Choosing the Right Custom Frame Colors

Choosing A Frame Color


Rosenbaum Framing, a reputable place for custom art framing in South Florida, is a family-owned business with professionals who have a passion for excellent craftsmanship. If you’re looking to bring together a beloved work of art and a frame, you’ve come to the right place. However, with all the options available for you to choose from, it can be intimidating when creating the perfect frame for your piece. Below are some things to keep in mind when choosing the right frame moulding colors for your piece, whether it be fine art, a diploma or certificate, or a simple family photo.



What are you framing?

Are you choosing a frame for fine art? A certificate or diploma? A pair of tickets from the first concert you and your significant other went to? A family photo? Or is it a painting a child made in school?

  • Modern works of art look great with simple, bolder and thicker frames.
  • Old-world paintings go well with ornate frames, such as a natural wood, gold or silver.
  • Diplomas and certificates should be framed with classic frames that will stand the test of time.
  • Posters and tickets look great when framed with a color that’s in the piece.
  • Black & white photos look best with black or white frames.
  • Children’s art is complemented by bright, colorful frames.



Colors Can Change the Mood

When choosing the right custom frame, it’s important to remember that the colors can change the entire mood. You can manipulate the mood or emphasize specific elements, tones and emotions from what’s inside your frame by simply changing the frame color. When working with our custom art framers in South Florida, you can use frame moulding and mat samples to test various shades against your piece.



Custom Framing Bridges the Gap Between the Work and the Wall

A great step to take in decorating with framed pieces is to look for the perfect tone that will match the rest of your home. But, you should also focus on choosing something that really catches your eye and evokes emotion. A frame with the right colors can tie together an entire room.



Choosing the Right Mat

Mat selection is important for custom framing. It provides the visual space between your piece and the frame in it will be displayed. When choosing the right mat, you need to make sure that the color of the mat doesn’t overpower the piece inside the frame.

To enhance the piece, select a mat color that coordinates with the background color or colors of the art. The intensity of the mat color should be similar to the dominant colors in the piece that will be inside the frame.

Our fine art framing professionals suggest keeping dark pictures with dark mats and lighter pictures with light mats. Of course there will be exceptions because certain pieces look best with neutral colored mats or deliberately contrasting colors.


There are many other considerations you can make when creating the perfect custom frame for your beloved piece. Consider where it will be hung in your house, the purpose, the other styles of framing already in the room, and the addition of special, decorative accents such as liners, fillets and additional mat colors to help bring out other elements of your piece.

Contact the professionals at at Rosenbaum Framing , a hub for expert advice, and start preserving your most valued pieces today.

Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.