Here’s an easy way to think about this:
All farmhouse signs are rustic.
Rustic is natural, aged, organic. It’s all about exposed wood and frames, giving you that ‘country feel’ in our modern age.
Farmhouse Chic, on the other hand, is just the extra step, introducing urban influences, like metals and solid colors.
No matter what term you hear — ‘rustic’, ‘vintage’, ‘chic’, whatever — the farmhouse style you use should include a wooden frame that matches your existing home decor.
So, pick a matching wood frame color and a sign background color (black, white, etc.) that fits your family’s personality.
It’s that easy.