Choosing the color of the eyeglass frame

Since glasses are worn not only for practical purposes but as an image detail as well one should be very careful when choosing the right color of the frame.

It may seem easy but look around and you will see plenty of glass-wearers with a completely unsuitable color of the frame!

Surprising? Absolutely not! It happens because many of us just follow the fashion trends blindly and do not pay attention to the fact some of the frames can spoil the look.

Read the following information to be able to find the pair that looks best on you and complements your appearance.

I think many of us know that people have either a cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based) coloring. No wonder that everyone looks best in his or her own color base.

Betsey Johnson – BJR 102 Readers (Tortoise)

Thus, when selecting an eyeglass frame this peculiarity should be taken into account.

The main factors to determine the best color palette are the colors of the skin, eyes and hair.

Well, let’s start from the skin tone, which is the prime element in determining coloring. All complexions are divided into one of two color bases — blue (cool) or yellow (warm).

A cool complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has a “peaches and cream” or yellow shade.

John Varvatos – Folding Reader (Antique Silver)

Olive skin is considered cool because this is a mixture of blue and yellow.

Eye colors are a secondary element in determining coloring because there is a great variety of eye colors.

Just think of blue eyes: blue eyes range includes the tints from a cool almost-violet to a pale blue-gray, which is warm.

Or brown eyes, which can vary from a light cider shade (warm) through a medium-brown to a cool almost-black.

Hair colors can also be warm or cool.

Cool coloring includes: strawberry blond, platinum, blue-black, white, salt-and-pepper.

Golden blond, flat black, brown-gold, “carrot” and “dirty” grey are the warm hair colors.

When you have determined whether you are “warm” or “cool,” you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will look best on you.

Frames that work best for cool skin tones are the following:

• Black
• Blue-grey
• Magenta
• Pink and Rose
• Rose-brown
• Amber
• Charcoal
• Pewter or Silver
• Plum
• Jade

Frames that suit best the warm skin tones include:

• Coral
• Orange
• White
• Peach
• Gold
• Copper
• Red
• Beige
• Aqua
• Tortoise
• Honey
• Camel
• Khaki

Unfortunately the choice for eyeglass frames should change with age.

Cool colors are not suitable for elderly people. For those people purple and red are recommended for plastic material frames and gold, silver and titanium white are good for the metal ones.

As for kids, opt for the lighter frames because the dark frames will look too mature on them.

Remember that once you find a frame that looks good, you automatically feel good. If you are not sure about the chosen frame just leave it and look for something else.

Kate Spade – KSR01 (Black Green White/1.5 Lens)

Despite the above said I want to mention that there is no always a rule. You may want to create a special look and choose a frame that is quiet different with those described for your coloring here.

If you feel good about your option, just go for it!

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