Author Archives: Janie Lowe

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Dwell on Design Inspiration, by YO

In late June we attended Dwell on Design, which is always an inspiring show.  The audience is made up of architects, designers and folks who’s passion is design – so of coarse, fun to talk with this group about YOLO … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

The Color of Annie’s

Recently, we had the honor of working with the Creative Team at Annie’s Homegrown to choose color for their new home offices in Berkeley, California.  Ginnie and I went down to the 30,000 square foot building vacated by CLIF Bar, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Color Giveaway!

WE HAVE A WINNER!!  Congratulations Denee Dole!!! We got so excited about all the comments that “not martha”s blog generated that we thought we would do the same giveaway on our blog! Read the “not martha” blog below and comment, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Turtle Scrub Test, by LO

I recently visited my parents in Lubbock, Texas and what do you think they do for entertainment there?  Watch turtles, that’s right – turtles.  Their backyard has become a turtle sanctuary of sorts. Apparently box turtles are pretty common around … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The Color of Boats, by LO

I know we’ve talked a lot about the recent Caribbean sailing trip, but I would be extremely remiss if I didn’t mention one of the most striking uses of color – the local’s boats. The charming owners of these showy … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Plant the Seed!

This week is Earth Day week – and to celebrate, YOLO Colorhouse will be giving away free quarts of paint in nature-inspired colors to our Color Community on Facebook.  Plus, the first 100 comments we receive each day, we will … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The Color of the Grenadines, by LO

We broke a record this March in Portland, OR.  It’s nothing to be proud of, in fact, it’s down right miserable that it rained 30 of the 31 days last month.  That is why, if you’ve lived here long enough, … Continue reading

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Monday, March 21st, 2011

Spring Palette 2011

CLAY .07 AIR .01 THRIVE .04 NOURISH .03 With new Spring flowers, come new Spring colors!  YOLO Colorhouse announces it’s Spring palette for 2011 – CLAY .07, AIR .01, THRIVE .04 and NOURISH .03.  CLAY .07 is the perfect old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Holi Color! by LO

YOLO Colorhouse should adopt Holi as our official holiday, after all, it is the celebration of COLOR!  And the way this Hindu holiday is celebrated is by throwing colorful pigment in the air and at eachother – how fun is … Continue reading

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Monday, February 28th, 2011

Graffiti Veils, by LO

As a follow-up to my recent blog post about graffiti, I’d like to share some of my thoughts about the attempts to cover graffiti, or as I like to call it… graffiti veils. Most industrial or commercial building owners have … Continue reading

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