Frames by Color: Cairo

Instagram in Cairo with a white mat

Instagram in Cairo with a white mat

We'd like to formally introduce - or re-introduce - you to Cairo. This burl wood frame brings so much style, texture, and depth to a space, and a whole lot of interest to your art. Despite what you may think, this lightly patterned natural wood frame can actually read as very traditional or very eclectic. No matter where you place it, it's perfect for black and white photos with just a hint of color, and art prints with touches of blue, pink, and green. Hesitant to take a walk on the wild side? Don't be. Take a look at these examples for all the assurance and inspiration you need.

Large Prints

Art print in Cairo with no mat 

Art print in Cairo with no mat 

"Hovering Union" by Misty Hughes in Cairo with no mat | Via @claire_brody

"Hovering Union" by Misty Hughes in Cairo with no mat | Via @claire_brody

"Cactus Print" by Lila & Lola in Cairo with no mat

"Cactus Print" by Lila & Lola in Cairo with no mat

Pro tip: We typically suggest you skip the mat with piece that fall into our large or extra large buckets. We suggest you only go without a mat if your art has a built in border, or a lot of negative space (in that case, the piece has a natural separator between the art and the frame).

Photography

Album photo by Umberto Cofini via Unsplash in Cairo with a white mat

Album photo by Umberto Cofini via Unsplash in Cairo with a white mat

Photo in Cairo with a white mat | Via @erinkestenbaum

Photo in Cairo with a white mat | Via @erinkestenbaum

Family photo in Cairo with a white mat | Via @whitneyenglish

Family photo in Cairo with a white mat | Via @whitneyenglish

Wedding photos via @karatheresa in Cairo with a white mat

Wedding photos via @karatheresa in Cairo with a white mat

Photo in Cairo with a black mat

Photo in Cairo with a black mat

Instagram in Cairo with a white mat | Via @uptodateinteriors

Instagram in Cairo with a white mat | Via @uptodateinteriors

Pro tip: Photography that's largely black and white with only subtle hints of color looks amazing in Cairo. The bright tan tones of the frame look so rich with subtle pops of color. For a crisp, clean look be sure to go with a mat to provide definition between the frame and the photo. One note: Cairo is not the best match for photos with lots of yellows. So, think about the tones in your photo first!

Art Prints

Instagram in Cairo with a white mat, and "Unfeigned" by CarlosARL in Cairo with a white mat.  

Instagram in Cairo with a white mat, and "Unfeigned" by CarlosARL in Cairo with a white mat.  

Art print in Cairo with a white mat. | Via @leahphillipsinteriors

Art print in Cairo with a white mat. | Via @leahphillipsinteriors

Sketch in Cairo with a white mat | Via @almostmakesperfect

Sketch in Cairo with a white mat | Via @almostmakesperfect

"Tropical Leaf Print" by Lila & Lola in Cairo with a white mat | Via @jeannieor

"Tropical Leaf Print" by Lila & Lola in Cairo with a white mat | Via @jeannieor

Art by Laurie Hunt in Cairo with a white mat

Art by Laurie Hunt in Cairo with a white mat

Modern art print in Cairo with a white mat | Via @rye_workshop

Modern art print in Cairo with a white mat | Via @rye_workshop

Vintage art in Cairo with a white mat | @pencilandpaperco

Vintage art in Cairo with a white mat | @pencilandpaperco

Calligraphy print in Cairo with no mat | Via @citysage

Calligraphy print in Cairo with no mat | Via @citysage

Pro tip: Our favorite art for Cairo typically has blue tones, subtle green tones or pink tones. Stay away from colors that are so bold they compete with the frame (like primary colors). Again, go with a mat here to provide a nice buffer between the frame and the art. 


What will you frame in this chic, wild wood?