Burgundy is a gorgeous hair color that slightly differs from a natural hue but also isn’t so bold that it looks unnatural like a pink color. Burgundy is a dark rich red color, which generally has a little blue therefore making a purple hue. Burgundy has a huge scale of shades so it can be difficult to choose the right shade so to help you out here is a great selection of burgundy hair color ideas including what are the best types of burgundy hair, dyeing tips and what skin type does it suit the most.
The Best Skin Tone for Burgundy
First you should determine if your skin tone is right for a burgundy color. Burgundy is best for women who have cool skin tones because while red is often too warm of a color for cool tones, the blue undertone compliments the skin tone. It’s also best for women with medium or dark skin tones because it can make light skin look too pale. Think about what colors you look best in: if it’s bluish red, black, royal or cobalt blue or a pine green then a burgundy color will probably compliment your skin tone.
If you’re going red or dark for your first time then it’s recommended you leave this transition to the professionals. If you have blonde hair and go burgundy you run the chance of ending up with a light purple color. Therefore, blondes should opt for a true red color or a brown color before going burgundy to make it easier. If your hair is light or medium brown then it’s very easy to go burgundy. The tricky part is choosing the right shade of burgundy so check out these gorgeous shades of burgundy to help navigate your decision.
Shades of Burgundy Hair
Perhaps the most sought after burgundy hair color is the plum burgundy. This color is more purple/blue than red. Even within the plum-burgundy shade there is a lot of variations. If you’re dying your hair at home it’s a good idea to mix an intense red and a purple plum color together to get this ideal color. You can call the color specialist on the side of the hair-dye to get advice.
A wine color is slightly lighter than a full burgundy color and has more red than purple undertones. It’s a great option for woman with a lighter or yellow skin tone that isn’t sure that the blue/purple would compliment their natural characteristics.
Perhaps you don’t want to be full-on burgundy or you love the burgundy and ombre hair color trends. There are endless variations of burgundy and ombre. You can opt for a brown-to-burgundy ombre, burgundy-to-blonde or burgundy-to-red and so much more. You should find a blend that matches your skin tone, lifestyle and natural hair colors but check out these photos for inspiration.
Burgundy is really any color with red or purple undertones. You can opt for a darker burgundy color that is more like black blended with red or purple. This color is great for women who want a more natural color with a subtle bold look or dimensional color. You could even blend this look with some honey highlights.