Black picture frames are one of the most multi-purpose picture frame used today. They are manufactured in a range of finishes and widths, from high gloss finishes to mat wood stained finishes.
Black frames are a perfect choice for framing black and white photographs of all subject matter, certificates and most holiday snaps too.
Don’t be content with the first black frame thrust towards you though, explore all the options with your picture framer. For example, many plain wood moldings can easily be stained black, to varying depth and be given a final wax finish just to set off the black. This results in a very attractive and personalized frame.
High gloss black frames will rapidly look the worse for ware, as they scratch easily. The way your frame will deteriorate with time is always worth a thought. Most frames that have been hand finished will also be able to be touched up by the picture framer many years down the road. This can be a great money saver and applies to both hand finished black and white frames.