What Colors Look Best on My Dog?

Choosing a complimentary color collar for your dog can be tough, and even tougher when you have as many choices as there is in dog collars today. So what color collar should you choose for your dog? Keep in mind that colors that appeal to you may not look as good on your dog, so you’ll want to choose a color that will compliment your dogs coat.

warm coats look best in cool color collars

Red (warm) dog coat, blue & select a cool temperature, like our Blackwatch Plaid Dog Collar

Fortunately, there’s a simple rule that will guide you in selecting a collar color that is just right for your dog, and it’s all about temperature. That’s right, temperature. Colors can be divided into cool, warm and neutral categories. Blues, purples and greens are considered cool colors. Reds, browns, and tan are warm colors. Black, white and grey are neutral. Your dog’s coat color will fall into either the warm or neutral color category.

Think Contrast When Choosing a Color

Once you determine the color category your dog’s coat falls in, shop for opposites in color temperatures. For example, if your dog’s coat is a warm color like brown or red, shop for cool colors, like blue or green. Other warm colored coats would be tan, chocolate, and buff. If your dog’s c

white looks great in almost any color collar

White (neutral, light) coat; choose a dark, contrasting color collar, like our Nautical Dog Collar

oat is black, then you are a lucky one. There’s not too many colors a black-coated dog can’t wear. But the light/dark rule still applies here. Stay away from colors that are close to black in tone, like brown and navy.

If you have a white dog, you have as many choices as you do with a black dog. Again, go for contrast with darker color hues. Yellows, pinks and other pastel colors just won’t stand out. Last is the grey-coated dog. Greys can be warm or cool, so lean towards colors that are the opposite Some greys are the perfect blend of black and white, making it just as neutral, and here again, almost any color goes.

Be sure to strike a balance between light and dark as well if you really want your pup to stand out in a crowd. The darker the coat, the lighter the collar, and vice versa.

light coats look best in darker color collars

Brown (warm, light) coat, choose a cool, dark color like our Purple Flower Dog Collar

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