Blonde Hairstyles

24 Dark Blonde Hair Color Ideas Trending in 2023

Dark blonde hair color is the darkest shade of blonde. Shades of dark blonde hair can range from a dark golden tone to a cooler tone of dark ash which makes it a versatile hair color for all seasons and many skin tones. The warmer shade of blonde works great for spring and summer while the cooler and neutral blonde shades work well for autumn and winter.

If you’re a woman looking to change hair colors and looking for blonde shades, a darker shade is an easier transition because there is more to work with in terms of different highlights and combinations of darker hues.

Before your next hair salon appointment, check out these pictures of this season’s best hair trends of dark blonde hair colors for your inspiration!

Low-Maintenance Dark Honey Blonde Highlights

Low-Maintenance Dark Honey Blonde Highlights

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Try Dark honey blonde highlights which are great for any season. This sun-kissed color is very low-maintenance and creates a beautiful, effortless look on your base color

Dark Rooted Curled Blonde Hairstyle

Dark Rooted Curled Dark Blonde Hairstyle with layers and a center part

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A dark rooted curled dark blonde hairstyle is one of the best options for a dramatic and voluminous look. To get the perfect tone, try to layer a light brown base with dark blonde highlights. This look provides a natural dimension and gives a subtle, yet flattering blend of colors. For those with naturally dark hair, this is a great way to add some lightness without committing to a full color. The layers will add texture and movement to the finished style.

Dark Blonde with Light Blonde Money Piece Highlights

Dark Blonde with Light Blonde Money Piece Highlights

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A dark blonde with light blonde money piece highlights is the hottest trend of this season. The money piece is a great way to frame your face with brightness. This specific look is very easily adjustable to fit any color you want or need. This is a very low-maintenance look, that comes with a very soft grow-out. The money piece can be incorporated into a panel look, or, like in this instance, a balayage/highlighted look.

Feminine Dark Bronde with Blonde Highlights

Feminine Dark Bronde with Blonde Highlights

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A dark bronde with blonde highlights is great if you’re looking for a little warmth in your hair. Dark bronde hair color is a mix of dark blonde and light brown hues. To accentuate the dark blonde hair color’s dimension, you should use a root lift and a leave-in conditioner or style cream.

A dark bronde is the perfect balance between a dark natural base and you being a blonde. A mixture of foilayage and painting techniques is used to create a strong color. By doing a root smudge with the toner (deeper at the roots on your crown moving gradually lighter towards the front) it’s low maintenance.

For upkeep, you’ll only need coloring every 4 months and cutting & toning 2-3 months. If you have thick hair it helps to achieve this look. But the color, cut, and finish can give medium fine hair the illusion of volume and fullness, due to the contrasting colors.

Dimensional Dark Roots with Ash Blonde

Dimensional Dark Roots with Ash Blonde Hair Color

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Try a dark roots with ash blonde offering a low-maintenance hair color if you’re a brunette. It’s perfect if you don’t want frequent gloss sessions every four to eight weeks. To create these dark blonde roots, ask your stylist for a dark shadow root and an ashy level 8 blonde.

Sweet Honey Blonde with Dark Blonde Roots

Sweet Honey Blonde with Dark Blonde Roots

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If you want honey blonde hair with dark blonde roots it is an easy, low-maintenance look if you have olive or  tan skin tones. Your maintenance ranges anywhere from 4-6 months whether your service is for a highlight or a balayage.

Impressive Deep Strawberry Blonde Hue

Impressive Deep Strawberry Blonde Hue

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A deep strawberry blonde hue is always fresh and in season. Strawberry blonde color is great if you’re a natural redhead who has started to go gray and you want to keep your red color alive. To achieve this hair color, your hairstylist would use a deep copper color to cover any grays at your roots and add a few balayage highlights on the middles and ends of the hair to brighten up your color.

Smokey Mushroom Blonde

Smokey mushroom blonde hair

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A smokey mushroom blonde hair is ideal if you want to cool your brown hues down. Perfect for going dark after being blonde all summer. For a woman who is blessed with naturally darker hair, you’ll want to lift the bleach and then tone. In particular, this color brings out a more gray tone with a smokey mushroom color added with a hint of brown.

Natural-Looking Dark Sandy Blonde

Natural-Looking Dark Sandy Blonde Hair Color

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This dark sandy blonde balayage is very dimensional. The natural dimension of this dirty blonde color will provide you with beautiful longevity. You should be able to go 6-12 months without a touch-up. You should use a violet shampoo because it’s essential to remove mineral build-up and eliminate brassy tones, maintaining a fresh dirty blonde hue.

Trendy Dark Bronde

Trendy Dark Bronde

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If you’re searching for hair color ideas, a natural dark blonde tone that mixes both brunette and blonde will never do you wrong.

Dark Buttery Blonde with Lowlights

Dark Buttery Blonde Hair with Dark Lowlights

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These multi-dimensional dark blonde tresses have a mixture of both warm and cool tones. You should use Wella Freelights and Wella Permanent hair color for the dark blonde highlights and blonde lowlights. Your stylist should tone with Redken Shades Eq for the best shine and longevity. With this color trend, the mixture of warm and cool blonde tones works well if you have light skin tone and eyes.

