Chocolate brown hair shades are definitely some of the most popular among women, regardless of what type of hair they have. This is mostly due to the fact that it’s such a natural-looking color and looks amazing the whole year, regardless of the season. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, you will certainly get away with a variation of a chocolate brown shade, whether it’s light or dark.
Considering all of the above, we have decided to gather some of the most popular and pretty shades and offer you some details about each of them, in the hope that you will find the inspiration to adopt chocolate brown hair.
I. Light Chocolate Brown Hair Shades
1. Chocolate Brown Shade with Blonde Middle-Parted Bangs
You already know that chocolate brown hair shades are versatile and can be adapted to suit your personality and preferences. In this case, we have those middle-parted blonde bangs that add some sort of natural frame to your face and make the whole look unique.
2. Chocolate Brown Shade Balayage with Golden Highlights
The balayage technique is still going strong and one of the shades that it works best with is chocolate brown. For example, even if your hair is on the shorter side, you can still get some golden highlights to go with your brown hair and everything will look amazing.
3. Chocolate Brown Shade with Blonde Baby Highlights
This type of light chocolate brown shade is completed nicely by those blonde baby highlights that make the hair even lighter and offer a summery and sun-kissed vibe to it. If you want to get curls, the final look will be even more spectacular.
4. Chocolate Brown Shade with Thin Blonde Highlights
In this case, the blonde highlights are super thin which creates unity to the point that you may not even notice that there are highlights in there at all. The lighter chocolate brown shade is completed perfectly by those pretty hues.
5. Warm Light Chocolate Brown Shade
If you are more into warmer light chocolate brown shades, this is a very nice option for you. It’s a consistent and fluent color that doesn’t have any highlights and that looks good no matter the season, type of hair, its length, or the occasion that you have in your mind.
6. Natural Light Chocolate Brown Shade
For those of you who love natural-looking hair colors, this light chocolate brown is perfect because it looks very put together and nice while still keeping that natural vibe to it. People won’t likely notice that you have dyed your hair and will compliment you for your naturally-beautiful locks.
7. Uniform Light Chocolate Brown Shade
Speaking of uniform and consistent hair colors, this light chocolate brown shade is truly representative of that. What’s even cooler is that it suits women of all ages because it’s a versatile and adaptable shade that will make you stand out no matter what.
8. Subtle Light Chocolate Brown Shade Balayage
The balayage technique strikes again only this time, it’s very subtle and uses a light chocolate brown hair shade. The ends of the hair are a bit lighter than the rest which creates a nice transition and makes the look more exciting.
9. Light Chocolate Brown Shade with Darker Roots
For this look you will need to keep your roots darker, preferably your natural roots, while the rest of the hair is a few shades lighter but still maintain that light chocolate brown shade. Again, it’s all about creating a cool transition effect that will draw looks.
10. Reddish Light Chocolate Brown Shade
If you are into reddish hues in your hair, then this type of light chocolate brown might suit you very well. Again, these are not highlights but a more consistent color that covers your entire hair.
11. Light Chocolate Brown Shade with Blonde Ends
Light chocolate brown shades also look incredibly well with blonde highlights and, in this case, it looks gorgeous with blonde ends too. Add in some loose waves or curls and you’re good to go.
12. Light Chocolate Brown Shade with Massive Blonde Highlights
This is a very light type of chocolate brown and that’s mostly thanks to the massive blonde highlights in your hair. The roots are a bit darker while the rest of the hair gradually goes lighter and lighter.
13. Soft Warm Light Chocolate Brown Shade
In case warm tones are your thing, this particular shade will sit with you nicely, regardless if your hair is long or short. There are also some interesting hues in this shade which will look amazing in the sunlight.
14. Chocolate Brown Shade with Light Gold Highlights
Light gold highlights sit very well in light chocolate brown hair because they look like they should be there. Even if these highlights are not natural, they look like they are and that is truly what makes a hair color beautiful and wearable.
15. Chocolate Brown Shade Balayage with Light Ends
A balayage on chocolate brown hair with light ends is one of the prettiest looks that you can have. It looks good with or without waves in your hair and accentuates your beauty nicely. You won’t regret making this choice.
