Hamptons Style owes its beginnings to the iconic US beachside or marina. It features light airy colour palettes with cool neutral shades paired with seafoam greens, pale and navy blues and subtle patterns which nod to nautical themes. Crisp white walls and accents are key elements in Hamptons style. Furnishings are usually soft neutral tones or beige with relaxed silhouettes, beautiful dense linens and warm tactile textures. Generously proportioned sofas for relaxing and sprawling island benches for entertaining are paired with areas of glass, glossy timbers and aluminium frames. All white finishes are essential for kitchen cabinetry with featured open-area shelving or glass panelled doors. Marble and light-coloured stone or white laminates should be used for benchtops, accented with pendant-hung, lantern style glass lighting wrapped in rustic metal, glass or washed-out woods.
The room often incorporates natural elements such as timber in washed oak tones and rattan. Accessories and artwork reflect a coastal lifestyle featuring beautifully curated corals and shells, or a natural fresh botanical style with orchids and tropical greenery adding natural nuances and further enhance the feeling of a luxurious seaside escape.
Pale timbers with grey undertones, distressed white-washed boards or deep brown hardwoods are popular flooring choices that embrace the easy living sensation of Hamptons style. Add warmth with a natural toned carpet constructed with simple textures to evoke the sandy shores nearby. Not to be confused with coastal interiors that utilise the freshness of cool blues and crisp whites, Hamptons style embraces the abundance of bright colours and bold patterns.