Yes, you are right. Disney is marketing Cinderella with Golden Blonde hair, but her hair color in the original movie was kind of dark blonde-ish. Also, I didn't want her hair color to match Aurora too closely as their hair color looks quite similar in recent marketing pictures.
Yeah, I agree... the newer designs kind of make me cringe now and again lol. It's probably just the shadowy part that threw me off at first. The coloring on the right side with the light source is perfect.