Skin tones, eye color and hair color

When choosing eyeglasses, face shape isn’t the only factor that determines which frames will look best on you — your skin tone, eye color and hair color also play important roles.

The best eyeglasses will complement the coloration of your face, eyes and hair.

 

Skin tone

Regardless of the color of your skin, skin tones are categorized as either “cool” or “warm.”

A cool complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has a “peaches and cream” or yellow cast. Olive skin is considered cool because it is a mixture of blue and yellow.

 

Hair color

 

 

Hair colors also are considered warm or cool. Strawberry blond, platinum, blue-black, white, auburn, salt-and-pepper and ash brown are cool. Warm hair colors include golden blond, brownish black, brown-gold and “dirty gray.”

 

Once you have determined if you are “warm” or “cool,” then you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will suit you the best.

Examples of frame colors best for warm coloring are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, warm blue and blond tortoise.

For cool coloring, the best eyeglass frame hues are black, silver, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and demi-amber (darker) tortoise.

 

“To help you find the perfect glasses for your face shape and coloring, first get your eyeglass prescription updated by scheduling an eye exam with an eye doctor near you.”

By Erinn Morgan

 

Eyeglass frame colors

Once you have determined if you are “warm” or “cool,” then you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will suit you the best.

Examples of frame colors best for warm coloring are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, warm blue and blond tortoise.

 

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