View Poll Results: Which frame would you pick for this print?
all gold 3 11.11%
gold and black 24 88.89%
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Need opinion ASAP *Update*

We're in the process of framing some prints and my hubby picked out a frame I'm iffy about. I think the black trim takes away from the striking black in the print. Hubby doesn't agree. He thinks an all gold frame would wash out the painting. What do you think?



Here it is:



And this is the other one we had framed (yes, I know it's crooked):

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I like the black, but I love black in a frame...
I like the black too. The entire gold one kind of washes out the painting.
Add me to the gold-and-black supporters. It looks more like it's a part of the painting, meant to go together. Plus with such vivid, distinct colors in the painting, it's good to have a border that stands out more, I think.
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i dont like the black on the frame with the gold. how about an all black frame or even one of the colors in the print.
My hubby has matted & framed many a painting/picture professionally (part time job).

When framing without a mat, what he learned is to get one that brings out the lesser color of preference so as to not overwhelm the picture by getting one that's the same color as that in the majority of the painting/pic.

And if you were matting it before framing, you'd want to go with a different lesser color.

For instance:

He might choose a blue, red or green mat with a goldenrod (it doesn't look like a real gold in the painting compared to the frame held against it) or black frame.

But if no mat was going to be used, I doubt he'd choose a black frame because the black in the painting would be too close to the frame/might "rub" against it.

Does any of this make sense?
Uh, it makes a little sense. What do you mean by matting?
that colored paper that goes over the picture. Is cut out to frame the picture then all that is then put inside the fram.e
Are the two frames connected in that picture, or is the black on the right side just a reflection?

I thought the black on the right actually "brought out" the black in the picture.

A mat is the wide piece, usually cardboard or fabric, that comes in different colors and is usually seen between the picture and the frame.
Uh, it makes a little sense. What do you mean by matting?
Originally Posted by medussa
Here's an example of matting (the double gold curved/carved "board" that's over the pic/painting & under the glass & frame:

Liz--Not matted. It's an oil painting. He's stretching it out now and will have it framed by Saturday.

Poodle--Not a reflection. It is the same frame but one side is all gold the other side has a black line through it, for demonstration purposes. Hubby chose the style with the black in it. Let me see if I can get another picture.
I have to agree with hubby. I think the black on the frame actually goes quite nicely with the black of the print.
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Liz--Not matted. It's an oil painting. He's stretching it out now and will have it framed by Saturday.
Originally Posted by medussa
So it won't have glass on it because it's an oil painting, which has to breathe, right?

I accidentally voted "all gold". I meant to vote "gold & black". I thought you meant "all black".

Is that a taupe-ish wicker basket at the bottom left & a purple... (jug?) at the bottom right? I just now saw those. And what's at the very bottom left, something orange?

And whatever color frame you choose I'm sure it'll look great 'cause after all, it's what YOU want that matters!
Add me to the gold-and-black supporters. It looks more like it's a part of the painting, meant to go together. Plus with such vivid, distinct colors in the painting, it's good to have a border that stands out more, I think.
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I love choosing frames! I was an apprentice in a custom framing gallery for two and a half years. It was so much fun. I agree that the gold and black works well for it. I think that the gold wouldn't be hideous or anything, but it wouldn't really do much for the painting, whereas the little bit of black picks up the black in the painting (from what I can see). Let us know what you choose!
Here's a picture of the frame, as it looked in the shop. This is the one with the black in it. The same exact frame comes in all gold, which is what I prefer:


Here is another angle of the frame against the print (the frame comes in all gold or with the black stripe):


The top is what it looks like in just gold:


Thanks for the input everyone. We already put in the frame order. I just wasn't crazy about hubby's choice. So he told me to quickly decide and call before the job is completed. I quickly turned to the curlies. Again, it looks like hubby is right and I suffer from a lack of vision.

Hey Liz, what you see at the bottom is an assortment of of big colorful vegetables. I will post pictures of both paintings (there was another one) on Saturday.
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all black.
all black.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
That wasn't one of the poll options, Z. :P
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all black.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
That wasn't one of the poll options, Z. :P
Originally Posted by medussa
See what I hafta deal with?
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all black.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
That wasn't one of the poll options, Z. :P
Originally Posted by medussa
i didnt vote.

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