Eye Glasses Frame Colors: What’s Right for You?

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Eye Glasses Frame Colors: What’s Right for You?

Eye Glasses Frame Colors: What’s Right for You?

Color psychology has a lot more importance than people give it credit for. Sight is our primary source of sensory information, which means that escaping from color in our daily lives is basically impossible. It’s such a large part of howwe take in information, yet we hardly notice its effects. Color impacts our mood in a variety of ways, and therefore the colors we place on our body have a significant effect on how people perceive us.

This is why the color of your eye glasses is not something that should be quickly overlooked. While most people focus primarily on the shape and style of their frames, the color of your eye glasses plays a big part in your overall appearance. Our opticians have shared the 3 most important factors that determine what color frames you should consider.

Factor 1: Skin Tone

skin tone and eyeglass colorWhile this might not have come to your mind right away, your skin tone is the one of the major deciding factors to determine which eye glasses look great on your face. Everyone’s complexion is determined by their skin undertones, which are the subtle colors that you can find on your face. Your skin undertones can fall into two different categories: cool or warm tones.


Cool undertones: You have cool undertones if you can see pink or subtle blue colors in your skin. This means you should look for frames that mirror these colors. Pay attention to eye glasses that are on the darker side of the color wheel, such as blue, purple, gray or black.

Warm undertones: If your skin has warm undertones, you can most likely see some yellow, peachy, or red colors in your complexion. You will look best in frames that accentuate these colors, so look for glasses that are on the warmer side of the color wheel. We suggest shades of red and brown especially.

If you’re not sure what color your undertones are, note that most Americans fall into the cool category.

Factor 2: Eye color

eyeglass frames and eye colorEye color is another important factor to consider. Just like skin tone, eye colors fall into two basic groups:

Light eyes: These are people with blue, green, or hazel colors. To make your eyes stand out, find frames that have colors to compliment your eyes. This means you should look for darker colors, because these will help make your eyes pop. Neutral colors are also good as well, and will help draw attention to your eyes.

Dark eyes: Dark eyes are primarily brown. Since brown eyes tend to blend in with many skin tones, you should focus on finding eye glasses that are vibrant or bright to accentuate your eyes. Stay away from neutral colors and seek out reds, blues, and purples. 

Factor 3: Common clothing hues

how to choose eyeglass colorsThe final thing to think about is your wardrobe. You want to select a pair of glasses that matches the clothes you typically wear on a daily basis. We suggest you wear an outfit that mirrors the situation you’ll most likely be wearing your glasses in when going to try on frames. For example, if you only need eye glasses to see your computer at work, dress in your typical business attire.

We also suggest staying away from frames that are overly trendy. It’s great to show off your personal style and have glasses to match, but make sure you will still like them in several years when the fad has passed.

At Mather Vision, we have a variety of frame colors to match any combination of skin tones, eye colors, or wardrobes. Stop by today to see our large collection of frames, styles, and lenses. 

Mather Vision Group is a local eye practice located in Lafayette, Indiana. Contact our Lafayette Indiana vision center office to schedule an appointment or see at our large inventory of eye glass frames.

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