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Laundry with white cabinets, white herringbone tiles and washer and dryer.
As the base palette of the Hamptons look, whites and greys lend a sense of airiness to a room. Let it inspire your laundry scheme for a soothing look that will make you feel calm and on top of your chore list.

Hamptons hallmarks

There’s a lot to love about a laundry that sets you adrift. A Hamptons wash zone is picturesque, family centred and warm, reminiscent of that American fantasy of ‘summering’ in a lavish beachside haven. In New Zealand, this classic seaside look weaves in with our relaxed, outdoorsy lifestyle and our liking for breezy, light-filled spaces.

Essential elements of Hamptons style

Airiness and light define this American East Coast style. Embrace natural light wherever you can – through skylights, solar lights or generous windows. The palette is crisp and cool, reflecting the sunlight with shades of white and light grey.

Hamptons style lives in the sweet spot between modern and traditional, and at the centre is Shaker-profile cabinetry (try Kaboodle ‘Alpine’ profile). Elegant chrome door hardware and tapware, plus glass pendant lighting, keep the look simple and bright.

Cool, calm and full of interest, marble is a Hamptons mainstay. Make it work in a rough-and-tumble zone as wall tiles, or use durable materials with a realistic marble look, such as laminate benchtops or vinyl tiles.

Dryer and washing machine in an industrial laundry

More Hamptons laundry ideas

White and chrome is the most classic Hamptons look and a light, bright and easy palette to work with, but you can change it to suit your style while still capturing the essence of the Hamptons. Swap chrome hardware for matt black, echoed in black-framed lights and even tiles. Hamptons style has an ocean-inspired palette, which you can capture in shades of sand or blues; try painting walls a pale sky hue like Porter’s Paints Newport Blue.

More Hamptons style inspiration

Extend the coastal look through to your bathroom. Take a look at our Hamptons bathroom design guide for everything you need to know about building this space.

 

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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.