The Dinette Set The mainstay of television families was the square kitchen table with four chairs and this is the type of kitchen furniture most of us grew up with. Designed for homes with formal dining rooms this style kitchen table and chairs was definitely created for casual family dining. Sedate in design this style table was functional without overwhelming the room. While significantly smaller and less space occupying than the pub style table, the dinette style kitchen-seating works well in most kitchens and functions as a family community center.
An old farmhouse table provides a look of rugged country style. It could have chairs with soft cushions to create an inviting, lived-in feeling. This type of kitchen table can be wood or painted wood with a distressed finish. Farmhouse kitchen tables can be compatible with many different kitchen design themes such as french country, tuscan kitchen, or rustic. You might also want to mix and match with other chair styles and benches for a more informal look.
Color Another important element when considering what kind of table to purchase for the kitchen is color. In most cases, the best course of action is to find a table that is about the same color as your kitchen cabinets. Occasionally it may be a good idea to purchase a table that complements the cabinets if you prefer a more dramatic effect. One situation in which this idea works perfect is when you have white or black kitchen cabinets and you purchase a table that is the opposite color. Also make sure to keep the style of the kitchen cabinets in mind when selecting the right table. If your kitchen has a very rustic feel to it, then be sure to purchase a table that has a similar style.