There are mixed opinions on the best color of towels for college students to take with them to school. My daughter and I looked at lots of towels, weighed the pros and cons of different colors and finally chose navy blue towels and white wash cloths.
Best Color of Towels for College
In choosing the color of towels to take to college consider:
1. Pick a slightly unusual color so you can easily distinguish your towels from your roommate’s towels. (Navy blue towels would be more common for boys than girls and navy blue is not one of my daughter’s school colors.)
2. Choose a color that won’t bleed on your clothes when you wash one large load of clothes. (I’ll explain why we choose a dark color in a minute.)
3. Choose a color that won’t show stains too readily (realistically, no college student will be bleaching towels while away at college).
4. Choose a color that you like and will coordinate with your bedding (if that’s important to you).
My daughter chose to go with navy blue towels. Although it challenges item 2 above, she plans on washing her navy blue towels with her jeans. This way the jeans and towels won’t be mixed with the rest of her laundry. This is important to her because much of her wardrobe is delicate enough that washing with jeans or towels would “rough” the clothing items up. Now her clothes are safe from being mixed with those more abrasive towels and jeans. Just as importantly to my daughter, the navy blue compliments the teal, grey and white colors of her bedding. And mom will wash these towels several times at home before she leaves just in case the color does bleed.
She chose to go with white wash cloths because somehow white wash cloths seem more sterile than dark-colored ones (call us crazy). Because stains will show on the white cloth, she’ll be able to clearly see if a wash cloth has gotten stained or needs to be replaced.
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