Best Hair Colors for Pale Skin

What are the best hair colors for pale skin and blue, green, brown or hazel eyes? What if you want pink, red & yellow undertones or simply fun colors for pale skin?

Every woman wants to achieve a certain hair shade that complements ideally her skin, eyes, and overall features. Those with pale skin may find that their skin color is a bit too light and shallow, but in reality it can really look great with the right hair shade. In the present article, we are going to mention all the specific shades for pale skin, depending on eye color combo and skin undertones. So whether you are looking for a full blown color or to add some highlights, here is a guide:

How do you determine Hair Colors for Pale Skin?

The right shade depends on skin undertones (pink, neutral, yellow/olive) and your eyes. Usually, pink skin undertones go well with hair shades that have cool undertones, neutral pale skins go well with most hair shades, while those with war, yellow or golden undertones, go well with hair shades that have warm undertones.

Best  Hair Colors for Pale Skin and Blue Eyes

Pale skin and blue eyes may look great with the following hair shades:

Blue Black

A black shade with cool dark blue undertones that bring out ideally blue eyes.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • Garnier Nutrisse Color in BL21 Reflective Blue Black
  • Clairol Nice and Easy Hair Dye Foam in 2BB

Dark chocolate brown

A dark brown with warm chocolate undertones.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • L’oreal Superior Preference in 4SM Warmer
  • Revlon Dark Golden Brown
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Pale skin with blue eyes

Light Chocolate brown

A tone lighter than the previous shade with warm chocolate undertones.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • Revlon ColorSilk Beautyful Color in 47 Medium Brown.
  • Garnier Nutrisse in shade 535 Medium Golden Mahogany Brown

Auburn Red

This is medium to dark shade of red with burgundy undertones and a hit of copper. This shade makes an ideal contrast with blue eyes.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • L’oreal Superior preference in shade PR04 Intense Dark Red

Light Copper

A light copper shade makes also an ideal contrast with blue eyes, natural or a bit on the crazy side.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • L’oreal Excellence Cream Golden Copper Blonde8.34
  • Revlon Color 45 Bright Auburn

Golden Blonde

Golden blonde is a natural blonde shade that looks great for those with pale skin and blue eyes.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • Garnier Nutrisse in Medium Golden Blonde
  • L’Oreal Sublime Mousse in 73 Dark Golden Brown

Light honey blonde

This is a variation of golden blonde with honey undertones that also looks great on pale skin and blue eyes.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • Garnier Nutrisse in shade 73 Dark Golden Blonde
  • Revlon Colorsilk Luminista in Honey Blonde

Platinum blonde.

One of the lightest blonde shades, platinum blonde supplements ideally pale skin and blue eyes.

Suggested brands and shades:

  • L’oreal Feria, Absolute Platinum
  • Revlon Color Effects Platinum

If you have pale skin and blue eyes with dark hair color to begin with, you may bleach your hair multiple times to achieve a light blonde shade—you may bleach it faster with extra strong amount of bleach. but you may risk damaging your hair.

Best  Hair Colors for Pale Skin and Green Eyes

Pale skin and green eyes combo will look good great with these shades:

  • Natural Brown Black
  • Burgundy Red
  • Light Chocolate Brown
  • Copper Red
  • Honey Blonde
  • Light Swedish Blonde

Suggested brands and shades: Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème in shade 40/Dark Brown, Revlon Colorsilk Beautiful Brown, L’Oreal Feria in Red Hot Chili Red, L’Oreal Excellence in Light Auburn, Clairol Chocolate Brown 5BZ.

Shades to avoid: Blue black, Dark plum shades are they have cool blue undertones and don’t mesh well with your skin tone.

Best Hair Colors for Pale Skin and Brown Eyes

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Models with with pale skin and brown eyes

Pale skin with brown eyes will look good with shades with a warm undertone that are not too light like:

  • Dark Natural Brown
  • Milk Chocolate Brown
  • Dark Copper
  • Medium Copper Red

Suggested brands and shades: L’Oreal Excellence in Dark Chocolate Brown 4AR, Revlon Colorsilk in Medium Chestnut Brown, L’Oreal Superior Preference in Chic Auburn Brown, and Schwarzkopf Brilliance in Hypnotic Red.

Shades to avoid: Very light cool and blonde shades like Ash Blonde and Light Yellow Blonde as they will make you look ghastly and wash your skin out.

