In any kitchen the island is an important element but it is much more in modern open-style kitchens. In addition to their practical function, they fulfill the dividing element of the work and dining areas. But the islands themselves can also be an area where you can have breakfast, drink something light or even eat informally when you do not have space for a dining area.
In these cases, apart from the design of the island, we must take into account the seats that we are going to incorporate into the island to be able to use them to eat or drink something in them.
Given the height of the islands, the seat that we will normally use with them are the stools. This does not mean that sometimes the island can be low and we can use chairs.
Of course there are endless designs of islands for cooking, the most classic ones have an eaves on the front that allows to use it as a table, under this space usually placed the stools. In other cases the separation can be side and half island will be used as a work area and the other half will consist of a kind of attached table.
We can also find that the table is attached to the island perpendicularly. Here we can use the chairs that suit us best. It is a great solution to have the work area and the dining room together in the same space.
The stools can also be used as a way to add color not only to the island but also to the decoration of the entire kitchen.
We can even use stools of different colors to brighten the kitchen environment when it is too formal.
Even if we use the same stool model, we can change the color of the upholstery or make custom-made covers. In a dark kitchen, like the one above, an island in a striking color will be a great way to bring light and life to the decoration.
Another use that we can give stools is to act as links between the different elements of the kitchen. For this we will choose stools of the color of the floor or of the furniture. It is also very good to use classic style stools in a modern kitchen as we see right up.
As for materials we can opt for wood or metal, but now we can also find other modern materials. The metallic stools stand out for their visual lightness and geometry.
And of course, do not forget about comfort. For this it is best to try them before purchasing them. An uncomfortable stool is much worse than the most uncomfortable of the chairs.