Hamptons coastal homes, characterised by natural materials and colours, are the perfect juxtaposition of sophisticated luxury and relaxed beach vibes. Our guide will break down the key tips to achieving that classic, relaxed, inviting home look. Colours featured: Dulux Mt Aspiring Quarter. Image Credit: Three Birds Renovations
Interior paint colours are typically in a white or soft neutral palette, aimed at amplifying natural light and making rooms feel spacious and bright.
Some of these colours include warm whites, coastal soft blues and greens and neutral greys. Subtle shades of green and blue, such as and , as well as natural stone tones like can be used to attain the stylish Hamptons look.
The home’s exterior should convey a luxurious and stylish beach house. Simplicity is recommended here, keeping to two or three colours on your exterior facade.
Hamptons-style homes located near coastal areas can be characterised by white window frames and trims and often the main wall colour is a muted soft tone in a neutral colour.
In recent years, dark charcoal and navy hues have become increasingly popular with New Zealand urban homes. These darker tones can add a more contemporary aesthetic to the traditional Hamptons style look.
Considering the paint finish is very important. For large exterior walls, low sheen works well, whereas gloss is recommended for doors, windows and trims.
To ensure the home evokes the Hamptons style, it's important to keep decorating themes simple and uncluttered. We’re aiming for clean classical lines with textural styling pieces.
Natural materials and furnishings, such as wicker, linen and rattan, are the perfect styling partners.
Layering accessories with lots of texture will complement the neutral, often delicate, colour palettes featured in Hamptons-style homes. These include jute area rugs, rattan light fittings and natural hue fabrics.
Pops of blue and white throughout the home can really emphasise that coastal vibe.
Mt Aspiring Quarter
Mt Aspiring Quarter is a bright crisp white that is perfect for opening up a space and using on walls, windows and trims. It pairs well with Mt Aspiring as well as soft neutrals such as Ōpononi Half and Haast Half. Mt Aspiring Quarter is one of our most popular whites.
Cardrona is a soft and natural looking warm white that is loved by home renovators and interior designers alike. This versatile white will brighten any space and is perfect for exterior features.