The hugely-popular chestnut hair color has become a staple for women who are bored with the classic browns and want a more special hair change. Consisting of an amazing natural brown and warm red combo, the chestnut hair shade can be either light, bordering on dirty blonde, or dark, bordering on a brunette shade.
So, without further ado, these are some of the prettiest chestnut hair color ideas for you to try out in case you aspire to make a long-awaited change when it comes to your locks.
I. Light Chestnut Hair Color
1. Light Chestnut Balayage with Golden Tones
To start, we have a selection of light chestnut shades, like this balayage which also has some nice golden tones in it. The overall look is spectacular and definitely worth trying, especially if you don’t really want dark hair or a very light shade of blonde.
2. Light Chocolate Brown Chestnut Hair Color
Another light chestnut shade is this chocolate one that borrows the natural brown tones from a milk chocolate shade and combines them with some warm golden hues. Walk around in the sun and you will receive tons of compliments, we assure you.
3. Light Chestnut Ombre with Chocolate Tones
The ombre technique is still very trendy and it’s also used in this light chestnut hair color that also combines chocolate tones with lighter shades. If you want the effect to be even more spectacular, create some loose waves, and amaze everyone around you.
4. Light Chestnut with Lighter Ends and Highlights (3 ideas)
These chestnut hair colors have lighter ends and highlights so that the overall shade doesn’t get too dark. Again, these three ideas can look even better with wavy hair because all the different hues will be exposed and you will feel like a goddess.
5. Light Homogenous Chestnut Hair Color
In case you don’t want anything to do with highlights, you can always try this homogenous light chestnut hair color. This one will look good regardless of your hair type or length, and it will also be a versatile and wearable shade.
6. Light & Warm Chestnut Hair Color
In case you are more into warmer tones, this light chestnut shade is definitely for you. It brings forth that gentle chocolate brown shade and mixes it with the iconic warm tones of the classic chestnut hair color.
7. Light Chestnut with Blonde Hues
For aspiring blondes who don’t really want to take that big leap yet, this light chestnut hair color has blonde hues towards your ends so that you can get a feeling of how being blonde might feel and look on you.
8. Light Chestnut Balayage with Chocolate Hues
The balayage technique is present here too with a light chestnut shade combined with those yummy chocolate hues that maintain that classic chestnut vibe going while still adding something new and exciting.
9. Shiny & Soft Light Chestnut Hair Color
His shiny and soft light chestnut shade is definitely one to think about, especially during summertime. The warm and lighter tones are definitely there, even if they are subtle, while the rest of the hair maintains that classic chestnut hue.
10. Light Chestnut with Caramel Hues
If you are in love with the color caramel, then this light chestnut hair color is certainly the one for you. It has those subtle caramel hues that mix very well with the darker tones of chestnut and can make you the star at any party.
11. Super Light Chestnut Hair Color
In case you are an aspiring blonde who doesn’t want to make that big change yet, you can always go for this super light chestnut hair color. It blends some honey tones with some light brown ones so that you can consider yourself a blonde but, at the same time, not really.
12. Light Chestnut with Warm Blonde Ends
This is another example of a light chestnut shade that borders on blonde but doesn’t really go there. The warm blonde ends on this one are gorgeous and look even more impressive if your hair is wavy or even a bit curly.
13. Light Chocolate Chestnut with Red Hues
This is another type of light chestnut shade, one that goes more into the warm reddish territory. The red hues in it make it perfect for the fall and also create a very versatile and wearable shade.
14. Light Chestnut with Lighter Roots
This look is a bit different in the sense that the roots are a lighter shade of chestnut this time while the rest of the hair is darker. It’s truly an interesting concept if you are a fan of unusual color schemes, especially when it comes to your hair.
15. Light Chestnut with Golden Hues
If you are a fan of having golden locks but still don’t want to go all-in with the blonde, this light chestnut color is the one for you. Those light-colored reflections will be noticed especially under sunlight.
16. Reddish Light Chestnut Hair Color
For those of you who love having some reddish tones in your hair, this light chestnut hair color is exactly what you want. The red is not too bold nor too subtle and it’s enough to make this hair shade stand out.
17. Light Chestnut with Blonde, Red, and Chocolate Blend
This light chestnut hair shade is, in fact, a nice blend of red, blonde, and chocolate shades that look gorgeous together. Add in some loose waves and you will obtain a one-of-a-kind look that many will admire.
18. Light Chestnut with Copper Hues
Copper hues look absolutely breathtaking when mixed with light chestnut color. Again, it’s all about that specific warmth that these shades bring, and when mixed together, the result is truly unique.
19. Light Chestnut with Rich Light Tones
The light tones on this light chestnut hair color are very rich and powerful. Even if they may seem subtle at first, the ends of your hair will definitely be something special and unique, especially if looked at under sunlight.
20. Light Chestnut with Caramel Highlights
In case you are a fan of caramel shades, this light chestnut hair color combines them perfectly with the natural and warm shades of brown. These caramel highlights are bold and can definitely change your look for the better.
21. Rich Light Chestnut Balayage
This balayage is based on a very rich light chestnut color. It’s a beautiful combination that seems to be made out of multiple warm shades and hues. Yet somehow, the hair still looks homogenous and gorgeous.
