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35 Eye-catching pantry door ideas

By Elise Hodge

Updated: September 1st, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new. It's time to give your pantry door the love and attention it deserves!

You may not think of your pantry door as anything special, but that’s because you haven’t seen the wonderful pantry door ideas that we have below for you – and they will blow your socks off!

I’ve done the research to find the best of the best, and of course, I’ve made sure that these pantry door ideas are very functional as well. From hidden walk-in pantry doors to the eye-catching show stopper doors, I’m so excited to show you all of the wonderful pantry door ideas I’ve found.

1. Antique pantry door

Inject instant character into your kitchen area with an antique door. The chances are that this one wasn’t made from scratch. I imagine it was probably found at a junkyard or even off an old part of a home pre-renovation. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean it should be thrown out.

In fact, the most lovely home designs combine the perfect balance of old with the new to create a lived-in look that’s natural and cosy. All you need is a bit of help sanding, paint stripping and staining or painting – and it’s as good as new.

painted door
Source: Markus Voetter on Unsplash

2. Grey and gold

On the more modern side of the fence, you can try getting a grey-and-gold pantry door. A grey and gold combination that incorporates moulding and brass touches can add character to the space. It pairs perfectly with a grey kitchen or even a Hampton’s style kitchen.

3. Country style

Do you remember your grandma’s pantry? I sure do. The key here is to create a pantry that feels like home. Just add the letters PANTRY sealed on top and the sweet little sign hanging above your door.

4. Hidden pantry

Sometimes out of sight is out of mind, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to this hidden pantry. In fact, if we couldn’t see the open doors in this image, we wouldn’t even know that it’s there.

If you like to prepare the food behind the scenes while keeping the front of the kitchen spic and span, this may be the choice for you! Find a kitchen cabinet maker who will be able to create the exact style you like for your own kitchen.

hidden wooden pantry
Source: Annie Spratt on Unsplash

5. Pullout Cabinets

Here’s a space-saving hack if ever I’ve seen one. Short on space? Make the most of a pantry with a pullout cabinet. I love how the pantry doors open out to reveal wooden containers you can easily slide out! Perfect for storing all kinds of goodies and staples.

Modern pantry with rollout shelves for easy access
Source: Shutterstock

6. Label it

If you’re anything like me, you probably forget what’s what the moment you pour something into a jar and pop it on the pantry shelf. To avoid this headache, and to simply keep things much more simple when reaching for your herbs and spices, pull out a labeller and give every jar a name.

And if your pantry is quite the opposite of this currently (just like mine, haha) then get a professional organiser who will make sure everything is in date and tidied away.

Labels on food items in pantry
Source: Heather McKean on Unsplash

7. Antique style

Here’s another old door – proof that you don’t have to go with what’s new to create a nice entryway to your pantry. This rustic wooden door looks so cool with ingredients in glass jars inside. It’s this kind of combination that creates character and cosiness in a home.

old pantry door
Source: Annie Spratt on Unsplash

8. Say it how it is

Let no one mistake the space behind that door for anything else – if the door says it’s a pantry, it is one! Get creative by finding large block letters on Etsy – just make sure you carefully stick them on the door so they sit on top of each other in a line.

Source: Marton Levai on Unsplash

9. A timber touch

Mmm, there’s just something so classic about timber. It’s solid, smooth, and interesting! Try adding textured glass to create a different vibe. And the colour of the timber really stands out against the pastel tones, so you can paint your surrounding cabinets in a lighter shade.

10. Slide-out drawer

If you only have a small pantry, you might just need another space to keep things hidden. Slide-out drawers are a perfect place to store herbs and spices and anything else you need in arm’s reach.

11. Butler’s pantry

A butler’s pantry is the perfect pairing of classic-meets-modern, and it’s oh-so-chic. (Marble and white timber pair well together!) If you want to make your butler’s pantry a little more country kitchen style, hang some sweet paintings or pictures on the wall, like in this space. It adds a vintage effect that’s nice and sentimental.

12. Pretty in pink

You know I’m a sucker for all things pink, so when I saw this pink pantry I absolutely had to include it. Apart from the colour, what I like about this pantry is that it’s minimalist yet chic – you can store all kinds of goods without the area looking like a hot mess.

pink pantry in green kitchen
Source: Shutterstock

13. White and sweet

Sometimes keeping things light and bright is better, especially when it comes to seeing everything clearly on display. While for some of you the all-white look might bring a sigh of “borrrrrring”, it is a very classic choice that you can be sure won’t date anytime soon. If you love a white kitchen – this is the one for you.

white pantry
Source: Jason Leung on Unsplash

14. Light blue

If you’re a fan of an all-white kitchen, a blue pantry may just be the way to break up the colour palette a bit. You can also add blue patterned tiles to make the flooring different from classic timber flooring in the front kitchen. Yup, you don’t have to stick to one style throughout your entire kitchen. If you’ve got a butler’s pantry, you can definitely shake things up a bit.

15. Farm style

Wooden, barn-style doors look quaint and cute. Top it off with frosted glass and you can take the style back a few decades, but it can be the perfect addition to your modern farmhouse kitchen to create a country vibe.

