A cupboard with a difference; a pantry gives you the ability to make a real style statement while holding heaps of practical value as well! 

However, designing a pantry is not easy. You need to make sure everything is organized while looking great and adding value to your home from a functionality and fashion perspective. 

With that being said, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at five of the top pantry trends that you can expect to see a lot more of throughout 2022. 

  1. Custom doors

There is only one place to begin, and this is with custom doors. With pantries becoming a huge selling point for properties today, why not take your pantry to the next level with a custom door?

As pantries aren’t typically the biggest room within the home, space can be quite restricted, and so you often don’t have a lot of options available to you when buying off-the-shelf doors. 

Instead, a custom door can be built to suit your exact specifications, working in line with the space that is available. There have been some incredible pantry door designs created by professional specialists, such as sliding industrial barn doors and modern flush internal pantry doors. They make sure that you are not wasting any space in your home while also making a real style statement. 

After all, a pantry is a room that is filled to the brim with different items, and so you do not have a lot of space for adornment and decoration. Because of this, it makes a lot of sense to make a real style statement with your pantry door. This is your opportunity to show off your character and unique sense of style. 

  1. Moody paint colors

When creating a sleek and stylish pantry, why not dare to go for a dark color scheme? You can use under-shelf lighting to illuminate the dark space effectively. 

There are lots of dark colors that work well in pantries, from black and navy to jade green and dark gray. There is something for everyone, and you can bring the scheme to life with beautiful metallic hardware and carefully placed lighting. 

In fact, your choice of color plays a big role when it comes to the overall design of your pantry, and there are lots of ways you can use color to create a unique space. 

For example, you may want to paint the walls a different color to your shelves. You can go for something contrasting to create a bold impression or you can simply use different shades of the same color to make a more subtle statement. 

The tone-on-tone look is one that works very well when bringing dark shades into your pantry. Using different tones of the same color family can create a gracious yet opulent feel, which will look good in any home. 

If you do not want your entire pantry to be dark, you may want to think about adding an accent wall instead. A dark accent wall will add intrigue yet you do not have to commit to going for dark shades everywhere. This is a great way of experimenting if you do not feel very confident with colors. 

Of course, you may also want to consider painting the ceiling to add a different dimension to your pantry. If you’re happy with your light, neutral walls, but you still want to give your pantry that wow feeling, painting the ceiling a different color is an effective solution. By doing this, you can enhance the mood and design of your pantry while keeping the walls white. 

A final tip that we have for you when it comes to using a dark color palette is to consider using mirrors in your pantry. There are lots of ways you can go about this, for example, you can use a mirrored backsplash to enhance the room. Not only is this going to look unique but the mirrored surface is going to open up your pantry and make it look a lot bigger as well. 

  1. Floating shelves

Another trend that we are going to see a lot of throughout 2022 is open shelving. Open shelving looks great while also giving you easy and quick access to everything you need. 

When you take open shelving and design it as floating shelves, you make a real style statement. 

There are plenty of different options you can go for when it comes to your choice of floating shelf design, with natural wood being a great option for adding some warmth to your pantry. 

If you do a quick search online for inspiration, you will see that there are so many different ways that you can go about adding floating shelves to your pantry. One option is to make the most of the corners in your pantry, adding triangle shelving to make the most of this space. 

If you are short on space in your pantry, one trick that we always recommend is using both sides of your floating shelves. Not only can you place your plates and bowls on top of the shelving, but you can hang mugs underneath the shelves so that you are making the most of every cm of storage. 

Don’t be afraid to have fun with your pantry display! You can use different angles, shapes, and sizes when it comes to the shelving in your pantry. This will add intrigue, as it will be unexpected. 

When choosing floating shelves for your pantry, you will have plenty of different options to consider. You can select from a whole host of different materials and styles. For example, you can opt for glass or wood, as well as selecting from different thicknesses and colors. 

Take the time to consider all of your options carefully. Think about what is going to best fit in with the style of your pantry, as well as considering practicality. What are you going to store on these shelves? The last thing you want to do is spend hours on end installing shelves only to realize that you cannot fit everything on top of them. 

