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modern Hamptons style kitchen
Add atmosphere and a stormy twist to the Hamptons look using ocean-inspired shades of cabinetry mixed with muted metallics.

A dark spin on Hamptons style

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.

Get the moody Hamptons look

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.

modern Hamptons kitchen

More dark Hamptons inspiration

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.

Looking for more kitchen inspiration?

If contemporary is more your style, you’ll love our chic, dark kitchen.


Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D

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