Rich brown hair: Colour inspiration from Instagram

Who said brown was boring?

Searching for a rich brown hair colour to rock this autumn, but having no luck with #hairspiration? Then look no further, because the All Things Hair team have done the heavy lifting and trawled through Instagram to find you 5 great hair shades to try this season!

Whether you’re a blonde thinking about heading over to the dark side, or a brunette just looking to revive your natural base colour, we’ve got something for everyone. So, click through our gallery above, or scroll down to discover our incredible Insta finds now!

Rich brown hair colour: 5 Instagram favourites


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Rich brown hair, colour inspiration: Sunkissed brown. Credit:

Sun-kissed brown

Just because the seasons have changed doesn’t mean that you can’t take those summer vibes into autumn. Try working a medium-warm brown as a base tone, and using a few lighter shades (like caramel and copper) as highlights, to give it a wonderful sunkissed finish. Trust us, it’ll be like summer never ended! Credit: @jennybartsch

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Rich brown hair, colour inspiration: Rich chesnut. Credit:

Rich chestnut

Do you find that darker, chocolate hues tend to wash you out? Then this rich brown hair colour is the one for you. Not only will this shade help to brighten up your complexion, but it’s natural-looking finish means it can literally turn anyone into a beautiful brunette. Hair-hoorays all around! Credit: @hannah_hairstyles

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Rich brown hair, colour inspiration: Auburn. Credit:


Is it a red? Is it a brown? No, it’s both! This rich hue is perfect for giving your tresses an awesome autumn colour treatment that’ll really brighten up your ‘do. Rock this shade alongside some big, bouncy curls and you’ll have a look that has tonnes of depth and dimension. Win! Credit: @smoinsta

Editor’s tip: To take this look up a notch, you might want to consider mixing in some warmer orange and red tones to tap into this season’s pumpkin spice hair trend. One pumpkin spice hair to go, please!

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Rich brown hair, colour inspiration: Dark Mocha. Credit:

Dark mocha

If you already have dark hair, it can be easy to choose a brown hair colour that’s too light for your taste, without knowing the end result. But that’s where this sultry, dark mocha hue can step in and save the day. This rich, dark brown colour perfectly toes the line between warm and cool, meaning it’s the ideal shade for those with darker complexions that have yellow undertones. Pretty neat, right? Credit: @sandrabuderka

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Rich brown hair, colour inspiration: Barely black. Credit:

Barely black

As hair colours go, black can be particularly hard to pull off, regardless of your skin tone! But there is a simple hair solution: barely black. This hair colour is far more flattering because of its ultra-deep and rich finish, giving it depth and dimension to spare! So, when rocking this super dark brown hue, be prepared to turn more than a few heads. Credit: @cleale_com

Editor’s tip: Whichever rich brown hair colour you choose, ensure you take proper care of your locks with a wash and care system specifically designed for brunettes. Try the Toni&Guy Cleanse Shampoo For Brunette Hair and the Toni&Guy Nourish Conditioner For Brunette Hairto make sure your tresses look their best until that next salon visit!

Still hunting for the rich brown hair colour of your dreams? Then you need the help of our trusty Brown Hair page! Bursting with amazing hair colour ideas, you’re sure to find the right shade and look for you.

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