ISSUE 22  |  Indoor/Outdoor

Summer Towels in Sherbet Shades

June 03, 2014 11:00 AM

BY Justine Hand

Yes, neutrals lend a sense of Zen to the bath, but every once in a while, we have a yen for color.

The color of sherbet and cotton candy, these towels in crisp linen and cool cotton evoke memories of a summer day. We’ve rounded up our favorites: if it’s okay for Mother Nature to indulge in a bit more color in summer, why not you?

Above: Linen Me’s red linen Chambray Towels are also available in other pastels and in a rangee of French Stripes; $33.99.

Above: Pink Pinstripe cotton towels are $9.50 for a mini washcloth and $44 for a compact bath towel through Rumiko.

Above: Yoshii Towels from Japan come in polka dots and two-toned hues, and in a spectrum of shades; $53. For a complete selection, see Rikumo. Photograph via Mr. Sparrow.

Above: From Fog Linen Work, the Linen Chambray Towel in Red is $52 directly through Fog Linen Work.

Are you a purist? Have a look at 10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Bath Towels. And for more striped and dotted options, see 5 Favorites: Japanese Bath Towels. Go to our Bathrooms gallery for more ideas, and, on Gardenista, have a look at an Open-Air Concrete Bathroom.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 19, 2012 as part of our Bath & Spa Style issue.