76 Cool Chocolate Brown Hair Color Ideas For Brunettes

If you are looking for a fresh new look for your brunette style, then why not try out the chocolate brown hue. It’s the perfect look for the upcoming fall months and a great color. The chocolate brown hues are popular for a reason and they have stayed that way for a long time. There are many different hues that you can choose from such as brown sugar, chocolate cherry, there are milk chocolate browns and some that have warm red tones in them. Chocolate brown is a classy choice and one that you won’t regret. Depending on the look you are going for chocolate brown can at times be elegant but it can also seem strict on the wrong kind of skin tone. There are many different ways to rock this style out and we will show them to you. Check out these 76 Cool Chocolate Brown Hair Color Ideas For Brunettes:

Do’s & Don’ts:

Do pick a hue that is right for your skin tone. Everyone can be a brunette with the right hue.

Don’t do the hair color yourself if it’s your first time. The salon is always the best place to get your hair colored because you will always get the color you want.

  1. Bold Highlights

If chocolate brown seems too strict for you, then add some highlights to break up the dark.

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2. Warming Shades

A great shade like this is warm because there are red tones in it. This could be a great shade if you want to add color to your face.

3. Bold Curls

Wow, she has a ton of hair and it’s all in a wonderful shade of chocolate brown.

4. Perfect Shades

If you are looking for an updo for your next event, you can rock this style out.

5. Dark Designs

Get A Color That Suits Your Complexion

When it comes to dark browns, they look best on olive skin or tanned skin. If you are really pale, it may be hard to pull off a color this dark because it can wash you out. You can always add color to your face through bronzing and makeup, but it’s always best to match your hair color to your skin tone.

6. Simple Styles

If you like natural looks, then you are sure to love this color.

7.  Two Tone Styles

Some people will add two different tones to their hair color to add dimension like in this photo.

8. Deep Colors

This is a gorgeous shade of brown and Jenna Dewan is rocking it.


9. Warming Tones

Another great shade of brown that falls closer to a milk chocolate shade. You don’t have to go dark to have an awesome shade of brown. 

10. White Lights

Always Got To A Salon

If this is the color that you are looking for, then we can’t stress enough how important it is for you to have a professional do the job for you. This is a great way to have the best of both worlds, blondes and browns.

11. Stunning Shades

This is a very popular look and Jennifer Lopez has been sporting it for a long time.

12. Dark Looks

We don’t see Sarah Michelle Gellar in dark shades very much and this one completely changes her look.

13. Simple and Dark

Another very simple shade that is dark and mysterious.

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14. Caramel Tones

Another way of lightening your hair without going blonde is to add some caramel highlights to it.

15. Warm Looks

A great way to have a warm brown is to add some red tones to it.

16. Ombre Styles

If you try the ombre style out, then you get the chance to use many different shades of brown.

17. Pretty Styles

Another simple style that uses red to warm up the brown.

18. Bold Colors

This soft brown is milk chocolate and it’s one that would suit most skin tones.

19. Cool Browns

If you aren’t a natural brunette, then going brown can take some time to get used to it but it’s totally worth it.

20. Sweet Styles

A great look that is simple and well put together. This is a great brown that anyone could try out.

21. Glowing Styles

This girl clearly has very healthy hair, there is just so much shine to it. The color also has highlights throughout and that gives it a lot of definition.

22. Bold Looks

A simple shade that is dark and dramatic.

23. Long Lengths

If long and natural is what you are looking for, then this is the style for you.

24. Luscious Locks

A great look that has a medium brown tone.

25. Solid Colors

A great style that is simple because it’s one solid color. This is not a high-maintenance style, but it’s still a cool look to try. You don’t have to have crazy colors to have a great look. This one is classy and elegant.

26. Fashion Forward

A gorgeous shade like this will give you a dramatic look that you will want to show off as much as you can. There are a ton of celebrities that love the chocolate brown look and this is just one of many examples. If you want to stun the crowd, then you can’t go wrong with a look like this one.

27. Warm Coloring

Warm tones can easily bring color to your cheeks and that’s exactly what you want. We love these styles because they are bold, but they are beautiful.


28. Celebrity Shades

Kristen Stewart rocked this shade for most of her career before she shaved it all off. This style is the perfect shade and it looks great against her pale skin. There are some dark colors that work well with light skin and they are usually the ones that have a red tone in them.


29. Short Styles

A bold style that has edgy highlights to it. If you want a cool new look, you can try one like this.

30. Softer Styles

If you find your dark chocolate brown too severe, then adding caramel highlights to it can really soften up the whole look.

31. Model Styles

Some of the most gorgeous models in the world are out rocking a chocolate brown shade.

32. Lighter Styles

If you are worried that a dark shade will wash you out, then try out this milk chocolate color.

