Knowing which glasses you should choose to complement your eye color can be challenging. At FramesDirect.com, we have a do-what-feels-right philosophy when it comes to fashion. People with olive skin can’t wear yellow? People with red hair can’t wear red? Who says? We believe you should wear the frames that make you feel great.
The top two questions we get from shoppers are: “what glasses will flatter my face shape,” and “what color glasses will go best with my eyes.” We cover which frames to select based on your facial features in our handy face shape guide, so this page is meant to help you select glasses based on the color of your eyes. When you pick your next pair of glasses, you can opt for a color in the same family (a complementary hue), or one that sits opposite from your eye tone on the color wheel. No matter what kind of glasses you choose—from the rugged and athletic, to the purely fashion-focused—you will find an array of color options to suit your preferences and bring out your eyes.
To bring out blue eyes, especially cerulean and light blue eyes, a midnight shade (otherwise known as navy) or a truer cobalt blue can be appealing. Glasses frames in coral and champagne shades complement blue eyes beautifully; even a traditional tortoise brown is a viable option. We suggest trying out the Vera Bradley Eva in coral. With their light coral accents and half-rim design, these frames will make those baby blues stand out.
If you have grey eyes, you should look for any glasses frames in grey or silvery blue to make your eye color pop. You may have to tone down your colorful look if you want your eyes to shine through, as vibrant colors will compete with your eyes. However, desaturated hues will leave people doing a double-take at your stunning, grey eyes. We love the Kate Spade Payton for wearers with grey eyes. The translucent blue frames will add interest to your face and draw attention to your eyes.
Wearers with beautiful green eyes look great in a wide variety of glasses colors, allowing them to make the most of their looks, but shades that are opposite of green on the color wheel look the best. All shades of purple and plum would look amazing on green-eyed fashion mavens, while brown, gold, and opalized shades will also work well. You’re already divine, but try a bold emerald color if you’re feeling adventurous. We like the Ray-Ban RB7047 eyeglasses for people with green eyes, as their softly rounded edges and classic purple design will flatter any attire while drawing attention to your best feature.
Amber-colored glasses look best with hazel eyes. Why? Hazel eyes are not one color, or as consistent as other eye colors. Instead, they are an interesting combination of brown and gold flecks, making hazel one of the most multi-dimensional eye colors. That makes amber the perfect complementary color for the complex coloring of hazel eyes. Delicate metallics, dusty pinks, greens, and greys will also make the most of your hazel eyes, and set off their hue. Opt for the Gucci GG06830 glasses and enjoy statement-making style and a flattering golden color to draw out the multiple shades in your eyes.
Brown is the most common eye color on the planet, so it’s lucky there are so many colors of glasses frames that look nice with warm brown eyes. Basic black and brown frames look great with brown eyes, but if you’re trying to be more creative, choose salmon, bronze, gold, lavender, or olive frames. Our pick for the best glasses for brown eyes are the Oakley Plank 2.0. These classic rectangular frames come in a versatile brown hue to bring out the color of your eyes.
A pair of gorgeous violet or deep chocolate brown glasses frames look best with dark brown eyes. But you could also opt for a silver pair to add contrast to those dark brown beauties. Consider Prada PR 19WV eyeglasses, our top choice for the best glasses for dark brown eyes. The chocolate frames will complement the dark hue of your irises, drawing attention to your best feature—your eyes!
Whatever your eye color, make it pop with the right pair of glasses from FramesDirect.com. We make it easy to shop by color if you use one of our handy search filters. Find the best glasses that are perfect for youthe ones that will make everyone want to take a good look.