Orange Hair Color Ideas to Ignite Your Look

Give shades of brown and blonde a break. Try orange hair. Check out these pegs to inspire you. 

Will you consider getting orange hair? Why not, right? Gone are the days when hair is either black, brown, or blonde only. Now, you can experiment with different colors. You can go for bold and unconventional hues like green and purple. You can choose fiery shades of red. If this hair color is in your book, here are some ideas to inspire you.

10 Cool Orange Hair Shades to Try

1. Apricot

Orange hair: Closeup shot of a girl with apricot hair against a light gray background
Look pastel-pretty in this sweet apricot hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love pastels and light colors, try apricot. It’s a soft and feminine color that goes well with pale and fair skin tones. A bit of bounce and volume will help the color pop. You might want to flip your hair when you blow dry to give it a boost.

2. Orange Ombre

Orange hair: Closeup shot of a woman with short orange ombre hair against a blue and orange background
Try orange ombre hair and get hair as beautiful as sunset. Credit: Shutterstock

Get this ‘do by dyeing your roots orange, then let it slowly transition to your natural hair color. You can also dye the rest of your hair blonde and let orange fade to that color. This way, your hair will give off a sunset-like effect. So gorgeous!

3. Red Orange Hair

Orange hair: Woman with long red orange hair wearing a green sleeveless dress outdoors
Red orange hair can add warmth to pale skin. Credit: Shutterstock

This darker shade of orange can suit morenas and women with medium skin tones. It is chic and elegant as well. A bit of shine can make this hair color look sleek, so don’t forget to apply a drop of hair serum before leaving the house.

4. Burnt Orange Hair

Orange hair: Closeup shot of a woman with orange pixie cut wearing a black blouse
Combine burnt orange with a darker hue to have an edgy, two-toned hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Look a bit edgy with a touch of burnt orange tone on a pixie cut. To create drama, get a long fringe and dye it burnt orange while keeping the rest of your hair in its natural hair color. Then, style your pixie cut by creating a quiff or by curling your long bangs.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your quiff to make it last long. This hairspray is humidity-resistant so your hair won’t fall flat in the middle of the day. 

5. Bright Orange Hair

Orange hair: Closeup side view of a woman with bright orange wavy lob
Get flaming hot hair by getting an edgy haircut and dyeing it bright orange. Credit: Shutterstock

Ready to take the leap? Be adventurous with your hair and try this bold color. Bright hair screams energy and passion. The color will definitely wake you up in the morning when you wash your face and look in the mirror. Add more wow factor by adding texture to your hair or making waves.

6. Black and Orange

orange hair: back view of model is shown and her white skin contrasts her hair color
Black and orange is a great and fierce combination. Credit: Shutterstock

If having bright colored hair isn’t stand out enough, then, go for a combination of two colors–orange and black, and be really bold! It’s edgy and dramatic, giving you the look of a cool rebel. Plus, these colors make your fair skin pop!

7. Dark Orange Hair

orange hair: model is wearing a black top and her head is slightly tilted
Dark orange is a great start to coloring your hair orange. Credit: Shutterstock

If you are not yet comfortable with a screaming tone for your hair, then, this dark orange is a great alternative. It’s just a little above copper and looks more like a fusion of copper and mahogany. Still, it’s edgy but stays within your comfort zone.

8. Matte Orange

model with red curly locks and hat
Go matte and be unique. Credit: Shutterstock

Don’t you just love the matte finish of this hair color? It doesn’t look dry and the color is so vibrant. Plus, with waves and curls, your hair will definitely look more voluminous and fluffy! We can only think of one character here–Rapunzel!

9. Orange Streaks

model's head is tilted and her eyes are shut, showing more of her emotions
Get streaks for a more unique look. Credit: Shutterstock

This hair coloring technique is one of the best ways to color your hair when you feel apprehensive about how this hair color will look on you. The streaks make a great style and statement but are subtle enough to make you feel comfortable in an unconventional hue.

10. Yellow Orange Hair

Model looks very beautiful with light brown yellowish locks
Bring out your fair skin with orange hair. Credit: Shutterstock

We just love how this hair color makes your fair skin pop! The nice thing about this hue is that it also suits medium skin. And you can style it the messy way to give it a sexier finish.

What are you waiting for? Head to your favorite salon and get crazy with orange hair. Be bold, be brave, and let your bubbly personality shine.


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