Just like with make-up, it’s important to do a color analysis to see what frame color looks best on your face. And, colors are hot this year when it comes to eyeglasses. Don’t just buy one pair. Buy ones for every occasion and look you want to achieve.
What Color Are You?
Just like with make-up, there are basically two types of color: cool and warm. To decide which you are, you need to take into account three things: hair color, eye color, and skin tone. Each person is either warm or cool. Knowing which you are can dramatically change your look.
Hair color: What is considered warm? Carrot tops (of course), brown-black, golden or honey blond, golden brown and gray are included in the warm category. What is considered cool? White, salt and pepper hair, blue-black, strawberry blond, auburn, platinum blond, and ash brown are all thought of as cool shades.
Eye color: We are working with natural eye colors here. There is such a range of colors besides the basic brown, blue and green. For instance, blue can stretch from violet on one end to blue-green on the other. On one end of the spectrum, the colors are cool and gradually get warmer. The same goes for brown. You can have a light color brown which is considered warm and stretch to medium or even a brown so dark it looks black. That is on the cool end of the spectrum.
Skin tone: Lastly we take a look at skin tone. All skin color has undertones of either yellow or blue. The most common undertones are blue, making up about 60 percent of the U.S. population. Blue, as you might have guessed, produces a “cool” complexion and yellow produces a “warm” one. Since the glasses will sit on your face, skin tone coloring is a bit more important than hair or eye color.
Now that you know whether you are a “cool” or a “warm” you can start considering different frame colors. Like we said at the beginning, don’t get bogged down with choosing just one frame. You don’t have to make one do for all occasions. Mix and match to suit your coloring and your mood. Contrast with your wardrobe for a more dramatic look.
Warm color trends: If you are warm, try frames in colors like khaki, gold, orange, peach, copper, blue and bright red. If you like the tortoise shell look, go for the blonde.
Cool color trends: Try frames in colors like black, silver, pink, blue, magenta, dark tortoiseshell, blue-gray and plum.
Trendy colors: Right now, you have an eclectic mix of bright and neutral colors to choose from. Depending on your gender and coloring, the hottest colors for women range from tangerine to driftwood. For men, coloring goes from a cool dazzling blue to subdued grass green.
Be bold! Go for frames that make a statement this year.
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