Natural-looking hair colors for people over 60 include shades close to the original hair color, lighter shades of brown and warm blondes. People over 60 should avoid playing with unnatural hair shades and getting obvious-looking highlights, according to Allure magazine.
Shades that closely match the original natural hair color are usually the most natural-looking on people of any age. A person's natural hair color tends to work well with his or her skin tone. When covering up gray hair, people over 60 should avoid straying too far from their original shade. They should especially avoid bright shades such as blue or pink and streaky-looking highlights. These do not create a younger-looking appearance.
Brunettes should stick to rich shades such as chestnut or light brown, depending on skin tone. They should go one shade lighter than their natural color rather than opting for very dark tones. Dark hair dyes tend to look blueish, and dark shades can make gray hairs can look very obvious when the roots grow out. In addition, they dull the complexion.
Blondes should avoid going too light with their hair color. Ashy shades can resemble gray hair and usually have an aging effect, as they often wash out the skin, notes Woman's Day magazine. Golden and buttery hues add some warmth to the complexion and usually look more natural. Blondes can go one or two shades lighter than their natural color and can use highlights to brighten up the look