Curtains Match the Window

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If a character has freaky, cool, or otherwise unusual hair colors, their eyes are liable to match. "Unusual", of course, needs to be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to Anime Hair. Comic books and western animation are also likely to display this trope.

Some series use this to make a character stand out as being "weird" or "different", especially if it's an uncommon color. Others use this for their entire cast.

May be used as a form of Technicolor Eyes.

Not to be confused with the carpet matching the drapes.


Examples

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Cross Marian, of D.Gray-Man has nice red eye to match his fiery red hair.
  • Just about every character in the Fruits Basket manga, except the characters with black hair, who have dark gray or dark brown eyes, and the natural blondes, who have brown eyes.
  • Quite a few characters in Pokémon, be they lifted from the games or anime-original characters. Team Rocket is a curious case: Jessie's eyes match her partner's blue hair, while James has green eyes - the colour of Jessie's earrings.
  • A great deal of the cast of Sailor Moon matches this trope. Of the heroes, Chibiusa, Ami, Michiru, Rei, and Hotaru. And in some artbook pictures, all of them do, including Sailor Moon herself. Of the rest of the cast, all of the Witches Five, several of the Anima-Mates, and Princess Kakyuu.
  • Mine (pink), Shelle (purple), Leone (yellow), and Lubbock (green) from "Akame ga Kill!" all have matching hair and eye colors.
  • Hana from 7 Seeds is portrayed with golden-brown hair and eyes in most color illustrations.
  • Dijiko (green eyes and hair), Puchiko (brown hair and eyes), and Hikaru (pink hair and eyes) from Di Gi Charat
  • Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. His amber-colored eyes match his blond hair. Alphonse and Hohenheim also share this trait, since this is a trait of all people from Xerxes.
  • The Tokyo Mew Mew girls in their Mew Mew forms (and all the time in the manga). Except Berii, 'cause she's special.
  • In the anime Haunted Junction, a large number of characters have hair and eyes the same color, including two out of the three leads.
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
    • Every mermaid when not in human form, except Lucia, who only has this when in human form. Go figure.
    • Averted and zigzagged with the Black Beauty Sisters. She has red hair and blue eyes and Mimi has blue hair and red eyes.
  • Most of the main cast of nearly every version of Pretty Cure. So far, the trope is used by the following:
  • Some characters in Prétear, for example: Himeno (the red-eyed redhead) and Mawata (blueish-green hair and eyes).
  • Fakir in Princess Tutu, green hair and green eyes.
  • Hayate in Hayate the Combat Butler, and the student council trio.
  • All the girls except Doremi (who has red hair and literal pink eyes) and Hazuki (shown as having brown hair and orange eyes) in Ojamajo Doremi.
  • Megumi in Detective School Q.
  • Lina Inverse of the Slayers fame is a red-eyed redhead, and Xellos is purple-haired with lavender eyes.
  • Hikaru and Umi from Magic Knight Rayearth have red eyes/red hair and blue eyes/blue hair respectively. Originally, the third of the trio, Fuu, was going to have green hair to go with her green eyes, but the artists decided on giving her blonde hair instead, though some manga art make it a greenish yellow. Interestingly, the "color-coordinated" jokes went to Fuu and her sorta love interest Ferio, who has green hair and yellow eyes.
  • Bulma and her daughter Bra from Dragon Ball Z. Her son Trunks retains his purple hair.
  • Lyrical Nanoha
  • Bleach
    • Yachiru with pink hair and eyes.
    • Grimmjow as well, with his blue hair and eyes.
  • D.N.Angel
    • Daisuke (red hair and eyes), Dark (purple), Satoshi (blue), and Krad (yellow).
    • The Harada twins both have brown hair and brown eyes. In the anime, this was interesting because Riku's hair was changed to red instead of brown, but her eye color remained the same, implying that she might have dyed her hair in order to look different from her sister.
  • Kubera: Used to identify half-breeds in Kubera because pure-blooded humans generally have matching hair and eye colors. When Maruna kidnaps Agwen in a failed attempt to use her as a hostage, he notes that her hair and eye color do not match and therefore she probably was the daughter of half-human, half-dragon Kasak. He's right, he was just mistaken in assuming taking a hostage would be effective against a dragon when the entire race has dulled emotions.
