A beautiful blend of old meets new, it’s no wonder that a Hamptons style kitchen is a popular design choice right now. With the universal appeal of light and airy spaces, these kitchens are filled with modern, white kitchen cabinets, comfortable kitchen stools, stunning splashbacks and elegant kitchen lighting.
With our relaxed coastal living and abundance of natural light, it makes sense for Australian homes to embrace the Hamptons style. Cool whites, soft colours and neutral materials are all part of the look of Long Island, New York.
Steeped in tradition but taking into account modern living, take a look at some of these stunning Hamptons style kitchens we have discovered for ideas you can use in your home.
#1 – Traditional White Kitchen Cabinets
For a traditional Hamptons style kitchen cabinet, choose the 18th-century shaker design for your home. These doors have a frame and panel profile with a bevelled edge. The cabinets are finished with polyurethane or painted in light, neutral colours. Glass door faces on overhead cupboards complement the cabinets.
#2 – Classy Metal Cabinet Handles
The handles on the cabinets are a defining feature of your Hamptons style kitchen. For a traditional look, choose solid, industrial but classy handles like these drawer pulls. If you want to lean towards a more contemporary look, choose straight line handles with a brushed metal finish.
#3 – Pendant Lights Above Your Island Bench
The lighting is one way of adding a hint of a nautical theme to your kitchen. These oversized glass pendants with a touch of metal are a popular choice for hanging over a large bench top. For a more industrial look, you could consider choosing pendant lights made of metal or polished steel.
#4 – Marble Splash Back
Marble can add an elegant texture to your Hamptons kitchen. Its smooth, clean lines mean it fits the contemporary style. Use marble on your benchtops and run it up the wall or use it as your kitchen splashback feature. If marble is out of your budget, choose a similar look in engineered stone or marble look tiles.
#5 – High Coffered Ceilings
Typical Hamptons architecture features pitched or high ceilings. If you are building a Hamptons style home, opt for the highest possible ceilings in your kitchen and living areas. A coffered ceiling like this one helps define the kitchen and dining zones in this huge open plan living area.
#6 – A Butler’s Pantry
A butler’s pantry allows you to hide away your appliances and keep the kitchen clean from cooking mess. These open shelves make it quick and easy to find ingredients and reach appliances that never need putting away in a cupboard.
#7 – Huge Island Bench With Comfortable Stools
Nothing says relaxed living like kitchen stools. The open plan space of this Hamptons kitchen allows for a large benchtop and comfortable kitchen stools to be stored underneath. Choose white or natural wood for your Hamptons style kitchen stools.