16. Chocolate Brown Shade with Light Reddish Highlights
Some light and subtle reddish highlights can look adorable on chocolate brown hair and it’s especially charming when they radiate under the warm sunlight. You will absolutely adore this combo.
17. Light Honey Chocolate Brown Shade
Honey chocolate brown is a shade that’s not only gorgeous but it’s also quite natural looking and sits at the border between being blonde and having a light chocolate hair color. Take full advantage of it and go for some loose waves for your day to day activity.
18. Chocolate Brown Shade with Subtle Blonde Highlights
These subtle blonde highlights can make the whole difference between having a basic brown hair color and being the star of any party with your amazing light chocolate brown hair. Long hair or short, this is a must-try look.
19. Chocolate Brown Shade with Light Ashy Highlights
If you feel particularly bold, you can go for some light ashy highlights over your light chocolate brown hair and create a totally unique look. Plus, this one goes with absolutely any makeup or outfit and you will fall in love with it.
20. Mocca Shade with Reddish Roots
The reddish roots on this look can be your natural ones (if you have been blessed with naturally-red hair) or dyed so that the final look resembles a cascade of chocolate falling on your shoulders.
21. Golden Shade
The goldern chocolate brown shade is truly special and will make you look like a goddess who has just returned from her palace to grace the face of the Earth. And who says you shouldn’t feel like that wearing any hair color?
22. Chocolate Brown Shade with Rose Gold Hues
Again, n case you are more into lighter hues on your chocolate brown hair, you can try some rose gold ones. They are not only gorgeous but also special and can completely transform your hair into a work of art.
23. Ombre Chocolate Brown Shade with Blonde Ends
The ombre look of this particular hairstyle draws people in like a magnet and makes you feel admired. The light chocolate brown should sit towards your roots while the ends of the hair should be lighter, almost blonde.
24. Chocolate Brown Shade with Blonde and Reddish Highlights
Why not mix two types of highlights in your hair and make it a look to die for? For example, go for both reddish and blonde highlights over your light chocolate brown hair and amaze everyone who is looking at you!
25. Chocolate Brown Shade with Caramel Hues
Another shade that you can add on your light chocolate brown one is caramel. When it’s done, your hair should look like waves of caramel chocolate. Be careful! Some people might be tempted to taste it!
II. Dark Chocolate Brown Hair Shades
26. Rich Homogenous Dark Chocolate Brown Shade
Switching to dark chocolate brown, this homogenous shade is truly gorgeous in any combination. Regardless if you have short or long hair, the chocolatey vibe of this one will stick with you for a long time.
27. Super Shiny Dark Shade
Who doesn’t like having shiny and glossy hair? Well, you can obtain that look with a high-quality hair dye that’s in a condensed dark chocolate brown shade. You will look and feel like a queen with this color on, trust us!
28. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Caramel Highlights
The caramel highlights are making a return only this time, they are done on a dark chocolate brown shade. Create some loose waves in your hair and allow you beautiful locks to draw people in like a siren’s song.
29. Super Dark Shade
For aspiring brunettes who don’t really want to have an extremely dark color in their hair, this particular chocolate brown shade can be a good solution. It’s dark but not black as night and, under sunlight, it creates an entirely new world in your hair.
30. Dark Shade with Caramel Hues
The caramel hues on this particular type of dark chocolate brown shade are more subtle and more homogenous because they are not really done with highlights. Instead, the color is unitary and looks like a gorgeous blend.
31. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Subtle Highlights
In case you don’t really want any obvious highlights on your dark chocolate brown hair, then you can go for some super subtle ones that are only one or two shades lighter. They will only be noticed under sunlight and that’s a good thing.
32. Deep Shiny Dark Shade
This deep dark chocolate brown shade is not only very pretty but also has that much-desired glossy look. Do some loose waves or even some curls and enjoy your amazing hair color that’s as simple as it is effective.
33. Dark Shade with Baby Lights
Baby lights are smaller highlights that are not that obvious on your hair color, in this case, a dark chocolate brown. They are only focused on the ends of your hair and are only a bit lighter than the rest of it.
