A new material which is gaining traction in closets is textured melamine. It is a thermal fused laminate. It is created by heat, pressure and fusing a textured resin paper together. The surface is very tough and easy to clean. It has superior resistance to stains, scuffs, heat, and moisture. There are many color and texture options. Check out some of the colors and looks here.
Here is a closeup of a wood grain panel:
Check out some of these projects done in textured melamine:
Want to try to build a Melamine closet yourself? The folks at FamilyHandyMan.com show you how to build one.