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Dark Red Hair Color for Warm and Cool Skin Tones

Updated on May 5, 2015
Pictures of Dark Red Hair Color. A dark red shade that suits cool skin tones.
Pictures of Dark Red Hair Color. A dark red shade that suits cool skin tones. | Source

Women with a dark red hair color command attention and turn heads. If you are thinking of making the change to this garnet hue, this hub just might spur you on. Enjoy these pictures of dark red hair color, learn which shades work for cool and warm skin tones, and read our coordinating makeup and wardrobe tips as well!

What kind of dark red should I wear?

Color is a very powerful tool in making or breaking our look. It is very important to choose your hue carefully so that your face is actually enhanced by the dye.

  • Warm/Brownish: Women with cool skin tones can choose a dark red hue that has a purplish tint to it. If a warm-skinned person tries a purplish hue, it will bring out too much of the yellow in their skin and make them look sallow. You are most likely cool-skinned if you have blue or green eyes.
  • Cool/Purplish: Women with warm skin tones should choose a hue that has a slight brown tint to it. A cool-skinned person trying a brownish dark red hue will end up looking washed out. You are most likely warm-skinned if you have hazel -- or especially -- brown eyes.

Check out our warm/brownish and cool/purplish photo examples below.

Warm/Brownish: A Dark Red Shade that Suits Warm Skin Tones

Dark red hair color for warm skin, in a short wavy hairstyle with bangs
Dark red hair color for warm skin, in a short wavy hairstyle with bangs | Source

Putting the Look Together

Above: The model in the picture above has Autumn/warm skin. While the dye variations might seem slight to you, notice how everything about her appearance, including her makeup is completely warm in color. The hair has a slight brown tint, her lipstick is a brick color, her blush is peach, and even her eyes are brown.

Although the model did not dye her eyebrows to be closer to her hair color, this still works on her. Brown brows look natural against warm skin. So if this depicts your natural coloring, you can skip the eyebrow tinting if you prefer.

Cool/Purplish: A Dark Red Shade that Suits Cool Skin Tones

Dark red hair with a purple hue
Dark red hair with a purple hue | Source

Putting the Look Together

Above: The model in the picture above has made a smart choice with her purple-tinged red hair because she is the perfect cool-skinned example. Her eyes are blue-green, her lipstick is violet, and her eyeshadow is grey.

Her eyebrows are close in color to the shade of hair on her head. If you have cool-toned skin, this is a step you might want to follow. Women with light eyes especially look better with lightened brows.

Dye Recommendation: Clairol Perfect 10

This Clairol Perfect 10 hair dye shade can actually be used by both warm and cool skin tones. It covers grey hair 100%, and is also done developing in 10 minutes.

What I like most about Clairol Perfect 10 is that it has a comb-through formula, which makes the product spread through your hair more. There is less waste than with traditional bottle dye applicators.

This formula is also nourishing to prevent hair damage.

Get a more coordinated look by matching your accessories to your hair.

One of the changes people need when they alter their hair color is also assessing what wardrobe/accessory color changes also need to be made. It might that with red hair you wardrobe/accessories will be best in a different color family than suits you now.

Earrings, for example, are an easy coordinating tool because they are close to your hair. The earrings on the right are a warm-toned garnet and are perfect for the Autumn-skinned girl.

Complementary Wardrobe Colors for Warm and Cool Reds

Snooki's hair under a pink hat
Snooki's hair under a pink hat | Source

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Choose your wardrobe colors as carefully as you choose your hair color. Here are some of the best colors for you!

  • Women with cool skin choosing purplish shades of dark red hair: Choose hot pink (like Snooki and her hat, above), white, teal, purple.
  • Women with war skin choosing brownish shades of dark red hair: Choose peach, light pink, and brown.

With this article's guidance, you should be well on your way to garnet-hued hair happiness!


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  • Stove And Home profile imageAUTHOR

    Stove And Home 

    6 years ago

    You must look fabulous!

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    Debbie Carey 

    6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

    Just got my hair tinted an auburn with a purple tone....LOVE IT!!


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