How to choose a mat board for your frame

A mat board helps to protect your image by separating it from the glass where condensation can build up. It also helps to draw your eye to the image which is why it is important to ensure the mat board you choose is not distracting from the image instead. Be careful to choose a mat board colour that compliments your art work or photograph and not the space where it will hang.

Have a look at the prominent colour of the image and choose mat board colours that will not distract from this. Using a double mat board is a good opportunity to concentrate on secondary colours within the image which will highlight the primary colours more. Overall, muted and neutral tones tend to work best, but ultimately it’s about finding the right balance that compliments and enhances your image.

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