Time to call your stylist to book an appointment! The "it" hair colors of 2019 are warm, multidimensional, and full of subtle undertones to keep things interesting all year long.

By Rachel Wermager
Updated: December 18, 2018

The New Year is all about changing for the better, and what better way to start fresh than debuting a new 'do? We asked expert stylists which hair colors will be most popular in 2019, and the results are in. Get ready for warm, neutral colors that add dimension and softness while keeping hair looking healthy and shiny. Showing off natural highlights and embracing natural gray will continue trending from this past year, while the dark-to-light ombré will fade out of style. Here are eight looks to watch for (and try!) in 2019.

Photo courtesy of DSM Salon and Spa

Mushroom Brown

This particular shade of dark brown is gaining a lot of traction with women and stylists. The color's cool undertones and highlights are toned to a gray-brown color that mimics the underside of a mushroom cap, says Kasey Zylstra, owner and stylist at DSM Salon & Spa in Des Moines, Iowa. Mushroom brown is an example of the shift to more natural hair colors that will be popular going into the new year.

Photo courtesy of DSM Salon and Spa

Icy Blonde

Icy platinum blonde with dark roots will continue into 2019 as a top hair-color trend for blondes. While this gorgeous style will turn heads, it's usually achieved through multiple appointments (and is therefore more costly than a standard color), Zylstra says. If you're interested in icy locks, consult with your stylist in person to assess whether your strands can withstand the coloring process, and if you can invest the time and resources needed to commit to and maintain this style.

Photo courtesy of DSM Salon and Spa

Strawberry/Copper

This shade of strawberry blonde incorporates a copper coloring that is in line with the trend of reds in 2019. David Adams, cofounder of Fourteenjay Salon in New York and Aveda Master colorist, says we'll be seeing reds travel across the spectrum from darker shades—such as red velvet to create rich elegance—to lighter ones like turmeric that add vibrancy. This strawberry and copper shade is a subtle take on the trend that leans toward the lighter side of things.

Photo courtesy of Aveda/Ian Michael Black

Bronzed Blonde

In 2019 we'll see more brunettes brightening up their shades with rich, golden warmth. "This is perfect for those that want more brightness but don't want to go too light," says Ian Michael Black, Aveda Global Artistic Director, Hair Color. The bronzed blonde color keeps with the warm trends we'll see for hair color this year.

Photo courtesy of DSM Salon and Spa

Multidimensional

All this color trend takes is a minimal placement of a new contrasting color, which creates a bold and bright look on the hair, Zylstra says. Placing contrasting colors next to one another from top to bottom creates the maximum amount of brightness for each color while leaving dimension in the ends of the hair.

Photo courtesy of DSM Salon and Spa

Violet Undertones

Pinterest reports that lilac and purple hair will be huge in 2019, but if you're not totally down to sport purple strands, subtle violet undertones are a tasteful middle ground. Both blondes and brunettes are rocking this versatile color trend because it has so many interpretations—and we love them all.

Photo courtesy of Aveda/Ian Michael Black

Pearl Blonde

In the coming year we'll see blondes go deeper in dimensional pearl shades and embrace a more neutral look with violet undertones, Black says. It's a softer take on the white-blonde trend that preceded pearl. Warm, shiny variations of the pearl shade—such as butter, cream, and soybean—will also rise in popularity.

Photo courtesy of Aveda/Ian Michael Black

Living Coral

Pantone's 2019 color of the year is Living Coral, and it's not just for home decor. The warm coral shade beautifully translates to hair and is a playful option for those wanting to experiment with being a redhead. "It's very inviting and lighthearted," Black says.

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Comments (29)

SAS1947
February 10, 2019
I don't see that much divercity and I too would like to see colors on different ages. I am 71 and have been wearing my hair a smokey lilac for a couple years now. I do it myself, so much cheaper than a salon. But need to use more my age to show off things.
grandalamonica
February 11, 2019
PURE 100 ! I AGREE I'M 65 .. WEARING MY GRAY AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF US
jet128
February 10, 2019
I am 70, and have been wearing a smokey lavender for a while too. I love it, and I get a lot of compliments!
gnomegarden76
February 10, 2019
I'm a natural redhead going a little gray & it Is hard to find a strawberry blond hair color that I'm looking for. I can't & really don't care for violet or Un-natural hair colors & can't wear them to work anyway.
dianesorenson
February 10, 2019
Would have been nice to see these effects on short hair, Bob it layered, even. Are these trends exclusive to those of us over 50? Thanks
Eedwards0767
February 10, 2019
While I appreciate the new hair color trends and the options shone I would love to see more diversity in the pictures showing each color on different women of varying ages, ethnicities, and skin tone. Women don't all fit the 20-35 yr old white woman mold. I do understand that articles have budgets but an attempt should be made to address a larger audience
civimom1
February 12, 2019
Absolutely! This was a "missed the target" for many of your readers. I remember my longer hair, but I am not that age anymore and I want to see some older models 50+, also various ethnics represented. We are NOT all young & white!
pack80
February 10, 2019
I wholeheartedly agree. It is about time that magazines realize that the largest portion of readers that can actually afford to do or buy the things they promote are most likely over that age demographic. Play to your audience BH&G. We are people too, even though we are over the age of 35.
janiedykstra
February 10, 2019
Agreed, I’m adventurous at times but also I my 70’s
gabyhimes1
February 10, 2019
100% Agree
smokeysmom82732
February 10, 2019
You are certainly correct.
webbmarcella
February 10, 2019
would very much love to know why there is not a hair color for black woman here ..we do exist and would love to know how to keep our hair color flawless this summer also
tdunross
February 11, 2019
I agree.
ca.nola2
February 10, 2019
In my observation black women take more care and make more changes than any others so I totally agree with you! Where are those colors?
smsdes
February 10, 2019
For us ladies with a touch of grey the pearl Blond with soft silver to violet is a nice tone. Just tried this and was surprised at how dimensional and elegant it looks.
jezebellydancer
January 19, 2019
As a redhead, I always love it when reds come back into fashion. I color my hair at home and my color choices have dwindled dramatically over the last 2 yrs. I want to try Living Coral right now! And I'm always looking for new strawberry blonde shades.
redhead229730
February 10, 2019
I'm a bottled redhead and most stores have totally stopped selling any reds.
sahmphd
February 10, 2019
Especially without ammonia.
Anonymous
I am right there with you. More trouble finding strawberry blonde shades.
zipcodedgy68303
January 19, 2019
would have loved to see how some of these colors look on deeper skin tones
tdunross
February 11, 2019
Yessss!
wiyloh
February 10, 2019
you win the internet today!
sahmphd
February 10, 2019
Good point!!!!
catherinem8841584
January 23, 2019
THIS COMMENT FOR THE WIN!! ☺
tornadoville
January 19, 2019
I like them all, but the last. However, I say GO FOR IT, if you'll into the "clown look".
tornadoville
February 10, 2019
maryraspgmail... Nothing wrong with my comment. If you like orange clown hair,(because that's exactly what it looks like), I said GO FOR IT! I hate it when the "moral police" show up!!
maryraspgmail
February 10, 2019
Not a very nice comment.
sahmphd
February 10, 2019
Lolololol
smalloneelawren
January 19, 2019
Agree!!