You will want the seats to be short enough so you can sit with your legs beneath the counter, but not so short that you sit too low to be comfortable at the counter. Give a narrow galley kitchen a focal point by painting the end wall a bright color. A contrasting and vivid hue will draw the eye through the kitchen and make it appear longer.
Try a bright hue or color that contrasts with the perimeter cabinets in your kitchen. Use accessories to introduce the color elsewhere in your kitchen so the island will blend with the rest of the space. While sleek floating shelves look right at home in a modern kitchen, shelves in a traditionally styled kitchen benefit from classically styled support.
The island, a 50 year antique bakery fixture, become cleaned, sanded, and placed back into use. To master a mixture of vintage and new, buy antique pieces first, then buy complementary new pieces. There are few matters higher than an outdoor cooked meal and few matters as fun as prepping that meal outside, too.
Add iron scrollwork brackets or intricately carved wood ones to open shelves for a look that is timeless. Kitchens typically do not have a lot of wall space, thanks to cabinetry, backsplashes, windows, and doorways. Use limited wall space as a chance to display a color you might not otherwise choose for a large wall or whole room.