Behind the Scenes at Yolo Colorhouse

Behind the Scenes at Yolo Colorhouse

Jonathan B.
Jul 21, 2008

Ever wondered how Yolo makes those fantastic and green poster-size color samples? They're painted by hand in Portland, Oregon. We got a tour of the Yolo offices last week...

Color family cards are laid out and painted en masse.

Each card is carefully painted by hand with actual paint.

The poster-size color samples are painted with a roller in a long strip. When dry, the strip is cut into individual samples.

The individual samples are stacked on Metrowire carts and rolled into tubes.

Yolo has a resident chemist responsible for the formulation of their paint.

Kraft paper used when making the color family cards is framed and displayed as art.

Check out a few of our previous posts on Yolo:

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