Author Archives: Janie Lowe

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Color of Rothko

Beach Scene, 1927 The Douglas F. Cooley Gallery, Reed College
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Color Your Life – Guest Blogger Week!

Color is an integral part of what we do at YOLO Colorhouse – it brings us joy, fills us with passion, and surrounds us with beauty.  From putting together trend palettes to creating the perfect color combinations for your home, … Continue reading

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Monday, February 6th, 2012

Spring 2012 Palette!

2012 is all about hope and optimism and we are not shying away from bringing more color into our lives this Spring! Sunny, bright yellows are hot in home décor, and when paired with light blues and greens, create a … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Pantone’s Color of 2012-Tangerine Tango

Every year, Pantone announces a “Color of the Year”, a hue that they project will influence development of fashion, industrial design, packaging, graphic design and home decor.  This year, the color is “Tangerine Tango”, a spicy and vibrant, red-hot orange! … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The Beauty of Thanksgiving

I think I would have to call Thanksgiving my favorite holiday, not only does it fall during my favorite season, it’s when we gather family and friends into our home and cook, eat, drink, listen to music and share good … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Color of Wool

Abby Mages is the founder and proprietor of Woolestudio, a cozy little shop full of wool carpets, blankets and other woolen objects located at 4730 NE Portland, OR. We met Abby back in the late 90’s when we were interior … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

2012 Trend – Dusk to Dawn

I have never been fond of purple as a wall color.  To imagine being completely enveloped in purple makes me uneasy, I visualize being in a pool of grape juice.  I was so adverse to purple in architecture, that we … Continue reading

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Friday, September 30th, 2011

Living Outside

How is it that fall is my favorite season, yet this time of year always fills me with melancholy?  As I was putting away the pillows from our outdoor patio before the impending Portland rains, I realized, I most likely … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Think Pink, Win Prizes and Raise Money for Breast Cancer!

We are not the only ones thinking pink – this was a series of pink rooms that were shown at Milan Design Week Next week we are celebrating the Power of Pink in Architecture, honoring Breast Cancer Awareness. We have … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The Color of Pickles, by YO

The inspiration for the fall trend colors – The Pickle palette – came from looking at the beautiful colors we jar up every year at our annual pickling party.  Last year we packed about 120 jars.  The colors are accentuated … Continue reading

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