You may be familiar with ombre hair, nails, or clothing …. but what about ombre eyewear? This colour effect has been taking off amongst the fashion and beauty industry in recent years – and shows no signs of slowing down. From hair, clothing, to home decor – these gorgeous gradient tones are taking over the eyewear game and becoming a fun trend for our fashion-forward frame wearers.
Derived from the French word “ombrer”, which means “to shade”, ombre features tones or colours that fade into one another – often light tones into dark, or vice versa. This fading effect can be a very subtle look – a deep blue into soft azure; or a high contrast for maximum effect – think off- white, to grey tones darkening into black.
What we love about the ombre eyewear look is the softening effect it carries on harsher tones of eyewear. A solid colour on the face might be perceived as too harsh for some of our frame-wearers. Softening the impact with gradual changes in tone can create the perfect, everyday look – minus the drama. We also love that the ombre effect adds a seamless modern twist on any classic, vintage shape. A timeless rectangular frame gets a super fresh update with this trendy, gradient design!
Nearly all eyewear trends are inspired by the latest fashions, so it was only a matter of time before we saw ombre frames on the market. Available in a variety of colour-ways and styles, ombre eyewear is a fantastic alternative to block colour frames, adding a fashionable edge to any outfit.
While we carry a variety of unique frames with cool ombre effects – our specialty is eyewear that is made by us, just for you. We are proud to offer in-house tinting services for all our amazing clients, right here in our Gastown shop.
Ombre Eyewear that’s One of a Kind… Just Like You!
Are your looking for a unique tone-on-tone effect? You’ve come to the right place! Book an appointment today and talk to our team of experts on how we can make your ombre-vision, or unique tinting dreams a reality.
To totally trend-worthy eyewear!
– Sara, & the Eyeland Team