4 Colors To Wear If You’re a Brown Girl with Red Hair

First of all, can we please slow clap for my rhyming title!!

Anyway, it’s been two weeks since I’ve ditched all memories of life as a blonde and joined team red hair again! I got my hair colored by Barri, owner of Ruby Red Roots in South Orange, NJ, and we came up with a reddish brown with some copper dimension. Since then, I’ve definitely felt myself being more conscious of what colors I can or should wear with my hair color, so here are four colors that I think look great on black women with red hair.


Dress the Population Sequin Dress / Tamara Mellon Shoes / Makeup by Ijeoma Ezinne Beauty / Photography by Skovro Visuals

The color blue already looks amazing on brown skin, but with red hair, it pops even more! I chose a navy blue ombre dress for my new site pictures, and I can’t get over how amazing my hair looks against it! Blue is easy to integrate in your wardrobe because most denim is blue, but there are also a ton of wearable shades from teal to navy depending on whether you prefer bright colors or more subdued ones like me.

Leather Tank top + brocade jacket and skirt by Six 20 Style
Leather Tank top + brocade jacket and skirt by Six 20 Style

Custom Leather Tank & Matching Brocade Jacket & Skirt set by Six20 Style / Kenneth Cole Boots / Makeup by Tiffani Rains / Photography by Elyse Ketura

Yellow is another primary color that looks good with red hair and brown skin. I’ve slowly been adding yellow into my wardrobe and I am not at all mad about it. I often go through phases where I’ll wear all one color (it was olive green last fall, and red in the winter) and yellow is definitely my summer color.

Finders Keepers Faded Jumpsuit, Steven Greece Slides, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2018

Finders Keepers Faded Jumpsuit, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2018

Finders Keepers Jumpsuit / Steven Slides / Target Sunglasses / Photography by Denton Taylor

I’m actually not a huge fan of wearing pink, especially now that millennial pink has taken over everything. But pink actually looks pretty good on brown girls with red hair, especially if their hair is on the deeper spectrum of red. Perfect for girly days and matching a glass of rosé!


Don’t argue with me that white isn’t a color, just go buy some more white clothes! White is so classic and really pops against brown skin, and even more so with red hair. I’m going to Japan tomorrow and most of my entire vacation wardrobe is white! Here are some of my selects, you’ll have to stay tuned to my insta to see how I styled them!

Do you think certain colors look better on people based on the color of their hair?

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  1. Yes, I do think certain colors look great with our hair color. I used to love blond myself but have been dabbing in the wine/burgundy color lately. I’m looking for a wig now in the wine/burgundy color. I want to do a expensive wig but I’m going with a cheaper one because I been treating myself this month with birthday gift. Hopefully, I will post the picture on my IG page next month.

  2. Yes, I do. I agree with you on the red brownish hair that colors pops more vibrant than blond. Don’t get me wrong, I love blond to I wore blond for years. When I saw a church member who wore a wine or burgundy color in her hair, it just looked so good on her but she was more of your skin colored Ijeoma. I’m probably 2 or 3 shades darker than you and I thought the color wouldn’t look good but wholly to my surprise it look fabulous on my skin color. I guess that goes with bright lipstick as they say don’t knock it until you try it.