8 Blonde hair colour ideas that’ll inspire you to take the plunge

All Things Hair | 16 November 2016

Be a blonde bombshell with these hot hair hues!

Contrary to popular belief, blonde hair is actually an ideal colour choice during wintertime. After all, what better way to brighten up a dull November day, than with a stunning shade of blonde in your hair? But if you’re wondering what hues are appropriate for the colder days to come, fret not: because we’ve got a load of blonde hair colour ideas, just waiting to be discovered!

So, if you don’t feel like going white blonde for winter (like these ladies, here), then why not take the plunge is a subtler way? Simply scroll down and take a look at our top 8 blonde hair colour ideas, to inspire your next look. 

Blonde hair colour ideas to inspire your next salon visit


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Blonde hair colour ideas: Dirty blonde. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Dirty blonde

If it’s good enough for Cara Delevingne, then it’s good enough for us, right? Dirty blonde hair has an ultra-cool, sexy vibe, that’s perfect for ladies with naturally darker hair, as achieving a dirty blonde ‘do can be done in a single salon visit. And when it comes to nailing this look, simply ask your stylist for a dark blonde base with ash blonde overtones, for a finish that’ll delicately lift your appearance.

Tip: For added impact, keep your naturally dark roots as they are, and lighten your tips. This will make for a highly contrasting look that’s super on-trend!

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Golden blonde Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Golden blonde

If you’re after a blonde look that has a universal appeal, then turn to those with shades of golden blonde! These stunning hues give your appearance of lovely glow, and always look effortlessly luxurious, no matter how dark or light you want your golden tresses to be. 

Opt for a single golden colour all over, or mix in a set of golden highlights, for a luscious look that has loads of depth and shimmering dimension. And since this classic hue never goes out of style, you can rest assured that it will always look amazing in whatever haircut you decide to rock!

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Rose golde. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Rose gold

Looking for a blonde hue that’s been fashion-approved? Well, in that case, turn to this pink-toned, rose gold version of blonde, that is sure to instantly uplift even the dullest of tresses! A subtler take on the bright neon and pastel colours of other hair trends, rose gold brings together a blonde base with coppery-red tones, as well as hints of gold and rose pink. And the good news is, that this ultra-feminine hair trend can easily be adapted to suit almost anyone – so what are you waiting for?!

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Platinum. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Platinum blonde

Not one for the faint hearted, especially if it’s your first exploration into blonde hair territory, platinum blonde has been on our trends radar for a few seasons now. And with style icons, such as Taylor Swift and Emma Stone, embracing the ultra-cool shade, you know that it’s a look worth trying!

However, if you’ve got very dark hair, don’t expect to come out of the salon with a platinum blonde ‘do right away, as it will take multiple visits to achieve your desired shade – but good things come to those who wait, right?

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Ash blonde. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Ash blonde

If platinum blonde hues aren’t quite your cup of tea, then how about trying a subtle, ash blonde shade on for size? This darker take on blonde hair is ideal for any of you who want to take baby steps to getting a lighter colour, and can be great if you just want to delicately update your look!

Giving you an edgy, rock-star vibe with a softer edge, ash blonde also works for almost anyone, regardless of your natural hair colour, skin tone, or eye colour, and is also a great option for disguising grey hair. Bonus! 

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Caramel. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Caramel blonde highlights

Don’t let the thought of having an all-over colour deter you from going blonde this season, because by simply opting for caramel blonde highlights, you can easily rock blonde tones into your natural hue. These indulgent shades are super-versatile and works with pretty much any hairstyle around (especially in a wavy bob, a al Jourdan Dunn)! Rich, ultra-soft shades of gold, caramel blonde highlights are perfect for ladies with natural brunette hair, who just want a small amount of colour to brighten their look.

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Ombre Credit: Indigitalimages.com


If you aren’t ready to go all the way, why not introduce blonde elements into your hair with an ombre effect, instead? This will allow you to try out being blonde, while keeping your natural roots and the darker hair around your face. Then, once you’re ready, you can add more and more blonde to the look, until you’ve become a fully-fledged blonde bombshell!

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Blonde hair colour ideas: Bronde. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


If you’ve got dark hair and you want to ease yourself into a blonde hair colour, then bronde could be the answer! Simply find the perfect balance between blonde and brown hair with a lush bronde hair hue, and let the gentle blonde tones seamlessly blend with your naturally dark tresses. It’s taken 2016 by storm, so be prepared to see a lot more of it in 2017, too! 

Editor’s tip: Looking for a new shampoo and conditioner that’s been specifically designed for coloured hair? Then we suggest trying the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, to help prevent your blonde hair from becoming brassy. And don’t forget to top if off with regular TLC treatments, using the TIGI Fashionista Blonde Mask!


Have these blonde hair colour ideas got you excited for more flaxen hues? Then you need to take a spin around our Blonde Hair page – full of beautiful blonde #hairspiration, this lovely styling hub has all the latest looks and celeb-endorsed hues to take your fancy!

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