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What Color Lenses Look Best With Which Frames?Updated a year ago

Fuse Lenses has over 20+ lens options and colors to choose from. With all those different color lenses as options, picking the best ones can be overwhelming. But, we’re here to help. If you have questions about which ones you should get, or which lenses “match” your frames, you’ve come to the right place!

Color Theory

Before we jump into the frames, let’s take a look at the basics of color theory. Color can be separated into three major categories, warm colors, cool colors, and neutral. Neutral colors include black, white, and grey. Warm colors consist of orange, red, yellow, and combinations of these and similar colors. Warm colors tend to resemble heat and sunlight. Cool colors are blue, green, and light purple. These colors usually bring to mind things like the water, the sky, and icy temperatures.

As a general rule of thumb, when picking out your lenses, we’ll tend to suggest matching cool frames with cool lenses, and warm frames with warm lenses. This ensures that your lens color won’t clash with your frame! However, there can be some exceptions, like in the case of wanting to contrast with your frames. Keep reading below to see our specific color suggestions for different color frames.

Tortoise Frames

A tortoise frame has a speckled look that resembles the look of a real turtle’s shell - hence the name, tortoise! The classic color of a tortoise frame tends to be a mottled yellow, brown, and honey color. However, more modern tortoise colors include specs of pink, white, black, blue, green, and so on. The overall pattern stays the same.

For standard tortoise frames, we recommend Brown, Bronze, Brown Gradient, Nova, and Cascade. The browns, golds, and reds complement the earth tones of the tortoise colorway.

Gold Frames 

Gold frames are a timeless classic and are still very popular today! You’ll often see gold frames in wire styles, for example, aviators or clubmaster frames. Gold is a warm tone color and other warm colors tend to look best with them. For these frames, we recommend the lenses BrownBronzeBrown GradientNova, and Cascade.

Silver Frames

Silver frames are another popular color of wired frames. However, unlike gold, silver is a cool tone color. This means that you can other cool tone colors for the lenses often look good. This includes some lenses like Sapphire and Glacier. The lighter greys, like our ChromeCarbon, and Grey lenses, complement cool tones really well.

Black Frames

Black frames are a timeless classic and a majority of frames today are available in black! Black is a versatile color and pretty much any color lens would look good with a black frame. You can wear colors like our Rose GoldCascadeGlacierSapphireChrome, and Grey. These colors contrast with black, which makes the lenses stand out.

Brown Frames

Like the tortoise and gold wire frame, the brown frame is a warm tone. You can’t go wrong by sticking to the warmer lenses. This means BrownBronzeBrown GradientNova, or Cascade lenses. 


For more suggestions, visit our blog. But remember,  all of these are just recommendations and entirely up to your opinion, style, and preference! In fact, with all of the different lenses that we offer here at Fuse Lenses, we suggest you try out a variety! Don’t be afraid to switch things up, and experiment with fun color combinations - if you’re feeling it. If you just have a single go-to lens color, that’s okay too! As long as you love them, then others’ opinions don’t really matter. Check out our full selection of replacement lenses in 20+ colors and lens options today and see which ones you want to try out first!


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