There is a difference in the way most fine art and decorative art is framed. Fine art is generally presented in a more neutral, classic manner, and decorative art is often framed to coordinate with the room where it will be displayed. Framers are typically trained to choose framing to enhance the art, not necessarily to match the room, but sometimes there is an opportunity to do both.
If you love color, why not explore the options that you’ll truly enjoy, while still enhancing the art and presenting it tastefully?
Color to enhance color
There are true art collectors who buy art they love, regardless of its color scheme, but many of the people buying art seem to be just as interested in whether or not it matches their room. When that is the mindset, why not follow through and tie it all together in a perfect package that all looks like the art and frame design were custom made for each other? In this case, with the addition of a turquoise liner inside the more neutral frame, the framed art has the strength to stand up to the bold bedding and drapes in the room. Without the liner, the colors in the art still relate to everything in the room, but that pop of color really helps call attention to the art.
Color in a neutral setting
Here is a room void of color, with the exception of a limited, neutral palette. The three pieces of art each have some citrus green in them, providing a great opportunity to introduce a small green accent in the framing with a colored frame liner. When you use color sparingly, it can enrich the art, whereas too much color can make it look less valuable. When selecting color accents, you can choose from fabric wrapped liners, narrow painted frames, or fillets. With all of these options, there’s a plethora of colors available to use. This green is the perfect touch to add a little surprise to this sophisticated room design.
Bold is Beautiful, Soft is sophisticated, but always embrace color in your frame choices!