Contemporary Picture Frames

Frames to Accent Contemporary Design

contemporary framesMinimalistic, natural and even distressed are the hallmarks of today's contemporary picture frames. The lack of detail and understated appearance of contemporary picture frames puts the artifact front and center, without ornate detailing to detract from the painting or photo. The growing appeal of modern Scandinavian design has been a major influence on today's preferences, particularly the increasing popularity of minimalist furniture.

Clear, satiny wood finishes that feature the natural beauty of the wood grain are becoming a favorite with interior decorators, as well as frames made from salvaged wood with a “distressed” look. Painted wood frames are out this year; more natural shades of brown and gray are in.

Metal frames in silvery shades are in vogue these days for the purpose of framing photographs. Here too, the “distressed” look is popular, such as a surface that has been hammered slightly for a “pebbled” appearance.

contemporary framesMany Color Tones and Profiles Available

Of course, you as the framer are the final arbiter of what you like. Our job at Frame Destination is to make sure you have access to the materials you need to create the contemporary picture frames you want and that match your unique vision for interior décor. Whether you are an experienced, expert framer or a novice just learning the art, you'll find a wide variety of framing kits and supplies, from acid-free mount board and mat board to wood moulding and metal framing material and your choice of glass or high-quality, scratch-resistant acrylic glazing and acrylic sheets.

Find the style to match your modern home and play with a variety of ideas and contrasts for the best effect. At Frame Destination, we offer many options in wood tones with a variety of depth and width for the mouldings. Accent your photographs or artwork with one of the many clean and modern frames in our extensive line.

contemporary framesTo order, just visit our online ordering page, where you can custom select your fame options. On our site, we also offer many resources for those who are learning the art and science of framing, including web articles and instructional videos. With a Frame Destination account, you can easily place an order (all orders are shipped from our Dallas location in seventy-two hours or less) and even view your order history. Rush shipping and bulk shipping discounts are also available.

About the author


Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

2 thoughts on “Contemporary Picture Frames”

  • Jerlynn

    Do you recommend what color of frames go well in darker rooms? I have a room in the basement with dark walls. Should I be looking to choose a lighter color picture frame?

    • Mark Rogers

      Usually the top priority is to select a frame color that goes well with the artwork. Something that helps to set it off from the wall in the case of gallery style frames and in the case of custom frames helps to highlight and or extend the artwork. Once that is accomplished you want to make sure that the frame sets the artwork off from the wall so it does not have to be a light color but it should not be the same. In general lighter colors will be easier. How light will depend on the kind of look your are going for and how much you want them to stand out.


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