Caramel Highlights This particular hair color style is a blonde highlights standard. If you want to go with something conventional, this caramel highlights on black hair are definitely worth a try. Golden Blonde Highlights In case you want to go for a shade brighter than caramel, try hair highlights in golden blonde. To make the color stand out better, try these blonde highlights in thicker strands on a dark brown hair color base. Butterscotch Blonde Highlights Buttery yellow highlights on a base of dark brown hair are a fun way to warm up a cool skin tone. A safe way to wear this blonde shade is to avoid starting the highlights at the root, like in this style shown above. It’s almost an ombre, that gently gives way to chunky highlights that run till the hair tips.