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4 best hair colors for green or hazel eyes

Green eyes look best with red hair
Green eyes look best with red hair
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The best way to pick out the most stunning hair color is by choosing a color that contrasts with the eyes. Unlike complementary colors, contrasting colors have the ability to make the eyes stand out, or "pop", as some people say. What is a contrasting color? If you think back to elementary school art class, you may remember the color wheel, a chart which illustrates primary, secondary and tertiary colors. A contrasting color is one that holds an opposite position on the color wheel. For instance, red is a contrasting color to green, orange is a contrasting color to blue, and yellow is a contrasting color to purple.

In order to find a contrasting color to hazel, you first must identify the predominant pigments in hazel eyes. This can be tricky, because "hazel" encompasses a wide variety of colors ranging from greenish-brown to golden-brown and even amber. Once you have established the dominant color in your eyes, you're ready to choose a hair color. Here are four of the most stunning shades of hair for green eyes based on your dominant color.

Bright green eyes
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Bright green eyes

Most people with hazel eyes have a large amount of green pigmentation in the iris. In this case, the ideal haircolor is a vibrant shade of red. If a bright red is a little too bold, you will also look good with a reddish-brown or auburn shade. Your worst haircolor choice would be an ash brown or platinum blonde.

Green-yellow eyes
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Green-yellow eyes

If your green eyes have a distinct green-yellow hue, your best haircolor choice is a violet-based red, or a "cool" red. These are colors like eggplant, aubergine, and wine. Platinum and ash blondes are also a smart choice. Colors to avoid would be golden blondes and coppers.

Gold-brown eyes
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Gold-brown eyes

Most brown shades look good on those with goldish brown hazel eyes, or green eyes with specks of amber, but the most flattering color would be a dark chocolate brown because "cocoa" and "mocha" colors contain just a hint of violet pigment. Avoid copper colors or golden blondes; they will look too "brassy".

Blue-green eyes
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Blue-green eyes

If there are any cool tones in your eye color, such as blues or violets, the best color choice for hair would be a "warm" color, such as copper red. The blue-green iris color is one of the rarest; this explains why such a small percentage of women look good with copper-colored hair. If copper's too bold for your liking, you can also try a golden blonde or a golden brown shade.