Forget traditional warmer hair colours for spring, this year we're feeling a little cooler with a whole range of different neutral, aka nude hair shades to play with. Take a look at these eight inspirations!
What is nude/neutral hair colour?
Nude hair colour has exactly the right blend of cool and warm undertones to bring it perfectly into the middle of the colour spectrum. The aim is for your colour to look completely natural while being subtly flattering to all skin tones. It's a win-win no matter what your natural undertones.
8 nude hair colours:
Cocoa and honey
A nude shade can be created through the expert application of two contrasting colours, not necessarily one all-over shade. This means your existing colour can easily be updated into a nude look. Cocoa, for example, is a cool-toned brunette shade that can be brought into neutral/nude territory with warm dark honey highlights.
Chocolate, caramel tips
Another colour combination that gives a great hair colour (and sounds good enough to eat!) is dark chocolate with caramel tips. The cool brunette shade gives depth and volume, while the warm, lighter tips create a glowing halo and define the silhouette. We love the look on voluminous natural hair.
Platinum is a daring shade to wear, but can become the perfect hair colour for blondes by deliberately adding a warmer, buttery shade underneath. Prevent any undesired tones from developing with the from the Serie Expert collection.
One of the most on-trend hair colour techniques, hair strobing can lift a mid-brown shade and draw the light to flatter your complexion. All you need are a few carefully-positioned highlights around the front of the face in different shades of blonde: from warm caramel to cool ash to balance the overall colour tone.
The objective of nude hair colour is to look completely natural, like with this ethereal baby blonde with slightly darker roots to show your grown-up, grungier side. Dying your hair lighter can dry out the hair fibres, so add a hair serum or oil – like the by Serie Expert – to your hair care routine to prevent frizz and flyaways.
One of the best hair colours going around, nude ash is another example of several hair colour shades combined for a natural-looking finish. Ash blonde lengths are used alongside a darker, grey blonde at the roots for an all-over neutral finish. Keep your ash blonde looking glossy, not dull, with the Shine Blonde range by Serie Expert.
Don't assume that red hair has to be on the warmer side of the colour spectrum. By opting for a red shade with a hint of pink and blue pigments, you can create this stunning neutral orange colour. Curls aren't obligatory, but our stylists believe that they certainly show off a strawberry orange shade to its best!
Beige hair – a cooler and lighter version of bronde – has long been one of the most popular hair colours for blondes. This year however we're changing things up a little, so why not ask your colorist to add a touch of rose to your colour recipe? It really warms up a cool beige shade, making it the perfect nude hair colour for this season.
Will you be taking your hair colour into neutral territory before the end of the year? Visit your local salon to find out the best nude hair colour for you!