Burnt orange hair colors don’t get a lot of play, and that’s a shame. Because burnt orange tends to look more than a little red, it’s an incredibly versatile color.
It’s most flattering to darker skin tones—cinnamon, honey, warm brown, mahogany—and extraordinarily pale skin. It complements brown, amber, green, and hazel eyes the most.
Take a look at your skin and hair, then choose one of the following variations of burnt orange as your new hue.
Trendy Burnt Orange Hair Colors for Women
Have you ever thought about experimenting with burnt orange hair color? Orange is having a moment, but don’t start seeing vicious of carrot orange or pale ginger locks.
Burnt orange is so gorgeous that it almost looks edible, like a decadent pumpkin dessert. Done correctly, this color throws off shades of red, copper, and gold as well. It’s a must-have ‘do for women who adore vivid autumnal colors.
1. Cascades of Curls
You don’t have to wear your hair long if you experiment with a burnt orange hair color, but it helps. The rich pumpkin shade looks even more vibrant when combined with cascading ringlets. This is straight up fairy tale hair.
2. Orange Ombre
Ombre is still trending in the hair world. Copying this look is effortless because the ombre is subtle. Tell your stylist that you want a touch of blonde toward the tips of your hair. The cut itself is optional, but as you can see, this type of artsy bob goes well with orange.
3. Orange Meets Gray
Have you ever seen a combination like this? Some burnt orange hair colors are icier than others. It takes skill to pull of a coral orange like this—you need to visit a stylist with an eye for bleach. Definitely go for gray at the roots, though. You don’t see a such a dynamic color combo very often.
4. From Burnt to Orange
In the mood to take the “burnt” in burnt orange literally? Request dark roots—as dark as you dare. The trick is to pair the dark shade with a rich, red-toned orange color. It looks like there are even hints of copper in this hue.
5. Sizzling Sunset
Mixing different shades of red and orange will have you resembling a sunset on a crisp fall evening. Notice the gradient here—from dark brown to dark red to burnt orange to copper to blonde. Talk about a fade!
6. Red to Orange
For a variation on the sunset color scheme, you can combine subtle burnt orange hair colors. The style you see here blends a fiery red with autumnal orange hues. Isn’t it gorgeous?
7. Pastel Orange
What? Didn’t you know that pastel orange was a thing? Sure is. A light burnt orange such as this shade tends to look almost coral, which can work for you if you love orange but have a cool skin tone rather than a warm one.
8. Burnt and Braided
The deep orange at the roots resembles the red-orange of Crayola crayons and fall leaves. Although the hair color is the star of the show, that braid should be giving you life. Is it?
9. Dark Ginger
A vibrant burnt orange hair color looks phenomenal against fair skin. This is a bold divisive color, meaning that it typically works best when paired with extremely pale skin or darker complexions. Women of color, for example, can carry this color to a tee.
10. Almost Auburn
The subtle highlights and lowlights mixed in with this daring base color make this hairstyle. Different shades of orange and red come together to create an audacious auburn hue.
There’s no question that it takes confidence to pull off burnt orange hair colors. Are you that sure of yourself?