A Buyer’s Guide to Luxury Percale Sheets

Cool, Crisp, and Oh So Comfortable Percale Sheets

There's so much to love about a great set of luxury percale sheets. The cool, fresh feel. The airy breathability. The absolute indulgence reminiscent of a five-star hotel. At Fine Linen and Bath, luxury percale bedding holds a special place in our hearts and -- of course -- on our beds. Let's look at what makes this tight, simple cotton weave with a matte finish so special.

We'll start with percale's crisp feel, which calls to mind the finest hotel bedding or perhaps your favorite dress shirt. A cotton percale sheet is light, super soft, and breathable. Percale comes in a range of thread counts, with the finest being woven from long-staple and Egyptian cotton. Although it has a tight weave, percale actually delivers a cooler sleeping experience; this contrasts with sateen weave, which is softer and warmer (you can learn more about the differences between percale and sateen sheets here).

Percale is perfect for the quintessential summer bed: cool, clean, and oh so comfortable. It's also a great option for anyone who “sleeps hot” or lives in a warmer climate. When it comes to percale, your only challenge will be choosing among the dozens of stunning sheets on the market. We've enlisted the Fine Linen and Bath design team to help you get started with this buyer's guide that showcases some of our favorite luxury percale styles.

Home Treasures Perla Luxury Percale Sheets

Made from 500-thread count 100 percent Egyptian Cotton percale, the Home Treasures Perla percale sheets delivers the ultimate in cool comfort and fresh feel. The standard hemstitch adds a classic touch to the flat sheet; duvet covers and shams feature a flange along with the stylish tone-on-tone hemstitch. Available in sheeting, duvet covers, pillow shams, and bed skirts/dust ruffles. Perla offers thirteen stunning color options and fabric by the yard is available for purchase. Made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton percale fabric woven in Italy; sewn in Texas, USA.

Home Treasures Perla Luxury Percale Sheets

Why we love Home Treasures Perla bedding

The custom options are practically endless! Perla sheeting products can be made in any custom size or quantity. The standard hemstitch finish can also be replaced with a plain hem, satin stitch, or embroidered scallop finish at no additional charge for the ultimate in bespoke versatility.

Matouk Luca Luxury Percale Sheets

The Matouk Luca percale sheet collection is made from Egyptian cotton percale woven in Italy for the ultimate smooth touch. This indulgent 500 thread count percale bedding delivers a soft feel and versatile design options. Choose the simple sophistication and classic style of a delicate hemstitch (in White, Bone, and Ivory) or a tailored single line of satin stitch embroidery with a 1-inch flange (in white, ivory and seven additional colors) for a more modern look. Matouk's Luca satin stitch color palette makes it perfect for mixing and matching with Matouk's other bedding collections.

Matouk Luca Luxury Percale Sheets

Why we love Matouk Luca bedding

We can't get enough of Luca's super smooth touch and soft feel. We also appreciate the design flexibility of sheeting with two finish options and color choices. Luca is elegant bedding that blends well with any décor, which gives you maximum freedom to style your your bed to coordinate with any color or collection.

Peacock Alley Lyric Luxury Percale Sheets

Crisp out of the package, Peacock Alley Lyric Percale gets better with every wash. Reminiscent of the finest hotel linen, Lyric is made in Italy from 100% extra-long-staple cotton known for enduring comfort while showing minimal wear. There's a beautiful double row hemstitch on the flat sheet and pillow cases. Available in duvet covers, shams, flat sheets, fitted sheets, pillow cases and as a sheet set. Coordinates with Peacock Alley's Lucia sheeting collection, as well as the Peacock Alley All Seasons Blanket.

Peacock Alley Lyric Percale sheets

Why we love Peacock Alley Lyric bedding

These sheets, made with extra-long-staple cotton fiber, fray less, pill less, wrinkle less, and even fade less than fabrics made with short staple cottons. Lyric feels luxurious for a long time and delivers a more comfortable night's sleep for years to come.

SDH Capri Luxury Percale Sheets

The SDH Capri Percale bed linens are made of 100 percent Egyptian Cotton. They're a crisp, cool addition to SDH's bed linen collection. This two-colored, yarn-dyed jacquard is woven to 465 threads per square inch. While most percales have a flat look due to their simple one over one weave, this percale has a rich depth of color. The two-color yarn dyed process gives this simple weave fabric a sheen usually only found on sateens, but still has the light crispness of a percale. Woven in Italy, SDH Capri comes in sheets, pillow cases, shams, and duvet covers. Duvet covers and pillow cases feature a knife-edge (no flange) and a button closure. Pillow shams come with a flange and envelope closure.

SDH Capri Percale bed linens

Why we love SDH Capri bedding

The subtle two-color jacquard weave lends an unexpected depth and dimension that sets SDH Capri apart from other percale cotton sheets. It is light, breathable, and great for warmer climates. These sheets are also Oeko-Tex certified to be free from any harmful chemicals and toxins through all phases of production.

SFERRA Celeste Luxury Percale Sheets

Woven from the finest Egyptian cotton fabric to an exacting 406 threads per square inch, the SFERRA Celeste percale bedding features a super soft hand and cool comfort to surround you in uncompromising luxury, night after night. The Celeste collection is ever so simply sewn with a plain hem for an understated elegance. Made of 100% Italian-Woven extra-long staple cotton percale, SFERRA Celeste Sheets come in white, ivory, and seven other beautiful colors. Celeste effortlessly coordinates with most of SFERRA's bed ensembles. These are the sheets for your dreamiest nights.

