Should a frame color be gilded with any precious metals like gold, silver or ??????l w???? T?? ???w?? ???’? ???y ??????? ????? ???’? ??y ???? ?? ???? rules in it. Toning can make the gold frame look old, distressed or brand new at times. Golds generally look great in portraits. Silver generally portraits the monotone piece, photograph or most prints. But again to emphasize and repeat the words that there are no hard and fast rules in framing colors.
Generally, on visiting the museum, one must notice that loud colours or strong colours are never applied for the matte on any piece of artwork. The curators feel that a colorful matte s is a distraction to the art, therefore go with neutral and light shades as light colours will make the image in the frame look more important. The plexiglass or real glass choice, both have advantages and disadvantages. Plexiglass is very light weight but it gets scratched very easily. But both of them offers the UV protection and comes in varieties and advantages. No matter which you choose, plexi of glass it is important for preservation of a watercolor to use UV Protection Glass. UV light fades colors in watercolor paintings quickly, especially reds. And never hang a painting in direct sunlight.
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