  • The Kaoru Twins from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Shugo Chara!
    • A lot of characters have this problem. Rima, Ikuto, Ran, Miki, Dia, Yaya, Nikaidou, Kusu Kusu...
    • It seems most guardian characters are like this, with the exception of Pepe, who has blue eyes, Suu, whose hair is blonde while her eyes and outfit are green, Il, who has red, and El...whose eyes are always closed.
  • Yotsuba&! has green hair and green eyes.
  • Most characters from My Bride Is a Mermaid have this eyes/hair match. Sun has gold and Luna has pink (but it's opposite for their mermaid tails - Sun has pink and Luna has yellow). Mawari has a violet combination. Shiranui and Class President have light green eyes and hair. Other characters have more natural combinations of hair and eyes (black or brown).
  • Very common in Baccano!, as demonstrated by Rachel, Nice, Nicholas, Luck, Ronnie (yellow), Claire, Ennis (reddish-brown), Czeslaw, Dallas, Jaccuzi (brown), and Sylvie (gray). Even more so in the books, where color illustrations apply this to Firo, Isaac, Lua, and Eve as well (not to mention the not yet animated characters).
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!:
  • Half of the members of the central team of pretty guys in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de (the TV series, at least) have eyes matching their hair; and one of those who don't technically doesn't quite fit into exceptions either.
  • Gojyo in Saiyuki has blood red hair and eyes. It's said to be proof that he's a "taboo child", the product of a forbidden union between a human and a youkai.
  • Solty from SoltyRei (green).
  • The three main characters from Princess Princess: Tohru has blue hair and eyes, Yuujirou has green (gold in the anime), while Mikoto has reddish brown.
  • Most of the characters in Hidamari Sketch have matching hair and eye colors. There's the four main characters (brown, yellow, blue, and pink), Yoshinoya (green), the landlady (brown), Chika (light purple), Natsume (blue-green), Nori (blue gray). In fact, the only character who doesn't is the Principal, and that's only because you never see his eyes.
  • Haré and Weda from Haré+Guu (blue).
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: Asakura Ryoko, with identical shades of navy blue hair and eyes.
  • ALL girls in Kanamemo.
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
    • Tsuna has brown hair and brown eyes (although his eyes change to become orange-ish yellow when he goes into Dying Will Mode).
    • Also, the Varia member Fran, with Teal/Green (dependent upon illustration) eyes and hair.
  • Tessa from Full Metal Panic! has gray hair to match her gray eyes.
  • Naruto
  • The Mist People in Kemono no Souja Erin all have green hair and green eyes, including the half breed protagonist.
  • Shana from Shakugan no Shana has matching red hair and eyes in her Flame Haze form.
  • Some Saint Seiya characters do this - in the manga, Aquarius Camus has bright red hair and eyes (as well as long red nails), and Pegasus Seiya has brown hair and eyes. In the anime, Wyvern Rhadamanthys is a blonde with scary yellow eyes, Capricorn Shura's ensemble is green, as is Andromeda Shun's, and Cancer Deathmask and Phoenix Ikki both have dark blue hair and eyes. Pisces Aphrodite has bright blue hair, bright blue eyes, and bright blue lipstick.
  • Gakuen Heaven employs this, with the two blue-haired characters, Omi and Nakajima, having light blue and dark blue eyes respectively. Iwai, with gray hair and eyes, also qualifies.
  • Death Note
    • Light Yagami, except when they're red.
    • Though Death Note is very good about natural eye and hair colors - all the Japanese characters have brown or black eyes. Misa wears tinted lenses - her eyes change between brown and blue. Light's hair is probably bleached.
  • Most of the characters in Yumeiro Pâtissičre.
  • The shinigami Watari (golden-blond hair and amber eyes) and the villain Dr. Muraki (silvery-gray eyes and silvery-white hair) in Descendants of Darkness.
  • Special mention goes to Kyou Kara Maou for making this a plot point. Shibuya Yuuri's looks (including his black/dark brown hair and eyes) are considered average in his native Japan, but when he ends up in a demon country in another world where the combination is extremely rare, he is hailed as a 'soukoku' (double black) and considered highly attractive and regal looking as a result.
    • Also of note is King Saralegui, who has blond hair and gold eyes. Also a plot point as it means he's part of a very-near extinct race (that was sealed away) with extraordinary powers.
