I ended up painting the mat warm white and the inside border was painted the same chocolate brown as the 'Take flight'.
I hung the pictures at eye level, but unfortunately the dresser below is kind of on the short side. I'm thinking it will look fine once I put more accessories on the dresser though. Oh, and the pictures aren't crooked; I just desperately need another kind of camera lens =)
And here's one more picture just because I had it and didn't want to waste it, ha.