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Color Sketch:  GRAIN .02       

Color Notes:
- A neutral, golden hue
- Warm, candle-glow feeling
- Good for open spaces like
  sunrooms and living rooms

Color Inspiration:
Fresh buttermilk

Companion Colors: CLAY .03, LEAF .02 and LEAF .05 


Design Professionals: 
YOLO Colorhouse is proud to be a part of ASID, NWSID and IDS!  We are looking forward to meeting you at local chapter events.

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2012 is ablaze with color and inspiration!


Pantone announced their color of the year, Tangerine Tango, a vibrant red-orange color full of vitality and movement. In this issue of Colorlab, we break down how to use this dynamic and dramatic hue in architecture.


Inspiration abounds as Pinterest is gaining ground with artists, designers, crafters, DIYers, and "color nerds"! We have joined in the fun and created boards full of YOLO Colorhouse hues and colorful room shots for your pinning projects. Happy Pinning!


Thank you to our Color Community for your participation in our December Facebook promo with glassybaby - Celebration of Color & Light. With your comments, we were able to donate $300 to the Nick Wilson Charitable Group, a non-profit that provides financial support to children and their families undergoing cancer treatment.


Spring is right around the corner! In anticipation of this special time of year, YOLO Colorhouse and Rejuvenation will be hosting an event to unveil new spring palettes and products. Meant to educate and inspire homeowners and DIY enthusiasts, the event will be held in the Rejuvenation store 100 SE Grand Ave in Portland, OR on Febrauary 16th at 6:00 p.m. Mark your calendars!


This is just the beginning-- we are looking forward to bringing more color to the world with you in 2012!



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Pantone's Tangerine Tango    


Every year, Pantone announces a "Color of the Year". This is a special hue that Pantone projects will influence development of fashion, industrial design, packaging, graphic design and home décor throughout the year.  This year, the color is "Tangerine Tango"- a spicy and vibrant, red-hot orange! Tangerine Tango is a fantastic color -- it comes forward and demands your attention.  That said, when using it in architecture, one may want to tread lightly. The intensity level of a room will rise if painted from floor to ceiling with Tangerine Tango.  Studies have shown that blood pressure actually rises when surrounded by saturated reds and oranges. When used sparingly as accents or as color pops in accessories, a red-hot orange can be smashing. This energetic, firey color works well paired with its complimentary family of colors, blues to greens.  The balance offered by these cooler colors brings relief from the red-hotness of Tangerine Tango and gives your eyes a place to rest. For more on how to use color in architecture read YOLO Colorhouse co-founder Janie Lowe's recent blog post.  


YOLO Colorhouse and Rejuvenation Celebrate Spring!    

Spring is the unofficial season of home projects. In anticipation of this special time of year, Rejuvenation and YOLO Colorhouse are holding an event February 16 to unveil new spring palettes and products at Rejuvenation at 100 SE Grand Ave. in Portland, OR at 6:00 p.m.


Rejuvenation, known for reproducing period-authentic lighting and hardware, will share a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of its latest collection. Rejuvenation Merchandising Manager, Wendy Neely, will lead a discussion about the detailed process of lighting reproduction, including visuals of prototypes and catalogue images of the original light created over a hundred years ago.


YOLO Colorhouse founders Janie Lowe and Virginia Young will follow with a presentation about YOLO Colorhouse's 2012 color trends. Janie will be discussing YOLO's process of predicting and identifying trend palettes, and how trend predictions fit into the world of architectural color. After the short talk, attendees can use the color trend palettes to create one-of-a-kind color spin-art on the YOLO Colorhouse pedal-powered spin art bike!

Colorful Company:  K&M Wines  


K&M Wines, Alchemy Vineyard is a small, 3 acre vineyard located  in the Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA) south of Portland, OR.   K &M makes small production, food friendly wines and just opened a new tasting room in Carlton, OR using YOLO Colorhouse hues (WATER .06, AIR .02, STONE .05 and STONE .06) and sustainable materials.  On your next Willamette Valley wine tour, stop in and  have a glass of wine with our friends!