20 Sensational Pastel Hair Colors in Every Shade of Rainbow

Pastel hair colors are a FUN way to change up your look – in spring to match the flowers, in summer to match your swimsuit, in fall to match the leaves, and in winter to complement your favorite winter coat! Want to know how to get pastel hair? You have tons of options, and here are twenty of our favorite ones right here!

Pastel Hair Colors

Fashion trends always reoccur with slight updates to make things look fresh. We have actively worn pastel colors in clothes, and now pastels have come to graze our locks. The best thing about any trend is a possibility to personalize it according to your taste. You may keep your natural hair color and get some complementing pastel highlights or go for funky pastel rainbow hair. There are numerous pastel-inspired hair color ideas below!

#1: Frozen Pastels

Blonde hair is a great canvas for all hair colors, especially pastels. This bob has purples and greens peeking out from under the silvery over layer. Match with darker colors in your outfit to bring out the subtle shades, and count on impressing all your friends!

#2: Pastel Color Wheel of Destiny

Shades of pastel hair mix together just like the color wheel! You can create a simple, yet stunning rainbow from the three primary colors simply by mixing! Start with reds at the top and work your way through ROY-G-BIV to achieve this super fun look.

#3: Primary Pastel Dreams

When searching for color ideas, look no further than your first art lesson. Red, yellow, and blue are the first three colors we are generally introduced to, and with them, we are able to create an abundance of hues! This look is achieved by dying small sections – one color at a time. Patience is the key!

#4: Pastel Blood Moon Rising

Pastel goth might seem like an oxymoron, but those nighttime beauties still want to have some fun, too! Red and black turn to pink and gray when you lighten them, and this two toned look is perfect for a fairy tale costume or a wedding!

#5: Pastel Grapefruit Surprise!

This pale orange, which reminds us of sherbert, is a fun way to liven up darker blonde hair. Pastel hair is so much fun, and these almost yummy looking curls bring to mind warm summer afternoons outside with a sweet treat! Wear with brighter colors, and be a shining star!

#6: Electric Mermaid Pastel Hair

This style for long hair has a great purple accent, creating a glow around the base of the curls. Brown hair helps the purple to really pop when shown off. This elegant look can be worn with a flowing gown to conjure up images of a mermaid swimming in the ocean.

#7: Purple and Blue Streaks

Blue is a bold, sometimes daring color, and a background of black hair is a great way to show it off. Streaks of both blue and purple blend to spice up an otherwise visually plain color. Be you…be BLUE…be different!

#8: Playful Pastel Layers

Medium length hair is so versatile, and layers do look great! These pastel hair colors blend together to create a bright over tone, with muted shades underneath. The elements of almost neon blue over yellow create a sea green that is to dye for!!!

layered teal and lavender pastel hair

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#9: Pretty in Popsicle Pastel Pink

Pink hair is not everyone’s dream color, but we love this all over pink hair dye! Lighter natural colors work better with this shade, but if your colorist truly has skills, no matter what base color, you will get your results!

#10: Lilac Pastel Locks

Lilac is a color that was once reserved for your Grandmother’s puff ball, but not anymore! Paired with bangs, this more permanent style change starts with lightening hair, and then adding lilac as a brightening over tone.

#11: Sunflower Pastel Yellow Waves

Pastel hair can also be an understated shade, like this mid-tone yellow. It’s an easy way to say, “Hey, I’m unique…wanna chat?” With this happy, mood-lifting color, people won’t be able to help but smile when they see you.

#12: Just a Peek of Pastel Pink

Following the latest trend, there are usually less permanent iterations, including the more subtle one color streak on one side, a sort of racing stripes. Chunky, light pink highlights stand out against pale platinum hair so well!

blonde hair with pastel pink stripe

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#13: Atlantean Ice Queen with Pastel Hair

Pastel hair dye can be any shade you dream up, even this cartoon-character-inspired, frosted baby blue. The shaggy shorter style with a side part emphasizes the tender color with the drammatic darkened roots. Letting your hair distinguish yourself is a great way to spread your wings!

#14: Bold and Green

Ideas for pastel hair are everywhere, and this minty emerald is no exception! Similar to vibrant greens found in jungle foliage, this shade is excellent for starting a conversation and capturing looks GREEN with envy.

#15: Pastel Lavender Hair with Rose Curls

Lavender is a very relaxing color, and it’s clearly the best way to accentulate pale skin. These wide curls evoke images of waterfalls and mystical scenes in misty woods, with shimmery fireflies all around. Fantasyland becomes reality!

#16: Birds of a Feather Pastel Rainbow Strands

This pastel rainbow style for medium length hair is one of the most intricate we’ve seen. Block out a good chunk of time for this one, as it will take precision and a creative eye to recreate. Every color of the rainbow is represented, creating a truly mesmerising look.

#17: Purple Princess Bob

This take on pastel hair can only be classified as FUN! It’s clear that a short, adorable bob crop goes hand-in-hand with this popping grape shade. Modern times call for modern colors, and this will add to your superhero powers! Add your favorite outfit, from casual to formal, and you’ll be ready to WOW them all!

#18: Elegant Make-Believe Pastel Hair Colors

For the non-commital type, hair chalk is your best friend. This temporary way to brighten your hair comes out in one washing – no appointment neccesary! Is there a better way to express yourself on a whim?

#19: Straight and Turquoise

This pastel turquoise hairstyle brings up associations with the underwater kingdom. Three messy buns, embellished with the simplest hairclip, are the ideal variant for both formal events and casual strolls.

#20: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Pastel Green Hair!

Sometimes pastel hair pushes the boundaries – and this is one of those color combinations! A mid-tone green swims at the base of the jet black so beautifully! A perfect combination of darker shades for when you have a bit more of a brooding heart!

Pastel hair colors have endless potential and are just waiting for a “try something new” whim to hit you! Imagine yourself being a mermaid, super hero, or cosplay character, and let your imagination run wild. Be inspired with pastels…today!