Hey Portlanders! We’ve teamed up with the paint and color experts at YOLO Colorhouse to bring you an evening event at our flagship store to help get you thinking about those upcoming spring DIY projects . Our friends at YOLO Colorhouse will introduce their spring color palette and share their process for finding the perfect color. Then Rejuvenation’s Company Historian, Bo Sullivan, talks about the making of our new Arts & Crafts lighting collection. You’ll get a close-up look at early catalogue drawings and prototypes. If you’re in Portland on February 16th, please come by the store to see us. You can find details here. For our friends living in parts beyond the Rose City, Virginia Young, Co-Founder of YOLO Colorhouse, agreed to write a guest post just for you. Take it away, Virginia!
When asked to be a guest blogger for Rejuvenation, my thoughts immediately went to what Rejuvenation is known for: distinct period lighting, and how lighting connects with color. Lighting and wall color are the two most powerful tools homeowners can use to inform the time period and character of a room or home.
Inspired by Rejuvenation’s period lighting lines, we decided to pull together architectural color palettes designed to flow through the home and influence, along with the fixtures, the style and feel of the space.When looking through our collection of 92 interior hues, it was great fun to have Rejuvenation fixtures as the inspiration behind our own period palettes! These are just a few examples of how colors from our Earth’s Color Collection and The Color of Hope Collection reflect the mood and style of a point in history, while still feeling quite contemporary in the home.
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 re-purposed 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 immediately set the period to Deco in your home. Or use it as a beautiful pop of color against a more neutral backdrop.
Sleek, clean, and a hint of playfulness. These are the characteristics of our Mid Century Modern palette. Rejuvenation’s 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, the bright accent hues of THRIVE .02, DREAM .04, and PETAL .06 are just as great and not to be forgotten!
About Yolo Colorhouse
YOLO Colorhouse® stands for premium, environmentally responsible paint products with beautiful, simplified color palettes. Founded by artists, YOLO Colorhouse Inside has 92 harmonious hues designed specifically for interior architecture. At YOLO Colorhouse, we are proud of what’s NOT in our paint: no carcinogens, no mutagens, no hazardous air pollutants, no ozone depleting compounds, no formaldehyde, no phthalates, no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and NO BAD COLORS!