Based on the luxurious beach homes of New York’s super elite, Hamptons style is elegant and classically beautiful and, most of all, inspired by the coast. Steer a US East Coast-style kitchen away from traditional white by embracing deeper and moodier hues within a coastal palette. Think deep navy, muddy sage green or a stormy grey.
Capture the shadowy grey-green of the ocean on an overcast day with Kaboodle ‘Alpine’ profile cabinetry in Kaleo, then add sizzle with contrasting cabinet handles in bright brass. Statement lighting is a signature feature of Hamptons style, used to add an element of understated elegance and perhaps a touch of bling to a kitchen scheme; opt for a classic shape, in brass to match the cabinet hardware. Balance these strong design statements with lashings of white – a pure white glass splashback keeps the look fresh, while a marble-look benchtop is light and bright. Another layer of texture has been added here, with VJ panelled lining boards on the front of the island bench – to match painted panelling to the kitchen cupboards, take a cabinet sample (available in the kitchen aisle) to the Bunnings Paint Desk to have it colour matched.
Go as deep and dark as you like within a coastal-inspired palette – charcoal grey, deep navy (try Kaboodle ‘Alpine’ profile doors in Blue Pea) or a smoky blue, like Porter’s Paints Hamptons Blue; Kaboodle ‘Paint Your Own’ doors allow you to choose any colour you like. Keeping plenty of bright white – in doors, skirtings and trims, benchtops or tiles – makes the dark shades pop. Lighter shades of laminate flooring or lime-washed engineered timber boards can provide extra contrast.
If contemporary is more your style, you’ll love our chic, dark kitchen.
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