20 Honey Hair Color Ideas We Love, And How to Find the Best Shade for You

Go light and keep it sweet.

There’s something uplifting about lightening up and going blonde. Out of all the blonde hair shades dark honey blonde hair color is at the top of our radar at the moment. We just love this warm hue when it’s mixed with gorgeous brown tones. Plus, it works on just about anyone with a warmer undertone. But, like any gorgeous new color, you’re going to have to figure out how to get the right sun-kissed honey blonde shade for you. No worries, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve taken some pointers from our colorist to provide you with some insider tips for going blonde. Read on to learn how you can get the most flattering honey-blonde hue:

20 Honey Blonde Hair Color Shades Trending Now

Check out the looks below for some inspiration for your honey blonde hair color.

1. Get a Gloss

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Give your hair a healthy gloss finish.

Refresh your luscious honey blonde hair with a glossing treatment: Not only will it revitalize your color and counteract any brassiness or chlorine pigmentation, but it will also fill in porous strands for a smoother, shinier look.

2. Darken Your Roots

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A rootier effect warms you up for Fall.

Want to transition into a sultrier shade, but still want to feel, you know, blonde? Try getting darker roots. A deliberately rooty color has that lived-in feel, but with a polished, more expensive take—and doesn’t indicate that you were just sloppy about upkeep. Ask your stylist to smudge a warm brown that’s one to two shades darker than your honey blonde hair.

Ed’s note: Keep it above eye level so it doesn’t look like you just forgot about your ’do all season. A dry shampoo that smoothens, like Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Dry Shampoo, keeps your edgy new upgrade fresh all day.

3. Go the way of sombré.

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Show off your honey hue with this long lob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Instead of an ombré, which can sometimes look too stripey and harsh, ask for a sombré instead. Subtler than an ombré, a sombré that blends a darker brown base with honey blonde highlights on the mid-lengths. It ends gracefully marries two color trends in one. Have your stylist do a balayage technique, where s/he paints on some quiet honey blonde hair highlights into your look without a telltale line. Maintain this sexy new hue by keeping your shade vibrant. Switching to a lower-sulfate wash and care system, like Nexxus Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner, gently nourishes as it prolongs your color for up to eight weeks.

4. Ribbon in Some Red

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A slight hint of strawberry enlivens a warm blonde shade. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Tying in a few reddish highlights can actually warm up your features in a romantic, sun-kissed way. Shades such as light copper rose gold and strawberry blonde actually complement honey blonde hair perfectly. And they can impart some luxurious dimension to your overall color.

5. A Gold-Tinged Glaze is a Game-Changer

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Go for the gold: A gold-tinged glaze is luxurious without being OTT. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Similar to a gloss but shorter-lived, a glaze stays on hair for only one to two weeks. It’s a clever way to flirt with or ease into a warmer shade, particularly if you’re still on the fence about how it will look with your features. A gold-tinted glaze can infuse your existing honey blonde hair with a warmer, richer tone. Ask your stylist to focus on the sections near your hairline for a more flattering effect. Also, unlike a gloss, a glaze is both peroxide- and ammonia-free, meaning you can have it re-done as soon as you notice some fading.

6. Honey Blonde on Natural Curls

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Add some honey to your curls.

We love how textured and striking lighter tones look on naturally curly and voluminous hair types. Go with a few different shades of honey blonde to add depth to this look. Leaving dark roots exposed is also another great way to spice up your look.

7. Go Lighter on the Ends

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Give the ends a bump of light blonde.

Add some lighter shades of blonde to the end of your color for a nice pop of brightness. This color transitions nicely from summer to fall since you’ll have darker tones growing in as the weather gets cooler. Can you keep a secret? You can use a conditioner like TRESemmé Gloss Light Blonde Color Depositing Conditioner to keep your honey blonde hair dye vibrant in between salon appointments.

8. Add Loose Waves

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Create a boho vibe with loose waves.

Step up your color with a boho-chic vibe. Create some loose waves to let every dimension of this luscious hair color show through. Take the dimension up a notch with tight heatless curls using a roller set.

9. Honey Blonde Ombré Color

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A light ombre never hurt anybody.

Warmer-toned ombre is a fresh take on the popular color technique. This hair coloring is so versatile making it perfect for every season whether it be cool or warm. Give this unique yet practical  color combo a try for yourself!

