10 Dark Brown Hair Color Pegs for Your Next Makeover

Refresh your look with these gorgeous these dark brown color shades!

Dark brown hair color blends seamlessly with naturally black hair, which is common among Filipinas and other Asian women. It doesn’t involve heavy bleaching so it is not as damaging to your hair as other colors. And when you want to color your hair but you’re not keen on a drastic transformation, dark brown hair is your best bet.

Wanna give it a try? We’ve rounded up the most gorgeous dark brown shades for you to choose from. Check them out!

1. Cappuccino

Dark brown hair color: Closeup shot of a woman with long wavy dark hair
Want a hair color that’s as fierce and as strong as your morning coffee? Try cappuccino hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

With its deep, dark color, cappuccino leaves that stark contrast against any complexion, making your skin look even more radiant. At first glance, this shade looks black, but when you look closer and when the light sees your hair, you’ll see touches of this dark brown color. The coffee-inspired tones also amplify the glossiness of your locks, making them appear extra healthy.

2. Chocolate Brown

Asian woman with long dark brown hair
Chocolate brown is a popular hair color among morenas. Credit: Shutterstock

Among the dark brown hair color choices, chocolate brown is probably the most popular. You can wear it as balayage highlights or dip dyed hair. Chocolate brown is a shade or two lighter than black. When you have this color on your hair, twists and braids are seen more, so go ahead and experiment with these hairstyles. A headband braid or halo braid would look lovely, especially when you’re attending a wedding.

Editor’s tip: Switch to TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner to keep your brown hair vibrant. This duo has anti-fade technology so your hair color lasts twice longer. It also has jojoba oil that helps keep your hair moisturized. 

3. Deep Chocolate

Dark brown hair color: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with deep chocolate hair wearing a white polka dotted dress walking in a fashion show
Exude sophistication with shiny deep chocolate locks. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This shade of brown is so dark that it’s almost black, but its rich hue gives your tresses depth and definition. Deep chocolate is perfect on sleek and shiny hair, so use shampoos and conditioners that make your hair so. Invest in anti-frizz products as well so nothing would ruin your luxe-looking hair.

4. Chestnut Brown

Asian woman with long dark brown hair smiling
Chestnut nut brown hair color can give you a fresh, new look sans the drastic change. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want that subtle, sun-kissed glow on your face? Try chestnut brown hair. It’s a great hair color to try during the summer (but of course, you can wear it all year long). Flaunt it on your beach pics for ultra-hot, Insta-worthy selfies.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color from fading by using a sulfate-free conditioner like Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. This product also keeps your dyed hair from drying out and getting damaged. 

5. Coffee

Dark brown hair color: Woman with shoulder length brown hair tilting her head on the side wearing a sleeveless top
Let a beautiful coffee colored hair make you pumped up for the day. Credit: Shutterstock

This shade borders on dark and medium brown. It’s lighter than cappuccino hair color but not as light as other medium brown shades like cinnamon and honey brown. Go for coffee highlights to add depth and definition to your hair. But if you want a fresh, new look, feel free to color all your strands with this shade, too!

6. Dark Ash Brown Hair

Woman with long dark ash brown hair
Look sophisticated with this hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Ash brown is a popular medium shade of brown, but you can get a darker shade. If you have a light or fair complexion and you don’t want your hair to starkly contrast with your skin, go for this color because the tinge of gray makes the dark shade more subtle.

7. Mahogany Brown

Dark brown hair color: Closeup shot of a woman with long wavy dark brown hair wearing a denim blouse
This warm, dark brown shade suits all skin tones. Credit: Shutterstock

Taking its cue from the tropical tree, we love this color for its reddish brown tinge. Perfect for you ladies who prefer a little pop of color and brightness to your tresses.

8. Mocha

Woman with mocha hair color smiling
Your waves become more eye-catching when you have mocha hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

This warm shade of brown flatters almost any skin tone, so you can get this hair color whether you have a fair complexion or morena skin tone. Complement it with soft waves to give your hair more depth.

Are you ready to go for dark brown hair color? Whenever you dye your hair,  just remember to choose a shade that complements your skin tone and your personality. Even the most gorgeous shade in the world won’t work if you’re not comfortable with it. Feel free to ask your stylist for advice, so you get the color that’s best for you.

9. Red Brown with Highlights

Woman with long brown curly hair smiling
Make your curls stand out with this hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Mix dark red shades like auburn and burgundy with brown and you’ll get a rich and sophisticated hair color. If you have a light skin tone, add copper highlights so you won’t look washed out.

10. Dark Brown Auburn

Asian woman with long dark hair smiling outdoors
Dark auburn and dark brown make for a great hair color combo. Credit: JIsa Atrero

Once the light hits your dark brown hair, you’ll see tinges of red, which adds depth to your ‘do. It looks great on morenas, too, as it adds warmth to medium skin tones.

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