9 times out of 10, every morning when we hop on Facetime my *twin* sister and I are wearing the EXACT SAME THING.
Not a joke but it is pretty humorous.
We typically rotate between a few t-shirts we both have, the nightgowns we both have (Betsy and Lace FTW *not an affiliate), and a sweatshirt we both wear religiously (because seriously, it’s the softest sweatshirt and perfect for an Oklahoma spring)!
What does this have to do with framing art, you say?
Well, it all goes back to the idea that WE KNOW WHAT WE LIKE.
We may think that we don’t—we feel indecisive. We feel unsure. BUT—when it comes down to it, we return again and again to those things we love.
I bet if you took a hot second to think of something you wear often or a piece in your home you love, a certain spoon you choose over the others to use when cooking even though the other choices are *JUST FINE*…
We’re creatures of habit, and we know what we like, even when we don’t know how to admit it to ourselves.
And me? I like simple. Anything that is SIMPLE is right up my ALLEY.
So, in today’s short and sweet blogpost, I’m sharing FIVE SIMPLE FRAMES to style BRIGHT COLORS (ahem… specifically ARTWORK). Each one is simple, each one is lovely, and each one will be a definite compliment magnet in your home. And whether you’re a neutral lover or addicted to bright colors, these tips are sure to add BEAUTY and peace to your home.
TRADITIONAL ORNATE FRAME
Now, typically I’d reserve this kind of frame for a more muted painting, but right now I’m LOVING them.
The deep golds (or whites and off whites if you prefer!) make the bright colors of the painting pop, WHILE STILL meshing the painting well with the walls of your home.
Ahhhh modern gold, my favorite. If you follow me on Instagram, you know full well my love for all things gold. These frames are perfect for gallery walls, they add some pop to your artwork, and they don’t take center stage.
They look gorgeous with or without a mat, and seriously, they’re my most-loved frame. My entire Greater Garden collection was framed with these (and matted beautifully). Check them out here.
Simple white—exactly what it says. It’s simple, beautiful, and really makes your bright colored artwork POP. If you want a stand-out look, this is the way to go.
Same here as above. Simple but BOLD.
TRUE LIFE: I DON’T HAVE black frames in my house, so here’s another white one.
I’m personally not a huge fan of black frames—they just feel really STARK to me, and they don’t fit into my light neutral loving home, but if it fits in your home and you LOVE them, GO FOR IT! 🙂 Again, you do you.
Love the idea of a darker frame but not sure you want black? READ ON, MY FRIEND!
AHH the “Pam and Jim” of frames and my second favorite and truly one of the most CLASSIC options.
Why is this one the Pam and Jim? BECAUSE JUST LIKE PAM, AND JIM ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER, A WOOD FRAME IS A PERFECT MATCH [with anything].
There are so many options when it comes to a wooden frame, it’s truly the MOST VERSATILE option for framing artwork.
Like the idea of a black frame but don’t want black? Go with a black cherry wood frame—it’ll add that dark touch with a little more gentleness.
Like the idea of a white or light-colored frame but not sure about white? Go with a maple wood or some other light-colored wood. It’ll add that lightness you crave for your room, without the stark white.
The world (or frame!) is your oyster when it comes to a classic wood frame.
Like I said in the beginning—we all have a style we gravitate towards (like my favorite sweatshirt that’s now almost worn out and that green spoon spatula combo I always reach for when cooking), but that doesn’t mean we should be afraid of bright colors or trying something different.
These frames let you have gorgeous brightly colored artwork in your home, without feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated by the colors. These simple frames compliment the artwork beautifully, and each one is a DEFINITE compliment magnet…
Each of these simple frames display your artwork beautifully and simply.
Shop ready to frame prints here.
And if you’re wanting something really special? Get on the list for THE RENEWAL COLLECTION — a collection of original watercolor landscapes releasing May 4. May the FOURTH be with you to collect your painting!
Now here’s a BIG question for you: do you prefer picking our your own frame or would you rather buy your artwork preframed?! Tell me in the comments!