For many, brown is an anonymous color, especially in its more ash shades, but we will change your mind with this focus dedicated to this hair color that can be truly magnetic and sophisticated, just understand which shade of brown is most suitable for you, with a wink to the color scheme!
Of the brown we like the intensity and the ability to bring out both light and dark eyes. From the lightest and most delicate, passing through the auburn or golden ones and up to the almost black browns, the possibilities are endless and as always, to choose the most suitable shade for you, you can refer to the principles of Armocromia, starting from your skin undertone. There is an ideal brown for everyone: here is our guide to choose it according to your chromatic season!
How to choose the right brown
First step to know your skin undertone: is it hot or cold? Take the undertone test to find out and figure out if your ideal brown shade belongs to warm browns, golden, copper and caramel because your undertone is warm, or ai cold browns like ash, because your undertone is cold.
Warm brown for those who look good
THE warm browns they have golden or coppery shades, they are rich and enveloping nuances. They harmonize with the warm chromatic seasons and therefore spring and autumn women who, in the bright spring, soft and deep autumn versions, are naturally brown. If you are naturally blonde or red, on the other hand, reproducing warm browns, more or less intense depending on your chromatic subgroup, can work, because they are harmonious with the golden complexion. Let’s see the best shades for each subgroup of the spring and fall seasons.
Brown for the spring season
The spring woman can have basic blonde hair (light spring), red (hot spring) or brown (bright spring). For each base color there is an ideal shade of brown, let’s see them!
If you belong to the chromatic season clear spring you are naturally blonde, have green or blue eyes and a golden complexion that allow you to wear medium-light browns mixed with copper and gold, just like Emma Stone which is naturally blonde but carries a medium intensity auburn golden brown that makes her skin and eyes stand out.
If you belong to the chromatic season hot spring you are naturally red, lucky you! If you want to take away the whim of brown you can opt for a medium auburn brown like Lindsay Lohan, which is basically natural red but often darkens.
Lindsay Lohan, a real hot spring because of her natural red hair, darkens towards brown while maintaining its natural auburn component which gives it a lot
If you belong to the chromatic season bright spring you are naturally brown, like Adriana Lima. This particular spring version, contrasted and more intense than the other two types, is really beautiful in the brown version, so you can opt for a light gilding on the lengths but keep its natural brown for the roots.
Brilliant Spring Adriana Lima has naturally brown hair that occasionally lightens up the lengths to auburn
Brown for the autumn season
The autumn woman can have basic blonde or light brown hair (soft autumn), red (warm autumn) or intense brown (deep autumn). Let’s see the ideal shades of brown for each subgroup of this chromatic season.
If you belong to the chromatic season soft autumn you are natural blonde or light brown. This chromatic type does not give a too dark brown that would have a “wig” effect, but rather a medium-light and soft, golden shade, like that of Kaia Gerber, which respects the delicacy and warmth of this chromatic typology.
Kaia Gerber, soft autumn, has light ash brown base hair that warms slightly with soft golden undertones
If you belong to the chromatic season warm autumn you are naturally red, and it is always a shame to alter this rare and beautiful hair color, but we understand that becoming magnetic brown can be a whim that you too want to take off at least once in your life! Compared to the hot spring woman, also natural red but lighter and more delicate, which wears medium-light browns and coppery golden browns, the autumn woman wears darker and richer browns, such as tobacco or chocolate, with coppery shades.
Julia Roberts, warm autumn with a naturally red base, darkens to a rich tobacco brown while maintaining its auburn shade that lights up her hazel eyes
If you belong to the chromatic season deep autumn you are naturally dark brown. Darkness is the dominant and unique feature of this color type so the best option would be to intensify your brown, always in a warm version, therefore tobacco or chocolate, with golden or hazelnut shades, because in this case the copper could weigh down a little. ‘image.
Emily Ratajkowski is a deep fall that keeps her base dark brown, warming it slightly towards golden
Cold brown for those who are fine
THE cold browns they have ash shades. They harmonize with the cold color seasons and therefore summer women and winter women. The former should not exaggerate with the intensity and brilliance of the color that could dominate them, while the latter can opt for darker shades of brown.
Brown for the summer season
The summer woman can have basic blond hair (light summer), dark blond or light brown (soft summer) or light to medium ash brown (cold summer). Let’s see the ideal shades of brown for each subgroup of this chromatic season.
If you belong to the chromatic season clear summer you are naturally blonde and your very fair skin, eye and hair dominant prefers medium to light ash browns, such as the one that also brought Elle Fanning. An intense brown instead would have a “wig” effect so it is better to avoid it.
Elle Fanning is a light summer because natural blonde, dark brown could dominate her, better a light ash brown that respects her delicacy
If you belong to the chromatic season soft summer you are natural blonde or light brown. This chromatic typology does not give a dark and coppery brown, but a medium and not necessarily cold shade, like the one it brings Emma Roberts: medium and golden.
Emma Roberts, soft summer, is enhanced with a soft medium golden brown
If you belong to the chromatic season cold summer you are naturally ash brown, light to medium. This type of summer is the most intense and contrasted of the three subgroups and has as its dominant the marked coldness of the skin, eyes and hair, so maintaining the medium-high contrast between skin and hair is the best solution, obviously opting for an ash shade. . Staying brown for this color typology means enhancing blue eyes a lot, we recommend it!
Allison Williams, cold summer, wears a light ash brown that makes her very sophisticated and lights up her blue eyes
Brown for the winter season
The winter woman can have basic light to medium ash brown hair (cold winter) or dark ash brown or black (deep and bright winter). Brown is her starting color so it’s already perfect for her! Let’s see ideal shades and intensities that work for each subgroup this season.
If you belong to the chromatic season cold winter you have light to medium ash brown hair. Although this shade looks perfect to be intensified, cold winter women are dominated by too dark browns. We therefore suggest to maintain its natural nuance, with an eventual intensification of a maximum of half a tone and to remain in the ash, or hazelnut ash.
Lily Collins, cold winter, elegant in her natural light ash brown
If you belong to the chromatic season deep winter you are dark ash brown or black. In fact this is a beautiful brown, shiny and impactful, so it should not be altered but possibly only polished. It beautifully supports the dark eyes of this color type and should never be warmed to copper or gold.
Dua Lipa, deep winter, beautiful and magnetic with its natural dark ash brown
The woman too bright winter she starts from a base of medium-dark ash brown or black hair, but unlike the deep winter woman she has light “jewel” eyes and alabaster skin. In order not to lose this beautiful natural contrast between light skin and dark hair, the bright winter woman is enhanced if she keeps the contrast high, so yes to a dark ash brown, full and bright!
Zooey Deschanel, bright winter, darkens her medium brown to a very dark and shiny ash brown that enhances her diaphanous skin and jeweled eyes