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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 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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Contemporary, elegant and designed to make a statement, mixing black and white frames has always been a popular choice for those looking to frame their pictures. Alternatively, rather than mixing the two colours, you can choose one or the other to achieve a more symmetrical and uniform look.


There's a reason white frames remain an ever-present in interior design. For difficult to design spaces, creating a consistent theme by pairing your photos with white frames is a stylish way to add interest. By keeping the look uniform you allow the photos to take centre stage. White frames tend to make the darkness in photos stand out, and the light hues blend into the background. White frames work best for casual and candid photos.

"By using white: all eyes will go right to your one-of-a-kind artwork without having to try!"


As our all-time best-selling picture frame range, black frames fit tastefully into most interior environments. A black frame will highlight the darker features in your photo and act as a contrast to lighter ones. They're elegant, versatile and complement an enormous range of pictures and photos. Just like their white counterparts - the light and dark parts of your image help to create a beautiful and well balanced focal point of the home.

"Using the color black grounds, anchors, and adds a sophisticated look to a room."


For colour-phobes, mixing and matching black and white to create a classic monochrome palette can help to make an otherwise bland wall seem full of character. Our experts recommend selecting a single profile and finish for both colours. This helps form a coherent look and feel and reduces the risk of clashing styles.

Don't be afraid to frame brightly coloured artwork or photographs. Framed in black and white mouldings the artwork often looks incredible.


There's a lot more to framing your pictures than simply colour. Frame width, pattern and finish can also play an important role in determining the overall aesthetic. Playing with different mounting options too can help to bring the most important pieces and colours to your attention.


There are many different types of frame finish available; these range from ornate patterns to smooth designs or grainy textures. 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.

The design of a frame can have an impact on the overall story you are trying to tell; thinner can ensure the picture frame doesn’t command all of a viewers attention, while a thicker frame will prove a true statement piece for your home and dominate a visitors awareness. It really does depend on the look you're trying to achieve, subdued or attention-grabbing.


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.