Hamptons-style has taken off in popularity. From Hamptons kitchens to an entire abode fitted out with light and bright Hamptons finishes. Many of us get our home décor and kitchen inspiration from the rich and the famous.

If you didn’t already know where the name originated – the Hamptons is an area located a sparrow’s flight from New York City. Here, you will find the retreats of the rich and the famous, and plenty of Hamptons kitchens!

The fresh, classic and refined style can see the most boring of interiors mimic these beachside-retreat homes with ease. Grasp the coastal vibe, blend it with some Aussie swagger, and create our very own Hamptons kitchen.

Here are some of the most effective ways to achieve your own Hamptons kitchen styling.

Hamptons kitchen style ideas

1. Hamptons kitchen colour palette

Centre your Hamptons kitchen colour palette on white. The additional colours introduced into a Hamptons kitchen should then be inspired by elements of coastal nature.

Appropriate Hamptons kitchen colour choices could include duck egg blue, coral, green and lemon for example. White also works some Hamptons magic with beige, cobalt blue and turquoise. Alternatively, you could opt for more vivid coral colours which work magnificently with charcoal.

Consider how you can make use of these colours to create your own Hamptons style kitchen. Décor, splashbacks, benchtops, furniture or linen, are some of the first things that come to mind.

2. Statement pieces

It wouldn’t be a Hamptons kitchen if it wasn’t showy. Hamptons is all about putting it out there. Striking focal pieces and statements. Subtle stripes and patterns, oversized coastal-themed décor, and impressive light fittings. Deck your Hamptons kitchen with lanterns and driftwood tea cup holders set prominently on the benchtops.

3. Embrace the light

Hamptons kitchen designs need to incorporate plenty of natural light. Windows that flood the space with sunlight to create a relaxed holiday-feel. If your kitchen opens to an entertainment area, consider adding French doors or stacked windows.

4. Beach it up

You can’t create a coastal vibe without introducing some beach to your Hamptons kitchen. Welcome the beach in with a few of these basic ideas:

  • beautiful vases stacked with sand, beach shells or starfish
  • floor-standing lacquered chunks of drift wood to house pillar candles
  • elements of green, such as wheatgrass in white ceramic pots, are also a welcome addition to a Hamptons-styled kitchen

5. Texture

Adorn your Hamptons kitchen with texture. Mix it up using rough linen tea towels. Go for light coloured timber-framed breakfast bar stools with white upholstery then add a rough-textured cushion the seat back.

6. Walls

Hamptons kitchens allow a little fun to be had on the splashback and walls. Panelled timber walls radiate some real beach vibes, no matter the room. Marble and subway tiles are also popular splashback features in Hamptons kitchens.

The splashback is generally a main feature in a Hamptons kitchen so have fun and play around with a few options before you settle on one.

Take a look at some Hamptons kitchen splashback inspiration at our online gallery.

7. New lease on old

You don’t need to replace everything to achieve a fresh-look Hamptons kitchen.

Re-model your old breakfast bar stools into something a little more stylish. Change over your kitchen cabinet doors to bring a new lease of life. Changing cabinet doors can introduce a whole new look to your kitchen without having to start from scratch.

Think ‘shabby chic meets modern glam’ to get the balance for your Hamptons kitchen just perfect.

8. Lighting

Pendant lights, pendant lights. We need not say much more. Pendants are a must-have in a Hamptons kitchen. Bold and beautifully refined statement lighting to place above your island benchtop works wonders.

The golden rule for creating a Hamptons kitchen is to keep it simple. Do not overdue the styling or the colour palette. Simple splashes of coastal vibe on white go a long in achieving the desired look.

If it is ritzy you’re after, or a coastal holiday vibe you seek, then set your sights on a Hamptons kitchen makeover. Refined, classy, with a whole lot of sass! A Hamptons kitchen has you covered.

Need help getting your Hamptons on? Just contact our kitchen designer experts at Harrington Kitchens. No plane ticket to New York required.

For guidance on choosing the right Hamptons Kitchen design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen design, Harrington Kitchens.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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