6 Coffee-Inspired Hair Colors That’ll Perk Up Your Look

April 16, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

If, when you look at shades of brown hair, the names of various caffeinated beverages come to mind — espresso, mocha, cappuccino — you’re officially coffee-obsessed. And if you’re a coffee enthusiast, we have a feeling you’re going to race to the salon (and the coffee shop) as soon as you see the java-inspired hair color shades below. From mocha highlights to pumpkin spice balayage, these rich hair colors are the perfect way to change up your look for spring.  

Cold Brew

Spring is well underway, which means iced coffee season is here. Take your obsession to the next level with a rich and dimensional cold brew-inspired hair color.

Caramel Drizzle

A caramel drizzle adds a buttery sweetness to black coffee, and these caramel highlights add a bright and fun twist to an espresso brunette base. 


For ombré inspiration, look no further than your morning cappuccino. Start with an espresso base and finish with a heaping dollop of foam, or in this case, blonde hair color. 

Blonde Roast

If you have black or dark brown hair and want to go blond without fully going blond, ask your colorist for this balayage look that results in a perfect blend of the light and dark shades. 

Mocha Swirl

Chocolate-y mocha highlights are an easy way to warm up a rich brown shade for spring. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte 

For true PSL fans, there’s no wrong time of the year to drink one. Similarly, we’d rock this spicy red balayage year round. 

Photo: @suetyrrellstylist

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