As in all elements of fashion, designs and colours are constantly changing. However one of the constants for the last few years has been white frames. There was a time when I would not have used them but since a lot of profiles and shapes are now simple and contemporary, it makes it a very usable colour. House interiors have changed and simple coloured walls can host a dramatic display.
As a framer, my job is to enhance your artwork not challenge it – the focal point should always be the artwork. When using white frames, I always try to match the mountboard colour to the frame so that there is a seamless edge and no significant difference in tones. A simple white frame with a white mount, maybe introducing colour into a double mount, can be very stylish and here are some examples to show you what I mean.