A Guide to Choosing Frames for Eye Colour

When deciding what glasses frame works best with your eye colour, decide if you would like to make a statement or choose a colour for everyday wear.

Everyday colours are generally more subdued, choose frames in a colour that match with the neutral tones in your eyes, such as brown, beige, or black.

If you want to channel a fun, statement-making look, choose a colour that contrasts, but is complementary to your eye colour.

Here are a few suggestions to help pick suitable frames for your eye colour.

Brown Eyes

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Dark, brown eyes will look great teamed with bright-coloured frames such as red, blue, or green. Earthy tones will also match brown eyes well, such as tortoise-shell patterns, gold fleck frames, khaki green shades or deep burgundy frames. For a simple, classic look, black frames or a thin gold metal frame will look great.

Green Eyes

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Highlight your green eyes with a dark contrast frame such as black, orange, or purple.  Green eyes also match earthy tones such as tortoise-shell, deep brown, or burgundy. For a more unique look, you could choose brighter colours such as a cobalt blue frame or red. Avoid grey frames, unless it’s a darker grey, as a light grey will wash you out, particularly if you have pale skin.

Blue Eyes

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To make the most of your blue eyes look for a frame in a contrasting colour. A bright red, pink, green, navy blue or black can make your eyes pop. However, avoid very dark colours if you have pale skin. For a more understated look, choose a blue or grey shade which will complement your blue eyes.

Hazel Eyes

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Hazel eyes choice depends on what shade of hazel your eyes are. Some people with hazel eyes have more of a brown tinge, some have more green and others have a high more yellow or gold tones. Pick a frame that picks up on one of the colours in your eyes. Tortoise shell, a gold fleck and shades of green work well too. Black frames offer a classic solution.