Pewter Photo Frames with Brown Walls

I am going to have warm medium brown walls throughout my home. I want to use gray or pewter frames for all artwork and family pictures. I don't like black and am not particularly fond of gold. Will gray or pewter frames work?

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By Suellen from Oakdale, CA

June 6, 20090 found this helpful

It's your home and you can do what you like; that's what's nice about having freedom to make choices.

We all have opinions and ideas are not always what someone else would choose or do. If I were going for any shade of brown, I would use wood frames or antique bronze. To me, pewter goes best with white, black, and shades of grays and blues.

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June 7, 20090 found this helpful

Hold one frame of each color up to the wall. If you like it use it. Bear in mind that you are a grown up and you get to make the decision.

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June 7, 20090 found this helpful

I follow my own rules when it comes to decorating or dressing. I do try and make things go together, but if it is something I like real well I use it. If somebody doesn't like it, that's tough.

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June 7, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with the others, it's your house, do what you want. However, you asked if TF people thought pewter would work. I don't know but I'd buy a couple of frames, not unwrap them but maybe attach them to the wall for a few days and see how it feels to you. I'm thinking it wouldn't be my first choice but then neither would brown walls so maybe you'd like it.

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June 7, 20090 found this helpful

I should have added that all my trimwork is white. the brown is very warm with a hint of yellow. Thanks for the feedbacks.

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June 8, 20090 found this helpful

Have to agree with what has already been stated. I too would never choose brown for walls, just simply because it makes the room look small and cave like. However, if you like it, go for it. I once visited a woman who had dark red walls and painted all of her picture frames the same dark red. It was actually kind of neat. From a distance, or at first glance, you only saw the photograph, as if it was just on the wall, or floating mysteriously. Then as you got closer you realized there was a frame, it appeared to be part of the wall. It was what she liked and it WAS sort of neat.

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June 8, 20090 found this helpful

I have "chocolate pudding" walls in an area of my home and love it. I, too, would pick what you like but use a softer looking texture such as "brushed" silver or "brushed" soft champagne. I liked Glenn's Mom's idea of purchasing but not unwrapping frames and see what suits your taste. Good luck!

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June 9, 20090 found this helpful

Have you considered no frame at all? There are frames that are just glass clipped together or I like the idea SusLuvsVintage suggested where the frames are the same color as the wall, giving emphasis to the contents of the frame rather than the frame itself.

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