How to Choose the Right Colour Frames for Your Eye Colour

Here at Focus Medical Eye Centre, we understand how important it is to choose the right pair of glasses. that not only enhance your vision but also complement your overall appearance. There is a fair amount to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the perfect pair of glasses for you, the main of course being the colour!  This might not be as easy as it initially sounds, but there are a few things you should keep in mind to make the best decision. Read on to find some tips on how to choose the right colour frames for your eye colour:

How to Choose the Right Colour Glasses for Your Eye Colour

Brown Eyes

Brown eyes are the most common among humans, but when styled correctly can be the most alluring. If you have brown eyes, frame colours such as gold, honey, and brown will always enhance the natural warmth in your eyes. Cool tones like blues and greens can also complement brown eyes well and make them appear brighter. You should try to avoid frames that are too dark, as they can overpower the lovely warmth in your eyes. Despite this, any colour glasses tend to look great with brown eyes.

Blue Eyes

How to Choose the Right Colour Glasses for Your Eye Colour


For those with beautiful blue eyes, earthy tones such as brown, beige, and green can make your eyes pop. Additionally, a bright orange, the complementary colour to blue, can suit your eyes wonderfully. We do often advise against frames with a blue tint as they can blend in too much with your eye colour. Many times they can make your eyes appear dull and cause them to not stand out as much as we all would like.

Grey Eyes

For the 3% of you reading with grey eyes, you can choose frames in warm colours such as gold and brown to complement the natural hue of your eyes. You can also opt for frames in cool tones like pale blue or green to bring out the grey in your eyes. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous you can go for a bright and bold colour. While this may seem like a large step to make, due to the natural tone of your eyes, it will almost always work!

Green Eyes

Green-eyed individuals can choose frames in shades of purple and red to make a statement. This is a bold colour choice but can look fantastic when done right. You can also opt for frames in neutral tones such as brown, beige, and gold to complement your eye colour’s natural hue. If you’re wanting to play it safe, then darker tones can be a great option. They won’t detract from the great colour of your eyes, but they also won’t emphasise it.

How to Choose the Right Colour Glasses for Your Eye Colour

Hazel Eyes

If you have hazel eyes, you can choose frames in shades of green and brown to complement the different tones of your eyes, which can switch from brown to green depending on the lighting. The key is to select colours that enhance your natural features rather than take away from them. Like brown and green eyes, warm-toned frames in gold and copper can also help enhance your hazel eyes. On the other hand, frames that are too dark may overshadow the natural beauty of your eyes, so you may want to consider a more subtle look.

Frame colours that work for everyone

Black frames will often be a safe bet, no matter your eye colour. They will likely go well with both your outfit and eyes. It is unlikely they will detract massively from your eye colour, however, they will do very little in terms of emphasising them. A transparent or clear frame, however, is often a great choice. Clear frames will blend with your skin tone and do a wonderful job of showcasing your eyes.

How to Choose the Right Colour Glasses for Your Eye Colour

Regardless of the advice we’ve offered in this blog, you will always look better in glasses that make you feel confident. Take your time to find the right option that works for you. You need to fall in love with your glasses or you simply will not want to wear them, potentially causing damage to your eyes.

Get in touch

We understand how big of an effect the colour of your frames can have on your overall appearance. If you bear in mind the tips above for your eyes you can make an informed decision, instead of taking random shots in the dark. When you work with us, we make it our goal to see you leave in a pair of glasses you feel comfortable and confident in. Glasses can easily make or break a look, so choosing the right pair for you is key if you want to enhance your own style.

If you’re looking to get a new pair of glasses fitted come and visit us at Focus Medical Eye Centre. We will take our time to ensure you select the style and colour of frame that is right for you. Trial and error are key so we invite you to try on different colours and shapes until you find the perfect fit. To arrange a visitation give us a call at 01323 442 062 or email and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.

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