For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face. Here are some helpful hints from our experienced opticians.

Skin Color

All skin complexions fall into one of two color bases: cool or warm. A cool complexion has blue or pink tones and a warm complexion has peach or yellow tones. Olive skin is considered cool because it is a mixture of blue and yellow.


Hair Color

While there are a variety of hair colors, cool colors include strawberry blond, platinum, blue-black, white, salt-and-pepper and ash brown. Warm hair colors include golden blond, brownish-black, brown-gold, orange and grey.


Eye Color

Eye color is usually a secondary element in determining color bases because there are so many variations. Blue eyes can range from a cool, almost-violet to a pale blue-grey, which is warm. Brown eyes can vary from a warm light brown shade to a cool almost-black color.

Frame Color

For individuals with cool features, some of the best frame colors include black, silver, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, jade, pink and dark tortoise. For those with warm features, some of the best frame colors include camel, khaki, gold, copper, ivory, warm blue and fire-engine red.


Schedule an appointment with us today and shop our extensive frame selection! One of our experienced opticians will help you pick the perfect match!