12 Fresh Hair Colors You’ll Love This Spring.

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Spring is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to start your fresh new look than with a brand new hair color? But what are the on-trend hair colours this spring?

You’re in luck! We’ve got all the latest hair colors for you to choose from.

Whether you want to go light or dark, bright or pastel, we’ve got the perfect hue for you. We’ll even help you figure out which colors are best for your skin tone and natural coloring.

With 12 amazing shades to choose from, how can you resist trying one (or two) of them out?

Let’s find the perfect Spring hair color for you!

Best hair colors for Spring 2023

  • Caramel blonde.
  • Light golden brown.
  • Honey colours 
  • Blonde highlights.
  • Lilac Pink
  • Pastel Lavender
  • Rusty Amber
  • Deep Teal
  • Dark red auburn 
  • Chocolate brown.
  • Cherry red
  • Strawberry Blonde

What spring hair colors are on trend this year?

#1 Caramel Blonde

We love this color for its beauty and simplicity.

Caramel blonde is the perfect base color to create amazing looks like balayage, sombre or ombré.

This shade is perfect if you want to make your hair look more interesting but don’t want to change anything too drastic.

It’s warm toffee-colored tones are flattering for almost any skin tone and still natural enough so your hairdresser can keep the same color all over.

#2 Light golden brown.

If you are already a brunette, Light golden brown is the perfect shade to add some light and dimension to your hair. It’s the color of warmth and sunshine so it will give life to your skin.

In case you want to make your hairstyle more playful or extra glam go for red undertones instead. This will be a great option if you have a medium-light complexion because it can match almost all eye colors while making them pop.

#3 Honey colors

Honey colours are another great option for brunettes and redheads!

Honey blonde and honey browns are natural hair colors, but there are many variations that can be easily achieved with highlighting.

For example, if you want a warmer tone try chunky caramel highlights or if you prefer something lighter go for honey-coloured babylights.

#4 Blonde highlights

Blonde highlights are instant sunshine.

Blondes can safely go for golden blonde or ash blonde colors to add life and light!

These are the most versatile highlights that you can have with any skin tone and eye color.

You can also ask your stylist to add a bit of a darker base color in there to create a subtle ombre effect or just stick with a lighter shade depending on what look you feel most confident wearing.

#5 Lilac pink

Lilac is a soft pink pastel shade that’s not too bright or dramatic. It works best on a superlight base so you might need to bleach your hair first to get the look.

If you already have a blonde hair color it will be even easier to achieve and if you are planning to go for an ashy shade opt for violet otherwise lilac may wash you out.

#6 Pastel lavender

Lavender is Lilac’s purple pastel sister. It’s a great color for brunettes who want to add some color but they can also work for blondes if you go for very light lavender hair colors.

If you have dark hair with warm undertones you can opt for a bold blue instead or pastel purple.

#7 Rusty Amber

If you’re looking for a bright hair color this season Amber is definitely your best option!

You can either choose from natural-looking very light tan shades to deep golden ones.

Depending on your skin tone and eye color, amber will brighten up everything around you as it works great with every shade of brunettes as well as blondes and redheads.

#8 Deep Teal

Teal is a fresh color that gives life to your hair. It’s bold, bright and intense not too hard to achieve.

If you have blonde, brunette or red hair go for green undertones otherwise light blue will look beautiful on dark-haired damsels. Teal is a great base for mermaid looks too.

#9 Dark red auburn.

Dark red auburn is perfect for those who want some color but don’t feel quite ready to try out bolder colors like pastels, purple or blue.

This dark red shade is warm-toned and it looks amazing on medium skin tones with bright eyes. Red hair color gives you confidence and is great for making an impression every day!

#10 Chocolate brown

Chocolate brown is a classic shade that never goes out of fashion!

It melts perfectly with chocolate eyes and makes your skin glow.

If you have a pale complexion try going for brighter versions with golden undertones instead or mix it with lighter shades for a balayage or flamboyage effect.

#11 Cherry red

Cherry red is a true sign of confidence!

This color looks amazing on all color bases and it’s perfect for those who feel quite daring this spring. Wear it as an all over job or an accent color with hair streaks or dipped ends.

If you have lighter skin try going for warmer undertones instead of cool ones as this hair color can make your skin appear greyish if you don’t choose the right tone.

#12 Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry Blonde is easy to achieve and looks wonderful on almost everybody.

It works great with every eye color and it’s a classic way to add some depth and volume to your hair even if you have dark roots! Layer soft pink and red shades on blonde hair for a natural-looking effect.

What hair colors are good for spring?

Basically all the colors that you can see on flowers!

They are light, fresh and vibrant. Think pink, lavender, yellow and pastel blue colours with some accent on shimmering highlights.

This year, go for trendy pastel shades and vivid accents. Mix it up with bold orange and blonde colors or add a pop of bright green for the ultimate Spring look!

We love this color palette for its pretty subtlety.

There are so many variations in shades that it will be hard not to find one that matches your wardrobe, make-up and mood!

There are so many variations in shades that it will be hard not to find one that matches your wardrobe, make-up and mood!

You can also highlight just portions of your hair with the brighter shades to frame your face and make your skin glow, ready for the warmer months.

Check out the latest looks for ideas and inspiration.

spring hair colors pinterest board

Are spring hair colors warm or cool?

The most important aspect in choosing a new hair color is obviously the undertone of your skin. This will define the most flattering hair colors for your complexion.

Spring hair colors are mostly warm shades (Like Autumn colors, Winter hair color and Summer are cool). So if you have warm undertones, they’ll look great on you. That’s not to say you can’t cool them down by adding icier, ashier colors into the mix.

Generally speaking if you have warm undertones go for warmer tones (reds, oranges, browns) while cool undertones need cooler tones (purples, pinks).

If you are undecided about it ask your hairdresser to help you with the right choice.

If you want to change a bit your hair color for this new season, don’t forget that it can be a good idea to mix things up and try something different from the usual.

If you’re not sure whether your undertones are cool or warm, just use our handy checklist below!

If you have cool undertones:

  • You blush easily!
  • Your skin tone is pink or pale.
  • Jewel and pastel colours are so your thing.
  • Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
  • The colour yellow washes you out and does not look good on you.
  • You have blue not green veins in your wrist.

If you have warm undertones:

  • You have red or golden tones in your natural hair.
  • Your skin tone is golden, tan or olive.
  • Gold jewellery looks awesome on you
  • You might have freckles.
  • You have green not blue veins in your wrist.
  • You suit bright or rich shades better.
cool or warm undertones infographic

What hair colors 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!

Which Hair Color Suits Me?

You can also try on some virtual hair colors with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use this year!

How can I care for my hair in spring?

A fresh hair color is a great way to start the new season but if you want your color to last longer, here are some tips for caring for your colored locks.

Wash your hair with cold or lukewarm water instead of hot water.

Use mild shampoo and conditioner for colored hair.

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.

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Have some fun with your hair color this spring!

Experiment with colors, new techniques and products.

This is the only time of year when you have so much freedom to be creative so don’t think about rules or guidelines. Just go for it!

This article was written by:

  • Nicola Freeman, Creative Director & Content Lead
    Creative Director & Content Lead

    With over two decades of passionate hair dyeing experience, I've experimented with nearly every shade imaginable. My journey began long before blogging; as an award-winning copywriter in London and New York, I shaped narratives for iconic brands. However, when friends sought advice during lockdown for at-home hair dyeing, I realized my true calling. Beyond being your hair color expert, I'm a mom of two girls, wife to artist Tony, and an avid soccer player!