Category Archives: Portland, OR

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger Leela Cyd Ross

Congrats to Kim Holmberg, winner of Wednesday’s COLOR YOUR LIFE kit! Kim, you will receive an email from us shortly. Thank you everyone for your comments, we are sending $100 to Planned Parenthood! Keep checking back, there are more chances … Continue reading

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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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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Dogs and Color

We have two dogs who share our colorful office space – Sadie and Goose.  They are the mascots of color, but it turns out, they only see some of the colors in the YOLO Colorhouse palette! We were doing some … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Color Inspired by Rejuvenation

Tomorrow night Janie and I will be participating in an event at Rejuvenation.  We are going to be talking about how we develop color palettes and we will also talk about our latest 2012 Spring trend palette.  Rejuvenation’s company historian, … 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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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, August 11th, 2011

Garden Color Celebration! by YO

PETAL .04 THRIVE .05 CREATE .04 THRIVE .05 CLAY.06 PETAL .07 THRIVE .02 GRAIN.06 THRIVE .06 PETAL .04

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Ida, Lou & Minne’s Colorful Coop, by LO

Meet the newest members of the family- Ida, Lou and Minne. They are named after my and Ginnie’s hometowns, Idalou and Minneapolis. Idalou, my small hometown in Texas was named after the founder’s two daughters, Ida and Lou. It seemed … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Coop Color, by YO

Our latest project is building a coop for 3 chickens. We chose a coop design that was more traditional to go with our 1888 “somewhat-” Victorian farmhouse. Ian Mayer of Lorax General Contracting here in Portland helped us build it.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Colorful Memories, by YO

Last week I was working on a project in our basement and came across our old portfolios from YOLO Paint – the painting business Janie and I had from 1995-2005.  Of course, I had to pull myself away from the … Continue reading

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