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Inspiring Creative Living

McLean’s Original Custom Picture Framing Studio Since 1965

COLOR WHEEL has been providing custom framing solutions for over 50 years. Our artisans have more than 100 years of combined experience to help you choose the perfect frame for your artwork, photos and memorabilia. All framing is completed on-site, so you don’t have to worry that your most valuable artwork or keepsakes will be shipped away or damaged during the process.

The McLean community has trusted us for over four generations with their custom framing needs. As members of the Professional Picture Frames Association, we follow to highest standards set by our trade. We’ve framed for just about everyone—federal agencies, politicians, diplomats, embassies, corporations, charitable organizations, and, of course, many of your neighbors!

Why Custom Frame With Us?

When you work with COLOR WHEEL, we take the time to really see and appreciate your treasured item.

We understand how important it is to ensure you find the perfect frame, not just so your art can hang beautifully in your home or office, but to protect and enhance your art for many years to come. Custom framing also makes a wonderful, personalized gift!

Our friendly and professional designers spend time listening to your preferences and ideas for how you envision the final result for your custom framing job. Of course, we also make suggestions on what we think would look best with our professional eye for design and many years of experience.

Our framing options include UV-control glass to protect your art from the sun’s rays to reduce fading, acid-free materials, canvas and needlework stretching, and both floating and dry mounting solutions.

Have questions? We are here to answer them on all aspects of framing!

COLOR WHEEL takes pride in our:

  • Award-winning professional designers and artisans

  • Impeccable high-quality craftsmanship

  • Museum-quality conservation standards

  • More than 4,000 frame moulding choices, exclusively in McLean

  • Moulding collections make in America and from around the globe

Additional Services:

  • Art Consultation

  • Picture hanging and arranging

  • Pick-up and delivery

  • On-site consultation

Items We Can Custom Frame for You

In our more than 50 years of custom framing, we’ve seen it all. Just a few of the items we have framed for our clients include:

  • Antique postcards and advertisements

  • Documents such as certificates, diplomas, military discharge, and land deeds

  • Ketubah

  • Fine art, including paintings, etchings, and watercolors

  • Mirrors, custom-framed to any size

  • Oversized prints and posters

  • Photographs

  • Shadowboxes

  • Textiles, crewelwork, cross-stitch, and needlepoint

  • Ceramic tiles, plates, bowls and objects

  • Travel souvenirs, including scenic artwork and maps

Contact Us to Get Started

Stop by COLOR WHEEL to discuss your next custom framing project with us. We are conveniently located at 1374 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Virginia, and there is easy parking at our store. Or, give us a call at 703-356-8477, Extension 4, or email

Need a framing job done with a short turnaround time? We have ready-made frames in the store for you to choose from. We look forward to assisting you with your next framing project!