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Color Confusion?... Finding the Right Color for Wigs

Posted on January 12 2019

Recently, I have fallen in love with wigs (See past blog post) and I'm now a very regular wig wearer. I'm really proud to wear wigs and don't want to hide it. This gives me the freedom to explore different styles and colors.…COLORS… what an interesting journey learning about colors and how to match what I'm looking for with what I see in those color swatches! Maybe you don't want to have several colors, but finding that ONE can still be challenging.

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As I started to explore colors other than the one God gave me, I found some worked really well… Maybe even better than my own original color. However, I also found just like in lipstick colors, some may be beautiful to look at but not flattering at all on me (determined to find a coral lip color I can pull off!)

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So I did some research. It seems not knowing exactly how to pick a color for my wigs or picking the wrong color is quite common. COLOR CONFUSION is an official condition if you ask me! As I was choosing most of my colors online and having them shipped to me, I needed to figure out how to minimize the mistakes. Don't you hate having to return? So here's what I came up with:

  • Understand how color works. I've always heard the terms "warm tones and cool tones" but never completely grasped how that worked and especially in relation to choosing color for me. So this was my first task. It turns out once you understand which tones are best for your skin tone… You can be a blonde, brunette, or redhead and look so natural! Before learning this I never thought I could pull off being a blonde but it turns out there are several blonde colors that look great on me... But still can't figure out a coral lipstick that works for me )-;
  • Pick your partner then your color. Every brand has their own group of colors and naming conventions. It's important you pick the style/brand you would like BEFORE you attempt to choose the color. 
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  • Go Natural! I don't mean go with your natural/original hair color...geez what a hypocrite I'd be! I mean choose a color which makes your wig look completely natural. Rooted colors are my #1 tip for giving the most natural look. Even a subtle darker root will do the trick! If you just can't get used to the idea of the rooted look, make sure to choose a blended color as they give more depth to the hair. A solid color has a tendency to look less natural. This doesn't mean you can't go with a bold color. One of my favorites is an auburn rooted color that is very bold.... but it is rooted ;)

  • Change your color to match the seasons. Our wardrobe changes with the seasons… why shouldn't our color? Go richer deeper colors for winter and brighter or lighter versions in spring/summer. There really are no rules but it gives you a great opportunity to change it up. 
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  • Have fun with it! Wigs are nothing more than the opportunity for perfect hair if you don't have it! That's it. Everyone who knows this is wearing them. You'd be shocked to know how many women wear wigs! So have fun with it. Each one of us can pull off several colors which look great. Find yours. Don't think you're brave enough to try new colors? Pick a place where you can go to try out a completely different color (good excuse for a little vacay!) and you'll see... it's amazing what a little color change does for you!

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  • The Wig Experts: January 17, 2018


    In order to better assist you, we need to know what particular style you are looking for. Since not all colors are offered in every style, the color options vary from style to style. Please do not hesitate to call our Client Care Representatives as we would love to help you find the style and color for you.

    Our licensed cosmetologists are on call Monday through Friday from 8 AM-6:30PM CST at 1-800-581-2001. You can also email our representatives at

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • Mary Randazzo: January 16, 2018


    Could you possible advise on colors similar to Rene of Paris Frosti Blonde? Picking colors is so very hard not to mention constant returns because a color doesn’t work out. I’m interested in Tony of Beverly, Jon Renau and Ellen Wille products. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

  • The Wig Experts: November 27, 2017


    Thank you for your comment.

    Unfortunately, we only see that you have purchased the Long Top Piece by Rene of Paris in Creamy Toffee R.

    We recently emailed you. Would you mind replying back with more info? We are happy to help however we can!

    All the best.

    The Wig Experts

  • Maggie: November 25, 2017

    I’m pretty disappointed with my 12FS8 Shaded Praline Jon Renau. Every single picture on your site as well as cysterwigs, wigoutlet, beauty trends even Youtube showed this as blonde. I really wish I’d called because my EasiPart is so ashy and maybe I was sent the wrong color. I’m very nervous about ordering anything else.
    I understand the monitor on laptops can change the color but good grief…. every single web site showed the same blonde for Shaded Praline.

  • The Wig Experts: June 09, 2017


    Thank you for your comment!

    Picking color online can be quite tedious, but at we’re here to make it as easy as possible! Please give us a call and one of our Wig Experts will do a color consultation for you and also speak with you about our color swatch program. Our phone number is: 800.581.2001.

  • Shannon: June 09, 2017

    I had hard time to find right color match on those pictures….it is hard for me to choose right one…do you have a hair color sample? If you have one then send it to me….?

    My color is Med Brown and little Ash …

    Thank you,


  • Marsha schmidt: April 18, 2017

    I have a human hair/synthetic blend wig, Mood, by Ellen Wille. Can I high-light it?

  • Karen: February 12, 2017

    I purchased root beer float color last year and like it, but would prefer a similar color (not darker) with highlights.
    I am looking at peach tart, English toffee and salted caramel, but have not seen them in person.
    Can you tell me how different these colors are?
    Thank you,

  • The Wig Experts: January 20, 2017

    Hi Patricia,

    You asked about the difference between 22mb & 613.
    The color 22MB is natural pale platinum blonde (ash) blended with a natural gold blonde. with darker lowlights which gives the platinum blonde just a bit more depth or natural look.
    The color 613 is a Pale Natural Gold blonde
    so basically, one is a gold/warm pale blonde and the other is a cool/ash pale blonde.

    As for what brand is best for you… that is a matter of your taste and needs. each manufacturer has a version of the lightest blonde.
    We can absolutely help you find your style but will need to know a bit more about how much gray you would like in your piece and other preferences to narrow down your choices.
    Here is a link to browse the top pieces available for you:

  • Patricia Sun: January 18, 2017

    I am a natural light blond with some grey, very fine, thining. I want light weight smallish, synthetic hair piece, 12 to 18" long natural looking. Especially on tv, that is not detectable. What color or brand is best for me? What is the difference between 22mb and 613 ? I would like a light blend. No dark roots.
    Any advice?

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