10. Long Honey Blonde Hair

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Go long.

How dreamy is this length paired with this shade of honey blonde? We love how the waves enhance the shine and make the various tones in the color pop. This is also a gorgeous style that can be worn on shorter hair lengths.

11. Warm Honey Hues

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These warmer hues flatter a range of skin tones.

If you are not sure which warm honey blonde hue is best for you, opt for a warm, almost golden shade like this, that flatters a wide range of skin tones. This style also looks great paired against strawberry blonde and reddish hair tones. To keep your hue vibrant like the first day, we recommend Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner, specifically designed to enrich and tone your blonde-dyed hair.

12. Super Soft Honey Blonde Transition

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Opt for a soft transition.

This is a great way to achieve a honey hair color if you are starting with a darker base. You can easily opt for a soft transition for seamless blending while still trying out the honey hue.

13. Cool-Toned Honey Blonde Hair

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Opt for a cooler option.

If cooler tones better suit you, try this cooler hue! This option lets you try out a color that’s on that honey blonde scale while still keeping it flattering for your skin tone. Sure, it’s a little darker, but it still lets you experiment with a lighter hue.

14. Large Highlights

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Play with color and proportions.

Play with color proportions and opt for larger honey highlights. Another cool way to spice up proportions is with large dark honey blonde streaks that are spread evenly throughout your hairstyle or left in the front of your mane to frame your face.

15. All-Over Honey Blonde Hue

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A gorgeous shade to try this season. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

You may end up loving this hairstyle so much that you decide to opt for an all-over hue! Go all in with a dark honey blonde hue. For a more natural look, try adding darker brown highlights for dimension.

16. Nude Honey Blonde

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Some nude undertones will add depth to your honey-dyed hair.

Add some cool undertones to your honey-coloured hair for extra texture and fullness. The wavy hairstyle will also enhance all the different shades of blonde in your mane.

17. Honey Blonde Hair on Black Hair

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Spice up your jet black hair with some blonde!

Want to spice up your jet-black hair? Then some honey blonde highlights will do the trick. These two shades greatly complement each other and will give you a super chic look for work and play.

18. Honey Highlights on Brown Hair

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Go overboard on the volume.

Here’s another example of how this fairy blonde can really revive your natural hair color. Adding some honey highlights to your brown hair will create natural depth and volume, plus this look is trending this season!

19. Honey Blonde Money Piece

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Make your ruby hair shine with blonde highlights

If you don’t want to commit to a full honey blonde look, the money piece trend is the perfect way to test this shade out on your natural color. Consisting of two face-framing highlights, this trend is super cute and easy to wear.

20. Honey Balayage

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Balayage is always trending.

Get this beautiful honey-brown hair shade with the help of balayage. This trend never goes out of fashion for a reason: it’s easy to wear and super cool.

How to Find the Best Shade of Honey Blonde for You

Adding color to your hair can change your image and make your complexion glow, not to mention add shine, texture, and thickness to your hair. One of our favorites is honey blonde. This is a darker shade of yellow blonde with brown undertones that also includes shades that range from light to dark. Typically, this hair color works well with warm skin tones. They highlight your natural undertone and even out the red pigments in your skin. Cool skin tones should avoid a hair color like this since it could clash with the cool in your skin and end up washing you out.

Eye Color and Honey Blonde Hair

Maybe your eyes are your favorite feature and you want to find a shade that complements and highlights their color:

Dark Eyes
If your eyes fall on the darker end of the brown spectrum, they could match well with a darker shade of honey blonde with deep golden brown hints. You can opt for a variation of copper tone lowlights or highlights to lighten things up a bit and highlight your dark eyes. On the other hand, for brown eyes that are lighter such as hazel, a medium honey blonde shade with caramel tones would accentuate your eye color.

Light Eyes
Since your eyes fall within a group of colors such as blue, green, and gray, you want to accentuate your tone with a light shade like strawberry honey blonde or a darker shade like chestnut. Both will draw more attention to the flecks in your eyes and complement their color.

Mixed Eyes
This eye type has a mixture of shades like gray, green, and blue. If you look closely you could probably see little flecks of this color range in your pupils. You can play with just about any shade of honey blonde color. Any choice you make may light up those pretty eyes!

Thinking about trying out a shade of honey hair color? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!


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