Plum Hair Color Inspiration for Your Next Makeover

If you’re looking to change up your color this season, it can be tough to decide with so many choices out there! Before you choose a basic shade of blonde, brown or even bronde try a surprising pop of color with plum hair color. This juicy color is fantastic because it comes in any shade or depth imaginable and can compliment any skin tone or eye color. All you have to do is decide which one is for you!

Choose Your Shade

It’s important to remember to choose complementing colors, it’s best when they contrast. When you’re shopping around for that plum hair dye-keep your eye and skin color in mind.

For blue eyes, you’ll want a shade of plum with warm undertones to complement that icy cool gaze. Hazel eyes are pretty lucky since it gives you the ability to choose from a variety of lush plums; it’s best to work with your skin tone. Warm up brown or dark brown eyes with cool undertones in the blue and purple family.

Now that you’ve got an idea of what to work with when it comes to choosing the right shade-we’ll highlight twenty shades of plum so you can find one that works for you!

#1: Classic Plum

The classic plum color is great for everyone, but it suits blue or hazel eyes best-warm-toned skin can pull this style off as well!

Sleek Plum Hair With Purple Highlights

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#2: Dark Brown Plum

This dark plum hair is perfect if your hair is already brown. Add plum with warmer undertones for a perfect plum update.

Dark Brown Plum Hair

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#3: Deep Red Plum

A beautiful contrast for fair skin is a deep red plum color. If you have green eyes, then ask your stylist for this lovely shade.

#4: Electric Plum

WARNING: This vibrant plum is not for the shy or modest! It’s best if your skin is cool-toned to complement your look appropriately. If this bright color is for you, then grab the purple hair dye and give it a go!

Electric Plum Medium Waves

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#5: Eggplant Plum

Add some vegetable to your fruit-inspired hair color with a pretty eggplant plum color. This look has both dark and light colors, but the dark base stabilizes the look and is perfect for fair skin with pink undertones.

Dark Plum Wavy Lob

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#6: Plum Ombre

Plum ombre hair is a stunning way to incorporate plum color into your already beautiful dark hair color. It’s pretty tricky for a blonde to rock a subtle ombre but brunettes can do this with ease. Try out this dark plum brown hair when you book your next appointment at the salon.

Long Brown Hair With Plum Ombre

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#7: Cool-Toned Plum

This pretty take on plum relies on the cool undertones already present in black hair. Add cooler plum highlights with bluish ones for a sleek look. Black hair is best on olive skin, so this cool-toned plum is a great way to incorporate the style.

Cool Toned Eggplant Hair

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#8: Rose Plum

Rose-toned hair is totally hot right now, but you can keep it in the plum family by maintaining the purple undertones instead of red ones. This rose plum is multi-dimensional and can suit dark and cool-toned skin. Hazel eyes suit it best, but truthfully, any eye color can rock a fresh rose plum.

Rose Plum Long Bob

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#9: Gray Plum

Stay on trend yet again with this plum perfect take on gray! Dark eyes shine with gray plum hair and warm-olive skin tones act as a great base for this color.

Pastel Lavender Layered Hair

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#10: Chocolate Plum

Plum has never looked so subtle than in a chocolate tone. Give any rich brown hair tonesan edge with touches of lavender highlights painted on. Chocolate plum is great for brown or green eyes.

Chocolate Plum Messy Bob

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#11: Lilac Plum Highlights

This is another look that is great for the girl who doesn’t want a full head of plum hair. These pretty highlights are light and fresh with just the right amount of plum.

Layered Haircut With Purple Highlights

Instagram / @jamiekeikohair

#12: Plum Balayage

Keep your plum natural with a beautiful balayage paint job. Ideal on dark hair, especially black. If your eyes are blue, you’re sure to wow. However, any combination of plum and your natural color can be created with a beautiful balayage. Work with your stylist on this one!

Rich Violet Balayage Hair

Instagram / @glamiris

#13: Multi-Plum Coloring

This is another style that can be adapted to your skin tone and personal preference. Just make sure the different tones of plum complement each other, such as dark and light warm plums or dark and light cooler plum tones.

Multi Plum Coloring

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#14: Icy Plum

This frosty color looks especially fashionable this season. You may want to steer clear if you have pink undertones. Icy plum is very fresh and on trend these days!

Icy Plum Long Bob

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#15: Magenta Plum

Like the electric plum, magenta is not for the faint hearted! If you prefer more pink in your plum and aren’t afraid to go bold, then magenta is for you! It’s perfect for warm skin and makes blue or hazel eyes pop.

Long Purple Hair With Fuchsia Highlights

Instagram / @annabiancahair

#16: Fairy Plum

Fair-skinned girls should take note: this gentle fairy plum color is ideal for you! A soft lilac shade is cooler than warm and brings out the rose in pink skin beautifully. This hair is also very on-trend thanks to the unicorn look taking over Instagram!

Pastel Lilac Bob

Instagram / @donovanmillshair

#17: Purple Plum

This true purple color is a cool way to try plum. It’s fresh and vibrant, glossy and rich. Be brave, because changes help us to learn ourselves.

Aubergine Mermaid Hair

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#18: Burgundy Plum

This beautiful burgundy plum hair color is subtle and chic if you want to test the plum color style . It works great both on business ladies and street style icons.

Burgundy Plum Ombre Hair

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#19: Galaxy Plum

Bring out your playful side with this fun galaxy plum color. Adding blue highlights and several tones of plum add a whimsical touch. Brown eyes can keep this look pulled together best.

#20: Plum Roots

Try a unique take on plum by coloring just your roots. The contrast is especially cool on blondes. Any skin tone can work with plum roots as long as you abide by the complementing colors rule of thumb.

Plum Roots On Platinum Blonde Lob

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Plum hair is one color trend that we’re going to see time and again this season-as you can see, it’s also an easy shade to pull off. If you’re daring and creative you can choose a shade that works well with your free-spirited attitude, and if you’re modest and need something professionally appropriate for the office there’s a plum perfect shade out there for you to discover!