30 Colored Box Braids
If box braids are your go-to protective style, sooner or later you might find yourself wanting to experiment with color. Colorful box braids give you a classic look with a fun, modern twist. Whether you want a subtle, natural-looking color or a hue that’s vibrant and out of this world, colored box braids can get the job done. Synthetic braiding hair is available is a vast array of colors, giving you the freedom to choose the shade (or shades) that is just right for you. Here are some things to keep in mind before getting colored box braids.
1Braiding Hair Options For Box Braids with Color
Synthetic hair is often added to box braids for length and to improve the longevity of the style. Adding braiding hair helps prevent flyaways and frizz; it also helps protect your natural hair. Kanekalon hair is the most popular choice for box braids because it’s lightweight, has a smooth texture, and it’s available in a variety of colors. X-Pression brand hair is a type of Kanekalon hair that is smoother and softer than regular Kanekalon hair; it’s also a little more expensive. However, X-Pression brand hair comes in bundles that are longer and fuller, so you won’t need to buy as many packs. Acrylic yarn, while not quite as popular, is another option for box braids. If you have an allergic reaction to Kanekalon hair or if you’re looking for less common and/or unconventional colors, yarn may be your best bet. It really comes down to the look you’re going for; not everyone likes the aesthetic look of yarn braids.
2Choosing A Color For Your Box Braids
One way to choose a color for your box braids is to think about which colors you like to wear the most. Think about which shades of lipstick look best on you or that top that makes your complexion pop. Also, consider your lifestyle: do you work in a conservative or laid-back office environment? Do you want a more understated, neutral color that won’t clash with anything you choose to wear? The good news is, there are plenty of ways to play around with color. You can go with a monochrome look or two-toned, ombre, or multi-colored braids. If you are hesitant to go with a bold color, a dark shade of red, a golden brown hue, or a very dark blue may be more your style. Even a subtle change from your natural hair color can make a big difference.
3Styling Versatility and Color Choices
Getting colorful box braids is a fun way to temporarily change your hair color, get a preview of what you’d look like with a certain hair color, or dress up your hair for a special occasion. The wide range of colors available makes colored braids an option for everyone, whether you’re bold and adventurous or more reserved and conservative. Here are 30 colored box braids styles to give you inspiration for your next look.
4Purple Box Braids
These box braids are a gorgeous shade of purple. This a great choice if you want a color that’s on the darker end of the spectrum but still fun and vibrant.
5Indigo Box Braids
These box braids have a sleek, smooth look, which helps the beautiful indigo color pop. Kanekalon hair is probably your best bet if you want to recreate this look. Indigo is a gorgeous color that you won’t see every day.
6Red Box Braids
These hip-length box braids are a great choice for those who like to have a lot of length to play with. The ends of these dark red braids are curled, giving the style some texture.
7Lavender Box Braids
These gorgeous lavender box braids will have you feeling like a goddess. Adorn them with a few gold beads or gems for an even more ethereal look.
8Pink Ombre Box Braids
You’ll be pretty in pink in these cotton candy-colored box braids. The ombre color helps create a nice color contrast and allows you to match the roots with your natural hair color.
9Rainbow Colored Box Braids
These beautiful rainbow colored box braids are sure to make you stand out in a crowd. If you’re not afraid to be adventurous with color, these braids are a great styling option.
10Ombre Turquoise Box Braids
If you want box braids that are a slightly unconventional color, consider these pretty ombre turquoise braids.
11Candy Pink Box Braids
These fun candy pink box braids are styled into two french braids that fall over each shoulder. This is a great color for the summer months.
12Olive Green Box Braids
Olive green is an unusual color for box braids but the final look is absolutely beautiful, and one you definitely won’t see every day.
13Pastel Colored Box Braids
If you’re having a hard time deciding on a color for your box braids, why limit yourself to only one? These pretty pastel colors look great together.
14Multi-Colored Blue Box Braids
Multiple shades of blue are used to create this style; this is a unique way to play with more than one color.
15Pink Box Braids
These pretty pink box braids are styled into cute space buns for a fun, carefree look that’s perfect for a trip to the beach or an afternoon out with friends.
16Blue And Purple Chunky Box Braids
If you like chunky box braids, this may be just the right style for you. The sleek, shiny finish of the braiding hair really helps accentuate the gorgeous shades of blue and purple.
17Aqua-Colored Box Braids
This stunning shade of aqua is another unconventional color for box braids. These braids are sure to be a show-stopper wherever you go.
18Yellow Box Braids Double Buns
These sunflower yellow box braids are absolutely beautiful. Styled into double buns, these braids definitely invoke memories of summer no matter what time of year you choose to wear them.
19Teal Box Braids
Teal is a great color choice for box braids because it compliments so many different skin tones. It’s also one of those colors that work all year round.
20Light Pink Box Braids
This cute half up half down high bun gives these gorgeous pink box braids a casual but sophisticated look.
21Black And Silver Box Braids
These black and silver box braids create a striking color contrast. Silver beads on the black braids further emphasize this contrast.
22Blonde Ombre Box Braids
This ombre blonde color looks amazing on these ultra long box braids. You can do just about any style with braids this length.
23Black And Blue Box Braids
Ombre braids aren’t the only way to rock two different colors at once. Using two different shades of braiding hair is a great way to play with color combinations.
24Light Green Ombre Box Braids
If green is your color, these light green ombre box braids may be just right for you. They fall right around the hips, a great length for styles like buns and ponytails.
25Grey Ombre Box Braids
There was a time when women would go to great lengths to avoid grey hair, but it’s become a hot color trend in recent years. Looking at these gorgeous grey ombre box braids, it’s not hard to see why.
26Pink And Blonde Ombre Box Braids
Pink, blonde, and black create an absolutely beautiful color combination. A cute half up half down ponytail is a great way to show off these stunning box braids.
27Silver Ombre Box Braids
Black and silver always look amazing together; these ombre box braids are a great example.
28Green Ombre Box Braids
The color green is often associated with positive attributes: good fortune, renewal, wealth. This may be why green box braids always feel so fresh and in season.
29Lavender And Aqua Box Braids
If mermaid hair is your thing, these gorgeous lavender and aqua ombre box braids are a great way to achieve the look while protecting your natural hair.
30Rainbow Box Braids High Ponytail
These multicolored box braids include every color in the rainbow. Styling these braids into a high ponytail is a great way to show off each and every color.
31Thick Green Box Braids
You’ll look and feel like a goddess with these long green box braids. These braids are a nice size: thicker than pencil-sized braids but not quite thick enough to be considered “chunky.”
32Silver Box Braids
These hip-length silver box braids are simply stunning. This is a great look if you want a color that’s bold but still slightly understated.
33Black and Blonde Box Braids
These honey blonde and black box braids are a great look if you want your braids to be two different colors but you don’t want to go the ombre route. The blonde braids are mostly in the back, allowing you to style and show off the color combination in several different ways.
34Green Box Braids
These gorgeous green box braids look great styled into two high pigtails. This is a great warm weather look, practical enough for a trip to the pool and cute enough for an afternoon out with friends.