Many kitchenware paintings employ still life art in order to create an aesthetically pleasing image. These works are often richly or brightly colored and are reminiscent of classic styles. Works such as 'Bistro' by Diane Weaver, though apparently a still life image, is actually a perfect example of kitchenware art because the primary focus of the image is the utensils, in this case bowls.
Kitchen photography has also redefined the definition of kitchenware art through the use of dramatically appealing photographs. These works lend themselves to a modern style of kitchen and often feature dark backgrounds with bright or shiny utensils. Still life photography such as 'Spoons' by Mike Feeley are archetypical of this form of kitchen print, as is 'Tsp' by Dick and Diane Stefanich.