34. Almost Brunette Dark Chocolate Brown Shade
Aspiring brunettes also have this alternative when it comes to dark chocolate brown hair. This is an almost black shade but it’s warmer and has some subtle chocolate tones that make it look not that harsh.
35. Uniform Dark Shade
This is another example of a dark and uniform chocolate brown shade that might be suitable for aspiring brunettes. Again, it’s not that harsh on the eyes and it’s a versatile and wearable shade that goes with everything.
36. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Red Ends
In case you love having some red hues in your dark chocolate brown hair, you can achieve that by only dying your ends in a red color. Your roots will remain dark while you can enjoy having two colors in your hair.
37. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Sun Kissed Hues
These sun-kissed hues look amazing on any hair color but in case your hair is a dark chocolate brown, they will look even more incredible. Apart from that, you can enhance their effect by creating some waves or curls in your hair.
38. Dark Shade with Purple Hues
In case you have an edgy and rebel personality and want a hair color that speaks for you, you can go for some purple hues. They look amazing with a rock n’ roll outfit and vibe.
39. Glossy Dark Chocolate Brown Shade
Coming back to a more classic look, this glossy dark chocolate shade is to die for. It’s the kind of shade that you see in shampoo commercials and wonder how it’s that even possible. Well, yes, it’s possible and you have the proof right here.
40. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Reddish Hues
Again, those reddish hues are super trendy right now and look especially well on dark chocolate brown hair. They simply blend amazingly and offer a unique look that will be definitely admired by many.
41. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Purple Highlights
It’s time for purple highlights! Add some on your dark chocolate brown hair and admire them under the sunlight and even when it’s not that sunny. They look incredible regardless of weather, type of hair, or its length.
42. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Blonde Highlights
Some people call this the “tiger” hair because of the massive blonde highlights that can resemble a tiger’s stripes. Still, if you want a big change, don’t hesitate and go for it! It doesn’t matter if your hair is long or short, the effect will be the same.
43. Rich Dark Shade with Lighter Hues
This rich dark chocolate brown shade is gorgeous, elegant, and wearable. However, add in some lighter hues that are subtle and noticeable under sunlight and you will obtain a one-of-a-kind hair color.
44. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Rose Gold Highlights
Who says that rose gold highlights cannot look good on dark chocolate brown hair? Well, they not only look good but offer a completely unique vibe to your whole hairstyle, one that you will receive lots of compliments for.
45. Dark Shade with Plum Hues
These plum-colored hues in your dark chocolate brown hair are perfect for fall time when the sun is not that strong and nature starts shedding its clothes. It just goes incredibly well with that bohemian atmosphere of the fall.
46. Dark Chocolate Brown Shade with Subtle Red Undertones
Look quickly and you might just miss the subtle red undertones in this dark chocolate brown shade. However, they are there and mostly highlighted by sunlight. A simple yet effective way of making a big but subtle change.
47. Subtle Ombre on Dark Shade
A subtle ombre look is what you need if you are not really ready for a bold change. The ends of your hair are one or two shades lighter while the rest of it maintains that beautiful dark chocolate brown shade.
48. Cherry Cola Dark Chocolate Brown Shade
The shade known as cherry cola is, as you have probably guessed, inspired by the famous beverage. However, it actually consists of some reddish-lavender hues over a dark chocolate brown shade and it looks incredible.
49. Natural Dark Chocolate Brown Shade
For fans of natural hair colors, this one is definitely for you. It’s simple, effective, beautiful, easy to maintain, and will get you out of a lot of hair trouble. It just goes with anything! Definitely, one to try!
50. Dark Shade with Violet Hues
Violet hues are a bit different than plum or purple ones but the effect still stands. This time it’s not about adding highlights but about adding some subtle shades over your dark chocolate brown one. Delicious!
All in all, we already know how beautiful chocolate brown hair shades are, regardless of the hair length or type. They represent those kinds of choices that you make knowing that they will look good no matter what. They are, if you want, the safe choice but definitely not the bland one. So, we hope that you were inspired by our selection of chocolate brown hair shades and that you’ve found the perfect one for you among our examples.