2021 Picture Frame Trends
Hanging pictures in your home is like accessorizing an outfit—it complements and completes the décor, and can in fact, elevate it, adding sophistication, personality and charm to even a plain box house. But like everything else, frame styles go in and out of favor. Here’s what designers are seeing for 2021.
New Materials and Pops of Color
Use of colored frames
that are used as a collection (for example, all red frames with white mattes). It makes the item that is framed really pop.
Not Going Anywhere: Black and White
Stick to the traditional exhibition format of white or off-white beveled mats in a dark or black frame
, which is largely used for black and white photos. It’s a traditional approach to framing fine art photographs. It’s neutral, doesn’t distract from the image, and suggests a seriousness of intent.
If your image is in color, a white frame
is most substituted for a black one, he notes.
Gallery Walls in Unexpected Places
Mixing it up is the best way to showcase who you are and what you like all on one wall.
Show your personality and turn the most boring space into something great.
Wraparound gallery walls (above)—with the pictures continuing around a corner—are a new way to hang them.
a black one, he notes.