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12 Stunning Hair Colors For Green Eyes

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17 May 2019
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

17 May 2019

Green eyes are captivating all on their own, after all, they’ve been named the rarest eye color in the world! While you don’t need any help making your unique eye color dazzle, there are tons of ways to make them stand out even more.

If you’ve already nailed complimentary eyeshadow and packed your wardrobe with clothes to make your green eyes pop, it’s time to start thinking about your hair color. Should you try a dark brown hue, something a bit lighter, or go totally bold with bright hair color?

Wondering what are the best hair colors for green eyes? We’re breaking down which ones are best for you based on your skin tone. Whether your irises are pale green, emerald, or sage, these are the eye-catching hues you need to know about.

The Best Hair Colors For Green Eyes And Fair Skin



Platinum Blonde

If you like to keep your blonde icy all year round, platinum blonde is the perfect shade to enhance your eye color—especially if you have pale skin

Since platinum blonde is one of the most challenging shades to maintain, get ready to make a few changes to your hair care routine. First, we recommend swapping out your regular shampoo and for the Biolage ColorLast Purple Shampoo to help neutralize brass and yellow tones.

If you opt for platinum blonde, the bleach sessions may take a toll on the look and feel of your strands. Invest in a weekly hair mask like the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask. This two-in-one hair mask that is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for the color care of your color-treated hair.


Ash Brown

If your skin has cool undertones, an ash hair color paired with your green eyes will be a stunning combination. Looking to keep your strands on the darker side? You can’t go wrong with an ash brown hair color.

Without proper care, your ashy brunette hue can turn brassy over time. That’s why we recommend investing in the Matrix Total Results Brass Off Color Obsessed Shampoo and Conditioner to help neutralize brassiness.


Light Auburn

Because red and green are on the opposite sides of the color spectrum, the complementary colors help each other stand out. If you have a fair complexion, however, you’ll want to avoid deeper shades that can easily wash you out. If you have fair skin with cool and warm undertones, we absolutely love light auburn hair color to give your face a subtle glow.


Pastel Pink

Instead of wearing a pastel pink outfit to accentuate your eye color, opt for a full head of pastel pink hair to really make a statement.

The Best Hair Colors For Green Eyes And Tan Skin



Warm Blonde

Not only do warmer blonde hues look killer against tan skin, but they also bring out the golden flecks in green eyes. Ask your colorist for cream blonde or sand hair color to really stay on trend for summer 2019.


Chocolate Brown

If you’re a natural brunette with tan skin, you don’t need to do anything drastic to give your eye color that extra oomph. If you want to make a subtle change, however, try a full head of chocolate brown hair or chocolate brown highlights to brighten and add dimension to your mane.



Copper hair, green eyes, and freshly sunkissed skin? We can’t think of a better combination. If you’re looking to put your striking eye color on full display, this dark copper hue is the contrast you need.



Tan skin already has a ton of warmth so if you’re set on trying a vibrant hair color, cool things down with bright purple hue like blackberry.

The Best Hair Colors For Green Eyes And Dark Skin



Caramel Highlights

Looking to add a touch of warmth to your ‘do? Not only will the golden tones in caramel highlights lighten and brighten your mane, but also bring out the gold, yellow, and green notes in your eyes.



When it comes to red hair colors on dark skin tones, we say the bolder, the better! If you’re looking for the brightest shade of red to highlight your green eyes, ask your colorist for a cherry hue. 


Dark Auburn

If cherry is a bit too wild for you, ask your colorist for a dark auburn hair color. The reddish-brown hue will stay true to your dark roots while also giving your mane just enough red to compliment your complexion and your eyes.



If you have naturally black hair and a deep skin tone, the darkest of dark shades will be a sharp contrast against green eyes.

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