How to choose accessories to suit your hair colour

Believe it or not, your hair colour is one of the most important things to consider when choosing your wedding hair accessories.

So here, we’ve asked some of the UK’s top accessory experts to reveal which designs will work best for you. Blonde, black, brunette or red, read on for some essential accessory tips!

Black hair tips from chezbec.com

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Ivory freshwater pearls look sensational in dark hair and really complement the hair’s natural tones.

Hair flowers look gorgeous in really dark hair. Whether ivory, white or coloured, they’re perfect for a spring or summer wedding, home or abroad.

Vintage-inspired sparkly hair combs are bang on trend at the moment and make a real statement in black hair.

Blonde hair tips from floandpercy.com

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Gold is the most flattering colour in blonde hair. Too much silver can look cold and harsh against blonde locks, especially if it is a big, heavy design.

If you do want silver, look for warmer tones with lots of sparkle. These pieces really do sit nicely in blonde hair.

For long, blonde curly hair with no fringe, a forehead band looks great and gives a bohemian look that suits this hair colour and style. Think boho bride with a glamorous edge.

Brunette hair tips from Starletjewellery.co.uk

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Brunettes can pull off the sparkle of a diamanté piece like no one else. Remember Kate Middleton’s twinkling diamond tiara against her glossy mid-brown locks?

If you’re wearing a side piece, ensure the headband has detail along the whole band, or ask if the band can be ribbon wrapped to match your hair. Metallic shades will stand out against darker hues.

Medium brown is the perfect base for introducing colour to your hair accessories. Add touches of colour to complement other elements of your wedding, including your bouquet or bridesmaid dresses.

Red hair tips from julieannbeads.co.uk

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Emphasise glorious red hair with warmer tones. Consider choosing hair accessories with Champagne- coloured crystals to give a subtle softer glow. Alternatively, turn up the drama and richness with the addition of red crystals.

Red heads look super glamorous when they sweep their hair into updos – just think of Nicole Kidman or Kate Winslet on the red carpet. A strategically-placed comb and statement earrings will add to the timeless elegance.

Shorter, cropped auburn hair styles look fabulous with headbands. Vintage-style headbands with a sprinkling of diamanté remain a key fashion trend for 2013.

If you’re still looking for gorgeous accessories to match your dress, our Wedding Accessories section is perfect for finding the right designs for your big day.

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About Rachel Morgan

Editor Rachel is Wedding Ideas' big cheese, which is appropriate as she absolutely adores the stuff. When asked what was her favourite, she simply drifted off into a haze of cheddary thoughts. Now that's true love.