Choosing Colours for Picture Framing Projects: a Quick Answer

by | Framing Ideas

M ost people get a little stressed out at the thought of choosing colours for their custom picture framing project.

It’s the single biggest point of indecision our clients have: they’re unsure of “The Rules”…!

  • Should the colours match exactly?
  • Or should the colours just compliment?
  • Wait, or should the colours match more to the piece or to the environment it’s hanging in?!
  • Etc, Etc, Etc.

Technical framing expertise is only half of the equation; a good picture framer should also be able to help you design-wise.

But choosing colour doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and just because someone’s decided to hang an “I’m a picture framer” shingle or go to work for a “big box” picture framing retailer, that doesn’t automatically make them experts in taste!  🙂

The Colonel’s Quick and Dirty Rule if You’re Stuck

If you’re stuck and/or need something in a hurry you can always fall back on black; it’s neutrality ties in pretty much anywhere.

Black isn’t usually our first choice…but it’s hardly ever the wrong choice.

 

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Pretty weird, huh?  

How'd a framing shop in Spruce Grove get involved with all these American celebrities?!

  • Rock and TV star Gene Simmons
  • ‘Ironman’ Cal Ripken Jr
  • Best-selling author Mark Victor Hansen
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers
  • TV’s original Batman Adam West
  • NFL Superstar Emmitt Smith
  • Heavyweight Champ George Foreman
  • Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette
  • Entertainment Icon William Shatner

Karla's husband Owen Garratt is a world class artist who has done portraits for these luminaries; well, those portraits had to get framed somewhere... 😉

Pretty weird, huh?  

How'd a framing shop in Spruce Grove get involved with all these American celebrities?!

  • Rock and TV star Gene Simmons
  • ‘Ironman’ Cal Ripken Jr
  • Best-selling author Mark Victor Hansen
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers
  • TV’s original Batman Adam West
  • NFL Superstar Emmitt Smith
  • Heavyweight Champ George Foreman
  • Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette
  • Entertainment Icon William Shatner

Karla's husband Owen Garratt is a world class artist who has done portraits for these luminaries; well, those portraits had to get framed somewhere... 😉

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Get Our Undivided Attention

Jackson's is by Appointment Only

Why?

So we can give you the distraction free attention you deserve.

We're also happy to accommodate our clients outside of "normal" business hours.

Click here to Request an Appointment, or call us at (780) 960-1215

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