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

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

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

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

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.