The final step in choosing the best reading glasses is to pick a color that you love and that looks good on you. When considering the best reading glasses color, you’ll want something that looks good with your hair and eye color and that also compliments your personality.
Since your glasses frame your eyes, the first thing to consider is the best frame color to compliment your eye color.
We wrote up an in-depth guide to choosing the right frame color for your eye color. As a general rule, you either want to choose a frame color that has tones of your eye color in them to emphasize the shade, or you want to choose frames that are directly opposite your eye color on the color wheel to bring your eye color out by providing a contrast.
Your eyeglasses frame your eyes. In a similar way, your hair tends to frame your glasses. Once again, the goal is to make your eyes stand out. So, you’ll either want a frame color that blends into your hair color so that your eyes are the most stand-out feature on your face, or you’ll want a bold color to bring attention to your eyes rather than your face.
Keep in mind that there can be too much of a good thing. For example, if your eyes and hair are both brown, having brown frames as well can make your face look washed out. On the other hand, if you’ve dyed your hair a statement color like blue or purple, you might want to choose a more subtle frame color.
The final step to choosing the right glasses color for you is to think about your personality.
If you’re the type of person who likes to blend in, you might want to avoid bold statement glasses. A classic black, navy, or tortoise frame is a great option if you’re looking for a more versatile style.
On the other hand, a big personality calls for statement glasses. If you like people to think of you as fun, artsy, or innovative, you might prefer contrasting colors or fun patterns to add a little whimsy to your ensemble.