How to Choose Frame Color

If you’ve been asking yourself, “What glasses look best on me?” and wondering what color glasses to get, the answer is about to become a whole lot clearer.

Learning how to pick glasses for your face shape is key to getting to know the kind of pair that will complement your features. Our Fit & Style Quiz is a great way of familiarizing yourself with the best looks for you.

Fit & Style Quiz

Find the Best Frame Color in 3 Easy Steps

But once you’ve found the shape, what about a color for your frame? Sure, you could take a “What color glasses should I get?” quiz. Or, better yet, simply read on for our guide to glasses colors which shows how your eyes, hair, and skin tone all play a part.

eye color

Step 1: Pair with your eye color

Consider frames that pair well with your eye color according to our guide below and see what they look like with our Virtual Try-On tool.

hair color

Step 2: Pair with your hair color

Think about your hair color and the frames that would work best with it. You can also consider your hair and eye color combination, and how everything works together for your overall look.

skin color

Step 3: Pair with your skin tone

As well as your hair and eyes, think about your skin tone and the glasses that look best with your complexion. See our guide below to find out about skin color categories and undertones.

Eye Color

Eyes are important when it comes to choosing frame colors. Read on to find out how to go about choosing a compatible one for yours. Once you have an idea, shop eyeglass frame colors and sunglasses frame colors from our selection.

Brown Eyes

Brown eyes can be warm or cool in tone, depending on how dark they are. However, most brown eyes pair well with warmer tones like tortoiseshells, golds, and greens. Deep greens and grays pair well with hazel eyes.

Best frame colors for brown eyes:

Blue Eyes

What color glasses for blue eyes? Blue eyes pair beautifully with blue and gray tones, and contrast with rich browns and tortoiseshell patterns. Blue eyes glasses are always unique either way.

Best frame colors for blue eyes:

Green Eyes

Finally, what color glasses bring out green eyes? This color pairs well with earthy brown and gold tones, and contrasts nicely with pink or purple colored glasses.

Best frame colors for green eyes:

Hair Color

Hair color varies widely with warm and cool tones, and of course, everyone’s hair is different. See below for suggestions on what to go for according to yours — whether it’s blonde glasses, brunette glasses, eyeglasses for gray hair, or something else to suit your color.

Brunette Hair

Warm browns tend to have gold or red undertones. Brown-gold and auburn are examples of this color category. Cool brunettes tend to be lighter shades with ashy undertones — like ash brown and cooler shades of auburn.

Best frame colors for brunette hair:

Blonde Hair

Below is a selection of the best frames for blonde hair. Looking for the best color glasses for blonde hair blue eyes? Combine the suggested frame colors below with our eye color guide above and do the same no matter your eye color.

Best frame colors for blonde hair:

Black Hair

Depending on whether your black hair is a brown-black or blue-black, it can pair well with a multitude of colors. If you have black hair and are wondering what pair you should go for, or who can wear black glasses, see the best below.

Best frame colors for black hair:

Gray Hair

Gray hair can be warm or cool. Salt-and-pepper hair is typically cool, while some gray tends to be warmer. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to men or women’s eyeglasses for gray hair.

Best frame colors for gray hair:

Skin Tone

Skin tones are separated into two primary categories: Warm and cool. Warmer tones usually have yellow or green undertones, while cooler ones have more of a blue or pink undertone.

Best Color Glasses for Warm Skin Tone

Warm skin tone colors pair well with similarly warm colors, like the ones on the following list:

Best Color Glasses for Cool Skin Tone

Cool skin tone colors pair well with similarly cooler shades, like the ones on this list:

Beyond the warm and cool categories, skin tones can be further split into three overall shades: Light, deep, and medium. Eyeglasses can add an extra dimension to your look, either by contrasting your skin tone with a lighter or darker shade, or by complementing your undertone with a more saturated one.

Light Skin

A pale, peachy complexion and yellow or green undertone pairs well with warm neutrals, saturated shades, and dark colors. The cooler category is light skin with pink cast and blue undertone so cooler hues and neutrals pair well.

Light Skin

A pale, peachy complexion and yellow or green undertone pairs well with warm neutrals, saturated shades, and dark colors. The cooler category is light skin with pink cast and blue undertone so cooler hues and neutrals pair well.

Best frame colors for light skin with warm undertones:

Best frame colors for light skin with cool undertones:

Deep Skin

Deep skin tones with a golden cast are best complemented by warm colors. If it’s an eyeglass frame color for brown skin, or trendy glasses for brown skin you’re after, there’s plenty on offer.

Deep Skin

Deep skin tones with a golden cast are best complemented by warm colors. If it’s an eyeglass frame color for brown skin, or trendy glasses for brown skin you’re after, there’s plenty on offer.

Best frame colors for deep skin with warm undertones:

Best frame colors for deep skin with cool undertones:

Medium Skin

If you have a medium cast to your skin with yellow or green undertones, your light brown tone will make neutrals shine. Medium skin tones with pink or blue undertones fit into the cooler category. Olive skin can also fit into this category.

Medium Skin

If you have a medium cast to your skin with yellow or green undertones, your light brown tone will make neutrals shine. Medium skin tones with pink or blue undertones fit into the cooler category. Olive skin can also fit into this category.

Best frame colors for medium skin with warm undertones:

Best frame colors for medium skin with cool undertones:

Still not sure what frame color to choose?

If you’re still asking yourself what color glasses should I get, don’t fret! Above all, the most important thing to remember when asking yourself what glasses to get is your personal taste and style — wear what makes you happy!

These guidelines can help you make a choice that will complement your physical traits, but use them loosely — they’re not hard and fast rules! If you’re wondering what color sunglasses to get, we’ve got plenty to choose from too.

Shop eyeglass frame colors Shop sunglasses frame colors