Example hair dye color catalog

Hair dye catalog

Color zones and color groups

What is characteristic about it is that there are different zones in which the colors are grouped. In this way, order has been achieved in the different colors and shades, so that there is a quick overview.

For example: Natural area – it shows the natural colors

Primary Color Sections

  • Natural (cold)
  • Ashy (cold)
  • Golden (warm)
  • Orange (warm)
  • Red (warm)
  • Violet (cold)

Additional color sections

  • Beige (neutral)
  • Mahogany (warm)
  • Special (emphasized)
  • Intensified (strongly brightening)
  • Modern (a ready-made combination between warm, cold and between them)
  • Correctors (pure color pigment in cream form)

Color Chart for Color Determination

hair catalog color chart

The color chart is a representation of the primary color combinations that indicate warm and cool tertiary, secondary and primary colors.

Usually, they give as a guide the numbers of paints from the catalog that correspond to an exact color, hue and shade. The colors are mixed sequentially and with an equal amount to each other in parts. As depending on the parts, you can only get secondary and tertiary colors from the primary colors.

Digital and visual dimension of colors

Paints have: numbering which indicates a certain color

Each paint number is characterized by two indicators:

First metric:

  • degree of saturation

The number in front of the paint indicates whether the color is light or dark.

The smallest number is the darkest and the largest is the lightest. For convenience, each paint number also has a verbal expression to trigger a mental visualization.

Saturation numbering for hair dyes as well:

  1. Black
  2. Very dark brown
  3. Dark brown
  4. Maroon
  5. Light brown
  6. Very light brown
  7. Dark blond
  8. Blonde
  9. Light blonde
  10. Very light blonde
  11. Ultra blonde (platinum)

Second metric:

  • nuance

Hue means an additional hue or tonality, such as ash, golden, reddish, etc.

It is also usually expressed in numbers, with the different shades and hues grouped in the color sections of the catalogue.

Color shade numbering

/0  NATURAL: Shade falling into the neutral green of the color scheme.

/1  ASH: A shade giving an additional cold gray-blue hue.

/3  GOLD: Shade giving an extra warm golden hue.

/2 BEIGE: Shade giving a neutral hazel shade.

/4  COPPER: Shade giving a warm orange-red hue.

/5  MAHOGANY: Shade giving a warm reddish violet hue.

/6  RED: Shade giving a warm red hue.

/7 VIOLET: Shade giving a purple hue.


Generally speaking, the hair dye catalog is an overview of how to choose a color and what shade it should be. For this, it is good to know the hair dye catalog well, because this will guarantee you the desired result when dyeing your hair.

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