  • Shiki has Megumi Shimizu, a bratty Elegant Gothic Lolita with pink eyes and hair.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam has Amuro with brown eyes and brown hair.
  • In Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam we have Kamille Bidan with Blue Hair and Blue Eyes.
  • Michiru from Uta Kata has both Purple Eyes and purple hair.
  • Black Butler
    • In the manga, Agni is shown to have white eyes matching his white hair.
    • Madame Red's eyes and hair are...well, red.
    • Ciel's hair is also often shown to be blue, the same color as his eyes, though his hair is a much darker shade.
    • His eye, you mean. In the manga, his hair is a very faded blue/gray, while his eyes are almost navy. In the anime, they're almost exactly the same.
    • Mei-Rin has this as well.
  • Most or all important characters in Bakuman。.
  • Midori from Midori Days, also notable as the only character in the series (besides her mom) to have naturally unnatural hair color.
  • Lawrence from Spice and Wolf has gray eyes with gray hair - even though he's only 25.
  • As depicted on the manga covers of Liar Game, Nao Kanzaki and Shinichi Akiyama have (respectively) orange and yellow hair and eyes.
  • All of the named girls in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; Madoka (pink), Sayaka (blue), Mami (blonde hair and gold eyes), Kyouko (red), Hitomi (green)...except Homura, who has black hair despite being associated with purple (though it's possible that purple is used because black or grey eyes wouldn't look right, and a Soul Gem being gray or black means something else entirely).
  • The same occurs with the main cast of Vividred Operation. Even the girls' names invoke their colors.
  • Wandering Son characters are made to fit this lately. As all characters are either brunettes or raven, the characters all have brown or black eyes. Originally, this trope was subverted, as everyone had brown eyes. The mangaka makes sure to make the eyes have the same shade as the hair, too.
  • Ai no Kusabi has Riki with black hair to go with his black eyes, which is significant to the plot.
  • Almost everyone in Persona 4: The Animation. See it's entry in "Video Games" below.
  • Done to an extent in the Digimon franchise: All the lead characters have brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Almost (if not) everyone from Kuroko no Basuke. Especially the main characters and the ones with unusual hair colours.
  • The main Power Trio of Arusu, Eva and Sheila in Tweeny Witches.
  • All three main characters plus a couple of others from "Magi – Labyrinth of Magic"
  • Ririchiyo (purple), Karuta (pink) and Zange (red) of Inu × Boku SS.
  • Science Ninja Team Gatchaman has Jun, who has not only green eyes but green hair as well. Averted in the OVA version, however (though they had initially considering making both her hair and eyes blue).
  • Kotoura-san: Haruka (orange), Manabe and Daichi (black), Hiyori (deep red), Yuriko (blue).
  • Little less humanoid version: In Rosario + Vampire, when Tsukune's Holy Lock breaks and he goes One-Winged Angel, his eyes are blank white and his hair pulls the same stunt.
  • Houko from The Severing Crime Edge is a redhead with crimson eyes.
  • In Yuyushiki, the three characters Yui (Blonde), Yukari (blueish purple) and Yuzuko (pink) falls into this trope. In fact, their eyes are of those colours In-Universe, as lampshaded in one skit.
  • Rin from If Her Flag Breaks has green eyes and hair.
  • Nanami Momozono from Kamisama Kiss has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Many of the girls from Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero have this. Chikage Izumi and Minami Aihara both have brown hair and eyes. Haruka Nagase has green hair and eyes. Princess Listy his yellow hair and eyes.
  • Kagerou Project: Shintaro, Hiyori and Haruka have black hair and black eyes, Momo has blonde hair and similarly colored orange eyes (or sometimes black eyes, depending on the artist), Kano has light brown hair and eyes, Ene has medium blue-turquoise hair and eyes of the same shade and Hibiya's hair and eyes are the same shade of pale brown.
  • This is a constant theme in Date A Live as almost all of the spirits have eye colors that matches their hair.
  • Sunday Without God has Scar, whose hair and eyes are a pale purple. Also, in the novels Alice's hair and eyes are both red, but in the anime his eyes are purple.
  • Youichi from Father and Son has brown hair and eyes as does his son, Shou.

