Finding the Right Color: A Guide to Frame Colors for Your Skin Tone

Finding the Right Color: A Guide to Frame Colors for Your Skin Tone

Finding the Right Color: A Guide to Frame Colors for Your Skin Tone

The perfect pair of glasses becomes an extension of your personality, especially if you don colorful frames that complement your skin tone. The hue of your frames is a personal touch that enhances your features and reflects your unique style.

Everyone deserves to feel confident and vibrant in their frames, and we’re excited to show you how the right color can brighten your look and add a spark of joy to your daily life. Glasses are a true extension of your style, and the joy of finding the perfect pair is something we believe everyone should experience. 

Choosing the right color and style of glasses impacts how you see yourself and how the world sees you. Let us be your guide to that perfect color that promises more confidence with every glance in the mirror.

What To Know About Skin Tones

What To Know About Skin Tones

Choosing the right frames is really all about your skin’s undertone, a consistent hue beneath the surface of your skin that remains the same regardless of changes in light or weather.

To uncover your skin’s undertone, take a peek at the veins on your wrist in natural light. If they lean towards a blue or purple hue, it suggests a cool undertone, while greenish veins are a telltale sign of a warm undertone. If you’re finding it tricky to decide, you might be the proud owner of a neutral undertone, striking a balance between the two.

Another fun way to sleuth out your undertone is with a bit of sparkle and shine. Do you find yourself reaching for silver accessories and receiving compliments when you do? That’s a nudge towards a cool undertone. Or maybe you’re drawn to the warm glow of gold — a hint that you have a warm undertone. 

Neutral undertones get to bask in the best of both worlds, looking equally radiant in silver and gold.

But why does all this talk of undertones matter when choosing glasses? 

Because these underlying hues are pivotal in how colors look on you, they can make certain shades of frames enhance your natural beauty. The right color frames can make your skin look more radiant and your facial features more striking, turning your glasses into a personal statement rather than just a visual aid. 

So, let’s take this understanding of skin tones and undertones and use it to find a frame color that not only suits your vision but suits you, too.

The Color Wheel and Your Skin Tone

The Color Wheel and Your Skin Tone

Step into the artist’s shoes momentarily and envision the color wheel, a kaleidoscope of hues ranging from the primary to the most intricate of blends. This vibrant palette is a roadmap to discovering the frame colors that elevate your look.

For those with a warm undertone, imagine the rich, golden hours of sunset. These are your shades. Frames in gold, warm greens, and deep browns will echo the warmth of your skin and give you a look that’s as inviting as a cozy autumn day.

If you’re in the cool undertone camp, your frames find kinship with the crispness of a winter morning. Silvers and blues, pinks and purples — these are the colors that will resonate with your skin’s cooler backdrop, providing a fresh and crisp aesthetic that’s at once striking and harmonious.

And if you’re graced with a neutral undertone, the world of color is your playground. You can dabble in the warmth of a terracotta orange or the coolness of a forest green. You’re best complemented by colors that sit in the middle of the color spectrum, offering a look that’s effortlessly balanced.

But it’s not all about matching. The colors we adorn ourselves with have a quiet power to influence our mood and even affect how others see us. 

Opting for blue frames might offer a sense of serenity and trust, making them a sterling choice for anyone wanting to exude calmness and reliability. A splash of red around your eyes could be just the thing to project an aura of boldness and vitality. 

Choosing your frame color allows you to express facets of your personality before you even say a word. Your glasses can thus become a true extension of yourself.

Frame Colors for Warm Skin Tones

Imagine hues that bring to mind the richness of the earth or the last light of day — these are your allies. Frames in chestnut browns, soft golds, and even gentle shades of green echo your skin’s natural warmth, creating a unified and inviting look.

Stepping out of your color comfort zone can be surprisingly refreshing. A splash of turquoise or a regal hint of violet can be unexpectedly flattering against a warm complexion, especially when these colors are worn as statement pieces. 

If you’re venturing into these vibrant territories, think of your glasses as the star of the show, with a more neutral wardrobe backdrop to let them truly shine.

Your glasses are a personal expression, and while it’s great to have a guide to start from, your preferences are the ultimate compass. Play with colors and see how they harmonize with your warm undertones. So go ahead, mix, match, and find the shades that look great and feel like they’re a part of you.

Frame Colors for Cool Skin Tones

Many people with cool skin tones are naturally inclined to the more tranquil side of the color spectrum. Picture the quiet majesty of an icy peak or the soft pastels of dawn. Frames that come in shades like frosty silver, soft lavender, or a subdued pink mirror the cool undercurrents of your complexion.

When it comes to matching your cool-toned frames with your wardrobe, think of them as the silent hero of your outfit. Silver frames work much like a classic white shirt; they go with almost anything. Blue or green frames can complement a tie or scarf in a similar hue, pulling your look together with a designer’s eye for detail. Lavender frames can pop against a canvas of darker shades or neutrals for a modern edge that’s sure to turn heads.

The perfect pair of glasses not only fits your face but also fits seamlessly into the narrative of your style, enhancing your cool undertones and elevating your fashion game to the next level.

Frame Colors for Neutral Skin Tones

If your skin strikes a balance between warm and cool tones, you’re fortunate to have the flexibility to play across the full range of the color spectrum when choosing your frames. 

When seeking the perfect frame, consider how you want to present yourself to the world. Do you prefer a frame that subtly underscores your features, creating a look that’s effortlessly put together? Or are you looking to make a statement with a color that stands out, providing a delightful contrast to your balanced complexion? 

Whether you’re after a look that melds seamlessly with your everyday life or one that adds a dash of excitement, there are a myriad of options for frames that are as adaptable and unique as you are.

Caring for Colored Frames

Caring for Colored Frames

Maintaining your glasses’ distinctive color and finish will ensure they continue to complement your style as beautifully as the day you chose them. Everyday elements like natural skin oils and sunlight can dull their shine over time, so a gentle touch and the right care routine are key. 

A soft microfiber cloth should be your go-to for daily wipes, while a spritz of cleaner designed for eyeglasses will keep your frames looking vibrant and new.

When your glasses are not perched on your nose, tuck them away in a protective case, especially if you’re stepping out into the sun. Prolonged exposure can cause colors to lose their luster, a fate easily avoided with a bit of shade.

There comes a time for every pair of glasses when an update is due —-whether it’s due to natural wear and tear or simply a change in personal style or the latest fashion trends. So when the moment comes for a change, you’ll find the perfect pair waiting for you, ready to keep your vision clear and your style sharp.

the Spectacle

Finding the perfect pair of glasses requires going somewhere craftsmanship meets personal care. Nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City and trusted since 1985, the Spectacle is the place where certified opticians marry the art of the traditional with the wonders of the modern, offering you glasses that are as unique as your fingerprint.

Whether it’s the feather-light touch of our rimless glasses or the nuanced vision offered by our progressive lenses, we’re here to ensure that what you wear not only improves your sight but also showcases your style.

Experience firsthand how glasses tailored to your lifestyle can elevate your look and simplify your life when you book a free consultation at the Spectacle. Let us guide you to eyewear that reflects your personality and meets the demands of your life, crafted with care that has been refined over decades.

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