Author Archives: Ginnie Young

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We Are Colorhouse.

Happy Summer! Janie and I just harvested our first sprig of perfectly tender asparagus last month… it was worth the four year wait! The excitement and new growth of summer is always an inspiring reminder to recharge and rejuvenate and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Creativity in the Snow!

I know that spring is officially here as of last week, but I have been wanting to post Sonja Hinrichsen’s snow works – so here is just a little bit more  winter… White is so calming and contemplative for me, … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Dogs and Color

We have two dogs who share our colorful office space – Sadie and Goose.  They are the mascots of color, but it turns out, they only see some of the colors in the YOLO Colorhouse palette! We were doing some … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Color Inspired by Rejuvenation

Tomorrow night Janie and I will be participating in an event at Rejuvenation.  We are going to be talking about how we develop color palettes and we will also talk about our latest 2012 Spring trend palette.  Rejuvenation’s company historian, … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Color Builds Community

As a “color nerd” I was thrilled to see proof that the unexpected use of color could not only transform a town, but also build community!  The Favela Painting Project was part of the Design with the other 90%: CITIES … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The Handmade Hotel

Happy 2012! Around this time of year – after the hubbub of the holidays has passed, my mind starts to wander to warmer, sunnier places. When you live in the Northwest it is key to have a get-away planned that … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Color of Hope

Above, Anyieth D’wol, founder of The ROOTS Project of South Sudan before the ROOTS center is built. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” -Jonas Salk It is … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The Color of White?

When I was in high school, living in Minneapolis, I spent a lot of time wandering through the galleries of the Walker Art Museum.  I was totally committed to white. I imagined my future house to be completely white, with … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

2012 Trend – Sprout

When my niece was born eight years ago, we laughed at my sister-in-law, a designer, with her cartoon baby accessories.  Today new mothers who care about design have so many more choices for their babes – from stroller colors to … Continue reading

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Monday, October 17th, 2011

2012 Trend – Farm to Table

CLAY .05 AIR .03 LEAF .02 STONE .06 Farm to Table Kitchen – CLAY .05 accent, AIR .03 ceiling, LEAF .02 walls, STONE .06 cabinets (to right) If you have been reading this blog over the past year, you know … Continue reading

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