Do you want to turn your walls into masterpieces displaying some of your finest photography or the best art prints you have in your collection? Wood frames are the way to go as they are longer lasting than faux wood frames and provide superior protection for your art that lasts for years, often decades.
In almost all cases, when you have great art to display, the finesse to the piece is the frame. You will rarely get a wonderful print with a beautiful frame ready to hang from the get-go as most artists focus on their craft, leaving the final presentation to the customer.
The end product is often personalised to compliment the area the art is being displayed. Real wood frames are the most popular, but given they are available in a range of colours, customers need to decide on more than just the material to house their framed art.
3 of the Most Popular Wood Frame Colours for Art and Photos
- Black Wood
Black wood frames are by far the most appealing as they can complement a range of art styles and photographs, no matter the interior decor style. However, where black wood frames really come into their own is with more graphic art, such as comic pictures and pop culture art. Any art that has bright colours in it often looks terrific within a black frame.
- White Wood Frames
Another fail-safe colour for photo frames is the white wood. It is a stylish shade used to create a minimalist look. White is the go-to colour of choice for casual photos.
Another way white frames can be used is in a gallery wall display by using alternating colours, such as a black frame followed by white, then back to another black frame creating a three-frame display with both black and white. This could apply to any colour of wood frame just the same.
While white is often used for candid photos, white wood frames are also suited to contemporary art as well as professional photography, including wedding photos and baptism photos.
- Oak Wood Frames
Oak can be a great choice for a wood frame intended to display paintings and other bright work of art. Pastel drawings with a soft colour palette are usually better paired with white or black, but for scenic paintings with bright blues, greens and other primary colours, oak can be a great choice for the framing.
While it is easy to think you can narrow your choices down to just three colours for your print, it should be noted that not all frames in a room need to be or should be matching. The priority of framing is the level of protection offered, but it also needs to look the part on your walls. For that reason, it is always advised to choose a frame that compliments your art, regardless of what else will be on display either alongside the frame or in the same room.
It could be you have a white frame for contemporary art, a painting within an oak frame and pop culture art in a black frame. Black, white, and oak combined in a display does not clash terribly and can work well with quite a few decor styles.