How to find your eyeglass frame color will help you narrow down the daunting task of selecting a pair of eyeglass frames. If finding the perfect color for your complexion is a primary concern when selecting a frame, the best place to start is to find out what your skin undertone color.
The best-selling eyeglass styles will have the greatest selection of colors. Top sellers can have as many as 10 different colors, but the average is more like 2 or 3. Once you become familiar with the color offerings of the popular styles, the task of color selection won’t seem as complicated.
A common example of this would be that you just spent an hour selecting a frame shape that you like, but to find out later that the model you chose is only available in black and tortoise.
Cool (pink, red or bluish undertones)
Warm (yellow, peachy, golden undertones)
Neutral (a mix of warm and cool undertones)
Your skin’s surface tone is the color you would describe yourself as having (ivory, light, medium, tan, dark, etc.), but it’s not your skin’s undertone. You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.
Finding Your Skin Undertone Color
- What color are your wrist veins? Blue is cool, green is warm.
- Which metal color looks best against your skin? Silver is cool, gold is warm.
- Which neutral colors look best on you? Bright-white and black is cool, off-white and brown is warm.
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Opticians are a great source of knowledge for knowing which frame lines and collections offer the colors you prefer. The examples below are meant to cover some general shades and not current fashion trends.
- Amber, brick, turquoise, warm browns, dark tortoise, army green or any color with a yellow base
- Black, dark green, teal, wine, navy, purple, violet, or any color with a blue/pink base
- Virtually any frame color falls into this category because having a neutral skin tone means both warm and cool colors can work for you.
- To help add more impact to your look, go for bold shapes and colors
Thin and No Hair
- Shaved heads look great with thicker designs and dark colors
- Reduce the look of a receding hairline by selecting styles with a brow bar
Salt and Pepper Hair
- Avoid shiny silver frames, they can over accentuate the grey color
Light Hair and Eyes
- Choose the lighter shade of available colors
Dark Hair and Eyes
- Try something vivid in color
If you are someone who has a strong personal style then selecting a frame purely on whether is matches your complexion will be of no concern. I respect your passion in reflecting your lifestyle through fashion and the desire to have your eyeglasses fit that look, but please don’t skip the next post on sizing, that still applies.