For most of us, dogs are a crucial part of our family. They secure us, save us, and cheer us during our bad times. They are nothing but loyal— everyone’s dog is their fido.
And for all the faithfulness they bring in this cruel human world, they don’t ask for anything. But as a pet owner, you owe them to give the best you can. Like the Nature’s logic food review you read last night, you should give an equal amount of thought while building their shelter— the dog house.
For that, all you need to do is read this article because we will be recommending a few elements to consider and the color-combinations to use for building one. Without further ado, let’s start with recommendations.
If you’re painting a dog house, it’s obviously a wooden one; however, if you haven’t started yet and are thinking of buying one, refrain from buying plastic ones because, well, it’s bad.
As for the wooden one you intend to paint, use safe & non-toxic products. Meaning, no lead or similar element because it may poison your dog. Also, to keep the house safe from weather, apply linseed oil on the wood before painting. Another way to weatherproof the dog house is by using a weatherproof primer. You can get it in a nearby home improvement store.
However, if you want to save some time, you can purchase non-toxic paint that already has a primer in it.
You must choose the paint color considering the environment you live in.
If you live in a hot & humid place, a dark-colored house will only worsen things for your dog. A light-colored house will not absorb as much heat a dark one would, so choosing light paint will be the wise thing to do.
Also, talking about the climate, raise the house’s foundation a bit. This is better for air circulation, keeps safe from occasional water runoffs, and prevents the pet from having direct contact to the ground during the extreme temperatures in winter.
If you consider these two things along with the size and design of the house, you are good to go. Now, pick up the paintbrush/spray and get going.
Here are few of our favorite color-combination you should consider if you haven’t made up your mind yet:
All-wooden is our personal favorite color. It gives the wooden house a raw look. Especially if your dog house is in the front yard or backyard with green grass & tree(s), this is a perfect color to choose. You can either fancy a matte finish or shiny finish— that’s up to you.
One way to display your affection towards your pet is by painting their house with the same colors as yours. If yours is pink, paint it pink; if yours is brown & yellow, pain it the same.
Another benefit of using the same color is you might have a color can or two lying around if you didn’t buy but built your house. Just use them— works perfectly given that’s the same quality you need for the dog house.
If the dog’s house is painted with a color contrasting to your home’s, it will add to the overall dynamic. Similar to clothes, contrasting colors between the houses look amazing.
Here's a few contrasting color schemes to give you an idea:
Overall, pick a color contrasting with your house for a vibrant look.
If the dog house is going to be a separate entity, you can paint with whatever color you like. Just make it a two or three-color contrasty look. For e.g., You can have a blue roof and white walls or a fuschia and grey combination.
Building and painting your dog house can be tricky. You need to consider the outer circumstances, the overall look of the dog house, and the general dynamic it adds to your home. However, if you read this article-cum-guide, you needn’t worry. Just plan accordingly, and you will have the dream dog house.
That’s all from our side. Let us know which color you will be using to paint your dog house— we might have a few recommendations if you like.