It’s no secret Australians love the classic beach lifestyle. That may explain why Hamptons style kitchens have taken off in Australia more than almost anywhere else.
With its relaxed coastal vibe, this lush interior design style is inspired by the stunning beachside homes of the rich and famous in the Hamptons, near Long Island in New York.
There are a number of features which define this popular type of kitchen. While cabinetry and distinctive statement pieces often grab the limelight, we’d like to focus on one of the more understated styling elements: Hamptons kitchen tiles.
Suited for both modern and classic spaces, Hamptons kitchen splashback tiles and Hamptons style floor tiles are not only functional. They also lend an enticing and visually arresting look.
Hamptons kitchen splashback tiles come in a great range of materials, colours and styles.
The ceramic subway style tile (the brick laying pattern) is traditionally the most popular choice, as glass or stainless steel don’t offer the same natural warmth.
The subway tile comes in square and rectangular shapes. For the more adventurous, popular choices include the elegant and more intricate herringbone, hexagon, basket weave or penny rounds patterns – to name a few.
Fun Fact: The famous subway was introduced in New York City’s subway stations in the early 1900s – hisoldhouse.com
If your budget allows, classic marble mosaic tiles add a sense of European luxury to any kitchen. Choosing these as your Hamptons kitchen tiles will also create lovely texture, especially if you go with a bevelled edge tile or a tile with a slight ripple effect.
Hamtpons Tile Colours
When it comes to the colour scheme of Hamptons kitchen splashback tiles, white continues to prevail, but darker hues are becoming increasingly common as a way to create drama. For that nautical feel, go for baby blues, soft greys and other soft colours evocative of the sea.
Whether you’d like your kitchen to boast a contemporary hybrid vibe or an old-world charm, the Hamptons kitchen splashback tiles you use will make a world of difference to the overall effect. Remember, there is no right on wrong choice. Subtle or bold. It’s up to you.
Handy tips on Hamptons kitchen tiles
- It can pay to invest in a professional and reputable tiler, especially if you’ve got complicated patterns in your Hamptons style floor tiles or Hamptons kitchen tiles. DIY will only get you so far.
- For added effect, put some thought into the colour of grout you’d like to use. White is mostly used with coloured tiles, but grey is also an option to deliver a striking contrast against white tiles.
- Another textural element to consider is gloss. The gloss on a subway tile, for example, can add an interesting dimension to a kitchen, especially when complemented by organic textures or something simple like a bright bouquet of bench-top flowers.
- For a more left-of-field alternative, you can consider Hamptons kitchen tiles that mimic pressed metal effects. These are particularly suited to industrial style kitchens.
A big thanks to Kelly from Ballarat Tiles for contributing. Visit their website at ballarattiles.com.au
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