Asian woman with medium brown hair color

15 Medium Brown Hair Color Ideas We Love

Not too dark and not too light, these medium brown hair color options give you that sweet spot in between.

Want a break from your naturally dark tresses without lightening your hair too much? Try medium brown hair color ideas. These shades provide the perfect balance between light and dark hues while letting you switch up your look.

The beauty of medium brown hair is that a lot of its shades take inspiration from nature (and from food!). They’re also pretty versatile so they can work with different skin tones. Here are shades you might want to splash your tresses with.

Medium Brown Hair Color Pegs for Pinays

1. Butterscotch

Asian woman with medium brown hair color smiling
Flatter your morena skin by getting butterscotch hair. Credit: Michelle Pedron

This color takes on the warm brown tones of the popular dessert. We love how this hue lends a sense of softness to your facial features.

2. Honey Brown

Medium brown hair color: Asian woman with honey brown curly hair
This hue is also flattering for curly hair. Credit: Shutterstock

With its naturally golden tones, honey instantly adds a touch of warmth and depth to brown hair. Step out into the sun and let the light show off this color’s beauty.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Prevent color fading when you wash your hair. Use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo. It is equipped with anti-fade technology, which works by coating your hair with a waterproof film to seal in and lock the color, so you can enjoy your hair color for twice as long. It also has jojoba oil to moisturize your hair.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner

Pair this shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner for best results. 

3. Cinnamon

Medium brown hair color: Asian woman with cinnamon brown hair smiling
Add some attitude to your cinnamon hair by going for a layered, wispy ‘do. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Want a trendy shade of brown? Take your cue from cinnamon. It’s not only a delightful treat that goes with your favorite coffee blend, but also a warm shade of brown that can revamp your look. This hair color has hints of red that create a simple but dramatic look that will have heads turning.

4. Ash Brown

Asian woman with short ash brown hair wearing a white polo.
Wear ash brown hair color with dark roots to create depth. Credit: Shutterstock

Ash brown may look subdued because of its gray undertones, but it’s full of character. It’s an edgy color choice, but it’s timeless enough to stay current as color trends come and go.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair ashy, not brassy. Use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo, with its purple formula that neutralizes brassy tones. It also has jojoba oil for moisture and shine. 

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

Pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner for best results.

5. Ash Bronde

Asian woman with short hair in medium brown hair color wearing a white polo.
If you can’t choose between brown and blonde, this hair color is for you. Credit: Mike Von from Unsplash

Mix brown and blonde, throw in some ashy tones, and you get this trendy hue. Pair it with an equally trendy haircut like a layered bob for a fresh look.

6. Milk Tea Latte

Asian woman with medium brown milk tea hair color
With this gorgeous medium brown hair color, you don’t need to do much to add oomph to your hair. Credit: Shutterstock

This medium brown hair color has tiny hints of ash, giving a cool undertone to this creamy milk tea shade. Get a fresh and youthful look with this color by pairing it with a shoulder-length haircut.

7. Tawny

Asian woman with short, tawny hair wearing a collared polo
Why don’t you try this color when you get a new ‘do for summer? Credit: Dennie Ramon

Try this brownish-orange hair color to bring out your eyes and add warmth to your face. Tawny also livens up a short haircut, so consider getting this hue if you have a bob.

8. Dark and Medium Brown Hair Color Reverse Ombré

Asian woman with long toffee brown and chocolate brown hair
Add drama to your long hair by getting toffee brown highlights. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Combining medium and dark brown hair colors adds depth and drama to your hair. To create a unique look, wear these hues in a reverse ombré fashion, where you start with medium hair colors at your roots and transition to dark hues at the tips.

9. Golden Brown

Asian woman with golden brown hair color standing among sunflowers
This medium brown hair color blends well with naturally dark hair. Credit: Miggy Rivera from Pexels

Give your hair a gorgeous, sun-kissed look with golden brown hair color. Whether you get it as highlights or as your new hair color, you’ll look like you just came from the beach, as it’s super flattering for morenas. 

10. Golden Copper Brown

Medium brown hair color: Asian woman with golden copper brown hair smiling
Exude a laidback, summery vibe all year long with golden copper brown hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Add a reddish undertone to golden brown, and you get this warm hair color. You can leave your dark roots as they are for depth.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Intense Repair Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Frequent coloring treatments can cause extreme damage. Use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo to nurse your hair back to its healthy-looking state. This shampoo has keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful. Its Keratin Repair Actives also repair and nourish damaged hair from its core to its surface.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

After shampooing, use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner for best results. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to repair damage from within. With regular use, it leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute. 

11. Caramel

Asian woman with short layered caramel hair
Caramel highlights keep dark hair from looking plain and flat. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This beautiful hair color makes your hair’s texture and layers more defined, so get caramel highlights to enhance tousled hairstyles and choppy bobs and lobs.

12. Wood and Ginger

Asian woman with brownish ginger hair wearing a red dress.
This hair color gives you a less intense ginger option. Credit:

This hue has the timelessness of brown mixed with the vibrancy of ginger hair. It’s a medium brown hair color with a little zing!

13. Toffee Hair Color

Asian woman with medium brown hair wearing a light brown jacket.
Give your face a warm, youthful glow with this hair color. Credit: Pixta

If you love warm brown shades, here’s another option for you. It has tinges of caramel and golden brown over a rich brown base. And like its namesake candy, toffee hair color looks yummy and irresistible.

14. Brown Color Melt

Back of a woman with long curly medium brown hair.
How’s this for your next glow-up? Credit: Shutterstock

The combination of light and medium brown hues gives your hair dimension and a rich glow. Maintain it by keeping your hair shiny and your hair color vibrant with an anti-fade shampoo.

15. Medium Chestnut Highlights

Looking for the sweet spot between red and brown? Chestnut is the color for you. Credit: Dennie Ramon

The possibilities are endless with medium brown hair color. Enjoy as you experiment with its different shades that will add an instant oomph to your crowning glory. Keep your tresses looking healthy and vibrant as well with a disciplined hair care regimen.