Hair Colors for Pale Skin

No matter what your hair type is.

by Rachel ScottUpdated January 2018 It may be beautiful to have pale skin, but it’s not always easy. You must always remember to protect your skin from the sun and, more importantly, to find the right colors and shades to match your fair skin tone. There are several factors to keep in mind when choosing the right hair for your skin tone. Luckily, there are hundreds of pale skin colors to choose from so it shouldn’t be difficult to make the choice for your next hair appointment. It is supposed to be fun and exciting!

Find Your Undertones

In order to choose the best hair color for pale skin, the first step is to show the undertones of your skin to be properly complemented. Knowing you have pale skin is one thing, but knowing if cool or warm tones are playing in your make up is another. Pale skin, regardless of ethnicity, can come in all types. If your skin is dry, the undertones are pink and olive. If it’s hot then yellow and golden tones should be noticed. You may still feel stuck at this point before you select your ideal hair color. There are a couple of tricks to make sure you choose the colors of the righthair for your skin tone. Your eyes are a good indication of the color of your hair. If the chances are blue or green, your skin tone will be cool. If you find gold spots then the tone of your skin is warm. Are you not sure yet? Look for cool tones in your wrist veins that appear blue or violet, and if they appear brown, you’ll probably have hot undertones. Now that you have recognized the undertones of your skin, choosing from a variety of color ideas is easy.

Win – Win Blonde

Ashy white silver or platinum blonde hair is a great addition to pale skin with red undertones. Remember that opposites attract when it comes to light. Any light cool blonde will neutralize pink skin so it’s a perfect hair color for pale skin and blue eyes. If your hair is white blonde as a child then this color will match your fair skin better. Pale beauties are renowned for their platinum locks like Gwen Stefani.


Try to look at the other end of the color spectrum with a true black or espresso hue if you want light skin tones that aren’t in the blonde community. The look for cool-toned skin may be too extreme, but it is perfect for those with cooler or more olive-toned skin. The contrast makes the skin look like porcelain and blends perfectly with green eyes.

Cool Brown

If you’re going to go with a rich brown, you’ll want something in the chocolate or mocha community. If your skin is dry, a rich brown in cooler tones will give a beautiful creamy look to your yellow skin (think of Miranda Kerr). If your eyes are blue, it’s especially amazing. Luckily cool brown on almost everyone is universally flattering.

Warm Red

Pale babies know that strawberry amber and rust are some of the best colors for light skin. Stars such as Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone know how well the warm red-like copper shade complements their cool undertones. To achieve a creamy color with hints of copper, you’ll want to mix cool and warm tones in your dye.

Rose Gold

This color falls within the red group but is special in its skin tone versatility. Rose gold is already exceptionally hot and a perfect match for pale skin. The whole spectrum is beautiful for pale girls from desert rose to peach and coral. You can choose to match your skin tone with your hair’s opposing undertones or accept your tone and go a little monochromatic. The rose gold will vividly bring out the pink in the cheeks.

Warm Blonde

Fair-skinned beauties often choose blonde for skin tone when it comes to hair color. If you have yellow or even olive undertones, choose warm blonde colors such as amber caramel or butterscotch. Ashy blonde can easily wash out olive skin so you can choose something warm. If you have light colored eyes like light blue green light hazel or even golden brown, you’re likely to get a hot blonde.

Ashy Brown

Try a medium ashy brown color for fair skin with either hazel or blue eyes. The ash color has the same properties as platinum or ash blonde and is a perfect complement to a pink or red undertone foundation with cool skin tones. If you’re looking for a way to achieve an ashy brown, make sure that you or your stylist put the rich tones of the brown color on a toner. Ashy brown is very popular now, but with fair skin, it looks like the best people.


Not everyone wants to keep their hair in the shades of nature with which most people are born. If you’re looking for a cheerful color with pale skin, avoid dark tones of jewelry that appear too harsh on pale skin. Unicorn shades are best suited for fair skin in pastels. Lavender tones are perfect in a stunning dramatic way for warm skin tones and light rose tones complement cool skin tones.


Just as a dark espresso can be perfectly contrasted with pale skin, so can a deep brown hair color. If your skin is olive, and especially if your eye color is green, a nice pale skin hair option is a burgundy plum. As with any dye job, some maintenance is needed to avoid any brassy fade, but if you’re willing to keep up with your burgundy hair, it’s worth it!

Fortunately, there are plenty of inhair color options for pale skin. Fair skin can often act as a neutral background for a variety of colors and any color can be adapted to pale skin as long as the undertones are added. There are more trendy color choices than ever before and you can choose shades from platinum blonde to red ashy brown and the variety is endless! Beau Bollinger’s Guide to Individualized Hair Cutting The Plump Method for Big and Bouncy Curls Hair Colors Inspired by Crystals I Grew My Hair Long Using these Amazon Haircut Terms for Better Communication with Your Stylist The Ultimate Hair Care Guide for Unicorns and Mermaids Hair Cuts and Styles Stay Connected Beau Bollinger’s Guide to Better Communication with Your Stylist Regardless of what your hair type is, we will help you find the correct hairstyles The Correct Hairstyles © Copyright 2019