Colour Shade Chart & Numbering System

Neal & Wolf Colour Shade Chart Page 1
1 / 4
Neal & Wolf Colour Shade Chart Page 2
2 / 4
Neal & Wolf Colour Shade Chart Page 3
3 / 4
Neal & Wolf Colour Shade Chart Page 4
2 / 4

What do the numbers on the shade chart stand for?

The numbers on a hair colour shade chart represent the depth and tone of the colour.

Anything that appears before the decimal point is the depth (how light or dark a colour is). The Neal & Wolf colours go from 1 to 10.

  • Black
  • Darkest Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Medium Brown
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Blonde
  • Medium Blonde
  • Light Blonde
  • Very Light Blonde
  • Lightest Blonde

The number that appears after the decimal point represents the tone (how the colour appears to the eye).

  • .0 – Natural
  • .1 - Green Ash
  • .2 – Violet
  • .3 – Gold
  • .4 – Copper
  • .5 – Mahogany
  • .6 – Red
  • .7 – Brunette (warm)
  • .8 – Blue
  • .9 – Sand (equal parts of gold & Violet)

For example a 6.7 in our shade chart is a dark blonde with a brunette tone.

You may also see colours with a double tone, for example 6.77.  This a dark blonde with a double brunette tone. If you use a colour with a double tone the first tone that you see is the majority tone, around 70%, the second tone that you will see is called the secondary tone, around 30%.

You will also see some colours in our shade chart that contain a double number before the decimal point, for example 77.66. This is an intense medium blonde with a double red tone. This means that this colour is part of our vivid red range and gives a more intense result.

This colour numbering system also allows a colourist to neutralise unwanted colours. For example, to avoid a blonde hair colour from turning too warm you could add more .2 - Violet or .8 - Blue to counteract the yellow or orange tones.

Are you interested in finding out more about Neal & Wolf Colour? Simply complete your details below and we'll be in touch.