Before we address the style of each kitchen stool, we can pinpoint some macro distinctions. The first type includes high stools with and without a footrest: the former are definitely more comfortable, as they provide maximum stability while you are seated: just what you need when you are still a little sleepy at breakfast.
The second difference lies in the presence of a backrest, a feature which mainly distinguishes kitchen stools from bar stools, which in the majority of cases do not offer a backrest.
Lastly, the last macro category identifies stools fitted with armrests, grouping together a series of seats designed to provide more support, ideal for seating children.
Kitchen stools can be adapted to all domestic styles, but to avoid mistakes, we recommend you choose them according to the style of the composition and the general atmosphere in your kitchen. If you feel undying love for tradition, wooden stools will definitely rock your boat, combining the charm of the past with the certified quality of the material.
As regards the type and paint, it all depends on the character you want the room to exude: for instance, do you want to add a little sensuality? Stools in lacquered ash with leather backrest will give the room an all-new charm. Do you prefer a soft, laid-back atmosphere? Then consider high wooden stools with a synthetic straw seat which perfectly embrace the totally relaxed appeal of a country home.
If you’re looking for a high chair for an island or high table with a modern style, our suggestion is to focus on the resting base, choosing for instance coloured metal, or on the seat, perhaps picking velvet, in order to put together a stool with an attractive look, capable of brightening up and transforming any kitchen into a warm and ultra-chic setting.
Did you have a simpler, more minimalistic corner in mind? There is nothing stopping you from choosing plain coloured or all-metal kitchen stools, for an industrial design that does not compromise comfort, or with a wooden seat, ideal for giving your interiors that Scandinavian touch.