If watching The Block this year has got you hankering for a Hamptons style home, the first place you’ll want to start is the Hamptons Style colour palette.
In this article, we’ll take you through all you need to know about the Hamptons style colour palette, colours to incorporate, colours to avoid and other things to consider when looking to introduce the Hamptons style colour palette into your home.
What is the Hamptons Style Colour Palette?
Of course, the Hamptons style colour palette has been around for quite some time, but it has enjoyed something of a resurgence recently as it’s incorporated into various styling shows and magazines for its sleek, modern look.
The Hamptons style relies heavily on light, bright, breezy and open spaces, but it is achievable no matter the size of your home. The Hamptons Style colour palette, it could be said, may especially work well in smaller spaces because of its paired-back minimalist design, and emphasis on letting light inside rather than blocking it out with heavy curtains.
Some of the colours that feature heavily in the Hamptons Style colour palette are:
You don’t want a dark grey when attempting to introduce the Hamptons style colour palette in your home, regardless of whether it’s a new home, or a renovation project. Find a softer, light grey such as Dulux’s Grey Pail or Grey Pebble, or Haymes’ Sense if you are looking for something a little bolder.
Blues are where you can bring in the darker tones to really make your Hamptons-esque home stand out. Primarily, the Hamptons style colour palette tends to focus on deeper blues like navy or indigo.
When we talk about including white as part of the Hamptons style colour palette, we’re not talking about a creamy, almost eggshell-like colour, but rather a crisp white. Opt for something natural, that the light will play well off and balance out your blues and greys.
What colours should I avoid?
When trying to achieve the Hamptons style colour palette, it’s best to avoid bright colours (unless they’re used very sparingly – like in a featured artwork from your favourite artist).
Shades like orange, pink, red or yellow aren’t very flattering for the Hamptons style colour palette, and you’ll want to stay away from dull or chocolate browns as they detract from the light, bright and open essence you’re trying to achieve.
What textures should I include in my Hamptons Style Colour Palette?
The Hamptons style colour palette isn’t just about the colour palette but also about the textures and accents you use to really make the colours pop.
Popular choices are marble (or faux marble if you can’t afford the real thing) – as it makes for a great combination of the grey and white, shaker cabinets for kitchens and cladding for the exterior, or timber accents like wooden/wood-look vinyl floorboards.
It’s important that when building the Hamptons Style colour palette, you should do so from the inside out. For instance, if your interior is mainly greys and whites, use your navy blue choices for a bold exterior.
Can I achieve the Hamptons Style colour palette on a budget?
As specialists in boutique Hamptons style homes, we know that it is absolutely possible to achieve the Hamptons style colour palette in your home no matter your budget. Whether you’re building a new home, or simply want to rejuvenate your existing home in the Hamptons style, there are options for everyone.
To find out more about how to incorporate the Hamptons style colour palette into your home, talk to our experts today!