Best Hair Color for Blue Eyes with Fair or Pale Skin

Which is the best hair color for blue eyes including blue-green blue-grey ones? Find out in this article.

You may have chosen the perfect color of hair for you and are ready to head to the store and pick up the box for that DIY dye job (for the brave), or that salon visit armed with pictures of the ideal shade (for the rest). But wait a minute, are you sure that it will make your blue eyes pop too?

Best hair color for blue eyes
Best hair color for blue eyes

You must have guessed by now that we are suggesting you consider both skin tone and eye color deeply when choosing hair, and you would be right. A good shade will bring out the best in both skin and eyes and still look natural.

Follow us as we explore the best hair colors for these eye color. Red, brunette, blonde and cool, warm or neutral skin tones. We will also cover how your different shades will work with your blue eyes and pink, fair, pale, tan and olive skin.

Best hair colors for blue eyes

From the palest blue to blue-green, blue-gray, and all shades of blue in between, these eyes are fascinating. There are several ways your hair tint that will further accentuate them making them even more interesting. You will find a match in different shades of brown, blonde and reds. Here are a few colors that will generally make them pop.

1. Best Red Hair

Did you know that natural red hair and blue eyes are the rarest kinds of red eye color combination? Well, now you do. Nature put together that look and we don’t see why you should not borrow it. True, the classic line is that red shade complements green eyes, but red shades can really set off blues ones as well.

Strawberry blonde, a lovely ginger, copper, and burgundy will make them look amazing though you will need to consider your skin tone too. If you have a warm one, go for the reds with yellow bases and choose the reds with blue or purple bases if you are a cool toned beauty.

2. Best Blonde Hair

Blonde is the perfect foil for blue colored eyes. You have the whole blonde range to choose from, though again, your skin tone will matter. Platinum blonde, ash blonde, beachy blonde, honey blonde, golden blonde, bronde, reddish/ strawberry blonde, light blonde all frame these eyes really well.

3. Best Brunette Hair

While it is not as attention-grabbing as blonde or as showy as red, brown has its charms. Light browns and medium browns can flatter blue-eyed beauties who have started out with light hair and are looking to go brown. Just don’t neglect to match your eyebrows too if you happen to have naturally dark eyebrows. Chestnut, and a glossy golden brown as some of the best brown shades for blue-eyed girls. Golden, lightly golden and light brown are some of the best colors for blue-green eyes.

Let’s look at the best hair colors for pale skin and blue eyes next.

For pale skin

The right hair color will play up the delicateness of your complexion and make your eyes stand out. The wrong one will not only (shudder) add years to your face, it will dull the shine in your eyes that are blue!

One way to get your hair dye right if you have a pale skin tone, this eyes and warm tone is to  “avoid ashen tones and choose warm colors instead” according to Schwarzkopf. Good colors you can try include “golden blonde, flaxen, honey blonde, golden brown, copper, warm light reddish tones like golden red or strawberry blonde.” If you have cool tones, go for the white blondes and ash blondes.

We suggest blonde because eyes that are blue and fair skin are common on natural blondes, so blonde and light hair shade will look very natural on you.

Red hair will also flatter them and your skin that is pale. You can pull off ginger very well, with your skin tone and eye that are a blue combination. Try light vibrant reds or rich dark coppers and mahogany.

You can opt for dark shade, not too much as the stark contrast of a dark color with pale skin and blue colored eyes don’t make for a natural looking result. Most especially if you have warm tones.

You can, however, pull off really dark browns, black and brown-black hair color if your natural hair is on the darker side, and you have dark blue eyes.

According to pale-skinned men and women are at an advantage because “truly pale skin will look good with almost any hair color. Blonds, reds, browns, and even blacks can look good against a pale complexion that lacks any pink or yellow undertones.”

For fair tone

You can probably guess what we are about to recommend as an ideal hair color for fair skin and these eyes. And you would be right.

Blonde just sits so well next to light skin. Platinum and ash blondes if you are cool toned. Honey, and golden blonde if you have warm coloring and probably freckles. Creamy, buttery blondes for neutral skin tone and these eyes.

How light you can and should go depends on your original hair color though, if you have naturally dark or medium, it is not wise to go all the way platinum for instance. Think beige based blondes too like champagne which are having a moment right now.

You can also try sandy blonde. According to “This blonde shade pairs best with fair skin tones and light eyes such as blue, hazel or violet.”

We think golden red could easily be the best red shade for fair skin. Cinnamon, copper, fiery ginger, strawberry blonde and crimson will also flatter a fair skin and blue eyes. According to this article on marieclaire a fair complexion, cool coloring with reddish undertones carries red hair best. “Women with cool or pinkish skin pull it off best.”

For browns, we say stick to medium and light browns. Chestnut is a great one if not one of the best hair to try and your skin is fair. Allure says golden brown like Gisele does it is a win for fair skinned beauties and we see your blue eyes fitting in nicely in that harmonious combo.

To get the best hair for fair red skin tones and blue eyes or people who are fair with these eyes and pink skin, try the hair colors with an ash base. They are also referred to as neutral or medium colors being neither warm (with golden overtones) or cool (with violet/blue bases).

According to stylecaster. “If you’ve got rosy undertones to your skin, an ashy tone will be even better, as the green and blue undertones will neutralize the rosiness.” The ash will also make your blue color of eyes appear a lot more vibrant. This is the best option for fair skin, blue colored eyes, and red skin.

According to beauty bible, “Red, blue/red or yellow blonde is usually a total disaster,” on pink skin.

For cool skin

If you have a cool tone, your skin doesn’t tan very well, if anything, you burn in the sun. You also look better in silver than gold. Golden and yellow overtones will clash with your skin tones and not highlight your eyes. Avoid them and instead go for cool colors which are those with blue, or violet bases. For blonde hair, think platinum, silvery and ash blondes.

Go for ash browns, medium browns or rich browns without a golden sheen in them. You can also choose black and cool dark browns like espresso.

If you want to go red, do but Schwarzkopf says “You should avoid red hair color with a mahogany, copper or golden blonde tinge because these colors would add years to your face.” Burgundy is a good red hair for cool skin tones and these eyes.

For olive skin tone

Brown hair shades are very flattering on the olive skin. They also make them pop. Choose neutral browns though especially if you have are a cool olive. Cinnamon hues, chestnut browns, espresso are other hues that will look great with blue eyes and olive skin. How blonde you can go will be determined by your natural hair color too. As a rule, you should not take dark hair all the way light. Caramel is a great blonde shade for olive skin that will also make your blue eyes shine.

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