Are We Done Buying White Towels? Here Are The Towels We’re Buying Instead That Last MUCH Longer – Emily Henderson
Who decided that using white bath towels was a good idea? I find it absolutely incomprehensible to wrap one’s body in a white towel and watch the grotesque things that grow on it over time, especially considering that one used the towel while one’s naked body was clean—or so one would have believed. Really, gentlemen, what do white towels serve?
Is it because we’re expected to keep them constantly spotless and clean, and if we notice a little dirt on them, we wash them right away because they need to be spotless at all times? Although I can see the point of view, towels are never actually THAT clean unless they are brand new, even with pristine white, just-cleaned towels: It was crazy to see when Arlyn recently tweeted a story about stripping her white bath towels. despite regular washing, our towels still contain a lot of icky stuff.
Consequently, why would we make them white? Emily has been complaining about this very same problem and has started using nonwhite towels in their daily lives. Simply put, it’s more practical, and she detests having to replace them more frequently than she’d like to. We are tired of them because they simply don’t last as long as colored or textured towels. The colorful, textured, and patterned towel is what I refer to as my “hack,” if you can call it that. FEAST YOUR EYES:
See the distinction? The patterned towels on the right have likely been used TWICE as much and STILL look this fantastic, despite the fact that both of these towels are the same age and have seen a lot of wear. Two individuals, several loads of laundry, daily showers, and a lot of activity. However, the ones on the right have really held up whereas the white ones on the left have not. Actually, they are still as fluffy as the day we purchased them (the white ones, not so much). So why do people automatically assume that white towels are a necessity? Let’s examine it in more detail and provide some examples of how it’s done.
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I adore the contrast between the plain towel with stripes and the fantastic somber pink. The best thing about this towel “hack”—if you can call it that—is how completely it can change your space and infuse it with personality. I love how the towel in this picture stands out against the paint and draws your attention right away. It’s capable of doing it in your actual bathroom as well.
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This pattern’s bigger scale, in my opinion, perfectly matches the penny tile’s smaller scale. Evidence that the patterned towel can look fine even in a bathroom that is more neutral. Additionally, these are incredibly plush and soft. We do not advocate forgoing towel comfort in favor of elegance. Both are possible! Scroll down if you like a more colorful appearance.
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I was startled to learn that this is NOT a Max Humphrey design, although it TOTALLY reminded me of one. The color scheme and large towel stripes are the main factors (which I love). The fact that these are predominantly white is concealed by the vibrant stripes. I’m also VERY interested in the embroidery since it lets you recognize which towel belongs to which person, preventing you from spreading skin cells by not rubbing your nakey bodies on the same towel. Gross.
You can still use this towel idea if you have busy wallpaper or tile and need to tone it down with a towel; just choose a solid color or one that is colorful and textured.
Let’s now have a brief discussion regarding solid-colored towels. I’d love to hear your personal opinions on this subject since I haven’t tried using a solid-colored towel in a very long time (my have usually been either white or extremely patterned). However, here is what I currently believe:
Here’s a quick roundup to get you started if you’re feeling motivated to look for non-solid white towels (FYI, the ones I use in my bathroom are listed as #1 and I cannot speak highly enough of them):
Lena bath towels are listed first, followed by Reversible gold stripe towels, Karla cement towels, Casaluna towels, Arches towels, Harper towels, Dashes lines towels, Waffle towels, Green Celine towels, Nordic soft checkerboard towels, and Super Plush towels. 12. Black and white reversible towel