How to Get a Plum Burgundy Hair Color that Suits You

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Plum burgundy hair color is quickly becoming one of the season’s hottest hair colors. This distinct, complex color in your hair is an excellent way to express yourself. This color represents wealth, power, and success.

Burgundy is a dark red shade of color. The color is derived from France’s famous Burgundy wine region, from which it gets its name. In cosmetology, vibrant shades of burgundy are closer to blue than red (because burgundy is a combination of these two colors), giving it a purple hue.

In this guide, you will learn about this trendy color, see examples of different plum burgundy hair color shades, and determine whether this color will suit you.

What is plum burgundy hair color?

Plum burgundy is a deep purple-toned shade with a hint of red pigment blended in for the distinctive tint. To achieve a darker shade for this purple-toned, sometimes-reddish hue, a small amount of brown pigment is added. Plum burgundy is a one-of-a-kind color because it is both warm and cool, making it suitable for all skin tones and undertones.

In fact, plum shades are frequently referred to as “neutral” tones in interior design because they complement both warm and cool colors. That logic also applies to hair color. Plum burgundy shades are available in a variety of rich undertones such as violet, blue, red, and brown to complement any undertone and skin tone combination.

It’s a truly versatile hair color that can be warmed up with more warm brown or red tones. It can be made cooler by adding more violet tones or cool pink shades with blue undertones.

How to Get a Plum Burgundy Hair Color that Suits You?

Here is the best way to get the plum burgundy hair color that is right for you:

  • Classify Your Skin Tone
  • Make Use of Your Eye Color
  • Select Your shade

Classify Your Skin Tone

Taking your skin tone into account when choosing your hair color can help ensure that you get the right shade. While this may appear to be the most difficult step, it can be made quite simple with the help of a few simple methods.

Observing the inside of your arms in the sunlight is one way to determine your skin tone. You have a cool skin tone if your veins appear blue or purple. You have a warm skin tone if they appear green.

Another option is to obtain two pieces of gold and silver foil. Hold the foil in front of the mirror so that it reflects light onto your face. You have a warm skin tone if the gold light flatters you. If the silver light looks good on you, you have a cool skin tone. Jewelry follows the same logic. You have a warm skin tone if gold looks good on you. However, if silver suits your skin tone, it is cool-toned.

If you were unable to determine your skin tone using any of these methods, you most likely have

Make Use of Your Eye Color

The right plum burgundy hair color that complements your eye color can truly make your appearance shine. It can be difficult to choose between so many alluring options that all feel equally stunning. You can learn about choosing the best hair color for your eye.

Here are some examples to help you find the perfect new color:

  • Brown
  • Hazel
  • Gray/Blue


Plum shades with cool undertones, i.e. blue/purple undertones, create a lovely contrast with this warm eye color.


This is a dynamic eye color that can complement a variety of different shades of plum, regardless of tone.


Plums with warm undertones look best on people with gray or blue eyes because of the contrast they create.

Select Your shade

Now that you’ve determined your eye color and skin tone, it’s time to determine which shade of plum will look best with them.

The following are the shade plum that you can use:

  • Deep purple burgundy
  •  Mulled red burgundy
  • Cool violet burgundy
  • Fall burgundy balayage
  • Bright scarlet burgundy
  • Metallic lavender burgundy
  • Red velvet burgundy
  • Black cherry burgundy
  • Aubergine purple ombré
  • Berry burgundy highlights

Deep purple burgundy

A deep purple burgundy combined with dark hair can give your mane a nice ‘lifted’ effect. The rich color can be used as a global dye job or as lowlights on jet-black hair. The color is also very versatile, as you can quickly transition it between seasons – it looks great any time of year!

Mulled red burgundy

This intense mulled wine dye job is all kinds of warm and looks striking in any light, making it ideal for cool skin tones. This statement hue is ideal for anyone looking for a color makeover and can transform your dark mane. This is not subtle at all and looks great with curly or wavy hair.

Cool violet burgundy

Burgundy hair colors require varying degrees of lifting to appear on dark hair. You’re looking at at least a level 7 lifting with this cold violet shade, but the result is absolutely stunning. This is a very youthful shade that is ideal for dark-haired ‘tweens’ looking for a fun color while remaining classy. Demi-permanent hair dyes are a good option for this eye-catching color because they wash out after 2 to 4 shampoos and fade in a much more appealing manner.

Fall burgundy balayage

Traditionally, freehand balayage is done with lighter colors like blonde and caramel, but the technique has also been used with richer, darker colors. This gorgeous balayage is a mix of fall-inspired auburn with violet undertones and is a great option for someone looking for a natural-looking dye job. We’re sure the color will look great with all of your adorable winter staples.

Bright scarlet burgundy

This scarlet hue is a fun and flirty alternative to more subdued shades of burgundy. This one is not for the faint of heart and can be worn as highlights or balayage with darker shadow roots.

Metallic lavender burgundy

Whoever said burgundy is boring needs to double-check their facts! The popularity of unusual colors such as pastel and platinum blondes has increased the need for experimentation. The metallic lavender color is a perfect combination of soft purple and strong, dark roots. It’s trendy and definitely worth a shot if you want to try something out with your hair. This color will require a significant amount of bleaching, so make sure you weigh the pros and cons before purchasing!

