Posted on: December 18, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

We know it may sound old-fashioned, but honestly, there are certain colours that suit blondes particularly well. Not that you should feel bound by “rules”—we’re firm believers that you should always wear what you want—but if you’re looking for a little guidance on the colours that celebrate blondes the best, then we’re more than happy to help.

I’ve dabbled in being blonde myself, and I’ve found there are definitely colours that I gravitate towards when I have lighter hair and some I invest in less frequently, as they suit my brunette hair much better. Just as silver and gold jewellery can be dependent on your skin undertones, there are certain colours that sing just a little bit more with blonde hair.

But this is where we—and a bevy of golden-locked A-listers and street style stars—jump in to decode the spectrum of suitable hues for you. So what colours really are best for blondes? Well, after trawling through image after image from red carpets, events, fashion week front rows and such, we noticed a few trends emerging among the savviest blondes on the block.

Scroll below to see the results, and then shop key pieces to get your new palette going.

Cynthia Erivo shows just how striking scarlet red can look with a cropped blonde hairstyle. For added impact, add silver jewellery. 

Who can deny the power of a little red dress?

With slick-back hair or bouncy curls, scarlet hues will make bright hair even more vibrant. 

Red shades have taken over this winter. 

A very sleek way to channel the hue. 

The slender silhouette harmonises perfectly with the vibrant shade. 

We didn’t need much convincing when it came to the impact of cobalt blue, but Lily Donaldson’s two-piece suit and sparkly jewellery made for a real standout combination. 

Take style notes from Yasmin, and break up bold cobalt with softer pastel tones. 

Accessorise with neon accents to make the look even more impactful. 

From the colour to the pleating, this dress is sure to impress. 

Complete your ‘fits with this striking cobalt blazer. 

Wrap up in this cosy and complimentary scarf. 

Crystal Garrett celebrated her blonde ‘do with a full metallic look from earrings to shoes. The icy silver tones pick up on the light blonde tones perfectly. 

A little shimmer goes a long way for blondes.

Shimmery metallics pick up on bright blonde tones. 

An elegant style you’ll pull out for all fancy soirées. 

Easily add sparkle to any look. 

Take classic jeans to new heights with a metallic tank top. 

Tiffany Haddish inspired us to add emerald to this list, and we think it’s obvious why.

Even more vivid greens highlight golden locks.

Make the most of this complementary colour by going full tonal. 

Add boots and a cardi now, and sandals and a basket bag come summer. 

The Cortez continues to be a favourite, even 50 years since their debut. 

The elegant bow detail will elevate any look. 

Okay, we know white isn’t technically a colour, but bear with us here.

The white outfit accentuates Soo Joo Park’s icy-blonde locks.

White looks let other colours shine, particularly blonde hair. 

A classic white shirt features in so many great outfits.

Fashion people rely on white jeans all year round. 

Slouchy tailoring works for all occasions. 

Zoë Kravitz proves that a delicate-pink outfit just needs bold accessories to add an edge. 

Muted pink is elegant and perfectly accentuates sun-kissed or highlighted hair.

I always find a boat-neck adds a polished touch. 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a chic blazer pulls a whole look together. 

This can be styled with a simple tee, or elevated for evening with a sequin top. 

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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