After you’ve used our frame shape guide and Power Finder guide to see what style will look best on you, the only decision left is choosing the perfect glasses or readers frame color. This is where it can seem overwhelming. Do you stick with a classic black or tortoise frame color, or do you go with a glasses frame that’s bold or printed? While there is no “right” answer, we have created a guide to help you find a frame color that complements both your skin tone and hair color.

Find Your Skin Tone

Skin Tone Guide - Cool Skin Tone vs. Warm Skin Tone

Use these quick and easy questions to determine your skin undertones!

What color makeup looks best on you?

If you have a cool skin tone, your skin may have a slightly pink, red, or bluish tint, and your makeup may be more matte or have pinkish hues.

If you have a warm skin tone, you have subtle undertones of yellow or golden hues in your skin, and you may tend to wear makeup that is more golden or bronzy.

Are your veins green or blue?

Examine the color of your veins on the inside of your wrist. If the veins appear more green than blue, you have warm undertones. If your veins appear bluer, you have cool skin undertones.

How does your skin react to sun exposure?

Another way to determine your skin tone is to note how your skin reacts when it is exposed to the sun for a long period of time. Does your skin burn or tan? If your skin burns easily, you likely have a cool skin tone, but if your skin tans easily, you have a warm skin tone.

Do you wear silver or gold jewelry?

If you’re not convinced by the first three questions, you can also determine your skin tone by the color jewelry that you think looks best on you. If you prefer gold jewelry, you likely have a warm skin tone, but if you prefer silver jewelry you probably have a cool skin tone.


Once you’ve determined whether you have warm or cool skin tones, you can begin to look for glasses frame colors that will compliment your skin tone. Colors well suited to warm skin tones include honey, olive, and coral shades. Colors that complement cooler skin tones include shades of blue, lavender, rose, and gray.

Popular Glasses Colors Based on Skin Tone and Hair Color

While there are certain colors that are best suited to warm or cool skin tones, we have added in the layer of hair color and matched that combination with the perfect frame color just for you! Click each frame color to shop!

Best Glasses Frame Color for Black Hair

Warn Skin Tone + Black Color Hair = Bronze Frame Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone +  Black Color Hair = Red Frame Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Brown Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Brown Hair Color = Tan Color Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + Brown Hair Color = Tortoise Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Blonde Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Blonde Hair Color = Pink Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + Blone Hair Color = Silver Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Dirty Blonde Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Dirty Blonde Hair Color = Green Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + Dirty Blonde Hair Color = Blue Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Platinum Blonde Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Platinum Blonde Hair Color = Yellow Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + Platinum Blonde Hair Color = Purple Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Strawberry Blonde Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Strawberry Blonde Hair Color = Gold Reading Glasses

Cool Skin ToneStrawberry Blonde Hair Color = Gray Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Red Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Red Hair Color = Brown Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + Red Hair Color = Black Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for Gray Hair

Warm Skin Tone + Gray Hair Color = Clear Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + Gray Hair Color = White Reading Glasses

Best Glasses Frame Color for White Hair

Warm Skin Tone + White Hair Color = Orange Reading Glasses

Cool Skin Tone + White Hair Color = Multi-Color Reading Glasses


While this guide is a great starting point for finding the frame color best for your skin tone and hair color, at the end of the day, we believe you should wear whatever glasses or reading glasses frame color makes you happiest!

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