What Are Some Common Eye Colors?


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Eye colors are highly individualized, but the most common general hues are brown, blue and hazel. Green, silver and amber hues are also possible, but are more rare.

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An estimated 55 percent of the world's population has brown eyes, making them by far the most common. Blue and hazel eyes each account for up to about 8 percent. Green eyes are found in about 2 percent of the world's population, and silver and amber are even more rare. Eye color is mostly determined by the concentration of melanin in the iris and a phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering. It is also possible, though rare, to have eyes of differing colors.

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