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The best hair colours for brown eyes

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Brown is the most dominant eye colour shade out there, but as it’s made up of a mix of colours, there are loads of options to make those beautiful brown eyes stand out. We’ve picked the best colours that will have your brown and hazel eyes dazzling, including silver, green, blue, lilac and vibrant ombre. For warmer skin tones, silver tones and vibrant colours will make your eyes pop, whereas cooler skin tones are complemented best by a blue and lilac palette.

Silver

Metallic colours go great with brown and hazel eyes and really make them glow. So, if you needed an excuse to try out the hottest hair colour trend, opt for a silver shade to get your eyes beaming. Silver and grey hair will really add vibrancy to brown eyes, particularly if your eye colour is at the darker end of the spectrum. Ready to go silver? Then check out our Ultra Brights Steel Silver or Intense Colour Metallic Silver.

LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Green/Blue

As mentioned,blue and greens work particularly well for cooler skin tones. Blue and green shades create an extreme contrast to your brown eyes, so if you opt for blue based hues, it’ll really make your eyes stand out. Greens and blues work for the majority of colours on the brown spectrum. If you have hazel eyes or any golden speckles in your brown eyes, green hair tones will really bring these golden tones to life. And if you have darker brown eyes and want them to appear lighter, greens and blues are the colour to do it!

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Lilac

Lilac shades work best for those with light brown or hazel eyes, as it really flatters brown hues and gives a lovely added depth of colour. Lilac is a go-to colour if you want to draw added attention to your eyes, as the white of the eye will contrast with the purple, accentuating the gleam and making your brown eye colour pop.

LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Vibrant ombre

If you have naturally brown hair and don’t want to drift too far away from that, a vibrant ombre on brown hair is the perfect ‘do for you. Brown shades work particularly well in bringing out warmth and richness of brown eyes and by adding a colourful ombre, you’ll ensure that your brown eyes won’t be camouflaged and will instead make a bold statement. Below, you’ll see our new LIVE Sea Mermaid shade that was used to create a green ombre. We mentioned before, green provides a contrast with your brown eyes, and as you can see, hazel eyes and green are a dream combination! Another colour we talked about working really well for brown eyes is lilac and purple, and when it’s styled on shorter lengths, it’s guaranteed to make those eyes pop!

LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Colours to avoid if you have brown eyes

White shades are probably best avoided if you have brown or hazel eyes as the colour can appear too bold in contrast - but your skin tone will also determine whether or not you can pull this shade off.

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