9 Unique Dog House Paint Ideas (You’re Going To Love)

Last Updated On November 18, 2022

Looking for ideas on how to paint dog houses? You're in the right spot!

In this guide you'll learn:

  • Options for bright colored dog houses
  • Unique dog house ideas (like smurfs)
  • And more subtle dog house colors
painted dog house ideas

Your dog’s kennel doesn’t have to be boring! All you need is a tin or two of paint and some free time, and you can create a dog house that’s as pretty as a picture.

Read on for 9 fabulous dog house paint ideas that you can easily replicate.

9 Cool and Unusual Dog House Paint Ideas

If your dog’s kennel is looking tired and shabby, why not take inspiration from these bright and beautiful dog house paint ideas?

Sunshine Yellow!

Here are some of our favorite painted dog house ideas that are sure to brighten up the dullest winter day. 

1. Traditional Dog House

This traditional outdoor dog house looks gorgeous with its bright yellow walls and subtle, ochre roof.

yellow dog house painted

This kennel is the perfect choice for any garden or yard and is designed to accommodate dogs of all sizes. Set the kennel on level ground so that it doesn’t get flooded when the weather is wet, and have the door facing away from the prevailing wind direction to keep your canine cozy on breezy days.

2. Wooden Dog House

This wooden dog house has a porch where the pooch can enjoy resting in the sun on warm days. The owner of this pup has kept the kennel’s shingle roof looking natural, while brightening up the walls with a splash of sunshine yellow.

Wooden Dog House

3. Blue Dog House

This wooden outdoor dog kennel has been given a lick of duck egg blue paint to brighten it up. 

If your dog spends a lot of time living outside, you’ll need to choose an insulated dog house for cold winter months to keep your furry friend cozy. Insulation can also keep a dog cooler in the summer, so that’s a win-win!

dog in blue house

Stripes

If you can’t decide what color to paint your dog’s kennel, why not go for two shades and get stripy?

4. Peppermint Palace

This peppermint and white dog house certainly catches the eye, and the red tiled roof sets the whole thing off perfectly.

The owner has thoughtfully raised the kennel to keep their furry friend off the cold, wet ground, and there’s a cozy bed inside, too. 

green striped dog house

5. Colorful Dog House

This multicolored dog house features some wonderful accents, such as saloon doors and opening windows. 

colorful dog house

If you’re using a spray paint, remember to use painter’s tape to protect each new area from overspray as you paint to ensure a neat result.

6. Bright Dog House

bight dog house

7. Scooby Doo

scooby dog house

8. Purple Palace

This amazing purple dog kennel is designed to resemble a smurf house

smurf house

If you’re a keen DIYer and you love to build stuff, this could be an ambitious project you’d like to take on. We’re sure your canine chum will love this purple palace as much as we do.

9. All In A Row

If you have a multidog household, this row of painted kennels could be a perfect solution for you. 

dog houses in row

These subtle colors ensure a smart look that’s not too “in your face.” If you want to create more impact, choose brighter shades.

Final Thoughts

Did you enjoy our listicle of dog house paint ideas? If you did, please share the article!

Whether you choose plain, bright colors, stripes, spots, or multicolored collages, always be sure to use petsafe paint and varnishes.

What cool design did you choose to paint your dog house? Tell us in the comments box below!

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After running my own painting business and 20+ years of painting experience, I’m still learning new things everyday about how to nail the perfect paint job. In addition to myself, I started Pro Paint Corner to connect you with painting experts to provide unbiased answers to all your painting questions.

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