Hamptons kitchens: classic and modern style

Hamptons kitchens: classic and modern style

By Tessa Bezuidenhout on Sep 26 2016

Hamptons kitchens are elegant with classic design features, yet have coastal touches and a natural feel. It’s very popular in Australia for its timeless quality, yet still adds a modern feel to your kitchen. Here’s 5 tips on creating your own Hamptons kitchen for your home.

1. Make white your dominant colour

That Hamptons style. Kitchen by @stevesjoinery #illawarra #hamptons…:
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White is the main colour in a Hamptons kitchen for its fresh and crisp quality, and makes for a good foundation to build other elements on top of. Hamptons kitchens often feature white or off-white cabinets and bench tops, and some kitchens are even exclusively white. To stick with the coastal and classic theme of Hamptons kitchens, use white as your main colour for most of the elements in your kitchen.

2. Contrast the white with dark wood 

Hampton house Brisbane designed by baahouse + baastudio:
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Another common feature of Hamptons kitchens is using dark wood to contrast with all the white in the kitchen. Use dark wooden floor-boards or a dark wood kitchen bench top to add to the natural and coastal feel of a Hamptons kitchen. When using a dark wood bench top, make sure you use a solid piece of wood that won’t be affected by moisture and heat, especially considering that we live in Queensland.

3. Marble and other stone bench tops

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Stone bench tops are a such a versatile material to use, and feature in Hamptons kitchens. There’s a variety of different styles you can use, but marble is the most common for its classic and natural qualities. As an alternative to a bench top, you can also use marble as a splash back in your kitchen for a different look.

4. Pendant lights

Bright White Custom Kitchen Designed by SHOPHOUSE. Floor to ceiling cabinets, with large island. Quartzite countertops, crown molding and hutch resting on counter. Full slab Backsplash, inset doors and polished nickel lights and hardware. Restoration hardware counterstools and light fixtures:
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Pendant lights are perfect to place over your breakfast bar and make beautiful features for your kitchen. To add to the coastal theme, use woven wicker pendants or you can use metal to make your kitchen more modern. The higher your ceilings are, the bigger your pendant lights should be.

5. Breakfast bar with bar stools 

Pictures of this Holland Park Brisbane listing is popping everywhere in IG-land, I can't help but join in the fun. This kitchen is too perfect. #junieliving #dreamhome #homeinspo #kitchen #realestate #brisbane #interiordesign #hamptons Picture from Place Bulimba.:
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It’s very common for Hamptons kitchens to feature a breakfast bar with bar stools, and this is also very popular in Australian kitchens. The above picture is from a listing in Holland Park in Brisbane, and it features a classic Hamptons kitchen. Not only does a breakfast bar provide extra space for cooking, but also a place for the family to gather and spend time with each other.