  1. Snack drawers

If you consider yourself a King or Queen of Organization, you’re going to love this trend! Organized snack drawers are stylish and functional. You can use in-built dividers to keep all of your treats tidy and separated effectively.

How do you currently store your snacks? A lot of people simply throw their snacks in the cupboard, which leads to a lot of them being stuck at the back of the cupboard for years on end, never being enjoyed as they should be!

Well, this does not have to be the case anymore. It is time to create an organized snack drawer. You may even find the experience rather therapeutic. 

We would advise that you split your snacks into two categories. Firstly, you should have grab-and-go snacks. You can store snacks that have been individually packaged here, like fruit snacks or cereal bars. These are easy, quick options when you’re rushing on your way to the gym or you are packing your child’s packed lunch.  

Next, you should create a section for all of the products that enable you to make your own tasty snacks at home. These snacks have been taken out of the packaging or boxes that they came in, and they have been decanted into containers that are tightly sealed to prolong shelf life and enhance their freshness. Not only is this section practical, but you can see all of the snacks when they are in clear containers, and this can be incredibly satisfying to look at. 

One of the biggest issues when it comes to any pantry is dealing with overflow. This is where things tend to go wrong, and all design and organization go out of the window. 

Think about where you going to put any leftovers that will not fit into your containers straight away, particularly if you are someone who likes to purchase in bulk. If you do not do this, you will find that clutter ends up flowing into other parts of your home, for example, your garage or your kitchen. 

How much space you will require for any back-stock is going to be determined by the size of your family. If you only have a small family, simply placing large baskets on the top shelves of your pantry should be sufficient. Make sure you label the baskets so that you know which ones are for leftovers.

If you have a big family, you may want to consider dedicating an extra closet for non-perishable items. Or, should space be a problem, create a back-stock shelving system. No matter what option you choose, it is vital to add labels to your system so that your other half and your children know where the extras should be placed when unloading their groceries. 

Finally, consistency is very much key when it comes to organizing your pantry and putting together a stylish and effective snack system. Containers and dividers are your best friends when it comes to keeping an orderly snack station in your home. And no matter what you do, make sure you always measure before you go ahead and buy the likes of baskets, dividers, and containers.

  1. Vintage designs

Vintage designs never let you down! They have achieved that elusive “timeless” status, which means they are never going to go out of fashion. Plus, there are so many different vintage styles for you to choose from, so you are bound to find something that fits in with your taste and personality. 

So, let’s take a look at some of the different vintage trends and ideas that work well. Adding floral wallpaper is a good choice. Florals are perfect for vintage interior designs. However, they can be quite overwhelming, so it really is all about balance if you decide to go for this option. Make sure you keep the rest of the design simple and classic. Of course, you can also use floral wallpaper for an accent wall only, rather than wallpapering all of the pantry. The choice is yours.

When designing a vintage pantry, you also need to give a lot of thought to your choice of lighting. Downward task lighting and pretty pendants can work well together. There are plenty of amazing vintage light design options available for you to choose from. 

For a sophisticated vintage look, you may want to consider mixing modern cabinetry with dark antique woods to add depth to your pantry. Contrasting cool neutral tones with richer, warm accents can work beautifully. Blending modern and vintage trends together is an art, and when it works, it looks incredible. 

You may want to consider terracotta flooring in your pantry to add some warmth to your vintage room. Terracotta has that touch of pre-loved heritage that you are really looking for when creating a vintage pantry. The warmth and richness of this material work really well, evoking old-world Mediterranean style. Not only are the tiles beautiful but they are filled with character as well. 

Final words on the top pantry trends you’ll see more of in 2022 

So there you have it: some of the top pantry trends that you can expect to see a lot more of throughout 2022. From custom doors to moody colors, there are a lot of stylish and beautiful trends that you can make the most of when it comes to designing the perfect pantry.

Ultimately, it is important to think about what you’re going to be storing in your pantry and what makes the most sense for you. Yes, you want a pantry that looks amazing, but practicality is key here, otherwise, you’re simply going to end up being irritated.