When laying out a page, the mat color for your photo can have a large impact. One scrapbooking matting technique is to choose a color in the photo itself. The backing paper will then draw the eye to the matching color in the photo. If you want to draw the eye to a face then choose backing paper to match skin tone or eye color. Another good scrapbook technique is to use a double mount. Double mounting using a skin tone based paper directly behind the photo and then a color to match your decor or a layout will work well too.