20 Best Hair Colors for Morena Skin in 2020

Check out our list of hair colors for morena skin that will definitely complement your skin’s beautiful golden glow!

Morena beauties usually have naturally dark hair; and while there’s definitely an allure in black hues, upgrading your look by trying a new color brings a touch of freshness to your style. Finding the right hair color for morena skin is a lot trickier than it is for mestizas who can easily pull off both light and dark hair shades.

But did you know that there are actually a lot of flattering hues that perfectly complement caramel-colored skin? Different shades of brown, with touches of blond or reddish tones, offer dimension to the hair. You can also go for colors other than brown.

Infographic of different hair colors or morena skin
Use this as a guide to help you pick the best hair color. Design: Bianca Dodds

Are you excited? Check out these color ideas that will perfectly suit your beautiful brown skin.

1. Chocolate brown

Asian woman with chocolate brown hair
Go loco over chocolate brown hair! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Chocolate brown is a popular hair color for morena skin. This rich, delicious color is stunning on morena skin. Add lighter speckles of brown here and there for added texture and appeal. A dark, decadent shade like chocolate brown looks great when shiny, so don’t forget to apply hair serum on your hair after styling. 

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color from fading by switching to TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner. This duo has anti-fade technology so you get to wear your hair color for a longer time. 

2. Golden Bronze

Asian woman with morena skin smiling
Complement your warm skin tone with an equally warm hair color like golden bronze. Credit: Shutterstock

This shade of brown works best on warm skin tones like morena. Golden bronze gives your face a fresh and healthy glow. You can get it as highlights, too, if you’re not yet comfortable dyeing all of your hair.

3. Light Ash Blonde

Woman with light ash blonde hair wearing a white coat
Light ash blond on morena skin? A big yes! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Blonde shades don’t only work for fair-skinned women. They suit morenas, too! Make your blonde hair edgy by going for the ashy kind. You’ll look trendy, too, because ash hair colors are super in!

Editor’s tip: Keep the blonde in and the brass out! Maintain ashy and blonde hair colors by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner. This duo has purple formula which neutralizes brassy tones and jojoba oil which keeps your colored hair moisturized. 

4. Espresso

Hair colors for morena: Closeup shot of a woman with brown skin and long espresso hair
Look hot with beautiful espresso har. Credit: iStock

If you’re not looking for a drastic hair change, hues that are slightly lighter than your natural black color, like espresso, give dimension to the hair. It’s a sexy dark shade that never goes out of style.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair soft and smooth and your color vibrant with a conditioner that’s specially formulated for colored hair. We love Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner, a sulfate-free formulation, specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness.

5. Ash brown

Hair color for morenas: Woman with long ash brown hair with bangs wearing a black outfit on the runway
Choose ash brown if you want a brown shade with a tinge of gray.. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This subtle but striking shade works beautifully with caramel-colored skin and has a really dramatic effect that plays out really well if you have brown eyes. Add a full fringe to add drama to your ash brown hair. 

6. Bronde

Hair color for morenas: Woman with long ombre bronde hair wearing a gray coat
Can’t decide between blonde and brown? Go for bronde! Credit: iStock

This gorgeous brown-and-blonde combo is a real stand-out. Opt for darker roots that go a few shades lighter halfway through. It’s a stunning color that flatters a golden brown skin tone because golden, multidimensional tones are perfect for girls with naturally dark hair color and tan skin.

7. Caramel

caramel brown hair color for morena skin
Hair color for morena skin: caramel.

Caramel has a delicious golden touch to it, and if you’re not all for going subtle but still want to stick to a brown color, caramel is perfect for you. It’s striking and gives your skin a nice, healthy glow. When you have this color, an updo with loose strands by the cheeks can be flattering, as this ‘do allows your hair to frame your face beautifully.

8. Honey

Asian woman with morena skin and honey hair color
Get that sun-kissed glow with honey hair color. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Look like you just came from the beach with honey hair color. This warm shade complements an equally warm skin tone. It’s definitely a stylish break from your naturally black tresses.

9. Cinnamon

Woman with curly cinnamon hair
With fab cinnamon curls, you’ll be walking down the street like it’s your own runway. Credit: Shutterstock

Give your hair a sweet treat by going for this yummy color. With hints of red and orange, cinnamon hair can add warmth to your face, so no need to go overboard with makeup to look your best.

