What Eye Colours Are There In The World?
The 7 Eye Colors
There are 7 eye colors in the world ranging from the darkest browns to the lightest blues. But some eye colors are more common or rare than others. Here is a list ranging from the most to least common eye colors.
Brown - over 55%
blue - 8%
hazel - 5-8%
green - 2%
Amber, violet, and silver - rare
What are some possible ways to determine eye colour?
Chromosomes and Genes
One thing that can determine your eye colour is your parent genes. The way this works is that you inherit or get 1 chromosome from each parent when you are conceived. Scientists believe that there are 16 chromosomes that can help determine your eye colour. The two main genes are OCA2 and HERC2. Think of it like this. There are sixteen colours of paint. You mix them all up in a plate with different amounts of everything. A lot of the time it will turn out brown. But sometimes it will be blue, green or hazel. Possibly sometimes silver, violet, or amber.