New York’s Hamptons style kitchens continue to grow ever so popular within Australia due to its refined elegance and relaxed seaside feel. At the heart of a Hamptons style kitchen is a neutral palette of coastal inspired colours with hints of wood and timber to create the ultimate zen area. Whether you want to transform your entire kitchen or incorporate key stylish elements into your kitchen, we will share our top accessorising tips that will bring the best out of your Hamptons style kitchen.


White is the typical colour of Hampton style kitchen cabinetry and is used for its brightening properties to create an open holiday living space. Neutral and ocean-based hues accompany whites to add some dimension and continue to add an understated sophistication. Muted greens, blues and greys offer an exquisite alternative to white that continues to reflect the colours of the ocean and maintain a coastal feel to match your Hamptons style kitchen. Dark wooden floors are the epitome of a classic Hamptons style kitchen to contrast against cabinetry, splashbacks, stools and artwork, while still emitting a relaxed and luxurious feel to the kitchen. Choose accessories that compliment your chosen colour palette and do not take focus away from the key style.

Décor Pieces

All Hamptons style kitchens thrive by showcasing décor pieces! Items including clocks, trays, jars and shells are perfect to add a holiday luxury feel to your stylish coastal Hamptons style kitchen. Trays with a nautical theme or woven rattan are divine to display around the home, used as a drink tray or a butler’s tray to mix drink that will add opulence to your Hamptons style kitchen. Add a dramatic element into your kitchen with a large clock with a rustic feel. Why not? Nothing is too chic for your Hamptons style kitchen. On your kitchen island combine classic blue and white jars, a large shell and an array of white floral for the perfect centrepiece.

Door handles

Door handles are the finishing detail that adds layers of texture and intrigue into a Hamptons style kitchen. Simple doorknobs in chrome or silver fit the bill perfectly! For an authentic charm explore op shops and markets for unique vintage knobs. To add a touch of colour into the mix go straight to a nautical theme and add muted hues for a holiday living feel.

Light Fittings

Large pendant lights over a bench top or Kitchen Island are perfect to create some drama in your Hamptons style kitchen and work particularly well with high ceilings. Add a touch of seaside charm with woven cane light fixtures. They maintain a neutral colour base to work with any colour in your Hamptons style kitchen while the texture adds to the Hamptons vibe without overpowering the kitchen with obnoxious lighting.


Incorporate quirky coastal memorabilia into the kitchen. Surfboards, diving gear or simply large shells add character to your kitchen and eye-catching artwork. For art fanatics incorporate porcelain structures in traditional blue and white to suit the neutral kitchen colour palette.


Opting for timeless seating rather than on-trend items in your kitchen will link well with the classic Hamptons style look. Seating is the ultimate decorative feature that will tie together the entire Hamptons style kitchen. Stools are an easy way to incorporate a neutral palette with a large variety of sandy linen upholstery and woven cane seats for a clean seaside finish. Alternatively, add a modern twist with simple metal or wooden stools to add colour into the room. Think about matching stools to smaller stand out pieces like door handles or art pieces for a succinct look that compliments the room.

Key items to remember when accessorising your Hamptons style kitchen is to stick to a neutral colour palette and, decorate with the goal of creating simple elegance and holiday living.

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