     Audio Plays 
  • Exit Tunes Presents ACTORS has a bunch of these: there's Hinata (orange), Satsuma (blue-gray), Chiguma (green), Washiho (black), Takato (blue), Tsukasa (gray), Ushio (purple) and Kagetora (reddish-brown)

    Comic Books 
  • X-Men
    • Polaris and Psylocke both have unusual hair colors (Psylocke's is purple, Polaris' green), and their eyes match. The New X-Men's Surge has blue hair and eyes.
    • Of course, Psylocke started out as a blonde who dyed her hair purple, then got (against her will) bionic eyes to match (after losing her original blue eyes), then got body-swapped into a Japanese body and dyed her black hair purple.
    • Ditto for Surge: when asked, she confessed her blue hair "came from a bottle".
    • Polaris is all natural, though (when we first met her, her hair was dyed brown. Green is its natural color.)
  • The Joker has green hair and green eyes, usually, and the specific shade might not completely match with his hair, either. There is, however, the occasional artist who gives him purple, red, or black eyes (and not the kind he frequently receives from Batman, either).
  • The Hulk usually has green eyes to match his hair and skin.
  • Teen Titans:
    • Beast Boy usually has both green eyes and hair (along with his skin), except in the New 52 reboot where everything green on him became red.
    • Miss Martian sometimes has magenta or red eyes to match her hair, but sometimes averts this.
  • Golden Eyes of "Golden Eyes" And Her Hero "Bill" does indeed have golden eyes and bright blonde hair.
  • In the comics (sometimes) and most adaptations, Spider-Man is portrayed with having brown hair and brown eyes.

    Fan Works 
  • A Growing Affection has:
    • The Kouin sisters normally have blue hair and eyes, but one of them assumes green hair and another green eyes to trick their opponents.
    • Saburo of the Grass has matching light green hair and eyes.
    • Toshiro Inuzuka has light brown hair and eyes.
  • Ace Combat: The Equestrian War has a few characters, most notable being Lightning Bolt, Sunburst and Mobius.

    Film — Animated 
  • Maria from The Book of Life, has matching brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Lucy Tucci from Home has both brown eyes and hair.

    Literature 
  • In Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Changeling, Ivy Carson has black hair and eyes that are "dark grey, a kind of smoky black".
  • Chanters of Tremaris' Mica has golden-blond hair and gold eyes.
  • Doc Savage has bronze-flecked eyes to match his bronze-flecked hair and skin - hence the "Man of Bronze" moniker.
  • Ilse Burnley from L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon has yellow hair and yellow (actually technically very, very light brown — "almost amber") eyes.
  • Harry Potter
    • Severus Snape, with black hair and black eyes. He also wears black all the time, just in case his natural features doesn't make him sinister enough.
    • Hermione has brown hair and eyes, possibly to emphasize how "plain" she's meant to be.
  • "Bess, the landlord's daughter", the love interest of the titular bandit in the poem "The Highwayman", has black hair and black eyes.
  • The Infernal Devices: Jem Carstairs has silver hair and silver eyes to match, due to his addiction to Fantastic Drug yin fen.
  • The Mortal Instruments
    • Jace Wayland has blonde hair and golden eyes.
    • Isabelle Lightwood has inky black hair and black (very dark brown) eyes.
  • Melisandre, from A Song of Ice and Fire, has red hair and eyes. She also always dresses in red and worships a god associated with the color red as well. Averted with just about everyone else, though, with the exception of 'Young Griff', whose eyes are a curious shade of blue to match his dyed blue hair. He's actually Aegon Targaryen (supposedly), and it's a clever disguise, hiding both his distinctive Targaryen hair (silver) and eyes (purple, but reflect the blue from his hair).
  • In Star Darlings, every Star Darling's eye color matches their hair color.
  • Wings of Fire has the dragon equivalent for most of the dragon tribes, eyes that match the scales. MudWings have brown or orange scales and brown or orange eyes, SkyWings can have orange or gold scales and orange or yellow eyes (though they can have red scales but not red eyes, SeaWings have blue or green scales and eyes that match, IceWings often have blue scales and have blue eyes, and NightWings have black scales and usually have black eyes. averted with the SandWings, who have pale gold or white scales and black eyes.