Red velvet burgundy

The dark red velvet tint is the closest you’ll get to going traditionally burgundy, and it looks as good as it tastes. This shade’s bright, cool undertones will pair well with warmer skin undertones, creating a fun, contradictory effect on your complexion. While this balayage is stunning, you can also go with red velvet for a root-to-tip global color.

Black cherry burgundy

This black cherry shade is the most subdued version of burgundy on this list, and it’s ideal for someone who doesn’t want a color that’s too intense or bright. If you think the color won’t show up on your dark hair, add some chocolate or dark brown accents to make it stand out.

Aubergine purple ombré

Mix aubergine (eggplant) hues with purple ombré to create a fabulous mermaid hair’ moment in another fun and quirky version of burgundy colors. The combination will satisfy your desire for a bold color while also adding depth to your mane with a deep, rich tint of aubergine.

Berry burgundy highlights

One of the reasons for the popularity of the balayage highlighting technique is that the end result is a natural-looking, modern, and soft mane with no harsh regrowth lines. However, if you insist on getting highlights, this berry burgundy shade is ideal for staying stylish.

How to make a Plum Burgundy Hair Color that Suits You

Here is an easy step for you to follow in making a plum burgundy hair color:

  • Shampoo your hair at least 24 hours prior to coloring it: This allows the natural oils to dwell and softens your hair after it has been colored. Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair color also contains 10x aloe vera, which softens and shines your hair.
  • Wear your old, dark-colored clothes that you don’t mind if they are stained. Alternatively, you can drape a towel over your shoulders.
  • Apply petroleum jelly along the hairline to prevent burgundy hair color stains. Before coloring your hair, put on gloves.
  • Detangle and comb your hair thoroughly. This will allow for decent hair sectioning and even the application of burgundy hair color.
  • In a glass or plastic bowl, combine the burgundy hair colorant and developer.
  • Section the hair and color it from the roots to the tips. After that, use your fingers to evenly distribute the burgundy hair color. Set the timer for 30 minutes and tie your hair up in a bun. Allow the hair color to develop properly.
  • When the processing time is up, rinse the hair to remove the color.
  • Blow dry your hair, and you’re ready to rock your burgundy hair color.

To further enrich your knowledge on how to get the best hair color that suits your taste, it’s good you read about how to get golden brown hair

How to make your plum burgundy hair color last longer

Here are the things you should do to maintain your plum burgundy hair color:

  • Don’t was the hair so often
  • In the summer, avoid water activities
  • Avoid sunbaths
  • Deep Conditioning

Don’t was the hair so often

The best way to keep your hair color vibrant for longer is to wash it less frequently. It prevents moisture loss from the hair and keeps it healthy. Even when washing your hair, we highly suggest using mild shampoo and conditioner to help your hair color last longer. It gives your hair shine and volume.

In the summer, avoid water activities

If you have plum burgundy hair color or red plum burgundy hair color, avoid swimming pools and rain dances in the summer. Pool water contains chlorine, which can cause your hair color to fade faster. So, before entering the pool, we recommend applying a coat of hair oil or conditioner to it. This protects your hair by acting as a barrier against the harmful chemicals found in chlorinated water.

When you swim in a pool with properly oiled hair, it absorbs little to no chlorinated water. This will not only protect your hair color but also keep it healthy. Wearing a swimming cap can also provide additional protection. Even after swimming, you should thoroughly shampoo your hair to remove any residue.

Avoid sunbaths

You should avoid the sun if you have colored your hair, especially if it is burgundy. This is necessary to keep your hair healthy. UV rays are damaging to the hair, making it frizzy and prone to damage. Before going out in the sun, apply a sun protection serum to your hair.

In fact, to reduce hair exposure to the sun, tie your hair in a braid or a bun. You can also protect your hair by wearing a hat or scarf.

Deep Conditioning

You should condition your hair to keep it soft and shiny. Using a conditioner designed specifically for colored hair helps to lock in moisture while also preserving the pigment of the hair color. Applying conditioner on a regular basis will repair and strengthen your hair from within. This helps to keep your hair healthy and shiny.


The versatility of plum burgundy hair color is that it can be both cool and warm. It has more red plum burgundy hair color and less deep plum burgundy hair. We hope this burgundy hair color guide has answered all of your questions. In the comments section, let us know if you’re brave enough to try this stunning color at home.

FAQs About Plum Burgundy Hair Color

Are burgundy and plum the same color?

Burgundy plums are a form of blood plum, a generic term for varieties with dark red-purple skin, speckled skin, and maroon flesh.

How to get a burgundy plum hair color?

Here is an easy step for you to follow in making a plum burgundy hair color:
Shampoo your hair at least 24 hours prior to coloring it, Apply petroleum jelly along the hairline to prevent burgundy hair color stains, and Detangle and comb your hair thoroughly…

Do burgundy and plum go together?

Yes burgundy and plum go together

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