Best  Hair Colors for Pale Skin and Hazel Eyes

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Model with Pale Skin and Hazel Eyes

Pale Skin and Hazel Eyes will look best in shades with warm golden undertones as these will bring out the natural hues of golden green eyes.

Shades that would look great on you:

  • Dark Golden Brown
  • Copper Red
  • Light Copper
  • Golden Blonde
  • Light Honey Blonde

Suggested brands and shades: L’Oreal Preference Dark Golden Brown, Revlon Colorosilk in Light Brown, Revlon Colorsilk in Medium Auburn, Garnier Nutrisse B3 Golden Brown.

Fun Hair Colors for Pale Skin

 

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Purple Shades for pale skin

Pale skin can also sport fun hair colors like Crazy blue, Green, or Red, depending on their skin undertones and eyes.

In general those with pale skin and pink/red undertones or light green or blue eyes will look best with these shades:

  • Lagoon Blue, Sea Blue, and most shades of blue and green
  • Pink, Magenta, and Purple Shades
  • Cool Red shades

Shades to avoid:

  • Yellow, Orange, Reddish Orange, and generally shades with bright yellow or orange undertones as they tend to make skin look even redder.

If you have pale skin with yellow undertones, these shades will look good on you:

  • Orange Red
  • Moss green
  • Dark Blue

Avoid anything too cool or bright as this many not work with your skin tone.

 

Best  Hair Colors for Pale Skin with Pink, Red & Yellow Undertones

Pink Undertones

Pale skin with pink undertones in general will do well with shades that have cool undertones and don’t look to dark e.g.:

  • Mahogany Brown
  • Plum
  • Dark cherry red
  • Golden brown
  • Shades of gold
  • Medium to light copper
  • Honey Blonde
  • Swedish Blonde
  • Ash Blonde
  • Platinum blonde

If you happen to have freckles with your pink skin, copper blonde shades are ideal for bringing out your freckles in a cute way. If you also have blue or green eyes, light shades of blonde will look ideal

Suggested brands and shades: L’Oreal Preference Dark Mahogany , Revlon Color Silk in Light Plum Brown, Garnier Nutrisse in Watermelon Red, L’Oreal Excellence Lightest Beige Blonde, Revlon Color Silk Ultra Light Ash Blonde.

Red Undertones

Generally speaking, those with pale skin with red/flushy undertones must avoid most shades of red as they will make their skin look redder. If you want to tone down the redness of your skintone and balance things out, these shades are ideal:

  • Dark Chocolate Brown
  • Golden brown
  • Dark Golden Blonde
  • Light Golden Blonde
  • Dark Ash Blonde
  • Light Ash Blonde
  • Platinum Blonde

Suggested brands and shades: Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Black, L’Oreal Excellence Light Brown, L’Oreal Superior Preference high-lift ash brown, Revlon Color Silk Ultra Light Sun Blonde, Schwarzkopf Light Blonde L1 Extreme Lightener.

Note that if your natural hair color is dark to begin with, you will to lighten your hair gradually to get the shade of blonde you want. If you want to get results faster, it’s best to visit a professional hair salon as extreme lightening at home may end up disastrous—you may get uneven looking results or severely damage your hair from over-bleaching.

Yellow Undertones

Those with pale skin and yellow undertones will generally do well with shades of the dark to medium range with warm undertones. If you have pale yellow skin, it’s best to avoid light cool blondes as they will make you look worn out and lifeless. Cool red shades like Mahogany are also not a great idea.

These shades are ideal for pale skin with yellow undertones:

  • Natural Black
  • Chocolate brown
  • Cinnamon or Caramel Brown
  • Dark Copper
  • Dark Honey Blonde
  • Warm dark golden blonde

Suggested brands and shades: L’Oreal Paris Excellence Natural Black, Garnier Nutrisse Iced Machiatto, Garnier Nutrisse Roasted Coffee, Revlon hair color 42 in Medium Auburn.

If you want to add highlights to your hair or achieve an ombre effect, the same rules apply. For example, if you have pink to red undertones, it’s best to add highlights in the shades of light copper, golden or cool blonde. The same rule applies for adding crazy color highlights—blue highlights on copper blonder hair won’t look exactly right.

On the other hand, if you have olive or yellow skin undertones, it’s best to add highlights in the shades of caramel, dark copper and possibly warm honey blonde. These will give you a warm brightening effect to your eyes and shallow skin tone and make you look fresh—even with minimal make-up.

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