    Live-Action TV 

    Music 

    Video Games 
  • Keele Zeibel in Tales of Eternia is a double example of sorts; his hair colour is either blue or purple depending upon the picture you are looking at (and has varied widely in shade and intensity of said blue or purple, besides...), with his eyes always being blue or purple to match.
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Due to hardware limitations, everyone whose pupils aren't completely black/a dark dot in the first three games. There are a few exceptions however.
    • Ema Skye, who, throughout the games, both averts and plays straight this trope, with her amazing color-changing eyes, which are of a bright blue color in the first game (she has brown hair), but seem to be of a rather brown-ish color in her small profile picture in Apollo Justice and during her appearance in Ace Attorney Investigations.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Marth, Caeda, and Elise in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light have blue eyes and hair.
    • Due to 16-colour palette restrictions, this trope applies to almost the entire cast of the first eight games.
    • Lots in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones: Artur, Lute, Tethys, Ewan, L'Arachel, Marisa, Neimi, Vanessa, Syrene, Tana, and probably more.
    • In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, there's Lyn, Rebecca, Wil, Sain, Farina, Fiora, and Canas.
    • Still fairly common in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, however. Ike, Boyd, Rhys, Lucia, Jill, and Ashera, to name a few.
    • As for Fire Emblem Awakening, there's Chrom, Lucina, Cherche, Cordelia, Donnel, Frederick, Ricken, Stahl, Sully, Sumia, a few not listed for spoiler reasons, and possibly more, depending on what hair color you give Robin, and depending on who's the father of certain characters.
    • And in Fire Emblem Fates there's Ryoma, Hinoka, Kaze, Saizo, Hana, Subaki, Hinata, Setsuna, Mozu, Silas, Laslow. Again, there are possibly more, depending on what hair color you give Corrin, and who mothered certain characters.
  • Claris (pink hair and eyes) and Elliot (blue hair and eyes), from NiGHTS into Dreams....
  • Most characters in the Shin Megami Tensei games have this trope in effect, while those who don't follow this rule stand out (usually it's a hint that there's something special about them).
    • Everyone in Digital Devil Saga eventually gets this, though they all start out with Grey Eyes. When a character's eye color changes to match their hair, it signifies that the character has awakened to their emotions. And of course, the one character that has both grey hair and eyes (main character Serph) doesn't really show much emotion. You find out why in the second game.
    • Most of the cast of Devil Survivor have this. For instance, The Hero has blue hair and eyes, Yuzu has brown/orange, Amane has pale lavender, etc. Two notable exceptions are the mysterious and conniving Naoya, who has red eyes, and Idol Singer Haru, who pairs red hair with gold eyes and whose powers plays a crucial role in getting the best ending.
    • Persona:
      • The original Persona has a strange example with Yuka. She's not a natural blonde, but her eyes are bright amber anyways.
      • In Persona 2, this is played straight by Maya (purplish-black) and the Suou brothers (reddish-brown).
      • Persona 3: The only characters without this are Robot Girl Aigis (blond hair and blue eyes), French foreign exchange student "Bebe" (also blond and blue), unusually intelligent canine Koromaru (white fur and red eyes), and mysterious New Transfer Student Ryoji (black hair and blue eyes), who's an avatar of Death.
      • Persona 4: In the original game, there are only two characters whose hair don't match their eye color. Teddie's human form (blond hair, blue eyes) and Izanami's human form (whitish-grey hair and RED EYES), both of who are otherworldly beings of some sort. Kanji, meanwhile, has blond hair and black eyes, but that's because he bleaches his naturally black hair. Golden adds Marie, who has black hair and gray-blue/bright green eyes, as befitting an avatar of the aforementioned Izanami.
      • Persona 5 plays this straight with the protagonist (black hair and dark eyes) and Haru (light brown).
  • Riviera: The Promised Land:
    • Most of the main characters are subject to this trope—the only notable exceptions are Rose (black hair/green eyes), Ledah (blond/red eyes), and Malice (blond/blue eyes). And maybe Cierra, whose eyes are reddish purple.
    • From the same series, we also have Maria and Meria, the heroines of Knights in the Nightmare. Their antagonist counterparts, Marietta and Melissa, are no different.
  • Bartz, The Hero of Final Fantasy V, has both brown hair and brown eyes—unusual, for a series that seems to pride itself on odd hair colors and its love affair with blue eyes.
  • In Final Fantasy VIII, Rinoa has black hair and black eyes, the better to contrast with her incredibly pale skin.
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy has The Warrior of Light, with silver-blue hair and eyes to match.
  • Illua from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 has blue hair, blue eyes, and some blue lipstick to top it off.
