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Photo on the wall, a small technical guide to the choice

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Image wallHave you selected a nice photo for the print? Well, the next step is to choose the way to enhance your photo and turn it into a true work of art. A nice dilemma with … a good start: choosing the style and the frame is easy once you know the basics.

Wood frame

Let’s start with the wooden frame. As a natural material, wood offers a warm and classic atmosphere to those who choose it. Depending on the finish used, the colors vary from light to dark, and the best solution is certainly to go against the image. Photos with warmer tones, such as red, brown, and orange, look better with darker frames made of woods ,like mahogany and walnut. Colder shades in an image, such as blue, green and lavender, are better in symbiosis with lighter wooden frames made of oak, ash, and pine.

Of course, the choice of a wooden frame also depends on the rest of the furnishings in the room and the house. Wooden frames vary from simple designs to those with elaborate and intricate details. So make sure to match the frame accordingly, either for your traditional style, rustic or chic.

Black or white frame

Placing your photo in a solid frame, such as white or black, can accentuate the beauty of the image when used appropriately. The black frames, in particular, offer an elegant and formal, while the white frames tend to be more casual and eclectic

In general, a black frame will highlight the darker features of the photo and will act as a contrast to the lighter ones. That’s why it’s better to use a photo with some light and dark tones in a black frame, in order to create a balanced appearance. The white frames create a similar atmosphere: they tend to bring out the darkness in the photos and the shades of light, mingling with the background.

Metallic frame

The metal frames, like the black frames, have a modern and trendy atmosphere. The color of a photo stand out, making it more vibrant and appealing, and are ideal for family portraits, breathtaking landscapes and wedding photos. Even the black and white photos match well with metal frames.

No frame

In any case, it is not at all certain that you must necessarily use a frame. For example, a good choice will be that of printing on canvas, designed using a specially designed inkjet printer. In other words, photography is transformed into a lasting work of art (generally without a frame, but some canvas prints are framed). Or, there are metal prints, resistant and high definition, displayed in a frameless design: it is an image layered on a few millimeters thick metal panels and professionally finished, becoming an elegant and modern piece of art.

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