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Follow The Rainbow – Color in YOUR Glasses

You can find the pot of gold literally by following the rainbow in frame designs this season.  Color is huge in frame design and can be fun and vibrant!  Color is for everyone these days, not just for kids.  Color can help enhance your overall coloring and help bring more life to your face.  Conversely, the wrong color can wash a person out or distract from your natural features.  Understanding how to use color in your frames can be helpful for selecting the right pair for you.


Take a look through some basic guidelines below to help you as you decide on how to incorporate color into your next pair of glasses:

Consider your Hair Color

  • If you have brown hair, you can choose black, blue or pink frames if you have dark undertones, if your hair has lighter undertones, you can go for reds, creamy-whites, or warm greens. Also many purples work well with brown hair.


  • If you are a blond, coral, green and some shades of red play very nicely.
  • If you have red hair,  black and warm neutrals (like cream) are the best choice for you. Also green is a great choice!  Think about color theory with complementary colors; red and green are complements!
  • If you have black hair, consider playing with saturated colors to play off of the deepness in your hair.
  • If you have gray or white hair, consider a bright red navy for a bold contrast. Also, we’ve had many folks go for white or clear plastic frame that look stunning!  Avoid yellow or brown.

However, the eyes play a huge role too:

  • Those with hazel eyes, often look amazing in browns or greens. Gold finishes often look fabulous as they pick up on the brown tones.
  • The “brown-eyed girl” should go with something that resembles your eye color, such as hues of trees (different shades of brown like Mahogany and Bourbon)



  • Green eyes tend to go best with brown or gold tones, just like hazel eyes.
  • Blue eyes tend to look best with blue and grey frames. If you want to create a contrast choose saturated browns.

Some Other Tips From Our Opticians:

  • Choose a frame that you are comfortable with.  If you love the color, you’ll wear the color!
  • Consider your wardrobe:  Do you wear a lot of a certain family of colors?  Do you wear more muted colors?  Do you wear more bright tones?  Think about what frame will play well with these colors.
  • Color doesn’t have to mean a bright red frame!  Although it can!  Look for the ever-popular two-toned frame styles that have pops of color on the inside of the frame, and a basic neutral on the exterior.  These give you a sense of playfulness without being too much color.
  • When in doubt…ASK!  Opticians are there to help walk you through picking out the perfect frame.  If you are wanting to explore some color, talk to them for opinions, suggestions, and maybe some new ideas!