  • Quite often apparent in Pokémon
    • To make matters worse, a few gym leaders' eye have been recolored to match their hair color. Yes, I'm talking about Whitney and Falkner (and Jasmine).
    • Game Freak has been doing this with most of their characters lately. It's very apparent with the protagonists, where only Brendan and May have different colored hair/eyes.
    • Wally IS this trope. And not just his hair and eyes, his pants and even his Pokémon (manga-wise) are all green. And in the Adventures manga, he had to wake up Rayquaza. Needless to say, it's green.
      • Averted with his appearance in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where his eye colour was changed to grey.
    • Averted with Hilda and Rosa in Generation V, who have brown hair and blue eyes. Played straight with Hilbert and Nate in the same generation. Generation VI averted it with both protagonists. Both of them have blue eyes, but neither have blue hair. The male character has black hair and the female character has blonde.
  • The whole party except for Mizuti in the first Baten Kaitos game seems to have this. Kalas with blue hair and eyes, Xelha with blonde hair and yellow eyes, Lyude with red hair and red eyes, and, finally, Savyna with dark purple hair and dark purple eyes.
  • Touhou
    • A good number of the girls of Gensokyo have this trait - most notably, Marisa Kirisame with her golden hair and eyes.
    • In the PC-98 series, pretty much everyone has this, because of 16-bit palette limitations.
  • Etna from the Disgaea series has red hair and eyes. Though, interestingly, her hair was pink in the first game.
  • Tokimeki Memorial:
    • Everyone in the original Visual Novel.
    • And, by extension, the whole Classic Kirameki Saga, with only two exceptions: Patricia McGrath in Tokimeki Memorial Pocket on GBC (who, as a foreign student, gets the Phenotype Stereotype treatment), and Megumi Juuichiya in the Motto! Tokimeki Memorial Radio Drama stories (who's a rare case of Cute and Psycho in the series).
  • Harvest Moon has Popuri, who has pink hair and pink eyes.
    • Its spinoff series, Rune Factory, has a couple as well. The first has Bianca with purple hair and eyes, Tabatha with light blue hair and eyes, and Mei with dark brown hair and eyes. The second has Mana with black hair and eyes. The third has Monica with orange hair and eyes, Pia with pink hair and eyes, Sofia with purple hair and eyes, and Evelyn with fuchsia hair and eyes. The fourth features (possible) protagonist Frey with green hair and eyes, as well as Leon with light blue hair and eyes, Dolce with pink hair and eyes, Xiao Pai with mousy grey hair and eyes, and Bado with blue hair and eyes.
  • Aqua, from Kingdom Hearts, has blue eyes and hair.
  • Kira from Infinite Space has mint-green eyes and hair. In the artbook, the Schneizer brothers' eyes have the same color as their hair (Bastian has dark brown and Dietrich has silver), but in the game, their eye colors are closer to gold.
  • Super Mario Bros.
    • The original game had a variation of this: the Koopa Troopa enemies will either have red or green eyes depending on the color of their shells.
    • Also, Bowser from Super Mario Bros. 3 onwards.
  • The Legend of Zelda Oracle games
    • In official art (since the games themselves were on Game Boy), the Oracles Nayru (blue), Din (red), and Farore (green).
    • Ingame too, since they were on the Game Boy Color.
  • Golden Sun
  • Tali from Mass Effect is a rather more literal example than most, both her visor and hood being purple in color.
  • The entire cast of Digital Devil Saga. Bonus points for each character being aligned with a specific elemental affinity {e.g. Heat has red hair and eyes, and his elemental affinity is, well, no points for guessing correctly).
  • In Roommates, Rakesh has dark grey hair and eyes. Anne's eyes and hair are both brown, but they're different shades, with her eyes being darker and her hair a lighter coppery tone.
  • All of the party members in Lufia & The Fortress of Doom fit this trope.
  • Yandere Simulator: Most girls have matching hair colors and eye colors:
    • Midori Gurin, who has green hair and green eyes.
    • Yui Rio, who has red hair and red eyes.
    • The only current exceptions in their default models are Pippi Osu, Kuu Dere, Musume Ronshaku, and Kyoshi Taiso† . The Basu sisters are stated to wear contact lenses, so their true eye colors are not known.
    • Two rivals also avert it: Amai Odayaka (brown hair & green eyes) and Asu Rito (blonde hair & grey eyes).
    • Senpai is customizable, so it's up to the player whether he does or not. Yandere-chan, who normally plays this straight, with her black hair and eyes, can avert this as well if the player changes her hairstyle.
  • Arc Style: Baseball!! 3D: You can invoke this trope by giving your character hair and eyes of the same color.
  • Gal*Gun: From Double Peace:
    • Ekoro: Blue hair and blue eyes, as seen here.
    • Kurona: Red hair and red eyes, as seen in the upper left corner of this picture here.
  • Inazuma Eleven: Endou and Handa(because he's so normal) have brown hair and brown eyes, Aki has green hair and green eyes and Natsumi has orange hair and orange eyes.

