A weekly blog series exploring different creatives' views on color and its use in interiors, art and design. We will dive deep into their obsessions with color. How and why they use color. You will get to know their stories and you may even gather some tips for using color in your own home. What is better than learning from the experts!
Designer Spotlight: Paige Hull of Vintage Round Top
Designer and founder of the Vintage Round Top brand and vacation resort homes in Round Top Texas, Paige, along with her contractor husband Smoot have created a lifestyle brand which is based on creativity, hospitality and design. Her love for antiques combined with a unique sense of personal style makes Paige a perfect guest for our Hue Are You? series. I was lucky enough to stay in their 1450 cottage which it full of found and repurposed antiques she purchases abroad and locally. She has a very specific vision and opinion on color and I can't wait to share it with you ...
Susan Jamieson: What one color represents your design style?
Paige Hull: Wow, that's a hard question. I'd have to say white and it's the base color of all our walls. Our design is to treat our walls like there in a museum so we can display our vintage and found objects and collections.
photo by Haylei Smith
SJ: Do you use color as a dominant role in your designs or as an accent?
PH: We do use color as a dominant role, but our colors are neutral- mainly black, white and brown. Our bedrooms have a bit more color. Each one has a color toned theme: blues, olive green, rose.
photo by Haylei Smith
"LIVE WITH INTENTION"
- PAIGE HULL
SJ: How do you feel about matching colors in a room?
PH: It depends on the room.
Photo by Haylei Smith
SJ: What color represents your personality?
PH: I'm a Pisces, two fish swimming in different directions. So I'd say, neutrals represent my calm side, and metallics represent the more fiery side.
SJ: What color comes to mind when you talk about:
Your favorite City ....... White, black, and brown for Amsterdam ( we're headed there this week - eek! )
The House You Grew Up In ......... Yellow - my mom changed wallpaper from time to time and it somehow always had some shade of yellow in it.
Last Fabulous Dinner You Had ........ French Blue - we dined at a new restaurant in Round Top Texas named Lulu's that our good friends just opened - it's beautiful and delicious. A must try if you are in Round Top Texas.
Your favorite Flower ....... White - wild flowers or flowering branches, it's all about the texture.
photo by Hannah Haston
Your favorite season ...... Green for Spring.
Your Favorite Art ...... Rust - our favorite art is the weathered, rusted and patinaed pieces we've hung on our walls from travels we've made with our family.
Your Favorite Room in Your Home ..... Olive Greens for the Master Bedroom in Boho. It's a super calming room.
Your Favorite Beauty product .... rose Quartz or Lapis - Herbivore Botanicals.
Your Favorite Article of Clothing ...... Black - it's 90% of my wardrobe.
SJ: Name a color you never use?
PH: Yellow, maybe I had too much of it growing up???
SJ: Name a color you use frequently?
PH: Pip for all the walls. However, it's been discontinued. It was a Martha Stewart color we found at Home Depot of all places, but I think you can still find the recipe at some locations.
SJ: If you could pick a name for a color what would it be?
PH: The Vintage Round Top - Smoot and I were just talking about the conversation we had with you while in Round Top and loved the idea of our white paint named after our property. Keeping fingers crossed!
SJ: Do you have a pet? What color reminds you of him/her? Do you have a nickname for this pet?
PH: Not yet, but we are getting one when we return from Europe in few weeks.
We are planning on getting a Bernadoodle - guess what color they are? White, black and brown.
SJ: What is the Now Neutral?
PH: Metallics that have a raw sheen.
SJ: What is your prediction for the next big color trend?
PH: It's looking like shades of Violet and Purple.
SJ: What are the best color combinations?
PH: Of course, white, black and brown, but I also love blues, greys and browns; and rose gold and rust (this just may be the color combo for our new cottage being named after our youngest daughter - The Eisley.)
SJ: Best advice when it comes to picking paint colors?
PH: Put a whole lot of options on the wall and look at them at different times of the day as the color will change. I think we had 9 or 10 different shades up before we picked Pip.
photo by Haylei Smith