Rule one and in fact the only thing, there are no rules for framing pictures. You do not need to choose a particular color in the picture so that it matches the mat, the mat in turn complements the color of the frame, and the frame would fit the wallpaper in your customer’s house. We must boldly experiment. And most importantly – choose what you and the customer like.
Second: select the width of the frame. The main criterion is the size of the framed object. Too wide frame “closes” a small picture, and a narrow one will not add anything to a large canvas. Continue reading