Today thanks to balayage and ombre color techniques, a border between blonde and brunette palettes is blurred. The lighter and darker, cooler and warmer shades are blended so expertly that we can enjoy a whole host of new hair colors you can choose your own solution from and stop looking like someone else. A new blonde or bronde hair color will lift your spirits every time you take a quick peek in the mirror. The gallery below will help you to realize which direction you want to move — darker or lighter, warmer or cooler, softer or more dramatic. Here is an inviting buttery shade of blonde that seems to have come from under the California sun.