Garnet Hill's Fiesta Percale Sheets might be a good choice for people looking for brighter hues on a budget. The colors are vibrant and the fabric is cool to the touch, reviews say, and the sheets are deep enough to fit most mattresses. However, some users wish for a softer, more substantial feel, and others complain of wrinkling. Expert tests give the sheets uneven marks for durability.
Too scratchy for some. Garnet Hill's Fiesta Percale Sheets are made of 200-thread-count combed cotton. Although one expert reviewer says the sheets are soft, some owners complain that they feel scratchy, particularly before repeated washings soften the fabric. Users are more complimentary of the sheets' crispness, saying they feel cool to the touch. While some add that the sheets feel more luxurious than the thread count suggests, others report that higher-thread-count percale offers a crisper feel.
Bright colors earn praise. These percale sheets come in 12 vibrant colors, and critics praise both the variety and intensity of the hues. The sheets fade a bit in professional tests, however, and some owners say they had the same experience even after repeated washings. Several also complain that the sheets wrinkle easily in the dryer. Most users say the Garnet Hill sheets offer a generous fit even on thicker mattresses. Twin and double sheets have a 12-inch pocket depth; queen, king and California king sheets are 15 inches deep. The flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcases must be purchased separately.
Minimal shrinkage, but some puckering. One expert gives Garnet Hill's Fiesta Percale Sheets mixed reviews for durability: Although they resist shrinkage and pilling in tests, some seams pucker and the fabric may be prone to tearing. Most owners find that the sheets hold up well after several trips through the washer and dryer, but a few say the fabric feels thinner and cheaper than expected.
1. Good Housekeeping
In a dorm-focused bed sheet test, Huddy praises Garnet Hill's sheets for their generous fit, softness, minimal shrinkage and resistance to pilling. However, the sheets did pucker at the seams, fabric color changed after several washings and they may be prone to tearing, she says.
Review: Find the Best Dorm Bedding, Kathleen Huddy, Not dated
The sheets receive 4.3 stars out of 5 after more than 240 reviews. Most owners say the sheets are durable, crisp and cool, and get softer over time. They also like the colors and deep pockets. Some complain that they feel scratchy, however, while others say the fabric is thin.
Review: Fiesta Solid Percale Bedding, Contributors to Garnet Hill, As of July 2013
3. The Huffington Post
This comprehensive buying guide explains what to look for in bed sheets. Wong recommends Garnet Hill's percale sheets as a "good standard go-to" and praises the range of vibrant colors. The sheets aren't compared to others, however, and no cons are noted.
Review: Finding the Best Sheets for Your Budget: A Buying Guide, Dickson Wong, Oct. 11, 2012