“I don’t know why I like it – I just like it”. We hear this comment so often while designing custom framing and custom art printing orders with our clients. So many people see something, like it, but can’t quite put their finger on why.
Stephanie Colbert Randall, third-generation owner, and her staff at Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing are experts at choosing the right matting and moulding for anything you want to frame, as well as recommending excellent aesthetic and practical solutions for custom printing orders. We can tell you why certain options will work better than others, all while keeping the proper handling and treatment of your art in mind. All work is done in-house from start to finish.
Using God-given rules of color and contrast, along with engaging with your personal taste, Colbert designers can recommend the right colors, the right placement, the right style moulding for your art. Examples of Colbert design guidelines:
Every project is a story. The matting and framing are tools to guide viewers through that story. Colbert designers recommend hues, textures, and shapes that give the whole piece the right character and personality to tell the story that needs to be told.
Matting and framing should always be submissive to the artwork. It should draw the most attention to the artwork and not to itself. Choosing the right textures, hues, and tones accomplishes this.
Complimentary colors enhance one another and analogous colors calm one another. Want a pink flower to stand out? Choose matting in the green family. Want to tone down blue in an image? Choose matting in the blue/gray family, which will cause other colors to stand out and the blue will be less noticeable.
The human eye is attracted from dark to light. The matting should not be brighter or more noticeable than the art. Usually a white mat often causes the most distraction, while choosing a hue or tone more muted than the image will make the image stand out rather than the matting and frame.
The company's on-site warehouse contains thousands of feet of high-quality moulding and sheets of matting, giving clients special design options and opportunity for great savings on custom framing orders when selecting from in-stock materials.