Dark ombre hair: The colour trend that keeps on giving

Instagram's best dark ombre hair colour combinations.  

It seems like every day there is a new hair colour trend to fawn over. A simple scroll through Instagram and you will see everything from violet hues to grombre, plus many, many more colour combinations. But knowing how to get in on the trend when you have dark hair can be tricky, which is where the ever-popular dark ombre hair trend comes in…

Everyone from Ciara to Demi Lovato has tested ombre on dark hair and slayed, proving it to be a low  commitment look and the perfect gateway to other colourful styles! But if you want to see how women are rocking this trend IRL, sit back, because we’ve scoured social media and handpicked our fave dark ombre combos to tempt you trial the trend.

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side view of woman with dark brown wavy medium length ombre hair
Warming tones add more dimension to locks. Credit: Instagram/com/saloncouture_ny

Salted caramel

Come on, who doesn’t love salted caramel?! Now imagine how amazing it would be if you could have a salted caramel inspired hue to your hair, softening and adding depth to your tresses. Credit: @saloncouture_ny

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woman with medium length dark brown hair with grey ombre finish
Let’s all embrace the grey hair trend. Credit: Instagram/com/spicy_sugar

Salt & pepper

From graphite to metallics, grey shades are one of the hottest hair hues to be spotted with – and it just so happens to work a treat as an ombre for dark hair, too. Credit: @spicy_sugar

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woman with dark brown hair with blue ombre finish
We are deeply in love with this oceanic hue. Credit: Instagram.com/thebespokesalon

Oceanic hues

From subtle to extreme, there is so much room for creativity when it comes to dark ombre hair. Take this tranquil, ocean-like colour combination for example: the cool tones seamlessly blend from the dark base, like light filtering though water. Credit: @thebespokesalon

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back view of woman with long wavy dark green ombre hair
We can’t help but be green with envy. Credit: Instagram.com/adlydesign

Green ombre

As long as you stick to the rule of wearing your ombre hair dark to light, the options are limitless. Adding multi-toned shades of blue and green to her dark locks really makes this Instagrammer’s hue pop. Credit: @adlydesign

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woman with long dark brown ombre hair
Picture-perfect tresses. Credit: Instagram.com/malloryje

Iced caramel

When looking for dark hair with ombre, we are totally in love with this iced caramel shade. Just like our fave summer drink, iced caramel hair colours are utterly delicious and super Instagrammable. Credit: @malloryje

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side view of woman with long dark brown ombre hair
We love this subtle transition of colour. Credit: Instagram.com/kittydoeshair

Subtle ombre

If ocean and green hues are a tad too adventurous for you, give your dark locks a more muted colour update with a sombre (AKA subtle ombre). With a rich chocolate shade added to the ends of her tresses, this Instagrammer has instantly given tonnes of extra depth to her overall look! Credit: @kittydoeshair

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side view of woman with medium length wavy dark brown to blonde ombre
Find out if blondes have more fun. Credit: Instagram.com/jaimyw

Ash ombre

Have you always wanted to find out if blondes really do have more fun, but not sure if you’re ready to commit to an all over colour? Then we suggest this dipping your toes into the colour pool with this ash ombre. Credit: @jaimyw

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woman with long wavy dark brown ombre amethyst hair colour
Mystic Meg. Credit: Instagram.com/threadnbreads

Amethyst ombre

Our final dark hair ombre is this gem of a look! Teaming her dark hair with a soft purple and ashy grey hues, this ombre is all kinds of fun. Credit: @threadnbreads

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