Glasses aren’t just for helping you see better. They should help you look and feel better too. Your friends at Creditview Optical are happy to talk all day and every day about the colour of frames you choose, and why you’d choose them. We’ve been doing it for 25 years!
But maybe you don’t have that much time.
So here are some ideas for getting the right colour frames for you. It starts with deciding which feature you want to match (or contrast) with the frames: skin tone, hair colour or eye colour.
Complementing or Contrasting Your Skin Tone
Golden and darker skin colours harmonize well with warm colours: red, yellow, gold, orange, brown and tortoiseshell. These skin tones also contrast gorgeously with black.
Similarly, cool skin tones, i.e. pinker, go well with frames in other cool-colours: blue, green, violet, silver or gray. Warmer colours may clash and stand out — but maybe that’s what you want.
More neutral skin tones, like a pink-undertone mixed with gold, can go with almost anything. If that just sounds like too much choice, maybe match your glasses to your hair or eye colour. Read on.
Complementing or Contrasting Your Hair Colour
Gingers, get bold. If you’re red-haired, contrast it with dark frames or colours as outlandish as you please. Just avoid red for too much visual competition.
Have black hair? Don’t break the mood. Black hair goes best with dark-coloured fames, tortoiseshell or even black.
If you have white or grey hair, the world’s your oyster. The brighter and bolder the better!
For reddish-brown or auburn hair, go warm (red, yellow, gold, orange, brown) or tortoiseshell. Meanwhile, light brown can sport wilder pastel colours or contrast richly with black.
It’s not true that blondes have more fun but you’re not without choice. The lighter your hair colour, the lighter your glasses can be in a variety of pastels.
Complementing or Contrasting Your Eye Colour
Over 55% of the world has brown eyes. Lucky for you, you can experiment with the most colours. Black blends well, while bold colours stand out, with your eyes providing a centered contrast.
Speaking of which, grey eyes demand a bright colourful contrast. But complement green eyes with earth tones like brown, orange or a mossy green.
What are hazel eyes? They range between green and brown. We recommended complementing them on that same range of shades.
Baby’s got blue eyes? Orange will make them pop but darker earth tones will complement them well too.
Does all this help? Come in and chat. Remember we’re happy to talk about the colour of your glasses till you’re blue in the face.