Red hair is ultra trendy right now – but which shade of red should you pick? This article is a continuation of 10 Shades of Red Head as many more shades were brought to my attention. Check out the first article to see the original shades of red hair and then read this to see what I added.
10. Dark Plum Red
Essentially, any hair color named after a physical object just mimics the color of that object. For example, in the case of dark plum hair color, the hair should look like a plum. See the resemblance?
9. Light Auburn
I touched on the color “auburn” in my last article and said that it was a mixture between red and brown hair colors. Light auburn is obviously a lighter version of that color. It should be an equal amount of red and brown (maybe even blonde tints) to be classified as auburn. Furthermore, to be light auburn, it should be about a level 7 or higher.
8. Deep Red
This is personally one of my favorite shades of red hair. This deep red is more on the natural red side of the spectrum. However, it should be extremely vibrant and bold. I knew a girl who had this color naturally and it was beautiful!
7. Rose Gold
Rose gold hair is extremely popular right now. It’s meant to look like rose gold, which is a type of gold metal with a pinkish tint. As far as hair color goes, this is almost like a pastel or faded red color.
6. Raspberry Red
Remember that thing about hair color looking like what it’s named after?
Raspberry red color should have a pinkish tint to it- like raspberries.
5. Chestnut Red
Chestnuts are more brown than anything but maybe like a warmer brown color. This shade of red is more of a warm brown with maybe just a tint of red. It should also be a rich, vibrant color.
4. Wine Red
Red wine is red with a lot of purplish undertones (as it is made from purple grapes). The true color of wine has varying shades of red and purple as the light shines through, so maybe create some dimension with this hair color.
3. Scarlet Red
Wikipedia defines scarlet red as “a brilliant red color with a tinge of orange,” because it is an actual color that people use for various purposes. In addition, it has been around for centuries and has a lot of symbolism behind it. This should be a pretty easy hair color to replicate.
Crimson is also an official color, which Wikipedia defines as a “strong red color, inclining to purple”. People often think of this as the color of blood (also called “blood red”) and it also has a lot of underlying symbolism tied to it.
Out of all of these new red colors, I honestly have never heard of Titian hair color so I listed it as #1 on this list. In fact, somebody brought this to my attention, which sparked me to write another article about different shades of red hair color. This color is typically a brownish-orange shade that is made to look natural, yet bold and bright. It is a beautiful shade but may be hard to replicate.
Are there any other shades of red I left out? Do you love these colors? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below!