Author Archives: Janie Lowe

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Mercantile Color Collection

Ginnie and I have loved Rejuvenation ever since we moved to Portland back in 1993. When we bought our 1888 Victorian farmhouse, we headed to Rejuvenation for hinges, doorknobs, historic light fixtures, and cool vintage stuff. And when we launched … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Summer Color Trends: Aqua Fusion

From the aqua shades of the Caribbean Sea, to the clear blue skies and the spectrum in between, our Summer Color Trends palette is inspired by sailing life and the remote places it can take you. The Aqua Fusion palette … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

How to Paint an Ombre Wall

Ombre is a blending of colors to create a fading effect. When talking interior paints, it’s basically blending 2 or more colors on a wall. The ombre look starts with the lightest color at the top, which blends into the … Continue reading

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Monday, September 30th, 2013

Artist-Crafted Color

When we set out to create new colors, we think in terms of putting groups of colors together to tell a story. We started YOLO Colorhouse with The Earth’s Color Collection – 49 hues inspired by nature. Warm backdrops for … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The Color of Inspiration

The days are getting longer, the rain is being gentler, and the air is feeling warmer – that means Spring is around the corner! No surprise – this is an easy time of year for us to feel inspired and … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The Color of Marfa

So what’s all the hubbub I’ve been hearing about Marfa, Texas?  I mean, I grew up just a 4 ½ hour drive up the road, and I had never been there before.  Now it seems that you can’t pick up … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The Thanksgiving Table

It’s that time of year again when the trees give their last hurrah with a big burst of color, as their leaves leave them until next spring.  The magnificent color of the foliage dictate the color palette for our Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Color of Glass

This summer, I visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center. Dale Chihuly is one of America’s premier glass artists and hails from Tacoma, WA. I went to the exhibit on the urging of my mom – … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Fall Color Trends 2012:
‘New Nostalgia’

Instagram photos are everywhere! What exactly IS it about taking a new photo and making it look like it’s from a different time that is so appealing? For me, it’s the feeling of nostalgia that comes from looking at an … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Color of Thailand

Ginnie and I just returned from a 2 week sensory extravaganza called Thailand!  It didn’t take long to notice there were 3 themes that dominated, at least for us – Food, Culture, and of course, Color.  We’re going to split … Continue reading

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