We’re well aware that hair color, skin tone, and makeup technique play a role in the intensity of your eye color. While a touch of bold lipstick or a swipe of a striking eyeliner are surefire ways to play up your eye color, today we’re proving instead that the extra sparkle in your eye has everything to do with the colors of clothing you wear. Whether you have a set of baby blue, sparkly green, sharp hazel, or deep brown blinkers, here are the basic color guidelines to making your eyes look the boldest and brightest they’ve ever been.
Follow these simple and straightforward color suggestions, and watch as compliments start streaming your way. Once you’ve optimized which colors you wear for your eye color, people won’t stop noticing the beautiful tones of your irises. Ahead we’re breaking down the colors that make your eyes pop. Find out exactly which shades you should be wearing during the day and at night.
Your best colors:
Classic neutrals All shades of pink Deep blues Lighter greens
If you have baby blue or deep ocean-tinted eyes, the best colors for you include classic neutrals like beige and taupe, which complement your eyes the same way blonde hair makes blue eyes pop. While all shades of pink highlight your eyes well, bold fuchsia tones work to intensify their cool blue shade the most. As is to be expected, deep blue hues match the tone of your blue eyes, making them more pronounced, while lighter greens give your eyes a subtle complementary boost.
For those of you with rich emerald eyes, you’ll want to opt mostly for those colors on the opposite end of the color wheel. Purple always goes well with green eyes, and the deeper the purple, the more intense your eyes will appear. If you want to match your eye color, go for deep greens like emerald and forest green over other shades. Try out a complementary color scheme for your green eyes. Coral is a perfect summery color, especially on flirty sundresses, and is a no-brainer to making your eyes pop. Lastly, pale yellows highlight your green eyes just as well.
You’ve got the chameleon of eye shades: hazel. More factors come into play with making hazel eyes stand out than other eye colors (like which lighting you’re in) because your irises are more multifaceted than most. The best colors for your hazel eyes include dark neutrals like brown and gray, which will pick up the darker tones in your eyes. For a bolder combination, orange and lavender look so good with hazel, making the greener shades in them pop. Burgundy is also a fail-safe color choice and works perfectly on our favorite fall sweaters.
Brown eyes are sometimes the trickiest to make pop because they’re already considered a neutral tone. But for those of you who are blessed with brown eyes, the best colors for you include khaki greens, so try out an army or bomber jacket. Luckily for you, rich blues are guaranteed to make your eyes pop, so stock up on that dark-wash denim! Soft pinks are also ideal for your brown eyes, which is perfect given how many cool Millennial Pink–toned pieces are out there. Lastly, gold will complement your eyes so well. Try a necklace or earrings if gold clothing is too bold for you.