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Framing Black & White Pictures & Art

Make a statement by framing a black and white image. When done professionally, this monochrome look oozes sophistication. You can group a bunch of framed photos them together in a gallery wall or go big with one special piece. Read on to see our top tips for framing black and white.

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FINDING A FRAME

As our all-time best-selling picture frame range, black frames fit tastefully into most interior environments. They're elegant, versatile and complement an enormous range of pictures and photos.

But with well over 100 different black frame styles, ranging from simple aluminium profiles to ornate wood, how do you go about achieving your perfect look?

BLACK VS. WHITE

A black frame will highlight the darker features in your photo and act as a contrast to lighter ones. That’s why it’s best to use a photo with some light and dark tones in a black frame, in order to create a balanced look.

Black

A black frame will highlight the darker features in your photo and act as a contrast to lighter ones. That’s why it’s best to use a photo with some light and dark tones in a black frame, in order to create a balanced look.

White

White frames generate a similar vibe. They tend to make the darkness in photos stand out, and the light hues to blend into the background. White frames work best for casual and candid photos.

THICKNESS

The design of the frame can also have an impact on the overall story you are trying to tell, a thinner frame can be used to ensure that the picture frame doesn’t command all of a viewers attention. Meanwhile, a thicker frame will prove a true statement piece for your home and dominate a visitors awareness. It really does depend on the impact you are looking for from your frame.

MOUNTS

A black frame can work with any particular photo you place within a frame. It will keep the photo on centre stage, and make it a clear focal point of the home. Utilising a black frame along with a white mount provides very impressive results when trying to make a special photo stand out in the home.

FINISHES

There are many different types of frame finish you can have with a black frame, these range from ornate patterns, smooth designs, or a grainy finish. You can explore our full collection of black frames HERE. We would suggest a smooth finish for the more modern interiors, helping maintain that popular minimalistic ambience. Meanwhile, vintage patterns work well with historic photos, and classic decor.

PLANNING

As previously mentioned, black picture frames provide that much desired versatility to create the style you’re after. Working wonderfully in both thin and thicker designs, black works in any -given home. There is a reason this choice remains an extremely popular one, and it’s a trend which shows no sign of abating.