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Brilliant Brown Hair Color Ideas from Madison Reed

The browns have it. From light to dark. Honey-drenched to dark chocolate. Ash to golden. Darkened to the deepest ebony or enriched with a red tint. Brunettes have never looked so good. Amazingly versatile, brown hair color spans the style spectrum. California beach-inspired beauty, check. Angelina Jolie-style elegance, no problem. As the base for an edgy dip dye, perfection.

Even better? It is almost universally flattering. If you are thinking about making the switch to lust-worthy glossy brown hair, the key is to optimize a rich multi-tonal look. Check out our favorite brown hair color ideas right now to find your next color inspiration.

Ash Brown

Universally flattering, this classic hair color is as elegant as it gets. This gorgeous base shade works beautifully when darkened, lightened, tinted, highlighted, or glossed to create multi-dimensional hair color. See if ash brown hair color is right for you.

Torino Brown (5NA) is our ash brown.

Lynn L  {{ $formatDate('2014-12-31T12:53:36.000Z', 'MMMM DD, YYYY') }}

The kit is great, everything you could possibly need to color your hair. The color -on me- was a little too dark. But, I went from a medium golden brown with highlights to this and it was a little bit of a shock when I took off the cap. It's the color my hair was when I was a kid. OK at 22, not so much at 52. I may call and talk to someone about finding a color that's a little lighter next time around. That being said, my hair feels amazing. The color held on and thickened my (very) thinning hair, and it's soft and healthy for the first time in a long time. All of the gray is covered. Overall, Madison Reed hair color is awesome, and I'd recommend it to everyone!


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Chocolate Brown

Natural, rich, creamy. Chocolate brown hair is endlessly enticing. This understated hue stands out on its own terms and radiates a feature softening warmth like no other. See if chocolate brown hair color is right for you.

Verona Brown (6NAC) is our chocolate brown.

Linda R  {{ $formatDate('2016-09-26T02:23:54.000Z', 'MMMM DD, YYYY') }}

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this color! It was hard to go back to my hairstylist because she used to color my hair. She didn't believe I had done it myself. it looks so natural and has so many different shades of brown in it. I will never use another brand. It's like I have my original color back from my 20's!


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Medium Brown

This is a hair color nearly anyone can wear. It warms a whole gamut of complexions and has a remarkable way of highlighting brown, blue, and green eyes. Add our Color Reviving Gloss to highlight and add to the rich tones. See if medium brown is right for you.

Tuscany Brown (6NGV) is our medium brown.

Cecilia K  {{ $formatDate('2016-06-15T01:29:57.000Z', 'MMMM DD, YYYY') }}

I combined this with the Catania 5NGM because I wanted a lighter brown but the system did not recommend it for me because my hair is dark brown naturally but it worked well!! Covered the gray better than ammonia based color!! Next time I will try a lighter shade for the summer and I will let you know how it worked out!


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Honey Brown

This may as well be called Hollywood blonde. This California beach-inspired color offers the perfect amount of polish to easily dress up or look effortlessly undone. See if honey brown hair color is right for you.

Lucca Light Brown (7NGV) is our honey brown.

Crystal D  {{ $formatDate('2016-01-07T21:58:22.000Z', 'MMMM DD, YYYY') }}

I love this color. It's not too dark and not too light. Just the right shade. I love the way it covers my gray. Better than any other brand I have tried so far.


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Want Red Hair?

Want to turn your look up to 11? Red color is your ticket to check-you-out hair. But you can also opt for subtler shades, like deep mahogany Firenze Brown or burgundy hair color Trieste Red. Coloring your hair red is definitely a bright idea—how bright you want to go is up to you.


Want blonde hair?

Blonde color runs the gamut from natural to striking. Ashy platinum shades like Roma Blonde deliver rock-star cool. Neutral blondes, like Capri Blonde, are easy to maintain and grow out. And ultra-warm honey blondes, like Sicily Blonde, are more on-trend than avocado toast.