Frames By Color: Mercer and Mercer Slim

Photos in Mercer Slim with white mats | Via Yummertime

Photos in Mercer Slim with white mats | Via Yummertime

When in doubt – clean and neutral is always a safe bet. It holds true for clothes, decor, and frames. So, say hello to the little black dress of frames: Mercer and Mercer Slim. Photos, posters, and prints all look great in our most versatile mouldings, Mercer and Mercer Slim. The strong, flat profile of our Mercer frame and the thinner, deeper profile of it's sibling, Mercer Slim, look great with just about everything. What's more? Since they're the ultimate neutral they can mix and match with all types of styles. As your tastes change these guys will stay just as relevant to your collection. Keep reading for a few of our favorite examples of Mercer and Mercer Slim in the wild.


Art Prints

"Deep Dive" by Samantha French in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

"Deep Dive" by Samantha French in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

"She Loves Me" playbill float mounted in our Mercer frame | Via @emaphoto3

"She Loves Me" playbill float mounted in our Mercer frame | Via @emaphoto3

Typography print in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @catherineblubaugh

Typography print in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @catherineblubaugh

Typography prints in our Mercer frame with white mats | Via @_theinspired_

Typography prints in our Mercer frame with white mats | Via @_theinspired_

Art prints in our Mercer Slim frame with no mats | Via Inspired to Share

Art prints in our Mercer Slim frame with no mats | Via Inspired to Share

Pro tip: Like the look of a clean gallery frame but not sure if you want to go white or black? If your piece has true black in it you'll want to go with Mercer or Mercer Slim. If your piece has no black in t, go with their white counterparts Irvine and Irvine Slim. Black frames work to pull out darker tones within the art, while white frames work to blend and accent your piece.  

Original Art

Art by William McClure in float mounted in Mercer Slim

Art by William McClure in float mounted in Mercer Slim

Moon dyptych by Kim Legler in Mercer Slim with no mat | Via Fashionlush

Moon dyptych by Kim Legler in Mercer Slim with no mat | Via Fashionlush

Art by Juniper Briggs float mounted in Mercer Slim

Art by Juniper Briggs float mounted in Mercer Slim

Art by Kathryn Zaremba float mounted in Mercer Slim | Via @kathrynzaremba

Art by Kathryn Zaremba float mounted in Mercer Slim | Via @kathrynzaremba

Pro tip: Float mount your original art to show off the imperfect edges. It will highlight the completely custom quality of your art. Think about whether you want the frame to pop or blend with the piece. Art on a black background, for example, (like the moon prints above) can look really sharp in Mercer Slim since the boundary between art and frame is subtle. 

Photos

Photos in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mats | Via Splendor Styling

Photos in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mats | Via Splendor Styling

Photo in Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via Homey Oh My

Photo in Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via Homey Oh My

Photo in Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via Katherine Shwarzenneger

Photo in Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via Katherine Shwarzenneger

Family photos in Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via Lucky Penny

Family photos in Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via Lucky Penny

Gallery wall featuring Mercer and Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via The Fashionably Broke

Gallery wall featuring Mercer and Mercer Slim with a white mat | Via The Fashionably Broke

Pro tip: Your photos will always look great in Mercer Slim with a white mat. The end.

Posters

"Want Better Not More!" in our Mercer Slim frame with no mat 

"Want Better Not More!" in our Mercer Slim frame with no mat 

San Francisco poster in Mercer Slim with no mat | Via @daniellemoss_

San Francisco poster in Mercer Slim with no mat | Via @daniellemoss_

NASA posters in our Mercer frame with no mat

NASA posters in our Mercer frame with no mat

Poster in our Mercer Slim frame. | Via @chrislovesjulia

Poster in our Mercer Slim frame. | Via @chrislovesjulia

Moon print by Hello Alex Design in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

Moon print by Hello Alex Design in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

Pro tip: Most posters should be framed without a mat. If your poster has a white border we recommend showing it only if it has important text or a signature. Otherwise, large pieces are most striking without a mat!


When in doubt, you can't go wrong with Mercer or Mercer Slim.