Tips for Choosing a Matboard Color for Your Custom Frame

Matting is a great way to add an accent to your custom frame project. It’s kind of like putting an exclamation mark for emphasis. There are various colors and textures to choose from so you can add yet another personal touch. Adding a matboard provides a sleek, finished look to a custom frame.

custom frame with a mat board

To Mat or Not to Mat – That’s the Big Question!

Whether or not you want to add a mat to your custom frame project is a personal choice. For some pieces, it is better to leave them without a mat board. One thing to think about is the size of the project. Smaller pieces may benefit more from having a matboard. Larger pieces often have their own natural border and a mat board may not enhance the photo or artwork. The space you have to work with inside the custom frame may help you decide whether or not you want a matboard. Depending on the specifics of what is inside the frame, sometimes a matboard enhances it. Other times, it makes it look overcrowded and cumbersome.

Single or Double Matting for Your Custom Frame Project?

If you decide that you want to use a mat, you’ll want to consider single mat and double mat options. A single mat draws the eyes toward the framed piece and offers a nice, finished look. Double mats add depth, or they can be used to add an accent color to create a greater effect. Play around with a few color choices to see which ones provide you with the effect you are looking for.

Do you Want Color or White Matting?

You may wonder why you would even consider a white mat board with all the color options available. But white matting offers quite a few benefits. White is a classic color and it provides a nice clean look that goes with a wide variety of interior design styles. A white border lets the piece speak for itself, especially with colorful pieces. The white matboard doesn’t distract from or compete with the custom framed piece.

Some pieces need colorful matting to create visual appeal. Choose a matboard that matches the piece’s dominant color. This draws the eye toward the artwork, photograph, or other piece. If you choose a double mat, choose a color from the piece for an extra accent.  Using an accent color with a dominant color from the piece creates a stunning display.

Don’t Overlook the Off-White Matboard

Off-white matboards provide a classy, but contemporary look to your décor. One advantage of using off-white prevents creating too stark of contrast with darker colors in the photo or artwork you are framing. Off-white complements muted colors better than plain white.

Choose Your Matboard!

Our matboards provide the perfect decorative complement to any custom frame. You’ll find a wide variety of colors, cores, and styles available at Suburban Frames in Atlanta. The best part is that you can choose your own design. You can choose all the elements for your custom frame project like the size, color, matting, and design. Whatever look you are going for – you can get it. The mat board adds a decorative touch that elevates eye appeal. Even a small strip of color can make a big difference to the overall look of a custom frame.

Let Custom Frames in Atlanta Help!

Are you ready to create your first or next custom frame project? Contact us and let us put our many years of experience and expertise to work for you. We can help you create the result you want with your photos, artwork, posters, and more.