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, Bo Sullivan, will talk about  the making of their new Arts & Crafts lighting collection.  If you are in Portland, we would love to see you!  RSVP here.

Inspired by Rejuvenation’s period lighting lines, we put together architectural color palettes designed to flow through the home and influence, along with the fixtures, the style and feel of the space.

The YOLO Colorhouse Mission palette — LEAF .02, CLAY .04, GRAIN .06 , CLAY .06 — is inspired by Rejuvenation’s Buckman Mission style light fixture, The Cascade Chandelier and the Deck- Mount Clawfoot Tub seen above.  The amber shades, antique copper and bronze gilt finish of the lighting fixtures harmonize easily with the more muted hues in this natural color palette! Beautiful!

The YOLO Colorhouse Industrial palette is right on trend for 2012.   Simple utilitarian fixtures like Rejuvenation’s McCoy work well with basic hues like STONE .07 and IMAGINE .02.   Incorporating pops of  red and yellow like  CREATE .04 and ASPIRE .06, bring warmth and energy to a home when used in combination with a cooler, more industrial aesthetic .  We especially love the way the functional repurposed look of the Wiley interacts with colors in this palette.

The bold, clean forms of Rejuvenation’s Echo and Glide wall brackets inform this palette of classic black and white.   Color finds its way into this combo with  butter yellow ASPIRE .03 and a pop of that classic deco green THRIVE .04.  We think THRIVE .04 and Rejuvenation’s green porcelain finish are related!  What a great color to use to immediately set the period to Deco in your home. Or use it as a beautiful coloristic surprise against a more neutral backdrop.

Sleek, clean, and a hint of playfulness.  These are the characteristics of our Mid Century Modern palette. Rejuvenations  Sfera 16 mid-century pendant, Corona pendant and the Orbis pendant, pictured above, echo this elegant, yet slightly whimsical feeling of the 1950s.  While the white of IMAGINE .05 is an easy “go to” for this period, not to be forgotten are the  bright accent hues of THRIVE .02, DREAM .04, and PETAL .06.

We hope to see some of you tomorrow night!