Category Archives: Green Living

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 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, 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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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Windfall Lumber – A Colorful Collaboration!

Collaboration is one of our core values at YOLO Colorhouse. We LOVE working with like-minded companies that also want to Make the World More Colorful and Less Volatile! Windfall Lumber, based in Tumwater, WA, is one such company. They have … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Fresh + Clean Hues

Let’s face it – those necessary chores like paying bills, doing laundry, and cleaning are not exactly at the top of the list of our favorite things to do, right? With Spring finally almost here, many of us would much … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Happy Hues

It’s well known that color can dramatically affect how you feel, so why not create a space that makes you feel happy? Happy can be defined as a feeling of pleasure and contentment, cheerful, joyful, vibrant, delighted. Here at YOLO … Continue reading

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Friday, January 31st, 2014

Purple Please.

Purple is making a big splash! PANTONE® has announced 18-3224 Radiant Orchid- “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple”- as the color of the year for 2014. It may be easier to imagine incorporating this royal and dramatic hue into clothing, make … Continue reading

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Beauty of WOOD — The Joinery

Our newest WOOD family of mahogany reds and teak-tinged oranges was inspired by material of America’s woodworkers and furniture makers. Founded in 1982 by woodworker Marc Gaudin in the SE Woodstock neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, The Joinery creates beautiful, functional … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Tufenkian – Artisan Carpets

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 WOOL color family honors the work of weavers and knitters. Tufenkian Carpets preserves the traditional … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Esque Studio- Contemporary Glass

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 GLASS color family honors the tradition of glassblowing in America. Esque Studio puts a modern … Continue reading

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