Whether you’re dealing with pet messes, period blood, sweaty nights, or sex stains, knowing what the best color bed sheets to hide stains are can come in handy — especially if you want your sheets to last for years to come.
But before you start shopping, it's important to know which colors are best for which stains. Because it’s so dark, many people find black to be an ideal shade for hiding bloodstains, like those seemingly unavoidable period stains that tend to plague all of us who menstruate. And very dark colors, like navy blue, should
hide any sweat stains you may be dealing with. Since urine naturally has some yellow pigments, dark brown sheets may be up to the task of hiding pesky bedwetting or pet stains; and because semen and vaginal fluids tend to be clear or white, light, neutral-colored sheets (like white or cream) can be great for hiding sex stains.
You should also think about quality and ease of care when you're buying bed sheets. Whether you plan to use your sheets only for specific times of the month or every single day of the year, you’ll want to find quality bed sheets that are comfortable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. Cotton tends to be a
popular fabric for bed sheets due to its softness, breathability, and durability. Egyptian cotton is ideal if you’re looking for luxury, while a cotton-polyester blend is a solid choice if you’re more interested in affordability, easy-care, and durability. Microfiber sheets are a budget-friendly option, but the material is not as breathable as cotton — so keep that in mind if you tend to heat up at night. Bamboo is also a breathable choice, and typically more eco-friendly. It’s also not a bad idea to focus on fade-resistant and/or stain-resistant sheets.
Take a look at the
best bed sheets to hide stains below. Whether you're on a budget or looking to splurge, all of the selections below are highly rated by Amazon shoppers. 1 These Cult-Favorite Sheets Available In Dark Shades For Hiding Blood Stains Also available on Walmart, $33
Black might not be the most chipper color for bed sheets, but you won’t find a better color for hiding bloodstains, and this
Mellanni Brushed Microfiber Bed Sheet Set in black is a solid pick for several reasons. With a 4.5-star rating and over 270,000 reviews on Amazon, these microfiber sheets have something of a cult following. They're composed of extremely fine fibers of polyester, which means they're long-lasting and soft, and reportedly will resist pilling more than traditional polyester fabric does. What fans are saying: “Depending on the types of stains on the sheets (blood, chocolate), I will usually wash them in cold water because cold water lifts those types of stains. Hot water will set them. If I've spot cleaned them first, then I will wash them on warm or warm cold. [...] They are thin and don't breathe super great, BUT they are very soft to sleep on.” Available Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King Available Colors: 43 2 This Luxe, 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set That Is Perfect For Sweaty Sleepers
True Luxury 1,000-thread-count Egyptian cotton bed sheets are definitely a splurge — if you’re looking for the best of the best, you’ve found it. Made with pure Egyptian cotton, these sheets promise to be breathable, a key consideration for sweaty sleepers. On top of that, they’re available in several dark blue hues that are dark enough to hide even the toughest of sweat stains. These sheets are safe to toss in the washer and dryer, and they're made with fade-resistant dyes.
Additionally, if you're interested in bed sheet color theory, blue is thought to have
a calming and stabilizing effect, according to VeryWell Health. And WebMD noted that the effect is thought to be even more pronounced when the hue is darker. Blue may also lower heart rate and body temperature. What fans are saying: “Worth the money. I normally sweat through the night but found myself dry the next morning after sleeping on these sheets.” Available Sizes: Queen, King, California King, Split King Available Colors: 25 3 Some Budget-Friendly Sheets That Hide Sex Stains
Sheets that are in the cream or white family are going to do a decent job of hiding most sex stains — and you would be hard-pressed to find a better-priced sheet set, or a more beloved one, than the
AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheet Set. Amazon reviewers seem to love these sheets, giving them 4.6 stars and over 317,000 reviews! And since VeryWell health reports that the color white is thought to promote peacefulness, cream can be a great choice for bedding regardless.