    Visual Novels 
  • Most of the characters in CLANNAD.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry:
    • Mion and Shion have mint-green hair and mint-green eyes.
    • Also, Hanyuu has light purple hair and dark purple eyes, so it kinda works.
  • Fate/stay night has Archer with white hair and gray eyes as a borderline example similar to Hanyuu. A more straight example is Sakura, who has lavender hair and eyes.
  • Everyone in Ever17 has matching hair and eye colors.
  • Red, Soi, and Shinbi from Nameless all have this trope, with Red being red (naturally) while Soi's color is pink and Shinbi's is blue. Red is the only love interest with this trope, and Soi and Shinbi have the honor of being BF Fs instead.

    Webcomics 

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe: Sometimes happens with mutations, changing hair and eye color so they match.
    • From Absinthe:
      The first thing I noticed about my face were the eyes. They somehow seemed just a little larger than was normal and slightly slanted. My irises, like the eyes in general, seemed a touch larger and they were now a brilliant emerald green which was flecked with gold.
      Last night, I’d seen that my hair had turned green, and it still was. My hair was now dark green and had grown until it was down past my shoulders. And when I ran my fingers through my silky smooth hair, I accidentally revealed my ears, which were now pointed.
    • From A Little R&R (Part 2):
      “Hello,” Sapphire said, smiling at me a little self-consciously. I noticed that her eyes were a brilliant sapphire blue, so between them and her hair, it was easy to see where she got her name from.
    • Carmilla, after "The Blood Oath", her hair turns blood red like her eyes.
    • Seraphim has golden blonde hair and gold eyes.

