Frame mouldings are constantly being updated in design with only the most popular securing market longevity.
Artists are quite punctilious customers when choosing mouldings for their own art but their favourite without a doubt is plain wooden frames.
Plain wooden frames are as popular today as they have been over the last 100 years. Always a safe choice for framing fine art paintings.
Perhaps the most popular wooden moulding used for framing contemporary paintings on canvas or board is a thin wooden hockey moulding. Its profile is deep enough to cover the sides of a canvas and viewed from the front is not obtrusive so will not distract a viewer’s appreciation of the painting.
There is today a trend towards not framing works on canvas at all and instead painting the sides of the canvas in a colour.