Swap out your matching kitchen chairs or barstools in favor of more interesting options — you could paint them, replace them with a set of colorful vintage chairs, or simply give them a makeover with new slipcovers or cushions. You can sew your own or browse Etsy for custom handmade versions like the red barstool cushion shown here from Britta Leigh Designs.
Nestling up to this contemporary kitchen island on cheery, cherry red chairs with a big cup of coffee is a great way to start the day. While the space is expansive, pendant lights bring down the ceiling without closing in the kitchen, working with the fun stools to create a room that feels intimate and homey. An ever-present plant and sunny lemons bring additional life and light.
Fresh and homey, here's an eat-in kitchen any chef -- and family! -- would adore. Crisp whites of the cabinets and kitchen island bring brightness, and are the perfect simple backdrop that lets the room's other design items --like the cherry red stools -- pop. Woven chairs and a butcher block table feel earthy, and an antique china cabinet displays colorful cups and accents.
The crisp black and white palette of this contemporary kitchen makes an unobtrusive backdrop for bright pops of color like the red dining chairs and red and green accessories. Shimmery tile backsplashes add an additional layer of texture and dimension.
A large stainless steel island cuts a modern edge to this chic kitchen. The space is grounded by large gray tile flooring, while floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light. Bold red on the barstools and chairs provide a burst of color in the space.
Rich wood cabinets add warmth to the bright, white walls of this kitchen. Bicycle artwork adds a personal touch to the room and complements the red accents in the place mats, fondue pot and desk chair. The large island serves as an eating space as well as prep and cook area. The modern white barstools have long seats with a short backrest lip.