Mushroom brown hair color is all over Pinterest right now.


This earthy shade of brown is the perfect transition from winter to spring.

You may be tempted to get brighter highlights now that spring is around the corner, but we're here to talk you out of that plan. See, mushroom brown hair color is all over Pinterest right now, and it's a cooler way to transition to warmer temps. (The name doesn't exactly inspire cool, but trust.) Check out the gorgeous ways that people are pulling it off, and get inspired!

This multi-dimensional shade gives off the same earthy-neutral brown as a Portobello mushroom, hence the name. To achieve this look you have to start with an ashy brown base and add dimension with beige blonde lowlights. Since this color is a neutral, somewhat middle of the road brown, it picks up added color quite nicely.

Mushroom brown is super customizable. You can add ashy blonde for a more monochromatic finish or bits of a buttery shade if you can’t quite let go of your summer color.

If you’re feeling edgy, gray highlights add for a striking effect that doesn’t take away from the pretty brown but adds an extra touch of dimension. The Portobello color looks good on many different skin types, so it gives you the room to experiment with lowlights and highlights that’ll work best for you. As a matter of fact, we encourage stepping out of your hair color comfort zone. Do it!

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