Our Guide To Choosing The Right Sunglasses For Your Skin Tone & Hair Colour


While sunglasses are primarily used to protect the eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, they can also be quite an essential fashion accessory. They come in a variety of styles, shapes and colours to choose from, which is why finding the right pair of frames to perfectly suit you can prove to be quite challenging at times! In our previous blogs, we’ve already covered how to choose the best style and shape of sunglasses based on your own face shape which you can read here.

Today we’ll be going more in detail by covering how to choose the most flattering sunglasses colour based on your skin tone and hair.


You have the choice between finding a frame that is complementing or contrasting against your hair, eyes, and skin tone, both of which depend on your taste. With the comprehensive colour guide for glasses below, you’ll be turning heads wherever you go with your sunglasses on!


Determining the Right Frames Color According to Your Hair

Your hair colour can make or break the overall aesthetic of your sunglasses. Depending on your sense of style, you can go for an understated, elegant look or make a striking statement using bold and contrasting colours. Keep in mind that tones and hues also vary in hair colour, which differs in either warm or cool categories.


Light Hair

Choosing darker shades for light hair will make for an appealing pop of colour due to the contrast. For instance, you can complement blonde locks with cool undertones by choosing sunglasses with dark greys or dark browns. Meanwhile, a light hair colour with warm undertones would look fantastic with dark greens or rich red frames.

Light Hair Sunglasses Colour Guide


Medium Dark Hair 

If you’re sporting brown to amber hair with cool undertones, you can rock frames that are either purple, silver or white. Warmer hair colours, on the other hand, will match beautifully with blue, green, or black sunglasses.

Medium Hair Sunglasses Colour Guide


Black Hair

Black hair is the most versatile when of choosing the best fitting colour of sunglasses. Pairing your dark locks with light or pastel hues may be underwhelming, but blacks, bright whites, primary, and vibrant secondary colours will instantly enhance your look.

Dark Hair Sunglasses Colour Guide


Determining the Right Frames Colour According to Your Skin Tone

Your skin tone works similarly to your hair colour, though contrast is the name of the game when it comes to finding the best shades of sunglasses for you.


Light Skin

If you have light coloured skin with warm undertones, it’s best to strike a balance by going for darker shades brown, gold, or deep green. Cool undertones, on the other hand, will most beautifully be paired with dark blues or rich pinks.

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Medium Skin

Having a medium skin colour means that you can vary between dark or light shades of sunglasses, plus you have more room to play around with striking hues. For those with warm skin tones, going for a vibrant orange or red will look most flattering. Cool mediums will also look as compelling when paired with blues and lighter greens.

walnut wood green polarized sunglasses

Dark Skin

Going for bright gold, brown or neutral shades would perfect for dark-skinned beauties with a warm undertone. For cool skin tones, it’s best to match pink or blue shades of sunglasses, that will add an instant pop of colour to your look.


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Finally, the perfect pair of glasses in shape, style and colour can also vary depending on your personal taste. There’s never only 1 pair of sunglasses that’s right for you! With that in mind, the guide above should help narrow down your choices, but the ultimate choice for a pair of sunglasses that’ll make you feel most glamorous is for you to make!