13 Brown Hair Color Shades for Indian Skin Tones

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While red is ravishing, black is bewitching, and blonde is, well, blonde, brown is simply beautiful. Brown hair color shades are the choice for anyone looking to be made over, but without making drastic changes. It’s subtle beauty makes it appealing to women who like things sim for something subtle and understated.

Before browsing our list of brown hair color shades, read this post on how to identify SKIN UNDERTONES FOR INDIAN SKIN.

There something for everyone in our list of brown hair color shades for every Indian skin complexion. Once you know your skin undertone, browse through our select shades of brown to find your brunette persona.

Brown hair colour shades #1 Cinnamon brown


Besides using it as a global hair color there are two other ways to wear cinnamon brown hair color. You can enhance the red tones in the shade by coupling it with auburn in a balayage style, or you can pair cinnamon highlights with a dark brown base color.

Brown hair colour shades #2 – Light brown

Light brown hair color shade

This popular shade is a neutral variant of light brown hair color, and will suit all skin undertones.


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Brown hair colour shades #3 – Ash brown 

ash brown hair color shade

Ash hair color is another that lies at the cusp of two hair colors: brown and blonde. And ash balayage styles are all the rage right now! Warm skin tones looking to balance the lovely yellows of your complexion with a nice cool shade must try this brown hair color.

Brown hair colour shades #4 Chestnut brown

chestnut brown hair color
Chestnut hair color is what you get when you combine warm shades like deep brown, caramel hair color, and golden brown. An apt choice for those with cool skin undertones.

Brown hair colour shades #5 – Medium golden brown

Golden brown hair color shade

The golden highlights in this brown hair color will warm up and compliment a cool skin tone.


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Brown hair colour shades #6 – Iced chocolate brown

Chocolate brown hair color shade

All skin tones can try this neutral shade for an intense chocolate brown hair color that probably tastes as good as it looks!

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Brown hair colour shades #7 – French roast bronze hair color

bronzed brown hair color shade

Cool skin tones can flaunt locks dipped in this rich dark brown hair color shade with bronze tones, that takes inspiration from delicious french coffee beans.

Brown hair colour shades #8 – Caramel hair color

caramel brown hair color shade

Whether you go for a full head or a caramel balayage, either way, cool skin tones can’t ever go wrong with the golden-hued caramel hair color.

Brown hair colour shades #9 – Dark brown 

Dark brown hair color shade

A simple yet intense dark brown hair color shade that can get lost on dark Indian hair. Still, as a dark brown hair dye, it is perfect to cover grey hair. You could even try subtle golden lowlights or a cinnamon balayage to add definition to dark brown hair.

Getting some other hair color ideas? Our ultimate HAIR COLOR CHART FOR INDIAN SKIN TONES will help you find your perfect shade of brown, blonde, and red.

Brown hair colour shades #10 Toffee brown

Toffee brown hair color shade

‘Yum’ is the word for this lovely warm shade of light brown hair colour.  The perfect choice to light up a complexion with a cool skin undertone.

Brown hair colour shades #11 – Mushroom brown

mushroom brown hair color shade

Mushroom is all the rage among brown hair colour shades! Somewhere between a washed out brown and gray, this edgy cool-hued brown hair color is best used in an ombre hair color style, for warm Indian skin tones.

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Brown hair colour shades #12 – Mahogany brown

Mahogany brown hair color shade

A warm shade of brown hair color with reddish undertones, perfect for cool skin complexions. Try a burgundy ombre to bring out its red tones.

Brown hair colour shades #13 – Copper Brown


Is it red? Is it brown? Copper hair color can be either since it lies at the cusp of brown and red hair color shades. This copper hair color shade leans more towards a brown hair color shade that would be perfect for neutral skin tones.


Last Words on Brown Hair Color Shades for Indian Hair

While coloured hair may be beautiful to wear and fun to get done, it is just as hard to maintain. Now that you’ve some great ideas for brown hair color shades to try, do read this post on homemade hair masks for coloured hair to help you take better care of your tresses.

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