Gorgeous Dark to Platinum Blonde

Gorgeous Dark to Platinum Blonde Hair

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This shade of dark blonde to light platinum makes for one incredible ombre! To best show off this dark blonde hair color, you’ll want shoulder-length to long straight hair.

Flirty Blonde with Dark Rose Gold Highlights

Flirty Dark Blonde with Dark Rose Gold Highlights

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A flattering dark blonde hue with rose gold is called a pink champagne hair color. To fight your dirty blonde hair, you’ll want to try the Kenra professional color charge shampoo, conditioner, and spray serum.

Subtle Darker Warm Blonde

Subtle Darker Warm Blonde

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A darker warm blonde tone is buttery with subtle dimensions, like a golden yellow blonde, to give you a sun-kissed color. A natural light brown base gives a great canvas to achieve a dark blonde seamless blend. Your stylist should use a toner to keep this dark blonde hair dye looking fresh. You will need to use a purple shampoo every other wash to help eliminate future unwanted brassy tones in your darker blonde hair. Make sure to use dry shampoo in between washes to keep your new blonde color looking clean & beautiful!

Effortless Dark Natural Blonde

Effortless Dark Natural Blonde


A natural dark blonde hair color is not busy and requires little effort for the wearer. Your maintenance for this dark-to-medium blonde shade is very relaxed due to the more slight variations in level.

Iridescent Dark Balayage Blonde

Iridescent Dark Balayage Blonde Hair Color

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This dark balayage blonde can also be called a dark iridescent blonde hair color. By creating shadows in the corners of brown-ish blonde hair, your face will appear more oval. The balayage on your long dark blonde hair stirs up softness and dimension. It also gives your end result depth and illumination.

Stunning Dark Golden Blonde

Stunning Dark Golden Blonde

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A dark golden blonde hair color is inspired by sunsets on the beach. If you’re looking for hair inspiration for something that is more subtle and dimensional such as dark blonde with highlights of golden blonde and brown hair. Embrace your light or tan skin color, love yourself, and tailor your dark and blonde hair to your personality.

Flattering Dark Ashy Blonde

Flattering Dark Ashy Blonde Hair Color

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A punch of dark ashy blonde can bring out a flattering hair color It isn’t too dark nor too light but is enough to perk up your fresh haircut. You should prepare to spend a good 3-4 hours in the salon to achieve this blonde balayage blend. The softness of the tone gives your locks a seamless grow-out. One thing to love about the dark ashy blonde hair trend is that it’s easy to maintain at home for as many months.

Beautiful Ash + Dark Caramel Blonde

Beautiful Natural Ash + Dark Caramel Blonde

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Try a dark ash caramel blonde for a great contrast between the base and highlights. It’s good to keep dark blonde hair shades in the same color family for the most natural look, as well easy upkeep. The dishwater blonde style is for you if you’re looking to be a darker blonde but do not want high damage to your hair. Blonde dark colors are typically low maintenance and easy to manage.

Cool Light Brown and Deep Blonde

Cool Light Brown and Deep Blonde Hair Color

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Try light brown and deep blonde hues to create a hair color with a touch of light balayage. This dark blonde color is great for almost every skin tone and eye color, such as brown eyes. It may have a darker hue, yet it offers you a cool-toned dishwater blonde without washing out the color.

Textured Short Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights

Textured Short Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights

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Match your short hair with dark blonde highlights when working with your fine-density tresses. This short, neck-length haircut with dark blonde tones will give your mane extra fullness. Achieve the bronde hue by adding these dark blonde highlights on your brown hair. The dimension and the shattered ends are what offer added texture to your hair.

Charming Dark Blonde Ombre with Beach Waves

Charming Dark Blonde Ombre Hair Color with Beach Waves

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A dark blonde ombre makes a shiny, dimensional hair trend. This is optimal if you’re looking to enhance your natural blonde hair color. What’s fun about it is it doesn’t require a complete transformation. To highlight the lighter strands, jazz up your blonde locks up with some beach waves.

Popular Dark Blonde Lob

Popular Dark Blonde Lob Haircut

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This is a dark blonde lob, amped up with neat waves. The cut and style combine well to form a beautiful dimension. It’s great for you  if you don’t have a lot of time to visit the salon but you still want to look terrific! To keep its gloss, you will need to use the right products. A good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like the Sebastian Drench ones are ideal. When styling, the result stays glamorous all day long if you spritz with the beach spray, too.

Wearable Brown to Dark Caramel Blonde Ombre

Wearable Brown to Dark Caramel Blonde Ombre

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A sun-kissed brown to dark blonde ombre fades seamlessly from roots to ends and will be an extremely wearable look. You will want to use a blue toning shampoo once a week along with a good, color-safe daily shampoo and conditioner to make this blonde shade last. This blonde color is perfect if you’re a natural dark brunette and you want to lighten your hair but don’t want the maintenance of coming into the salon for dark highlights on your blonde hair every six weeks.

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