By Amy Sciarretto & Bustle
What, exactly, is mushroom blonde, which started springing up on social media last winter? Well, it’s a gorgeous ashy shade with cool, dark gray tones woven throughout and underneath. It’s a unique mix of blonde and brunette that can be turned up or down depending on your preference. The hue also mimics the natural color gradations found on the undersides of mushrooms.
Mushroom blonde is also one of those hair colors that you know when you see it — even if you are not quite sure what to call it at first. While granny gray hair was huge a few years back, mushroom blonde is a softer and much more subtle shade. It’s basically a wonderful and wearable way for blondes to flirt with the dark side when it comes to their strands and for brunettes to experiment with lighter locks.
The shade can be defined by dark roots that get progressively lighter as you descend the shaft. This version looks luxurious, courtesy of the loose and wavy texture. When hair is layered and shaggy, you can truly appreciate the depth and dimension that is a hallmark of this trend. Mushroom blonde is mostly cool-toned and can have a silver cast, as indicated by this pretty and pale look. It’s all about the interplay between dark and light. There are certainly many ways to rock this color. You can go with a a little or a lot of ash, depending on your natural hair color and skin tone.
Ultimately, mushroom blonde looks as though it’s on track to be one the hair colors of Summer 2019.