Just when we thought that mushroom brown hair couldn’t get any better, it’s blonde best friend came into town.

By Kaitlyn Yarborough
December 27, 2018

We’ll happily bring this trend into 2019.

Just when we thought that mushroom brown hair—you know, that earthy color we saw take over salons this year with an ashy, cool-toned vengeance—couldn’t get any better, it’s blonde best friend came into town. Imagine the same multi-dimensional color, richly blended with only cool-to-neutral brown and blonde shades, but brightened up in a way that’s oh-so flattering. This winter, mushroom blonde hair will refresh those strands without looking like you’re trying too hard. Whether you want to keep your dark roots or go fully blonde, ask your stylist to stick with neutral and cool tones in order to stay true to the shade. From there, possibilities are endless. It’s all about hitting the right spot on the ashy spectrum for you. We pulled together 15 incredibly gorgeous, totally different mushroom blonde looks to bring to your stylist this season.

Multi-dimensional mushroom


Between the ash brown lowlights and cool blonde highlights, this mane has us itching to call our stylist, stat. Winter is begging for this bright mushroom blonde.

Dirty blonde

We’re swooning over this multi-dimensional look. Perfectly ashy and anything but boring, this bronde shade is calling our name this season.

Cool bronde

It doesn’t get any more devastatingly cool than this ash blonde. Keep things pretty and bright with strokes of light blonde around the face.

Metallic mushroom

Lend a metallic glow to your mushroom blonde with contrasting strokes of silvery blonde. Keep true to the earthy hue with ashy lowlights.

Ash blonde ombré

Say hello to the perfect blonde shade for those with deep mocha roots. This ash blonde strikes the mushroom note without being wildly high maintenance for dark brunettes.

Cool Champagne

This color is definitely worth toasting. If you want to create a lived-in look with this shade (hello, low maintenance) let your natural roots peek through.

Blonde Babylights

Go blonde without being too obvious. If your skin tone is cool-toned or fair, a neutral-to-ashy blonde will look more natural than bright yellowish platinum or honey blondes.

Icy blonde

If you’re still convinced that blondes have more fun, go with this icy rendition of mushroom blonde. The neutral tone makes a flattering choice year-round.

Toasty mushroom

Even ladies with warm base colors can get in on this trend. This toasted look feels just as cozy and fresh as its fully ash-toned counterparts.

Blonde shag

What’s the only possible way a shag cut could get any cooler? Enter: mushroom blonde. This cut-and-color duo is basically winter hair goals.

Creamy blonde

Keep things cool-toned but enviously creamy with this look. Between the dark ashy brown and bright creamy blonde, this contrast makes a statement in the dreary winter months.

Low maintenance bronde

Take your bob from boring brown to mushroom blonde. The neutral blonde gives a natural-looking pop of color to brown strands, making it an easy pick this season.

Warm Mushroom

If your winter vacation left you with a sun-kissed glow, don’t fret. These icy blonde touches on deep brown strands make the ultimate compromise. The blonde complements tanned skin, while the tones keep it cool enough for winter.

Blonde melt

This shade melts more impressively than an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day. Starting with deep mocha brown, the mane blends into a deliciously cool blonde.

Subtle Ombré

Toe the line between au naturale and brightened-up blonde with this look. This winter, a neutral blonde ombré finish is just what the doctor ordered.

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This article originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com