What's the Best Colour for Me?
There are three keys to colour analysis. All people have either a warm (yellow-based) or cool (blue-based) colouring and eyewear colour should complement personal colour tones. The main factors to determine the best colour palette are the colours of the skin, eyes, and hair.
Skin tone is the prime element in determining colouring. All complexions fall into one of two colour 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 cast. Olive skin is considered cool because it is a mixture of blue and yellow.
Eye colour is usually a secondary element in determining colouring because of the wide range. For example, blue eyes can range from a cool - almost violet - to a pale blue-gray, which is warm. Brown eyes can vary from a light cider shade (warm), through a medium-brown to a cool, almost-black tone.
Hair colours are also considered warm or cool. Strawberry blond, platinum, blue-black, white, salt-and-pepper and "dishwater" brown are cool. Warm hair colours include golden blond, flat black, brown-gold, "carrot", and "dirty" gray.
Eyeglass Frame Colours
Once you have determined if you are “warm” or "cool," then you can find the eyeglass frame colours that will suit you the best.
Some examples of frame colours best for warm colouring are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, ﬁre-engine red, warm blue and blond tortoise.
For cool colouring, the best eyeglass frame hues are black, rose-brawn, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and demi-amber (darker) tortoise.