Frosty Brunette Hair Colors You'll Want To Copy ASAP—Just in Time for Winter 2020
Autumn sees a fair share of caramel brown and honeyed brunettes—to match the warm, cozy feelings of the season, of course—but winter also deserves its own hair color update. When everyone else goes warm, we go cool. Cool brown, that is. It's time to unleash your inner brunette ice queen.
Meet caramel brown's wintry counterpart: It embraces all things frosted, cool, and icy. We're talking trendy brunette hair colors for winter like smoky brown, frosted mocha, ashy beige, and moody espresso. These versatile hair shades are everything we want during the cold-weather months, including being seasonally appropriate—hate to tell you: sunkissed blonde belongs to summer, sister—and totally statement-making (just wait until you see the metallic mocha).
Winter 2020 is begging to see you in one of these 14 cool brunette hair colors. Better listen up.
Winter Blonde Balayage
Give an icy makeover to all-over dark brown with neutral and cool blonde balayage (like seen here by stylist Jade Federico), focusing around the face for your most flattering winter color update.
Accentuate your ultra-dark base color with a color melt that turns into a smoky medium brown shade. It's like summer ombré—but for the chilly months.
This color is dubbed, "Milky Way," and we're definitely getting intergalactic vibes. The multi-dimensional mocha brown by stylist Natalie Anne has all the winter moodiness we want.
Beige Blonde Ombré
Make a bigger statement than subtle ash brown with a beige blonde ombré look. It gives you the lightness you want without making it look like you're trying too hard. Total ice queen move.
Just a touch of smoke to keep things interesting. This ultra-dark mane is like the moodier cousin of Elsa white blonde.
Frosted Brown Balayage
If mermaid hair could go into icy waters, it would be this frosted balayage brunette mane. Focus the ice blonde around the face to really flatter your features.
Give your brunette bob the subtlest hint of color with ash brown ombré. The neutral blonde is the perfect thing to top off a classic cut for winter.
Can't go wrong with this staple. Resist the urge to lighten and brighten, and instead embrace an all-over glossy espresso brown. You'll stand out in the crowd.
If you're hesitant to go dark, let's compromise with a cool beige brown with blonde balayage. It's the frosted version of your go-to summer bronde.
Hints of Mocha Brown
Keep your hair color on the warmer side of the spectrum with notes of neutral mocha brown—for the ladies afraid to totally go cool.
Frosty Blonde Melt
Now things are getting chilly in here. Add a heavy dose of ice blonde to take chocolate brown straight into winter.
If you're smelling smoke, it's because this mane by stylist Sal Salcedo is absolutely taking over with it. If you're naturally a dark brunette, silvery gray makes the biggest statement.
Cool Grayish Brown
Transition to your natural gray hair—but make it chic. With the help of some neutral and cool-toned lowlights and highlights, you can blend your natural gray roots into the rest of your brown.
Maybe it's time to take your chocolate brown to the dark side? Go with a cool-toned brownish black to make those peepers really pop.