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10. Silver Blonde

silver blonde hair color for morena girls
Take the leap and go for this light blonde shade. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Who says you can only go for brown shades? If you’re going for an edgy look, try silver blonde. The contrast between your hair and skin allows you to flaunt your beautiful brown complexion. To get this color, bleaching is involved, which can damage your hair. Don’t forget to give your tresses extra TLC through weekly hair mask treatments.

Editor’s tip: Bleaching can cause severe damage to your hair. Nurse your strands back to health with Dove Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has serum capsules that penetrate your strands and help undo visible signs of damage in just a minute. How cool is that?

11. Dirty Blonde

Hair color for morena skin: Closeup shot of a woman with dirty blonde lob wearing a neon green shirt outdoors
If you want a subtle, matte-like blonde shade, go for dirty blonde. Credit: indigitalimages.co

It’s like sandy blonde, but not quite. It’s close to bronde, but with ashy tones. It may be a complicated color to describe, but trust us, it will make your overall look chic and sophisticated. Go to your most trusted professional stylist to get this color (and to prevent hair damage, too!).

12. Wine Red

woman with curly dark red burgundy hair
Dark red hair can look classy on morena skin. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Red being suitable only for fair-skinned women is a misconception. Red is for everyone; you just have to pick the right shade for you. Darker shades like burgundy and wine can go well with morena skin. These shades can give your hair more depth, especially when the light hits your tresses.

13. Ash Brown With Highlights

Asian woman with ash brown medium length hair wearing a pink blouse outdoors
Get this trendy shade of brown for a youthful but edgy look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

With ash brown being one of the trendiest hair colors today, it seems like the perfect choice when you want a hair makeover. You can even get other ashy tones as highlights to give your hair more dimension.

14. Dip-dyed Blonde Hair

Short wavy hair ideas: Woman with short wavy dip-dyed blonde hair
If you love beautiful contrasts, go for dip-dyed hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Wear blonde shades in a quirky and playful way by getting dip-dyed hair. The contrast makes your look unique, and you don’t have to worry about retouching your roots once your hair starts growing.

15. Mahogany

Mahogany hair color: Asian woman smiling with long ombre mahogany hair
Happy with your mahogany hair color? We are, too! Credit: Yindee Phuttasirayakorn

This warm brown shade will definitely give your morena skin a healthy glow. You can also get this color in ombre style, giving your hair a dramatic transition from black to mahogany.

16. Ash Hair Streaks

Asian woman with long dark hair with gray streaks wearig a leopard-print
Tiny doses of gray add an edgy touch to your look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Dipping your toes in something hip and edgy? Try getting ash hair streaks. They stand out against your naturally dark hair and instantly transform your look. It’s as if your hair is saying, “I’m ready to rock and roll!”

17. Mauve

Asian woman with long straight mauve hair wearing a patterned blouse and dark lipstick
This muted purple hue makes your look edgy and playful at the same time. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you want to experiment with unconventional hair colors, try mauve. It’s a subtle version of purple, and it’s totally wearable! You can also throw in some pink hues if you want to add a sweet and girly touch.

18. Burgundy

Woman with morena skin and burgundy hair
Slay and shine with burgundy hair. Credit: Shutterstock

This is another dark red hue that looks great on morenas. This color looks extra gorgeous on shiny hair, so don’t forget to add a drop of hair serum or leave-on cream to your tresses.

19. Medium Brown Balayage

Asian woman with balayage brown hair wearing a blue off-shoulder top
Get a sun-kissed glow with medium brown balayage hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Make brown hair color blend more seamlessly with your naturally dark hair through the balayage technique. The color is handpainted on your hair so the result looks more natural.

20. Platinum Blonde

Woman with platinum blonde hair wearing a leopard patterned coat
Platinum blonde on morena skin? It’s a yes! Credit: Arianna Sharfman

This cool, metallic blonde shade contrasts with your morena skin, so both your hair and skin are highlighted. It gives you an edgy look that you can slay on and off the runway.

Finding the perfect hair color for morena skin is all about enhancing the richness and drama that your natural tones already provide. All you need is a bit of tweaking here and there to keep your look interesting. Playing with colors that add depth and dimension while still looking natural is a good place to start!

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