As a reader, I love it when an author describes a hero’s eyes, especially if they sparkle with mischief or humor or become darker with passion. And what amazes me most is the varied and sheer amount of words an author can find so the reader will know the exact color. As a writer, I have several sources I use to help me and of course, there is the internet to help as well.
I will admit, I’ve always been attracted to blue eyes so let’s take that color. We have azure, sky blue, sapphire, cobalt, violet-blue, cerulean, turquoise, lapis lazuli, steel, indigo, royal, cornflower, electric….you get the picture.
The same can be said for green. There are so many shades of green. I myself have said my heroine’s eyes were the color of new leaves….now how’s that for a description? One of my hero’s has sherry-colored eyes…..which is really a sort of brown, like …well….sherry. I like brown eyes..…..they can run the gamut from chocolate brown to tawny, like a lion. My husband has brown eyes (dark brown, like coffee) and when I look into his eyes, I see my past and my future. I also see love….and a good deal of humor. Yes, his eyes do twinkle!
What about hazel eyes? Or a heroine with amethyst eyes, which I think are beautiful. I do find it curious though that I haven’t run across a man having amethyst eyes….why is that?