The popularity of Black Photo Frames

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Black photo frames can be found on the walls of nearly every home, office, school and business around the world. The popularity of black photo frames is second to no other frame colour.

Every year black frames are sold in much higher quantities than any other photo frame including light woods, white frames and silver frames.

The reason black photo frames are so popular is because of their simplicity. Black frames will go with almost any decor and is particularly suitable for displaying A4 certificates in the home or office.

Black picture frames are also incredibly good when framing black and white photographs. A black frame with a white mount (or mat) can enhance a monochrome photo so much more than any other colour frame. The high contrast between the black and the white really draws the viewer's eye into the centre of the frame (i.e. the photograph).

As well as photography, black photo frames are used extensively when framing charcoal drawings, pencil drawings or other simple artwork for the same reasons mentioned above.

Many businesses, offices and schools use black frames on their walls. Schools in particular use black frames because they are often changing the artwork inside them and a black frame will complement most colours put inside of it. Many offices use black frames because of the clean, contemporary look it provides.

In years gone by, the black photo frame used to be a very simple affair. Mainly consisting of a thin black wooden frame (quite often slightly rounded), with the wood grain visible through the black stain. These days due to the popularity of black frames the range of frames on offer is astonishing.

The simple thin black frame is still popular but there is also a huge demand for more interesting ornate black picture frames.

Many framers now offer a matt finish black photo frame. This matt finish is in keeping with a more contemporary look and is often available in widths of 15mm, 25mm and 40mm giving many opportunities for framing things in a truly memorable way.

With more and more people taking up photography as a hobby than ever before the popularity of the black photo frame is sure to continue.

Long live the black photo frame!

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