Additionally, these sheets are 100 percent polyester and microfiber, machine washable and dryable, and
OEKO-TEX certified. What fans are saying: “We like these sheets and love the price. We've purchased at least eight sets in various sizes and colors. They fit beautifully on all of our beds. I wash and dry them regularly (over a year) and I'm not having a pilling problem. The price is great for this quality.” Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King Available Colors: 44 4 These Popular Sheets That Can Hide Urine Stains Also available on Walmart, $53
With a 4.6-star rating after more than 107,000 reviews, these
microfiber sheets are some of the most beloved sheets around. While they’re available in a range of different colors that can hide stains, they have several unique brown and yellow offerings that would be particularly great at camouflaging urine stains. Brown may not be the flashiest color, but its natural hue tends to evoke a sense of warmth, comfort, and security, according to VeryWell Health. And if you’re looking to hide urine stains — whether your kiddo or your pet is to blame — it’s also a solid shade for covering up lingering pee circles. What fans are saying: “[...] The sheets are very soft and comfortable. They've held up to my wild cat, who insists on helping make the bed with her sharp claws, and there are no tears or rips at all, which is great. My cat has a tendency to bring dirt onto the bed because she's awful like that, but these sheets do not care, the dirt swipes right off and there are no stains or any discoloration anywhere, perfect! I'm very happy with them.” Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King Available Colors: 19 5 These Best-Selling Cotton Jersey Sheets That Also Come In Darker Hues
cotton jersey sheets feel like your favorite worn-in T-shirt, so it’s no wonder they’ve massed nearly 10,000 perfect five-star reviews. They’re super-soft, breathable, and OEKO-TEX-certified — which means these sheets passed an independent certification system that ensures they’re free of any toxic or harmful substances. You can score them in black (featured) or navy, if you’re looking to hide blood or sweat stains, as well as several other pretty heathered colors. What fans are saying: “Love these! Super soft, the exact color that was advertised, and the correct size as well. Was also surprised at how easy it was to remove stains! I replaced my Ralph Lauren super cute sheets with these simply because I thought these would be softer and was not disappointed! And they’re a great price.” Available Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King Available Colors: 11 6 Some Ultra-Soft Bamboo Sheets Available In Several Stain-Hiding Shades Also available on Walmart, $70
It's no wonder these
Bedsure sheets have fans calling them the “softest sheets ever.” The pure bamboo-derived viscose sheets are also breathable, quick-drying, not to mention and OEKO-TEX certified. The line is available in several stain-disguising hues, like black (great for hiding blood stains), navy (great for hiding sweat stains), and the beige featured here, which can hide sex stains. What fans are saying: “I have night sweats very often and the microfiber sheets just weren’t helping at all. I wanted to buy bamboo or cooling sheets but most were over $100 and out of my budget. I found these sheets and didn’t expect much because there weren’t many reviews and it was very cheap. Soon as I opened them I knew they were gonna be great. They don’t feel fake soft like microfiber. They feel like high-quality sheets and the few nights I have slept on them have been the greatest i slept in a long time. Highly recommend these sheets, especially if you sweat during sleep.” Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King Available Colors: 12 7 Also Nice To Have: An All-Purpose Bed Sheet Dye Also available on Walmart, $3
If you invested your hard-earned money on a sheet set that's now stained, then it might make sense for you to utilize a fabric dye. Black is a great choice for hiding most stains, but
Rit Liquid Fabric Dye is available in hundreds of colors. Rit is also one of the biggest names in fabric dye, so you can expect great results. And if you’re dying sheets that are 35 percent synthetic or more, (like polyester and rayon) consider using Rit DyeMore Synthetic. What fans are saying: “After learning I could use RIT liquid dye in my front loading HE washing machine, I purchased this product and quickly took several pairs of very faded black jeans that my husband no longer wore and made them look brand new. The color is rich and dark and the directions were easy to follow. Be sure you clean your washing machine properly according to the instructions so that following loads of laundry aren't left with bits of black dye on them. I was ready to throw out 3 pairs of American Eagle jeans until I discovered I could refurbish them. It also works on faded towels and even my bathroom rugs are fresh and new looking now. One happy RIT customer!”
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This article was originally published on
June 28, 2019