Dark blonde hair vs light brown: I’ll help you choose the best color for your hair

5 and 6 shades

The diference between light brown and dark blonde is just one shade.

  • Light brown 5
  • Dark blonde 6

Of course, it doesn’t really mean anything to you to read it like that, but I’ll give you an example so you can understand it perfectly.


Imagine you want to paint a picture.

Is it the same adding a little bit of white to brown as adding a little bit of black to yellow?


Of course not!

They’re two totally different colors.

  • Light brown is the mix between brown and white.
  • Dark blonde is the mix between yellow and black


 That means that the dominant color in light brown is brown, and the dominant color in dark blonde is yellow. 

Do you see the difference now?


It seems small, but it’s not.

That shade of difference is what divides the palette of traditional colors between browns and blondes.

  • But, do you know which hair color goes best with your skin tone?
  • Do you know which hair color is best depending on your age?
  • Do you know which hair color will look best, depending on your hair length?


I want to tell you about all of that and more today.

Let’s get started!


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Light brown vs. dark blonde: Which should you pick depending on your skin tone?

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If you want to dye your hair to change up your look and get a new style, and you can’t decide between these two shades, I’ll help you do it with a series of advice according to your skin color.

Although the two shades are similar, like I said before, the dominant colors are totally different.


  • If your skin is very pale, you should choose dark blonde.

This color will deepen your gaze and perfectly frame your face.


  • If your skin is pale or neutral, you can choose either shade since your skin tone is ideal for either color you might like.


  • If your skin is darker, you should choose light brown.

Brown hair colors work well with darker skin to soften facial features. This color will help peel away years, erasing wrinkles and making your skin look smooth.


Which of the two colors will make you look younger?

Many women want to hide their age, and that’s why they are willing to do all different kinds of beauty treatments.

From surgeries to creams, everything goes when it comes to looking youthful.

But, what can you do with your hair to make yourself look younger?


In general, light blonde colors are the most popular among women with grey hair growing in.

That’s because light blonde hides grey extremely well.

But it’s not a color that necessarily makes you look younger or older; light blonde is a neutral color.


  • Colors like light brown are ideal for women between 50 and 60 years old.

Independent of skin tone, this color will lighten your face without drawing attention to wrinkles.

I always recommend my clients not to use a color lighter than light brown because those colors work like pointing a light at your face.

What do I mean by that?


If you have a few wrinkles that stand out on your face and use a dark blonde dye, your face’s frame will stand out.

That will make imperfections more noticeable and add years to your face.

That’s why I suggest light brown for older women.

It’s the same with dark blonde.


  • Dark blonde is good for women between 30 and 40 years old.

This color will draw attention to your eyes and features, and with well-applied make-up, you’ll be the main attraction at any party or get-together.

In this case, light brown isn’t a good idea because it will tone down your features and darken your gaze, unnecessarily adding years.


  • If you’re under 30, you can choose the color you like best.

That’s because, of course, you haven’t quite gotten to the age that you have to worry about wrinkles yet.


But you can keep in mind your hair type. Do you know which color to pick depending on your hair type?


Which color should you choose depending on your hair type and length?

light skin

Who doesn’t dream of Rapunzel’s long locks or Snow White’s perfect ‘do? Or even the wild, orange waves of Merida the princess in Brave?


We all do.

Now, let me ask you: Can you imagine Sleeping Beauty with light brown hair?

It wouldn’t look so good on her, right?

In general, longer hair is blonde and short hair is brown.


  • If your hair is straight, you can pick either color, and it will look perfect. You won’t regret your choice.

If your hair is curly, then I recommend light brown because your curls will shine in the sun, taking on golden highlights to lighten your whole look.


  • If your hair is short, I’d recommend dark blonde. Blonde always gives the illusion of longer hair, so if you’re hoping to grow your hair out, your hair will already look longer with blonde.

If your hair is long, you can choose either color, light brown or dark blonde, because both will look even and healthy in your hair.



Light brown and dark blonde are two totally different colors that have different effects on different women.

You can choose which one is best for you, depending on your age, style, and hair type.

Do you already know which is best for you?

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