SFERRA Celeste Luxury Percale Sheets

Why we love SFERRA Celeste

Cool, comfortable, crisp and elegant in their simplicity, SFERRA's Celeste Sheets redefine the look and feel of luxury bedding. These sheets are memorable both for their softness and classic hemstitch that never goes out of style.

Yves Delorme Athena Luxury Percale Sheets

The Yves Delorme's Athena luxury bedding blends old-fashioned elegance with cutting-edge design in a heavyweight 500 thread count percale. Crisp and comfortable, these classic white Egyptian combed cotton sheets feature bourdon-stitched borders that extend vertically and horizontally for a modern, edge-of-the horizon look. Nine embroidery color options to choose from.! Fitted sheets are plain white with no embroidery.

Yves Delorme Athena Luxury Percale Sheets

Why we love Yves Delorme Athena

There's something about the embroidered design of these sheets that captures our imagination. Couple that with five-star hotel comfort and we are dreaming away!

Comparison of the perfect luxury percale sheet sets

 

Home Treasures Perla Matouk Luca Peacock Alley Lyric SDH Capri SFERRA Celeste Yves Delorme Athena

Fabric

100% Egyptian cotton percale 100% Egyptian cotton percale 100% Egyptian cotton percale 100% Egyptian cotton percale 100% extra-long staple cotton percale 100% Supima cotton percale

Thread Count

500 500 500 465 406 500

Colors

Antique, Candlelight, Irish Winter Green, Ivory, Light Pink, Mint Green, Navy, Oyster, Sable, Wafer Taupe, White Hemstitch:
White, Ivory, or Bone 

Satin Stitch:
Azure, Beech, Blush, Ivory, Midnight, Pool, Silver, Sky, White
White, Ivory, Platinum Aruba, Atlantic, Denim, Fiesta, Flint, Fog, Oystershell, Papyrus, Pond, Putty, Raisin, Straw, Stucco, White White, Aquamarine, Blue, Grey, Ice, Ivory, Mushroom, Silver Sage, Tin White with choice of 9 bourdon embroidery options: Platine, Blanc, Nacre, Pierre, Silver, Marine, The Rose, Sauge, Horizon

Pattern

4 options:
Hemstitch comes standard. Can be replaced with a plain hem, a satin stitch, or embroidered scallop finish at no additional charge
Hemstitch or Single-line satin stitch Flat sheet and pillowcases feature a double row of hemstitching on the hem Jacquard Hemstitch, Classic style flanges on duvet cover and shams, cuffs on flat sheet and pillowcase White with embroidered bourdon stitch border

Pillow Sham Sizes

Standard 20” x 26”
Queen 20” x 30”
King 20” x 36”
Euro 26" x 26”
Boudoir 12" x 17"
Neckroll 6” x 14”
Hemstitch
Boudoir 12" x 16"
Standard 21" x 27"
King 21" x 36"
Euro 27" x 27”
Standard 20" x 26"
King 20" x 36"
Euro 26" x 26”
Boudoir 12" x 16"
Standard 21” x 27”
Queen 21” x 31”
King 21” x 37”
Euro 27" x 27”
Neckroll 6.5” diameter, 15” body
Boudoir 12" x 16"
Standard 21" x 26"
King 21" x 36"
Euro 26" x 26”
Boudoir 12" x 17"
Standard 21" x 30"
King 21" x 37"
Euro 26" x 26”

Sheet Sizes

Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King Queen, King, Cal King Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Pillowcases: Standard, King

Duvet Cover

Twin, Full, Queen, King Hemstitch:
Twin, Full/Queen, King
Queen, King Twin, Queen, King Twin, Full/Queen, King Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King

Price
(Queen Sheet Set)

$657 Hemstitch: $561

Satin Stitch:$567
$740 $720 $700 $665

Made In

USA of fabric woven in Italy USA of fabric woven in Italy Italy Italy Italy France

 

Luxury percale bed sheets are an investment. As always, the Fine Linen and Bath design team is here to provide any assistance and guidance you require. We want your new sheets to be perfect! Take advantage of our complimentary swatch sample program; we'll send you samples of the percale sheet fabric you're considering to evaluate at home before you buy. It's just one more way we deliver an in-store shopping experience for luxury home linens.

Caring for Your Percale Sheets

Higher thread count, high quality sheets are made to last a long time with proper care. Happily, your percale bed sheet set can be washed right in your machine. We recommend using a pH-neutral, gentle detergent formulated for fine home and bed linen such as Luxury All-Purpose Detergent from Heritage Park Laundry Essentials. Made with plant-based ingredients and a proprietary blend of cleaning enzymes, Heritage Park can clean even the most difficult stains while maintaining the beauty and performance of your percale cotton sheet set. Learn more about how to care for your high quality sheets here.

An in-store shopping experience delivered to you online

At Fine Linen and Bath, our mission is to deliver a concierge luxury linen shopping experience with online convenience. When you need answers, consultation, or help to narrow your choices, our team of expert design consultants is here to assist. We offer individualized recommendations, personal consultation, and even complimentary swatch samples for your review. We'll help you make the right buying decisions for your style, budget, and design goals and help you find luxury sheets you will enjoy for years to come. Please connect with us online or -- even better -- give us a call at (866) 352-4522. We would love to get to know you!