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The best hair colours for green eyes

LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Looking for the perfect pairing for your green eyes and hair colour? Well, we’ve revealed the ultimate shades to make your eyes shine and complement your natural skin tone. 

Red

Red is a complementary shade to green on the colour wheel, so if you have green eyes and you want to show off your assets, then red could just be your colour. Bright reds create a stark contrast to green, making the green in your eyes even more prominent. Red hues will also accentuate your green eyes to make them appear richer. For warm skin tones we recommend bold, bright colours such as our LIVE Forever Red, whereas if you have a fair skin tone we recommend a more subtle pastel red, which can be achieved using our Pillar Box Red and our new LIVE Pastel It. Finish the look with a dark choker to draw attention upwards to that dreamy red-green combo.

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

Peach 

Make your green eyes glow with a perfect peach. Often green eyes have golden specks, so opting for a peach shade will bring the golden sparkle to life. Peach shades can work particularly well for those of you with green eyes and freckled skin. If you have green eyes and yellow skin tones, we recommend you stay away from peachy shades as it can wash you out. Peach can be a daring shade for some. When you’re ready to take the permanent plunge, check out our LIVE Lightener + Twist in Peach Blush

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

Brown

Warm brown tones, such as our LIVE Urban Brown are well-suited to green and emerald eyes. Bold brown tones will make green eyes appear brighter and stand out more, indulgently rich and warm brown shades will flatter the green and make it pop. If you have long dark hair like Jess below and you’re after added vibrancy you can also add one of our Colour + Lift shades for an extra burst of colour.

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

Purple/Pink

Green eyes also suit purple and pink tones, as they are adjacent to green on the colour wheel, so these colours really bring that green to life. Purple and pink shades contain red and blue tones which add extra vibrancy to any green. For warmer skin tones, we recommend electric purple shades such as LIVE Purple Punk and for cooler skin tones you should choose pastel pinks like LIVE Cool Rose (or for a wash out pastel, LIVE Pastel Spray in Cotton Candy). Purple and pinks will be especially suited to those with more blue-green eyes.

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

Colours to stay away from if you have green eyes

If you have green eyes, stay away from yellow shades. Whether you’ve fair, olive, warm or cool skin tones, green eyes and yellow hair generally do not create a good combo. Bright yellow tones will detract from those gorgeous green eyes, and no one wants that!

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