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What are the best hair colors for green eyes?

Serena Piper
What hair color brings out green eyes? Susan.

Despite the assumption that only 2% of people have green eyes and green is considered a rare eye color, a lot of our readers ask what hair color is best for green eyes. What can we say? You should take your skin tone, base hair color, and several other factors into account. Continue reading below to find out what hair color for green eyes is ‘the best of the best’ and how to choose your right hair tone.

All Possible Shades of Green Eyes

You can find various shades of green in nature; the same goes for your eyes. Your beautiful green eyes can come in different hues, including:

– Blue-Green Eyes – These are primarily blue with flecks of green closer to the iris.

– Hazel Green Eyes – They are green eyes with specks of brown (we have a post about them).

– Dark Green Eyes – They seem “richer” than other green shades. Ironically, green eyes have no color. That’s because the irises of green eyes technically have no pigment. The green color we see is the lack of melanin in the iris. If the iris has less melanin, it scatters light out more, which creates green color.

– Light Green Eyes – The lightest shade of green eyes. People with light-green eyes have less melanin than those with dark green eyes.

Hair Colors for Green Eyes and Different Skin Tones

Now, let’s talk about what hair color goes best with green eyes. Of course, we can’t ignore skin tones. It’s critical to know if our hair and eye color pair well to create a harmonious look.

Without further ado, these hair colors make green eyes pop:

Hair Color for Warm Skin and Green Eyes

Women with warm skin tones and green eyes should get cinnamon, ginger, copper, and light shades of red hair. Go for deep brown colors if you want a more low-key hair color to suit your golden skin undertone. These include mahogany, chestnut, auburn, and dark brown hues.

Bright Copper Hair for Green Eyes
By Dani

Hair Color for Cool Skin Tone and Green Eyes

Hair color choices for cool skin tones include cool-toned blonde, brown, and red hair colors. Women with cool skin tones can go for highlighters like taupe, ash, and honey. Try to avoid black, gold, caramel, and orange-based hair colors.

Hair Color for Olive Skin and Green Eyes

Females with natural olive skin tones look great with red hair colors. Your eyes and skin’s green undertones will fit dark reddish colors smoothly. Get colors like golden blonde, copper, chocolate brown, and rich golden brown. Don’t get hair with blue, green, or violet bases if you have olive skin. Platinum and ashy blonde would also clash with your natural skin tone.

Hair Color for Light Skin and Green Eyes

Light brown and blonde hair colors will be stunning with your light skin tone and green eyes. Consider also adding blonde highlights if you’re getting light brown hair. These highlights add depth to the hair and flatter your eye color.

Hair Color for Fair Skin and Green Eyes

You can enhance your porcelain complexion by wearing your hair in contrasting colors. Use dark shades like black and brown. Dark blonde hues also pair well with your fair skin and green eyes.

Hair Color for Pale Skin and Green Eyes

Some women can rock the pale skin black hair combo, but not everyone can pull it off. Black hair can wash out your skin. Instead, pick a cool blonde hair color. Some examples are platinum, ash, sandy, and creamy blonde. If you want to try a darker hair color, go for cool brown colors, like ashy brown.

Hair Color for Tan Skin and Green Eyes

Tan skin and green eyes can be tricky to match. Consider warm blonde hues to complement your skin tone and bring out the golden flecks in your eyes. A chocolate brown color will also enhance your tan skin. For a sun-kissed look, try a dark copper hue.

Sun-Kissed Copper Brown Hair
By Emma

Hair Color for Dark Skin and Green Eyes

One of the best ways to wear your hair to complement dark skin and green eyes is to keep it natural. Natural black hair contrasts with green eyes and goes well with dark skin tones. Get chestnut brown hair if you’d like to try something other than your natural black hair color. If you want something striking, ask your stylist to color your hair vibrant red, as Rihanna did in the 2010s.

Hair Color for Medium Skin and Green Eyes

Chocolate hair befits medium skin tones and green eyes. Add vibrancy to your dark brown hair by getting blonde highlights. Mocha-colored hair also creates a great balance for green-eyed women with a medium skin tone.

Hair Color for Freckles and Green Eyes

If you have freckles, your best hair color is dark chestnut or red. Copper and ginger shades create a natural look, especially with a light skin tone. But African-American ladies can also rock the red-hair-freckles-green eyes combo and feel gorgeous!

Hair Color for Ivory Skin and Green Eyes

Ivory skin has a fair skin tone with a yellowish tinge. Blonde women with ivory skin and green eyes look beautiful, to say the least. Natural light blonde hair colors are definitely the best choice.

Different Hair Colors with Green Eyes

Here we show examples of the 4 basic hair colors paired with green eyes.

Black Hair and Green Eyes

You don’t need to make drastic changes if you have naturally dark hair and green eyes. Embrace your assets! Natural dark hair and green eyes contrast nicely, after all.

Red Hair and Green Eyes

Many fair-skinned women of Irish descent have red hair and green eyes. Rihanna is the most iconic female ambassador of this hair-eye color combination for dark-skinned women.

Brown Hair and Green Eyes

Rocking a brunette-green eyes combination is common. After all, many women naturally have dark brown hair. Green eyes contrast darker brown colors perfectly.

Blonde Hair and Green Eyes

Going blonde is an excellent way to enhance your green eyes. Blonde hair doesn’t provide contrast like darker hair colors, but it flatters green eyes so beautifully.

Gray Hair and Green Eyes

Transitioning to gray hair? Your natural gray locks will look perfect with green eyes!

The Best Unnatural Hair Color for Green Eyes

Thinking of getting an exotic hair color and want to enhance your green eyes? Try the following unnatural hair colors:

– Vibrant blue

– Green

– Light or bubblegum pink

Bright Pink Hair for Green Eyes
By John

Vibrant red

Hair Colors to Avoid with Green Eyes

The good news is that all hair colors look good with green eyes. If you want to know what hair colors to avoid with green eyes, take into account your skin tone. If your chosen hair color would make you look old, dull, tired, it’s better to avoid it, even if it basically flatters your green eyes.

Now, you finally know everything about the best hair colors for green eyes. We hope you’ve enjoyed this colorful journey and will check out our other articles for more hairspiration!

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