16. Slim and simple

If you don’t have a large space to install a walk-in pantry or you’re creating a little kitchen nook for a granny flat, a cupboard will do! This simple, slim one looks so lovely with a lick of muted green paint. The tricky with small pantries is to make sure you keep things organised to perfection. So get your labeller out and assign every type of food a shelf.

blue green pantry
Source: Ehud Neuhaus on Unsplash

17. Slide the door back

Add a sliding timber door and glossy subway tile (they’re all the rage right now!). You can use white glossy tiles to decorate a small slither of space, or you can go all out and cover the entire wall. Whatever you choose, a statement tile like this will be sure to elevate your pantry.

white glossy subway tiles
Source: carolyn christine on Unsplash

18. Double sliding doors

Two doors are better than one! They can open up to such a lovely scene. Style your kitchen with Moroccan-inspired tiles and glossy grey cupboards for added effect.

19. Practical and plain

Sometimes keeping kitchen design simple is better. That’s the case with this kitchen that makes the most of an all-white design style. Plus, open that pantry door to reveal shelves stocked full of food. If that’s not an inspiration to make sure your pantry is filled with all of the basics, I don’t know what is.

practical pantry
Source: Rūta Celma on Unsplash

20. Traditional white with baskets

If you have an all-white kitchen, why not fill it with baskets galore? This just proves that you can get creative when it comes to your storage solutions. Woven baskets of any kind are handy for holding the larger, more bulky items that you still want to keep out of sight.

21. Black steel frame

The modern sleek finish of a black steel frame oozes sophistication. Make sure your door has rectangular framing and luxe glassware. But be warned, with a choice like this you may feel like you need to keep your butler’s pantry tidy at all times because all eyes are certainly on it.

22. Shabby chic style

A shabby chic pantry might just be the perfect addition to your cosy home. The key to creating this look is to either use an already worn-in door or to paint a door white and then sand down the edges to create that rustic shabby-chic look you see in this image.

23. Old meets new

Old pantry doors can have unique colour combinations, like royal blue and rusty red. If you want to go this route and add a touch of the past to your modern home, then you have a lot of different options that’ll help you make the right decision for your kitchen. Paint your old kitchen door a bold combination to make a statement.

24. Perfectly hidden

I like how this barn door gives you the option of pulling it right back to reveal the floating shelves or to keep things hidden and tucked away. If you’re going to leave it open, take some styling inspiration from the decor in this image… Everything is placed in the perfect spots.

hidden blue pantry door
Source: Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels

25. All white

Here’s another all-white kitchen option. But this time there are blue plates with strong accents. Of course, combining earthy browns and creams with bold blue hues is a lovely way to add a Moroccan touch.

white pantry blue plates
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26. Decorate with a wreath

While you could go all out and add colour to all-white kitchens, I actually think adding simple green leaves are a nice touch especially during the holidays – they keep things natural and organic.

27. Double wooden doors

Rich timber doors are a warm welcome to the pantry hiding behind it. The timber provides a nice contrast to slick black cupboard doors and a monochromatic kitchen.

28. Double barn doors

If you want to fancy up your kitchen without doing an entire overhaul, your doors are a simple place to start. And with grand, double barn doors like these, you’ll definitely make a statement. Get them painted in a creamy colour and combine them with matte black hardware for a chic finish.

29. Geometric patterns

It’s not usual to see one coated in black paint and etched with geometric lines, so a geometric door can certainly stand out. It’s a nice choice if you want to bring a modern edge to your traditional farmhouse home. It’ll certainly spruce things up a little.

30. Pocket door

If you need a space-saving solution, then a pocket door might be the best choice for your pantry door. Unlike traditional hinged doors, sliding pocket doors allow you to regain the space usually taken up by the radius of the door swinging. And they help create a wider and more welcoming environment, which is a great option for anyone who’s tight on space.

31. Modern pantry

How cool are these pop-out drawers? They’re very modern and sleek, making for a nice, streamlined place for hiding all of your goodies. I don’t think it’s the main pantry in this home… but it does show that if you want to store a specific category of perishables in one place, an additional pantry will do the trick.

Kitchen cupboard for food storage
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32. Chic furnishings

A butler’s pantry can look fresh, feminine, and fairly grand with a Scandi-Hamptons style. To achieve this look, you’ll want to use a white base for your doors, cupboards and drawers, and then layer a timber bench on top with matching floating shelves.

33. Statement doors

Ah, another luxe pantry door! This one is a beauty. Unlike the black-framed door we looked at earlier, this one has frosted glass which makes it a great option for when you want to keep the mess in the butler’s pantry hidden away.

statement door pantry
Source: Zac Gudakov on Unsplash

34. Rattan

Rattan is oh-so on-trend right now, and there’s a good reason why. It adds a natural, homely element to any space. It looks best when paired with modern white for balance. So if this style is sparking your interest, why not try it out for your pantry install?

35. Smart storage

If there’s anything that’s handy in a kitchen it’s storage. It just seems that you can never get enough of it. And unless you completely declutter your kitchen so that you use minimal utensils and pots and pans (which is unlikely), you’re going to need more space.

And this is the perfect example of a space-filled kitchen. There are endless cupboards, drawers, shelves, and nooks to hide away all that stuff. With a kitchen like this, you won’t have to spend all your time hunting for that missing utensil. Instead, you’ll be free to enjoy the cooking.

Source: Bri RTP on Unsplash

There you have it, 35+ pantry door ideas. The best thing is there are so many styles to choose from… now it’s just time to make a choice. I personally like the modern black-framed door – it’s so chic. Comment and tell me which pantry door idea is your favourite.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elise H

I've recently moved into a new home and I've been having so much fun decorating it with pretty wall prints and Scandinavian-inspired furniture. So as well as being a freelance writer, I'm always on the lookout for new design pieces for my home!

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