Category Archives: Garden

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Summer Melon Hues

Nothing says SUMMER like sinking your teeth into a juicy melon on a hot day. Watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, bring flavor and a splash of color to a summer table. See how to take these fresh and light colors from … Continue reading

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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, October 16th, 2013

Bee Local- Artisan Neighborhood Honey

In celebration of our new Handcrafter Color Collection, we have partnered with companies that specialize in the making of handcrafted items for the home. Our BEESWAX color family honors the tradition of beekeeping in America. The craft of beekeeping is … Continue reading

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013

COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger Week: Kinfolk Magazine

Welcome to COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger week! We have invited 5 vibrant contributors to the YOLO Colorhouse blog to write about how color inspires the creative work they do and beautifies the world we live in. Today’s guest … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The Color of Cool – Beam & Anchor

Tucked under the Fremont Bridge in industrial North Portland is a pretty cool place. Founded on a passion for great design and the desire to support local makers, Beam & Anchor transformed a once-neglected 7,000 sq ft building into an … 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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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Color Trends: Farmer’s Market Palette

During this summer season when our gardens and local farmer’s markets are jam-packed with ripe fruits and veggies, kitchens become the focal point of our homes where we joyfully prepare fresh food for family and friends. The YOLO Colorhouse Farmer’s … 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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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Summer 2012

When we designed the Summer 2012 palette, it was easy to visualize these colors in kitchens and dining areas. Open and fresh hues are a no-brainer for rooms in which you make food and celebrate around the table. The warmth … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Coloristic Surprises: Joshua Tree

I had never been to the desert before. I wasn’t expecting to be struck by the beauty of the understated landscape, but coming from the lush and vibrant Pacific Northwest, the barren expanses of Joshua Tree National Park were a … Continue reading

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