is a low-level option for graphics and related constructs that specifies the default style to use in displaying their frames.


  • DefaultFrameStyle->style specifies that the frame should effectively be replaced by Style[frame,style].
  • FrameStyle is applied after DefaultFrameStyle.
  • The default setting for DefaultFrameStyle is typically different for different constructs.
  • For Graphics, the default setting is DefaultFrameStyle->"GraphicsFrame", and in general for an object named obj it is typically "obj Frame".
  • DefaultFrameStyle->{} introduces no default style specifications, thereby effectively allowing all outside style specifications in.
  • DefaultFrameStyle->style makes any specifications in style override corresponding outside style specifications.


Basic Examples  (3)

The current setting for DefaultFrameStyle:

The default styles used:

Explicit settings for FrameStyle override DefaultFrameStyle:

Introduced in 2008