13 Dazzling Dark Blonde Hair Colour Ideas That’ll Take Your Breath Away for 2019

Take a walk on the dark blonde side this year with one of these breath-taking hues!  

There’s no denying that dark blonde hair (AKA bronde) is totally striking, sophisticated, and stylish – not to mention the perfect way to get the best of both blonde and brown hair colours. And this year, there are plenty of super-chic hues (think deliciously deep tones mixed with golden accents) to tempt you to the bronde side.

So, if you’re considering taking the plunge and are looking for a dark blonde hue that’s just right, stay put. Here we have 13 sublime dark blonde hair colour ideas that’ll have you running to the salon, pronto!

1. Sun-kissed dark blonde highlights

model with dark blonde balayage wavy hairstyle
Extend your summer look all year round with these sun-kissed highlights! Credit: Instagram.com/balayageartists

Desperate to attain a dark blonde hair colour that screams Cali-babe vibes? Then consider getting sun-kissed highlights or a foilyage (AKA foil balayage) done!

As you can see, this trendsetter’s natural tone practically melts into the darker blonde hue, which gradually fades into a lighter tone toward the ends.  Credit: @balayageartists

2. Rooty bronde buzz cut

woman with dark blonde buzz cut hairstyle
Be bold and beautiful with a dark blonde buzz. Credit: Instagram.com/baldgirlsclub_

Thanks to Adwoa Aboah and Kristen Stewart, the iconic buzz cut is already shaping up to be a major hair trend for 2017. So, when we spotted this beautiful rocker-chick’s spiky mane with this amazing in-between colour on Instagram, we couldn’t help but swoon!

We particularly love how the hue brings out her features and adds a softness to her overall look. Credit: @baldgirlsclub_

3.  Dark blonde and honey afro

woman with highlighted dark blonde afro hairstyle
Want to jazz up an afro? Add some dark blonde highlights! Credit: Instagram.com/janibellrosanne

Want to go lighter but worried it’ll clash with your skin tone? Then take inspiration from this Instagrammer‘s summery, golden afro.

The trick to achieving this look? Keep your roots your natural hair colour and get ribbons of dark and light honey-coloured tones on the tips on your hair. Credit: @janibellrosanne

4. Ashy bronde hair

close up of model with ask dark blonde hairstyle
Go stylishly back to the basics with ash dark blonde hair. Credit: Instagram.com/_infinityhair_

Residing at the more elegant end of the dirty blonde spectrum, this sophisticated dusty, shimmering bronde tone is a great way to dip your toes into the ash hair trend to see how you like it. Credit: @_infinityhair_

5. Bronde bob

model with blonde and brown blunt cut bob
Get the best of both worlds with a dreamy bronde hue! Credit: Instagram.com/theblondebrunette901

Tempted to join the bob brigade? Great! But to really make a style statement, why not consider pairing your new cut with a fresh, glowing bronde hue? And, one glance at the smoothly styled bob above is all the convincing you’ll need! Credit: @theblondebrunette901

6. Pearl dirty blonde hair

model with dark blonde pearly long hair
Pearly dark blonde hair does exist! Credit: Instagram.com/megs_104

You’ve heard it here first: pearl hair is set to take 2017 by a storm. So, if you’re after a stand-out hair colour that combines cool, pearl-blonde tones with darker, dirty-blonde roots, keep this pretty colour combo on your radar. Credit: @megs_104

7. Caramel dirty blonde hair

gigi hadid with caramel blonde hair on instagram
Love caramel frappuccinos? Then prepare to fall in love with this hue! Credit: Instagram.com/gigihadid

Oh Gigi Hadid, you steal our hearts time after time with your ultra-delicious caramel-toned hue. And we have to say, that these cool-girl, loose waves pair perfectly with your flattering colour!

So, if you’re thinking about refreshing your locks, this sublime colour is a complete recipe for success! Credit: @gigihadid

8. Strawberry bronde

model with strawberry dark blonde hair
Prefer living life on the peachy end? This hue has got your back! Credit: Instagram.com/markgardnermenai

When you mix dirty blonde and strawberry-red tones together, you get the dreamiest hue ever: strawberry bronde. And when this mega-babe debuted her playful, flirty colour on Instagram, we just had to stop and stare!

The ribbons of red, bronze, peach and dirty blonde running through her mane blend seamlessly, making for a subtle yet show-stopping look! Credit: @markgarnermenai

9. Dirty blonde sombre

model with sombre dark blonde sleek hairstyle
Forget ombre, try sombre! Instagram.com/yeghairbyalex

Move over ombre, sombre (AKA subtle ombre) is taking over! This Instagrammer’s mane is the perfect example of the sombre trend, as her natural hair colour has been softly accented with a darkish-blonde hue, that’s beyond impressive and sophisticated. Credit: @yeghairbyalex

10. Multi-faceted blonde hair

close up of model with multifaceted blonde hairstyle at coachella
Shine bright like a diamond with a multifaceted blonde hue! Credit: Instagram.com/flamcis

Want to make a stylish impact with your next colour choice? Then try working in a mixture of platinum blonde, dirty blonde and dark brown colours in your mane, for a unique shade that’s totally out of this world.

Rest assured that when you pair this gorgeous look with undone curls at your next event, you’ll turn more than few heads! Credit: @flamcis

11. Dirty blonde roots

khloe kardashian with dark dirty blonde roots and buttery blonde hair on instagram
Dirty dark blonde roots are a kool-girl staple! Credit: Instagram.com/khloekardashian

When Pia Mia showed the world that dark roots and blonde hair go together like peanut butter and jelly, everyone who’s anyone seemed to follow suit.

The contrasting dark roots and blonde hair make for a sexy, edgy outcome, and is the perfect look for lazy girl’s who don’t mind missing out on touch-ups. Credit: @khloekardashian

12. Bronde colour melt

model with flamboyage dark blonde hair
Get flamboyant with flamboyage! Credit: Instagram.com/colormemimi

Ombre and balayage hair is evolving yet again, coming in hot this time with a more diffused look called colour-melting or ‘flamboyage’. This process incorporates elements of both balayage and ombre techniques to give the hair more depth and a natural-yet-polished finish.

We particularly love how this blondie’s mane starts off a rich chocolate brown at roots, that then melts into a mesmerising dark honey-toned hue. Sign us up! Credit: @colourmemimi

13. Reverse ombre

woman with reverse dark to light hairstyle at salon
Reverse, reverse! Credit: Instagram.com/glowthehairspecialist

Lucky enough to already have dark blonde hair? Well, if you’re desperate to change up your look, why not give reverse ombre a whirl? Not sure what it is? It works as the name suggests, by reversing the colours used in your ombre look.

As you can see, this Instagrammer’s mane gently fades from dirty blonde, into a creamy, nude blonde hue, resulting in a discreet look that’s got all the styling impact of brighter and bolder hues. Credit: @glowthehairspecialist

Editor’s tip: If you’re tempted to give dark blonde hair a whirl, remember to use a wash and care system specifically formulated for dyed blonde hair. We’re currently fawning over the Toni&Guy Illuminate Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, as it helps hair look frizz-free, all while helping maintain your hue’s vibrancy.


Have these dark blonde hair colours got you lusting for more? If so, head over to our Blonde Hair page now, where you’re sure to find a hue to brighten your mane this season!

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