Lighten Up: 15 Pastel Hair Colors We Can’t Get Enough Of

These cotton candy-inspired hues have us feeling all light and airy.

Pastel hair colors are a fun way to switch up your look by adding in a burst of color. It can also be a low-commitment option and allows you to opt for some colorful highlights or ombré tones for a subtle effect, or go for something really bold like an all-over color shade. But whatever you decide, we are totally into this look and just love how pastel shades are super feminine and airy and are always a trendy hair color option that can work on a variety of hair types and textures.

Lighten Up with these 15 Pastel Hair Colors

Whether you want to try out a light green, purple, or pink, we’ve got options for you! Read on to discover 15 of our favorite pastel hair colors ideas that might just inspire you to brighten up this year:

1. Rose Gold Roots

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Go for a rose gold rooted look.

Add just a touch of rose gold to your strands by dyeing just your roots. This look works perfectly with an easy top knot or dressed up in a fancier style. It’s one of those versatile hair color ideas that can blend in when you need it to or stand out when you’re ready to have some fun!

2. Light Purple

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Consider a luminescent shade of purple.

This luminescent shade of purple is on the glowy side of pastel hair colors and it’s one of our favorite options. Keep your color vibrant and smooth by incorporating Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo and Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Conditioner into your regular routine.

3. Pink and Orange

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Mix two light and flirty colors.

Why settle for one pastel hair color when you can go for two? Mix pink and orange for a light and flirty look. Pink and orange blend together for a perfectly fun pastel look!

4. Pink Ombré

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Ask your stylist for a twist on the classic ombre style.

Pink is never a bad idea. Give the classic ombré style a twist by opting for a bright shade of pink instead of the usual blonde.

5. Multi-Colored

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Opt for a rainbow of pastel colors.

Get in on the latest Instagram trend and opt for a rainbow of pastel colors. Keep your colorful bob silky smooth with a pump of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum through your strands.

6. Baby Pink

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Soft and sweet.

Soften your curls with a light hue of baby pink hair color. This soft baby pink hue is subtle enough to complement your look without taking over completely!

7. Bright Pink

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This bright shade of light pink is eye-catching in the best way.

Alternatively, consider a vibrant shade of bright pink as a bold way to lighten up your strands. This bubblegum pink color is a beautiful contrast to any skin tone.

8. Technicolor

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Pair blue, purple, and pink together for a technicolor statement.

Why stop at one color when you can spring for two? Purple and pink are a match made in heaven and we can’t get enough of this style.

9. Peach Tones

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Lighten up your space buns with some peach hues.

Go pretty in peach with a color that will accentuate your style. We especially love this ‘pop’ of color on space buns.

10.  Sea Green

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A relaxing color to add to your hair.

Evoke some serious sea vibes with this light green hue. A relaxing color, you can opt for an all-over shade of green or some subtle highlights. We’ve seen many iterations of green hair making their way amongst the street-style scene. From forest green to lime (and more!), one thing is for sure: Green hair is going strong and reigning this spring. Opt for a color that blends with your natural tones to bring out your facial features and skin tone.

11. Pink

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A must-have hue to try out. Photo credit:

Pink hair is one trend that’s not going away anytime soon. We love the pastel version with its focus on lighter shades of bubblegum pink and subtle rose gold hues. Wear this all over your hair, or opt for a subtle highlighting effect. Whatever you decide, you can’t go wrong with pink hair!

12. Orange Tips

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Subtle orange tips are a fierce look to try this summer.

You don’t have to go for an all-over look to experiment with color. Opt to color your tips or a few strands to play with a new shade. We love how orange hair looks fierce on platinum blonde hair, resulting in an unexpected pop of color.

13. Subtle Tips

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You can have fun with color and a hairstyle with this color, braided combo. Photo credit: Dvora

We have also been loving seeing the pastel hair intermixed with some of our favorite hairstyles. This cool braided hairstyle lets you showcase your awesome style with the gorgeous combination of color that’s bound to turn heads.

14. Lilac

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A cool tone of lilac to subtly enhance your hair.

While the gray hair color trend is going strong, you might want something a little subtler for spring. We suggest this cool lilac: A gorgeous transitional shade for blondes, we love how this hue pops against lighter skin tones.

15. Two-Toned Color

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A stunning way to rock two colors.

Go for the best of both worlds with your hair color by wearing two tones. You can either opt for two totally different shades or go for complementary hues, like pink and purple. This mermaid mix of blue, purple, and green is definitely a fun way to wear this look.

Are you thinking about trying one of these hair colors? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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