Color Forecasting and Creative Design

Color is one of the most important elements, especially in our world today. Color influences everything from the environment in which people live, including industrial products and packaging to fashion, food, and technology – as well as framed art. More than ever, color trend forecasts are important in selecting images and designs of framed art.

Because color is purely visual, it is necessary to combine it with form and design. This leads to a very definitive impact on the senses in a practical way. Did you know that color can be up to 85% of the reason that people decided to buy – whether it be clothing, furniture, to art and framing too?

For this year, the color is Tangerine Tango. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it, ” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone  Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”


Pantone annually announces a particular color as “Color of the Year”. This color is chosen to ostensibly connect with the spirit of the times. Pantone’s forecasts show up in markets across North America and impact buying decisions in consumer goods, from images and framed art to accessories, automobiles, fashion, and textiles.

[This text was written by Michael Pacitti and taken from Picture Framing Magazine, June 2012 Issue. ]

Happy 40th Anniversary to Us!

Hello world! Welcome to our brand new website designed by the amazing JSGD. We would like to announce that we are celebrating our 40th anniversary in business! With that accomplishment comes a big thank you to all of our customers past and a present for their faithful following. We are proud to be a family owned and operated business in the historic city of Quincy since 1972. To show our gratitude, receive $40.00 off any custom picture frame order over $150.00 for the next 40 days (May 22nd through July 2nd)!!

The customers at Frantic Framers are just the greatest. We are so thrilled to continue to offer the best framing solutions to all who visit us. Check out this fantastic poem that one of our customers, Admiral Duck, wrote for us when we moved from Hancock Street to Franklin 3 years ago:

Frantic Framers thought you should know,
for those appreciating art,
here’s where they go.
Going on thirty-seven years
and always looking ahead,
full supplies on hand
from that fine stroke brush
to that pretty pastel red.
Not going to far in saying
we’re South Shore’s best.
We have many customers
Who’ve already tried the rest!
Ever have that feel
that there’s art in you?
Just so happens we have studio art classes too.
Not stopping there -
Pictures and photos are held dear,
let our frames compliment them
and preserve them year after year.
Give us a visit -
Our location is brand new:
94 Franklin Street, Quincy
We go to the wall for you!!!”

Thank you so much again Admiral Duck! And thanks to all of our customers and the City of Quincy! We love you!

Welcome to the Frantics Framers Blog!

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