Fresh greens: new variations are here…

New varieties of green are important in the evolving colour stories for eyewear in 2024 – at opti, the Munich trade fair, French brand FACE A FACE highlighted several new tones for us as evidence of this direction, with inspiration coming from trees species and classical shades of green, from deep and saturated to delicate and light

The colour stories emerging at the start of 2024 include a stunning palette of green hues, taking the natural direction in eyewear and eyewear colours a step further for Spring/Summer. Eyewear designers are accustomed to working with complex pairings of two, three or even more tones, and for the green palette this allows for a fresh direction, particularly in acetate with its unique qualities of transparency.

At FACE A FACE, several different “new” greens show that the effect of these tones is very distinctive, natural and elegant for the face. A colour combination through front and temples allows for much artistic interpretation and new outcomes can be achieved with texture, transparency or light, in the acetate designs where colour nuances can be very subtle. Above: Kaleido3 in a bluish tinted green, and Bocca Naoko in green cyprus by FACE A FACE, new releases this month

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Carar2 by FACE A FACE
The men’s optical style Carar2 by FACE A FACE in transparent English green with a fleck of dark brown on the front – and paired with light grey toned temples

Green is also tending to be equally popular for men’s as well as women’s eyewear. The new men’s style Carar2 at FACE A FACE comes in an eye-catching transparent English green, a tone that is eye-catching in its refinement, closely linked to natural variations of green nuanced with bluish undertones, and offering a freshness that is typical and popular for Spring. The frame is a new entry in the French label’s collection and was previewed for the first time at the optical trade fair in Munich – opti,  this weekend. Find out more at