Kissed by the Sun: The 12 Best Fashion Colors for the Dark Brunette Color Type

The complexion of the dark brunette has a soft natural peachy glow that becomes quickly tanned, just golden under the sun. At times, her skin tone reminds of clear amber, and can be easily flattered with the right warm, cool, and neutral color hues!

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The dark brunette has often blue, green or amber-brown eyes that stay in perfect harmony with the reflexes of her walnut, hazelnut or coffee hued hair. Compared to the light brunette, her complexion is rather golden than rosy: Her peachy skin becomes easily tanned under the sun, making a gorgeous contrast with the intensity of her eyes. With the right fashion colors, this color type appears as warm and lively as a Mediterranean spring garden. This is why we choose this picture as the best fashion inspiration for the dark brunette: A fresh green garden, diverse red roses everywhere, and in the middle a wooden coffee table with all tasteful treats made of cream, nuts and caramel… all these shades can be found among the most flattering fashion colors for the dark brunette color type!

Fresh red roses and a Mediterranean garden as the liveliest color inspiration of the dark brunette color type. Foto: Pixabay.

If you are a dark brunette with a weakness for an authentic style, you will find below twelve color shades that appear specially flattering on your type. For each color, we searched and matched the most beautiful fashion looks for you, as well!

1. Classic in Cream

A creamy beige hue is the perfect companion for a dark brunette with a preference for discreet elegance. This shade will embellish her amber-like skin with a very soft, friendly light. Especially in the summer, when the dark brunette shows off a golden or slightly bronzen suntan, cream hues will flatter her type with a subtle radiance. A comfortable casual version of this effect can be seen in this Cotton-blend dress by Tory Burch. For an excellent match, we combine this fashion piece with the Sandals Chips by Roger Vivier and the Bag Nile Bracelet by Chloé, both in a lively cognac shade.

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2. Delicate in Beige-Caramel

Warm beige tones that remind of the lovely shades of caramel are perfect for dark brunettes, who wish to impress with their natural amber touch. A beige-caramel hue accentuates the natural golden glow of this color type with an elegant monochrom effect. We find a good example for this impact in the airy Maxi-Dress by Lee Matthews in the hue tobacco, which we gladly combine with the light brown Sandals by Zimmermann and the Basket bag Peyton by Kayu for a charmingly feminine, seductive fashion look!

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3. Subtle in Nut Brown

For a warmer effect that still keeps the refinement of subtlety, the dark brunette can easily choose the shades that stay between dark caramel and nut brown. These timeless colors appear beautifully neutral on her and match perfectly with the brown reflexes of her hair. Truly versatile, these hues appear effortlessly elegant, as seen in this Stretch dress by Fendi. Nice and light, we accomplish this subtle fashion look with the Pumps by Prada and the Bag Joan Mini Camera by See by Chloé, both in lively light brown shades.

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4. Magnetic in Dark Brown

Further beautiful brown shades that should miss in the wardrobe of a dark brunette are the ones between chocolate and coffee brown. Fashion pieces in these shades, specially the ones made of airy, smooth fabrics depict a very appealing nonchalant aura, as seen in this Silk dress by Valentino. Combined with light caramel hues, this fashion look attains an ultimate delicate touch. We choose for this effect the Mules Maureen by Malone Souliers and the Bag Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana.

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5. Absolutely Luminous in Golden Yellow

The dark brunette owns a natural warm glow that appears especially impressive under the sun. To accentuate this effect, there is a fashion color she should always keep at hand: Golden Yellow! As a truly must-have for this color type, golden yellow will confer her absolute radiance: She can wear this color as she wishes and always look amazing in it. Our choice for this hue falls on this luminous Maxi dress by Kalita. The beautifully casual look of this fashion piece can be perfectly matched with the golden Metallic sandals by Prada und der Rattan tote by Kayu.

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6. Refined in an Intensive Red

There is a fashion color that can be clearly considered as the ultimate must-have of the dark brunette color type: Red! Crimson red, poppy red and true red can easily become her favorite shades, since they perfectly flatter the slightly golden reflexes of her skin. Our favorite fashion piece in one of these refined red hues is this Silk and wool blend dress by Valentino. For a utterly elegant fashion statement, we match the look with the deep red Lace Pumps by Dolce & Gabbana and the black Bag Dionysus by Gucci.

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7. Elegant in Reddish Brown

Reddish brown is ideal for dark brunettes who want to reach a more subtle velvety warm effect. Fashion pieces in reddish brown look best in smooth fabrics, as seen in this light Silk dress by Zimmermann. We accentuate the unique character of this look with the nude Pumps Romy by Jimmy Choo and the Bag Sunset Monogram by Saint Laurent in deep red.

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8. Seductive in Bordeaux Red

A further red shade that looks specially flattering on the dark brunette type is Bordeaux red. Either deep, rich, or bright, this hue is perfect for fashion looks that irradiate a particularly seductive flair. We find this effect, soberly and alluring as well, in this Mini dress by Dolce & Gabbana in a bright Bordeaux. We gladly combine this distinctive fashion piece with the filigree red Sandals Paris by Saint Laurent and the Clutch Knot by Bottega Veneta, in black.

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9. Enigmatic in Burgundy Red

Burgundy red shades are perfect for elegant fashion looks that impress with a lingering enigmatic air. These fashion hues appear deep and harmonious on the dark brunette, and are therefore the best choice for special occasions. Beautifully close-fitting in this color: The Midi dress by Victoria Beckham, which we are happy to combine with the Pumps Rockstud by Valentino in the hue Rubino, and the small Bucket Bag Sadie by Staud for an extremely refined monochromatic fashion look.

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10. Refreshing in Green

When the dark brunette decides to choose green shades that are very close to nature, she impresses with fashion looks that appear truly exhilarating. These hues build a soft contrast to her amber-like skin and look specially beautiful on her suntanned complexion. The leaf green shade of this Knitted dress by Miu Miu shows exactly what we mean. We complete this nonchalant fashion look with the Mules Izar by Mercedes Castillo and the Bucket-Bag by Jil Sander for a very light and casual Mode-Statement.

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11. Charming in Bright Blue

Bright blue shades like sapphire blue, turquoise blue and sky blue appear truly magnetic on the dark brunette, and easily give this color type a sophisticated touch. If you are a lively dark brunette who wants to impress with the seductive energy, just pick these hues in their most radiant versions, as seen in this amazing Dress by David Koma. We glamorously match this exquisite fashion piece with the Pumps Rockstud by Valentino Garavani and the Bag Disco by Balmain, both in silver!

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12. Timeless in Dark Blue

If you are a dark brunette, with a great weakness for classic elegance, you will probably already have a fine collection of fashion pieces in deep blue hues. Endless navy and midnight blues are the best fashion shades for a timeless look and flatter the dark brunette with an unforgettable touch. As our favorite fashion piece in this hue we choose the navy blue Dress by Roland Muret. We accomplish the refined effect of this piece with the distinctive Pumps by Stuart Weitzman and the small Bag Finley by Jimmy Choo!

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And how about you? Do you know more fashion hues that could perfectly suit the dark brunette color type? Share them with us!

Sofia Bartra de Loayza

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