Hazel eyes may be one of the least understood eye colors out there, much like the ultra-rare amber colored eyes. But there’s no denying that hazel eyes are one of the most beautiful eyes in the world.
Not quite dark enough to be brown and not quite light enough to be green, hazel eyes hover between these two tints for a gorgeous outcome. Experts say hazel eyes have a higher concentration of melanin (or pigment) around the eye’s border. This pigment is responsible for the multi-colored appearance that can switch between copper and green, depending on the kind of lighting they’re in. So this is why when you meet someone with hazel eyes, the eyes might have different shades in different settings.
Are hazel eyes rare?
Only about 5 to 8 percent of the entire world’s population has hazel eyes. Since they’re so beautiful, hazel eyes are definitely a unique feature worth embracing if you have them. But even if you’ve never met anyone with hazel eyes, you can still appreciate the utterly striking shades in these breathtaking pictures.
See the most beautiful photos of hazel eyes for yourself below.