    Western Animation 
  • Gil from Bubble Guppies. Doubles as a You Gotta Have Blue Hair.
  • Found in the Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot CGI movie, "Oopsy Does It", where all the Care Bears (and Grizzle) have eyes the same color as their fur. Averted in the traditionally animated TV series, though.
  • In Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, Dark Heart has red hair and eyes in his human form. Subverted near the end, when his eyes turn blue because his Heel–Face Turn transforms him into a real human.
  • All fairies in The Fairly Oddparents have the same eye colour as their hair colour. This is especially noticeable in the episode where Cosmo and Wanda end up taking each other apart with voodoo dolls, then putting themselves back together. One failed attempt had Cosmo and Wanda end up with each other's hair, creating a contrast between Cosmo's green eyes and pink hair, which belonged to Wanda, and vice versa.
  • Henry, June, Loopy, Larry, and Loopy and Larry's dad in KaBlam!
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes cartoon loves this trope - Triplicate Girl has matching hair/eyes when she splits into three (purple, white, and orange). Shrinking Violet in the second season also counts for this trope, having both a purple stripe in her hair and purple eyes to match. The matching eye colours mainly didn't carry over to the comic book adaption.
  • Derpy Hooves from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
    • Spike as well, for particularly scaly definitions of "curtains".
    • A few other background ponies get this treatment as well.
    • Starting with season 2, several unicorns get this treatment in a different way. The auras seen when they use magic will often match their eye color.
    • Twilight Sparkle herself, with purple eyes and hair.
  • In My Little Pony 'n Friends, there's Buttons (who has blue hair and blue eyes, but has a red streak in her hair as well), Wind Whistler (Pink hair and eyes), Galaxy (her eyes were pink, and her hair was pink, red, and white), Gingerbread (who had blue eyes and blue, purple, and pink hair), Masquerade, Sweet Stuff (Purple eyes with purple, white, and pink hair), Fizzy (Pink eyes with pink, green, and white hair), Rosedust (Pink hair and eyes), Honeysuckles (Pink hair and eyes, though her eyes are blue for the toy), Lily (Purple hair and eyes), Baby Half Note (Turquoise hair and eyes), and Baby Sleepy Pie (Blue hair and eyes).
  • Seems to be a characteristic of every character in Sea Princesses, even the ones with blue eyes or pink hair.
  • Star Wars Rebels: ISB Agent Kallus has dark blond hair and light brown-yellow eyes.
  • Lance from Sym-Bionic Titan has "black" eyes (most of the characters have black dots for pupils) and black hair.
  • Teen Titans.
    • Raven, who has purple hair and eyes.
    • Also, Beast Boy (Green hair and eyes) and Jinx (pink hair and eyes).
  • Transformers Animated
    • Sari — red hair is somewhat plausible, but matching eyes?
    • The same as most Decepticons' eyes, for a reason. They turn blue after the upgrade.
  • The main girls in Trollz, except for, technically, Ruby; her red hair is dyed. Her natural color is brown. She still has red eyes, though. Maybe she dyed her hair to match her eyes?
  • Musa from Winx Club doubles as You Gotta Have Blue Hair. Icy, Brandon, and Darcy (counting her streaks of hair) also apply.

    Real Life 
  • Some hazel eyes look fairly reddish, so it is possible to have a red-eyed redhead.
  • Brown is the most common eye color, and the most common hair colors are black (1st) and brown (2nd) — so the most common hair/eye color combinations are black hair/brown eyes and brown hair/brown eyes. Brown eyes can be as dark as black as well.
  • This trope can be played straight with grey-eyed people when they get old.
  • Modern dyes allow invoking this trope for aesthetic reasons.


Alternative Title(s): Windows Match The Drapes, Curtains Match The Windows

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