Do you ever wonder what colours to combine to get a certain hair colour? Do you long for a colour that is in between brown and blonde? Would you like purple hair that has a stronger red undertone? It seems like you should get all the knowledge about the hair colour mixing chart.

We’ll go through colour mixing in detail in this blog article, including the proportions of every shade required to get your perfect look.

Combining hair colours is a creative and enjoyable process, but it can also be challenging.

There are so many stages to take, from choosing the appropriate hue to figuring out how to combine them!

You may use the detailed instructions in this blog article to create your hair colour masterpiece, which will certainly help you throughout your colour mixing process.

Can you guarantee that your colour will turn out precisely how you want it to? What if it turns out incorrectly?

We’ve got this covered for you, so don’t worry. Our instruction will clear up any uncertainty or tension related to creating your personalized colour.

We’re going to walk you through the fundamentals of blending hair colour so you can get the ideal shade for you. Let’s start!

box dye

How do you mix two different hair colours?

This technique of combining one or more hair colours is an effective way to achieve a more natural appearance.

The colour on the box is the colour you’ll achieve using off-the-shelf box dyes, which is great for you to top up your colour.

It may be alright, too!

However, if you desire for anything a little bit lighter, darker, warmer, cooler, purplier or pinker, you’ll need to add another colour.

If you give it some thought, the colourist at the salon will consider factors like your skin tone, natural colouring, undertones, and even your eye colour while colouring your hair. Including your hair’s condition and cutting style.

To create the ideal colour combination just for you, they have utilized all of this information. It is an art!

Hair colours may be combined.

  • Brown and red
  • Purple and red and
  • Black and Blue
  • Black and red
  • Purple and brown
  • Silver and ash blonde
  • Silver and pastel lilac
  • Dark and light blondes
  • Dark and light browns

Which hair colours match each other?

We now move on to the subject of which colours complement each other. Here is when science comes into play.

Right, you want to choose colours that go well together. It’s simple! The steps are as follows:

  • Decide on your primary colour first. You want your hair to be the most of this foundation or base colour. It should be as near as possible to the shade or colour you truly want.
  • Therefore, ash brown would be your primary colour if you wished to be light ash brown. Your base colour would be blonde if you wished to be strawberry blonde. You see what I mean!

You then choose your secondary colour. Your primary colour will get a new depth or hue thanks to this colour.

It might be a lighter or darker variation of your primary shade. It may either warm it up or cool it down. Alternatively, it might subtly add a colour to highlight the primary tones.

Don’t forget to consider the existing colour you are wearing right now. It does make a difference!

BEST TIP – Ensure that the hues which you are mixing are from the same warm or cool colour family!

Can I blend warm and ash colours in my hair?

Ash doesn’t blend well with warm colours since it is considered a cool colour. You’ll only end up with a head complete of meh since these two hues will just cancel each other out.

Everything has to do with the colour wheel for hair and colour theory.

This is a very useful chart for combining hair colours. It demonstrates which colours compliment one another, which ones harmonize and blend effectively and which one will neutralize each other.

hair colour wheel

What does a chart for blending hair colours entail?

A hair colour mix ratio chart is a reference that outlines the ideal proportion or ratio of colours to combine in order to achieve a certain colour or shade.

If you want to colour your hair at home or if you work as a professional colourist, this chart is a necessity.

A chart eliminates the guesswork involved in mixing ratios, which may be difficult to get correctly.

Additionally, having a visual reference may be quite beneficial when attempting to replicate or achieve a certain aesthetic appearance.

You can undoubtedly discover a hair colour mixing ratio chart that meets your demands since there are so many different kinds of hair colour mixing charts available.

When in doubt about the appropriate proportion or ratio, err on the side of caution and use a more diluted mixture. It is better to be lighter and darker.

How can you mix different hair colours?

Choosing your colours and mixing them, almost as you would with paint, is all it takes to combine hair colours. Certainly, there’s more to it than that!

  • Mix three-quarter of the primary hair colour with one-quarter of the secondary colour if you want the primary colour to stand out strongly.
  • You may combine one-half of the primary colour with one-half of a secondary colour to get the ideal balance of the two.

How can two hair colours be combined at home?

There are so many trendy hair colours available right now that may be created at home by mixing two box dyes.

Simply choose one box each for your primary colour and secondary colour. If you can, choose these two hair colours from the same box dye brand.

Also it is recommended to have either both colours are permanent or both are semi-permanent.

Utilizing the developer and dye, prepare the various formulations by the hair dye instructions.

When performing the measurement of the dye formula, please exercise caution.

It’s crucial to consider the accuracy of the developer-to-colour ratio. It is thus advisable to get the same brand for the two colours and then start blending!

The colours should be mixed in a hair dye bowl, exactly like a pro. DO NOT attempt to combine them directly on your hair!

Since you won’t be able to see the final finishing colour until it is on your head, there is some risk involved.

Because of this, we strongly suggest ALWAYS doing a strand test to see what colour potion you have created!

However, you may have some fun experimenting if you can accept that your colour may seem a bit darker, lighter, warmer or ashier than you’d prefer.

Popular Hair Colour Mixes

  • Mushroom Brown
    • Mix: Half Natural brown and half Ash brown on a brunette or blonde base.
  • Red Mahogany
    • Mix: One-quarter rich red and three-quarter chocolate brown on a dark hair base
  • Strawberry Blonde
    • Mix: One-quarter light auburn and three-quarter honey blonde on a blonde base
  • Midnight Blue
    • Mix: One-quarter deep black and three-quarter electric blue on a dark to medium hair base
  • Chocolate Cherry Brown
    • Mix: Half cherry red and half brown chocolate on a dark hair base.

Can you combine different levels of hair shades?

You can, indeed! You’ll often desire your hair to be a shade in between two various levels of colour, which is what occurs frequently.

So it makes sense to combine both the levels of shade below and above.

Attempting to go up or down more than 1 or 2 levels of shade will likely not provide positive results. Please bear in mind that it is impossible for colour to lighten another colour!

A helpful hair level chart is provided below

How can you simultaneously dye your hair in many colours?

It’s certainly preferable to leave the job of blending your hair with multiple different hair colours to the pros!

This is something you may consider doing if you just wish for a shade that is a combination of two levels, but you also want to warm up or cool down the shade by counteracting with certain undertones.

Toning and tuning up hair colours sometimes involve adding subtle hues of gold or red.

But if you don’t work in a salon, it’s difficult and complicated to do it correctly!

Leaving Remarks

You now understand how to blend hair colours using a hair colour chart.

Be smart with it! Getting the knack of blending the appropriate colours might take a few trials.

However, once you’ve discovered your inner alchemist, nothing can stop you!

With our best suggestions, you’ll have access to any shade, tone, and hair colour imaginable at your fingertips (and hair roots!).

Just go for it!