Category Archives: Green Living

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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Monday, August 13th, 2012

The Color (and Sound) of Pickathon

Recently, on a farm outside of Portland, OR, there was a weekend full of music, camping, and color … lots of it! An annual event for the last 14 years, Pickathon is a continuous three-day music festival with 50 bands … Continue reading

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Friday, July 27th, 2012

Monochromatic COLOR!

Recently we did a blog post on Monochromatic White and gave some pointers about how to design an all-white room that is visually interesting and doesn’t fall flat. As a refresher, a monochromatic color palette is comprised of colors from … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Summer COLOR! 3-Day Sale July 20-22

Join our Color Community! Summer is in full bloom! Inspiring color combinations are everywhere — bring that beauty inside with a new paint palette! This weekend, July 20-22, you can buy 3 gallons of YOLO Colorhouse paint and get 1 … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Monochromatic White

A monochromatic color palette is comprised of colors from the same hue, with variation in shade, tint, and value. IMAGINE .01 IMAGINE .02 IMAGINE .03 IMAGINE .04 IMAGINE .05 IMAGINE .06 When you think monochromatic, you may think BORING when … Continue reading

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Friday, June 29th, 2012

Thriving Mint

You’ll never believe what’s back… MINT GREEN!! This spearminty-fresh color was wildly popular in the 50s, and has not really made a resurgence, except for a brief stint in the 80s when we called it “Sea Foam”. That’s how color … 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 8th, 2012

Introducing the Sprout Fabric Collection

Designing a nursery for new baby is such a fun, creative process! Choosing just the right color for the walls, picking out the perfect furniture, and accenting with soft and fuzzy fabric are all part of making a sweet, safe … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The Color of Clay and Glazes

Tucked in the heart of Portland’s SE Woodstock neighborhood, the spirit of craft in America is alive and well. In a compact, but efficient studio, Clayhaus Ceramics cranks out beautiful hand-made tiles with designs ranging from modern to traditional. DREAM … Continue reading

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Friday, March 16th, 2012

COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger Cheryl Sternman Rule

Congrats to Carol Smith, winner of Friday’s COLOR YOUR LIFE kit! Carol, you will receive an email from us shortly. Thank you everyone for your comments, we are sending $100 to Teal Toes! Welcome to COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest … Continue reading

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