How to choose frames for photos

There are so many possibilities when it comes to choosing photo frames to hang at house walls. And it is never a trivial choice because it is material, form e colors for framing have a fundamental effect on how the image will appear, but also on the harmony with the decor of the environment.

The purchase of photo frames can take place at the same time as the print the image or at a later time. In this case you can opt for a photo frame made to measure, or among those produced following the standard measures most popular.

The colors for the photo frame

The choice of frame color always has a double bond: on the one hand you have to look at the image to be framed, on the other hand to the wall or background in which it will be inserted. The most classic choice of black frame on white wall, allows you to have a clear separation of the subject which is given maximum prominence. A white frame, on the other hand, will give a camouflage effect to the frame, especially useful for maintaining uniformity on the wall.

But there are many between black and white nuances e variants, not only with finishes opaque e lucid but also and above all from different materials. The most used is certainly the wood which with its many essences offers many chromatic choices to find the right harmony with the image, the wall and also with the other furnishing elements of the environment.

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Frames and photos: with or without passepartout

When thinking about the ideal photo frame, the passepartout it is always an option to consider. This is the part, usually white, that separates the image from the frame. It has a slight thickness which also allows you to to separate the photograph from the glass preventing it from sticking with humidity.

But it is not just a question of protection as much as of exposure. The passepartout in the frames of the photos in fact makes it more important the image. It is a frame within the frame that emphasizes the subject and increases the size of the framework.

It is not always necessary, sometimes one is preferable live frame for certain subjects or for certain contexts. For example with images in dialogue with each other or with particularly elaborate subjects, or with large images. An alternative is the drawer frame which allows for a separation from the outer edges.

Photo Robert Rieger

Photo Robert Rieger

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