Who knew a mere door could express such individual style? These designers did:
Even if you never get a full tour of someone’s house, a peek inside the kitchen can tell you a lot about the owner’s tastes and style. A pantry door can play a sizable role in that, encapsulating the spirit of the kitchen and offering an opportunity for creative expression. Let the 11 pantry doors that follow inspire your own design journey.
This pantry door, which looks like it could just as easily lead outside, captures the old-world essence of this kitchen designed by Wendi Zampino.
The custom-made door features antique bronze woven wire backed with seeded glass. Oil-rubbed-bronze hardware mirrors the rest of the room’s bronze finishes, for a look that blends seamlessly.
This home’s traditional-style cabinetry is a mix of solid wood and obscured-glass doors. The abundance of glass in the large pantries on the right creates a stunning wall of light and pops of color.
The rest of the house continues this windowed theme just as effectively.
This home wears its farmhouse style proudly, down to the screened pantry door painted vibrant yellow. Though its color doesn’t match other prominent features in the space, the door’s vintage style blends in perfectly with the home’s eclectic, down-home vibe.
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This barn door is in keeping with the kitchen’s architecture without calling undue attention to itself. It blends in with the rest of the white kitchen
through its color and through hardware that replicates the cabinetry.
The door’s track is hidden behind a wood valance that was painted to match the wall.
These imaginative sliding pantry doors weredesigned by 2form Architecture. The Lumicor resin panels have fine metal threads embedded within, creating a near-opaque surface that’s just as intriguing as the adjacent resin and metal backsplash from Alkemi.
created this contemporary kitchen with Scavolini
cabinets. Dark oak frames the smoked-glass pantry doors, producing a look that teases viewers into wanting to see what’s beyond.
A series of tall built-in pantries fitted with sleek Poggenpohl
doors is a quiet backdrop that doesn’t distract from the dining experience here. The lack of hardware on the doors echoes the clean lines that the rest of the house celebrates.
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This door plays off of the kitchen’s red birch cabinets and striking geometric theme. The glass panel is made up of an array of different-size rectangles that line up vertically, providing contrast to the backsplash’s horizontal arrangement.
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Antonio Martins needed a pantry door as unexpected and fascinating as the rest of the house he designed. This one-of-a-kind barn door has about $300 worth of Plexiglas from TAP Plastics, matched with $100 worth of basic barn-door hardware from The Home Depot.
Shoji screens made by Berkeley Mills hide the cleaning pantry that flanks this kitchen’s laundry facilities. The doors slide on aluminum hardware hidden behind a wood valance, for a clean look that resonates with the rest of the home.
This custom door was designed to follow the kitchen’s finishes to a T. It was painted and distressed to match the island, and fitted with fabric from the same manufacturer that made the fabric used for the window treatments. The wrought iron detailing and dark wood frame stay true to the kitchen’s material palette, which in turn matches the entire house’s resounding style.