Nothing beats finding a hair color you love. And when you've found the ultimate hair color for you - the one that makes all your features pop - it's very easy to stick with that hair color for years at a time.

While there's nothing wrong with that, sometimes even the most well suited hair colors need a little boost, and that's where complimentary shades come in handy.

Complimentary hair colors can be added in temporary hair dyes to give you a change of color that will wash out (or permanent hair color if you really love the new look the hair color gives you), or you can use paneling or highlight techniques to add flashes of complimentary colors without totally changing your favorite base shade.

Red Hair Color

Debra Messing hairstylesIsla Fisher hairstyles

To give cool red hair colors, such as the great color of Debra Messing, a little something extra try complimentary hair colors in:

  • Mahogany
  • Burgundy
  • Violet

Those with warm red hair, like Isla Fisher, would look great with hair color splashes of:

  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Strawberry

Brown Hair Color

Megan Fox hairstylesJessica Alba hairstyles

If you want your hair color to look as delicious as this cool brown shade from Megan Fox, give these dark toned hair colors a try:

  • Mocha
  • Deep Brown
  • Espresso

For warm toned brunettes, take your hair color cue from Jessica Alba and enhance your base color with:

  • Rich Chocolate
  • Golden Brown

Blonde Hair Color

Gwen Stefani hairstylesTaylor Swift hairstyles

Cool blonde hair colors in the vein of Gwen Stefani can spice it up with complimentary colors in:

  • Platinum
  • Ash

Warm blondes with golden tones like Taylor Swift can enhance their glowing shade with:

  • Sandy Gold
  • Honey
  • Champagne

So if you love your current hair color, or have yet to change your natural hair color, you can make the most of what you have by enhancing your hair color with complimenting shades.

To see how you would look with a different hair color without the risk of a hair color disaster, try one of the 50 hair colors and 35 highlight choices available with all of our hairstyles (including the great celebrity hairstyles shown above) by visiting our virtual hairstyler today!