When I exhibit my work, I like all of my paintings to be framed consistently. I've chosen this frame for it's clean, contemporary lines and soft, bronzy-gold color, which work with virtually any decor.
It is also a floater frame. Floater frames are all the rage right now, especially because the float (or the gap between the frame and the canvas' edge) exposes the entire painting from edge to edge. Traditional frames, on the other hand, cover the canvas, at least a half-inch of it, around each side.
I usually allow for a quarter-inch float when I frame. The float areas is where you see black on the photos above and below. The black is actually the color of the frame's interior, and it sets off the painting dramatically.