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Selecting a Color

To choose mat colors, consider the three most often used criteria: A. The art—mat colors based on the characteristics of the artwork: its colors, textures and subject matter. B. The background—how the artwork will coordinate with its intended surroundings. C. Personal preferences—such as favorite colors. THE ART Ideally, the artwork and the framing that displays it […]

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Reading Artwork

DESIGNING YOUR PICTURE FRAMING Wait. Wait just one minute. Don’t go out and buy that stuff. You’d be making a mistake. Resist the urge. Sit down and take a look at what you’re framing. That’s what it’s all about. The art of picture framing is about the framing of art, so that’s where it starts—not with the […]

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Coffee Brown

Color Trends in Picture Framing 2011

In selecting colors for matting and framing this year picture framers will want to pay close attention to what interior decorators are doing.  Many decorators are looking at colors reflective of a trend toward simplification and away from the perky or frivolous.  Shades of medium to dark brown are in vogue.  Coffee brown is a […]

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