22. Light Milk Chocolate Chestnut Hair
Milk chocolate is not only consumed for breakfast but you can also wear a similar shade in your hair. This like chestnut hair color is certainly unique and looks good regardless of your hair type or length. Hungry for more? You can also check our chocolate shades ideas!
23. Light Chestnut with Golden Baby Lights
If you are not a fan of those bold highlights, you can always try baby lights on your light chestnut color. In this case, they are a beautiful golden shade that completes the look perfectly and without looking out of place.
II. Dark Chestnut Hair Color
24. Dark Chestnut with Copper Hues
When it comes to dark chestnut hair colors, the story changes a bit. We are no longer talking about not being a blonde but about not being a brunette. This shade is right in the middle, with those amazing copper tones and the glossy appearance.
25. Homogenous Dark Chestnut Hair Color
This homogenous dark chestnut hair color is truly gorgeous and will make an impression everywhere you go. It’s glossy, luxuriant, and definitely has a certain elegance that not many other colors can replicate.
26. Dark Chocolate Chestnut Color
This dark chestnut hair color is inspired by the very popular dark chocolate that we all love to eat from time to time. Your hair will look exactly like that and if you use the right products, you can even obtain a glossy effect.
27. Dark Chestnut with Chocolate Highlights
This kind of dark chestnut hair color comes with some amazing chocolate highlights that will add a certain flavor to your whole look. Perfect for any occasion and season, you can emphasize the shades in your hair by creating some loose waves.
28. Dark Ashy Chestnut Hair Color
There is a certain charm to a dark and ashy chestnut hair color. It’s mysterious, elegant, and it seems like it doesn’t want to reveal too much about you. This color also looks good regardless of your hair type or length.
29. Dark Chestnut Balayage with Red Highlights
This dark chestnut balayage is unique mostly because of the bold red highlights in there. They bring a special charm to the whole look and make it even more youthful and playful. Also, these warm tones take away from the stiffness of the look and make it more wearable.
30. Very Dark Chestnut Color
This is, again, a very dark variation of the classic chestnut hair color and one that will become your favorite if you don’t exactly want to go full brunette. It’s wearable, versatile, pretty, and suitable for every hair length, type, and for every age.
31. Dark Chestnut with Reddish Hues and Highlights
The reddish hues and highlights in these four separate dark chestnut hair color ideas are the cherry on top. As you can see, there are a lot of ways in which they can be obtained and the results are different but still quite similar, in a manner of speaking. This is yet another proof that the dark chestnut hair color is one of the most versatile ever.
32. Dark Chestnut with Baby Lights
Baby lights are the new norm if you don’t want highlights that are too bold or too visible in our dark chestnut hair color. These ones are there simply to bring a certain charm to the look and to be more visible under the sunlight.
33. Dark Chestnut with Brown Hues
The natural brown hues that are present in this dark chestnut hair color are a bit lighter but not so much that your hair becomes too light. It’s all about finding that balance between shades and feeling confident in the way you look.
34. Rich Dark Chestnut with Warm Tones
This rich and dark chestnut color is homogenous and elegant, but its youthfulness comes from those warm tones that adorn it here and there. They also make this color suitable for the summer, as opposed to only being good for the fall and winter times.
35. Glossy Dark Chestnut Hair Color Balayage
If you want glossy, you can have glossy, especially with this dark chestnut color balayage that looks like it has been taken out of a magazine. The loose waves, the attitude, and the whole vibe will definitely make you a star.
36. Dark Chocolate Chestnut with Reddish Ends
If you cannot really decide between keeping your hair dark and dying it a red color, you can compromise and do both, like in the picture above. The red ends of this dark chocolate chestnut color are there to remind you that you have made the right choice.
37. Blended Dark Chocolate Chestnut Hair
This is yet another blended dark chocolate chestnut hair color that looks tame and wearable, for your day-to-day routine. It’s not too crazy and not too bland either, just the perfect mix of brownish shades to make you feel good.
38. Dark Chestnut Hair Colors
These three dark chestnut hair ideas are similar yet different in the sense that they all give off a different vibe and have slightly different undertones. One is more naturally brown, the middle one has red hues, while the third one has that amazing milk chocolate shade.
39. Dark Chestnut with Reddish and Light Hues
The light hues in the first dark chestnut hair color idea make it sweeter and more innocent, while the red hues in the second one offer a sultry vibe that suits a feline-like woman who is definitely into doing business. Choose your side of the coin and own it!
40. Dark Chestnut with Almost Brunette Roots
This dark chestnut has very dark roots, in case you are still unsure of what kind of shades you want to go for. The ends of the hair become lighter and lighter but overall, this is still a dark hair shade.
41. Rich Warm-Toned Dark Chestnut Hair Color
The richness of this dark chestnut hair color comes from the warmth of the tones that are blended within. There are some reds in there, along with some milk chocolate shades, and even some dark orange hues. This is certainly a unique look.
42. Very Dark & Homogenous Chestnut Hair Color
Last but not least, this very dark chestnut is a homogenous one that doesn’t have any highlights but which still looks interesting, especially under sunlight. As you can see, the roots can have a slightly lighter and reddish shade if you look at them from the right angle.
All things considered, it’s pretty clear that the famous chestnut hair color is truly one of the best when it comes to versatility. It’s also a very wearable shade that looks good on any skin complexion, any hair type, length, and on women of any age. So, with this in mind, would you make a change and go for a light or dark chestnut hair color? Either way, you’ll be amazing and trendy!