The best and worst colours for a dog bed

We all love our dogs, but let's face it – buying a dog bed isn't just about them. Sure, they need shape and size that gives them the right level of comfort and support. But when it comes to colour, that decision is all yours.

Maybe you’d like your dog bed to match your home, or you want to make it stand out. Either way, the more thought you put into your decision, the better the result will be. Let’s take a closer look at a few things to consider when selecting a shade for your next dog bed.

Say no to white or cream colours

Considering getting a white or cream dog bed? If your pooch has a light-coloured coat, bright colours can do an excellent job of hiding the hairs. And if you’re looking for something subtle, then you might be tempted to choose a subtle shade. But before you take the leap, it’s worth having a think about the practical side of things.

We hate to say it, but light colours may not be the most sensible option in the long run – even if they do look great when they’re brand-new and pristine. Unfortunately, dogs will be dogs, and if you think about it, you know it won’t take long before that mud and dirt take hold. Even a slight mark can stand out on light materials, so it takes a lot of effort to keep dog beds in these colours clean and tidy.

If your four-legged friend happens to have a darker coat, it’s advisable to steer clear of light colours. When they start malting, there’ll be no hiding those hairs on the dog bed.

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Dark colours are just a bore

When it comes to choosing a dog bed, many people like to play it safe. That’s why black dog beds are one of the most popular options. Unlike light colours, they can be handy for hiding dark dog hairs and even dirt. Although, if your four-legged friend has a lighter-coloured coat, it probably isn’t the right choice for you.

Black dog beds can fit in with a host of different interiors. But if you don’t want a run-of-the-mill bed and you’d prefer it to be a stylish addition to your home, then a plain black dog bed could fall short.

The shades that fade

If you’re looking for a dog bed that makes a statement, then bright colours and striking patterns could be just the ticket.

But if you’re choosing bright-coloured materials, you need to make sure you go for quality. This is because cheap bright materials are prone to fading over time – especially if you keep your dog bed in a sunlit room. Luckily for you, we’ve got an elegant solution up our sleeves for you.

puppy in luxury dog bed

Get the premium look

If you want to hide dog hairs and dirt and add a touch of style to your home, too, Raised by Humans has the perfect solution.

Our range of designer dog beds feature a bold, chevron pattern and refuse to compromise between convenience and design. It isn’t just about adding a touch of elegance to any room in your house – it’s also about hiding your pooch’s hair and dirt, and adding a stand-out piece of furniture to your home. So you’ll always maintain a luxury look.

We don’t believe you need to have tweed or tartan to get the premium look – these traditional patterns are a thing of the past. Whether you fancy a designer dog bed or a practical solution, Raised by Dogs provides the perfect solution. As we said, we believe in treating buying a dog bed like purchasing a piece of furniture. And our chevron-pattern dog bed is the ideal fit for any modern home.

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By Raised By Humans