33. Chocolate Streaks

This is a gorgeous style that combines a dark chocolate brown with some blonde highlights. This is a beautiful combination of light and dark.

34. Darkening Designs

A great look like this is mysterious and dark.

35. Shaved Styles

She’s naturally a brunette but this is a color that you could mimic in the salon. If you are looking for edgy styles, then this is the one for you.

36. Multi-Dimensional Style

There are very thin highlights in this dark color that adds just the right amount of dimension.

37. Light Shades

This is a really light shade of brown and one that you are sure to love this year.

38. Dark Brown

A color like this is amazing as a stand-alone shade.

39. Celebrity Colors

A great shade like this has been worn by one of the sexiest women in the world. It’s a shade every brunette should rock.

40. Wavy Looks

A simple look that has a brilliant color.

41. A Great Change

Another great ombre style that has a dark shade on top and a lighter shade near the bottom.

42. Creamy Shades

This deep shade of brown is sure to turn heads wherever you go.


43. Glamorous Looks

This vampire knows the importance of good style.



44. Pretty Curls

Curls are always a great way to show off a multi-colored hairstyle.

45. Cool Vibes

Even if you are already a brunette, you can change up the shade to freshen up your look.


46.  Different Styles

Your color will look different whether your hair is straight or curly. 

47. Golden Styles

If you go for more of a golden hue with your brown, then it will warm up your whole face. This style is practically glowing.

48. Lush Locks

A cool look that has some pretty colors to it.

49. Simple Styling

A shiny style that has some gorgeous hues.

50. Bold Styles

A great style like this is bold and beautiful. Megan Fox has been rocking these brunette locks for years.

51. From Light To Dark

Wow, what a change! You can see how much more vibrant the dark chocolate brown hair color looks.

52. Tight Curls

This natural look is perfect for this afro style. We love curls that are as tight as these ones.

53.  Pretty Looks

A cool look like this is perfect for a fresh new style.

54. Chocolate Brown

A simple style that has a remarkable brown color.

55. Red Styles 

This gorgeous look is combining chocolate brown with red highlights. It’s a bold look that is going to make you feel awesome this year. If a fresh new look is what you are going for, then you can’t go wrong with this style.

56. Vampy Looks

This young vampire looks amazing with this brunette shade. It’s a natural look that anyone would love.

57. Glistening Styles

A great look like this has a lighter shade that is brilliant and beautiful.

58. Cool Shades

A great shade that has brilliant light shades throughout all the dark. These colors are perfect for a short style like this one.

59. Shimmering Highlights

These highlights are gorgeous and they are the perfect addition to any brunette style.

60. Bold Brunettes

Another great style that has a dark, solid brunette shade.

61. Warm Red

There are red tones in this brunette shade and they will warm up your whole look. These styles are perfect for fall when everyone wants to go darker.

62. Latin Shades

She has the perfect creamy skin tone for a dark hair color like this one.

63. Bold Styling

We’re not sure how realistic this hairstyle is, but it sure looks great. There is so much hair involved that it’s hard to keep up. It sure does have a great color though.

64. Flowing Locks

A stunning shade of brown that will brighten your day every time.

65. Softer Shades

Another great shade that is lighter and has a cool style. If you have ever wanted to try bangs, then this would be a cool look.


66. Dark and Shiny

This is a very natural look and it’s obvious that she takes very good care of her hair because of all the shone.

67. Sweet Styling

A great look like this will have you feeling like the girl next door. It’s a gorgeous shade that anyone should try out.

68. Cool Styles

A color like this is simple yet gorgeous. It’s a shade that you are going to want to try out.

69. Royal Looks

Kate Middleton went from being a student to a princess and she has never changed her brunette locks. If you want the royal look, then try this color out.

70. Darker Tones

This is a really dark brown so again, you are going to want to be sure that it will go well with your complexion.

71. Royal Looks

Another great example of Kate Middleton’s natural shade. If you aren’t a brunette, you can still achieve this look at the salon.

72. Lighter Looks

A stunning look that starts off with a milk chocolate style and it goes much lighter. This is a great shade for those who want a lighter look.


73. Modeling Styles

As we said before, there are a ton of models that love to keep their natural shades. This is a simple look that incorporates the best parts of being a brunette.

74. Gorgeous Shine

Another great look that has a lot of shine. If you want to keep a natural look, then this is the one for you.


75. Cool Highlights

Another great brunette style that has some gorgeous caramel highlights. It’s a fresh look that is sure to turn heads wherever you go.

76. Light and Choppy

This choppy hairstyle is pretty cool all on its own, but it also has a light shade of brown for those who have a light complexion. If you are naturally pale, then it might be best to stick with a lighter shade of brown.

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