I am not selling frames, nor am I advertising them. This is a purely educational piece.
Just like home furnishings and wardrobes, frames go in and out of style. Perhaps twenty years ago, practically everybody believed that a frame without a linen liner wasn't a frame at all. Today, you still see them in use, but they are not the exclusive choice anymore. They can be perfect for the right painting.
Barnwood frames never go out of style. There will always be country style homes, woodsy cottages, and ranches where this style fits in perfectly. They come in lots of colors and washes to match any decor. I find they work well with my lighthouses.
Here we have the ubiquitous plein air frame. This one seems to come into fashion depending on color. For instance, about 15 years ago, I framed everything in the black, wide version. It made for an impressive display, but in time I found them too heavy. Gold seems always to be popular, while silver is my favorite today.
Ornate frames have their special place in the scheme of things, too. Softer styles such as impressionism and tonal paintings look great in this type of frame. They are some of the most expensive, and perhaps the heaviest in weight, which requires strong hardware.
And now the frame of today: the floater frame. Modern, inexpensive, and versatile, this is my go to style. It helps that it goes with the barn woods without too much of a fight, particularly in the wood tones. I like the natural with black liner paint as it sets off the painting very well.
However you choose to frame (or not frame) your work, please try to keep your styles compatible if not identical. There is nothing worse than a display with an unattractive melange of styles.