Reply
Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 43,266
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

No, I find the mats annoying and a distraction.

New Mexico☀️Land Of Enchantment
Highlighted
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,862
Registered: ‎07-16-2017

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

No.Not for me.

Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,094
Registered: ‎09-14-2010

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

No...

black and white prints look best with simple black frames.

If a mat is even used, white.

 

Black and white is simple and clean - no need to try to complicate it.

 

-Texas Hill Country-
Highlighted
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,227
Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

I am sitting here in my living room trying to imagine my black & white prints with colored mats. I don’t think I would  like them as well. I guess it could work for others, but I prefer a cleaner look with my black & white photos & prints. Maybe I could live with one different color mat, but this is just too many different colors. 

 

Here is photo of my black & white prints. Sorry - the reflection is from our front door behind me. 

D2B74259-9350-4C6C-A049-EB40F5517357.jpeg

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,546
Registered: ‎11-03-2018

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

It's nice.  I would probably like it better if the matts were all one color.

Highlighted
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,132
Registered: ‎06-24-2011

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

It seems to me that the photos weren't meant to have a sentimental quality. It looks like their purpose is just what they're used for, art. The subject matter, composition, and lighting appear to have a commercial quality. I do like the variety of colored mats with the b&w photos, and I like that the statement is enhanced with the toss pillows below. Would I like colorful mats with more sentimental photos? Maybe/probably. To me, it's a dichotomy not so different than in fashion when we wear combat boots with a ruffled dress. I also like that everyone has their own taste.

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 20,099
Registered: ‎07-21-2011

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

NO, NO, NO.  Now a black and white (I own a few photography pieces) do look nice on a colored wall but my apt. is all off white.

kindness is strength
Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,917
Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

I have many black and white photos throughout the house and while  I like the idea of the colored matting  I  prefer black, white or gray matting for black and white photos.  That is my taste.

Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,224
Registered: ‎01-26-2013

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

I like it very much!

Highlighted
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,563
Registered: ‎09-21-2018

Re: Black & White Photos + Colored Mats

Yes, these are very nice.  The colored mats draw out the pictures more.  Also, adds the needed pop of colors.