What hair color suits me?

What winter hair colours are on trend this year?

Medium ash brown. 

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This ashy brown shade is a flattering choice for cool skin types.

It’s wonderfully low maintenance, requiring only a monthly root touch up to keep it looking fresh. It can be toned lighter or darker to suit your preference but we love it medium brown for richer wintery vibes.

Medium ash brown does require regular upkeep though if you want to avoid the colour washing out and gradually lightening, so will need to be dyed back every 4-6 weeks.

This is the perfect winter hair colour for those who want rich brunette tones with cool undertones throughout the year.

Solid, jet black hair.

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Black hair is always a classic choice, but it can be overwhelming for pale skin types. 

This winter, the trick is to go dark with less contrast between your natural hair colour and dyed shade.

A solid jet black will make you appear even paler in comparison, so opt for something with subtle undertones or add an element of warmth yourself by pairing it with glistening highlights

Have some fun at Christmas and wear some hair tinsel, it looks stunning against black!

Ash blonde.

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This is a cool blonde colour that’s perfect for those who want to brighten up their complexion.

It’s a versatile choice for those with pale skin, as it works equally well as a natural winter look or a striking statement style.

Adding ash tones to blonde hair gives the cool tone more depth and definition – particularly if you have naturally lighter shades of blonde.

You can opt for subtle lowlights throughout your hair or (if you’re feeling adventurous) try balayage for that sun kissed effect! You can also warm it up with on-trend mushroom blonde.

Beige blonde.

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This is a warmer, softer version of ash blonde.

It’s ideal for those who want to avoid looking washed out by choosing a neutral, low contrast colour that blends into hair naturally.

You can also achieve this look with softer strawberry blonde tones. It creates the same effect but won’t wash you out in cooler winter lighting! 

Midnight blue.

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A popular winter hair colour choice and an edgy alternative to black.

The lighter you go on your base shade, the more intense and striking it will appear.  

This new take on a classic is utterly unique with shimmering glints of blue giving black an irresistible metallic sheen.

If you’re feeling really brave, why not opt for pastel blue?


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This deep purple shade is a stunning choice of colour for winter, but not for anyone with pale skin!

It’s best suited to those who already have some natural warmth in their skin tone or regularly use products that provide a subtle golden glow such as bronzers and highlighters.

Dark hair looks particularly good with this hue – just remember to always keep your roots darker than the ends if you’re going for a gradual fade effect.


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This gorgeous winter colour has less warmth than red so won’t look too intense against cool skin tones. 

It’s also more versatile than darker berry shades as you can warm it up with a splash of colour like red or pink when leaves begin to change colour once again in spring/summer!


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This rich dark brown shade with a mahogany tint has been popular for years and remains a classic colour for brunettes in winter.

It’s a great choice if you want to go for something low maintenance with a beautiful, natural sheen.

However, if you have pale skin this look can make you appear washed out. Opt for a lighter alternative such as milk chocolate or golden chestnut if you want to stand out from the crowd.

How can I care for my hair in winter?

The winter elements can be harsh on your hair condition and colour.

It’s a great idea to invest in a weekly mask or intensive conditioning treatment to make sure your hair is nice and healthy!

It’s also important not to neglect your hair when it comes to styling, so choose products which will protect the hair from heat damage like a heat protection spray.

Seal in moisture with oils such as argan oil, coconut oil or olive oil before blowdrying.

Stay away from silicones which can actually cause an imbalance that leads to dryness, breakage and frizziness.

Lastly, don’t forget to cover up your hair outside to protect your hair colour from cold, wind and UV rays! Put on that bobble hat and thank us later!

Parting words.

The perfect hair colour for winter is waiting for you! We hope we’ve helped make your search a little easier.

Whether you’re looking for a new hair colour to bring some warmth and vibrancy into your winter wardrobe, or just want to try something different, we’ve got the perfect shades of red for every skin tone.

No matter how dark or light your natural hair colour may be, there’s bound to be a rich combination that suits your taste and complexion perfectly.

What are you waiting for?