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
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.
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.
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".
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.