It seems it could have been called something besides hotel style bedding, but it is what it is. Before it became the hit style for bedding of the year, back when most of us turned up our noses at the word “hotel” being used with bedding, most of us would frown at the idea of bringing anything that reminded us of a hotel into our homes.
Once the retail market began to show of the wonderful crisp linear style of hotel bedding, many of us were only faced with one question. What color scheme would we choose?
Hotel bedding is made of cotton, mostly fine Egyptian cotton with high thread counts. Thread counts vary between three hundred and a thousand, most often settling around the six hundred count. Many of the finishes are labeled as sateen, not quite satin but a slickly polished finish that almost feels like satin.
The signature of the style is much more than the fabric or the finish. Easily identifiable by the linear patterns of stripes that complement or contrast the background color, the style is as clean in appearance as it can be.
The colors can either be subtle or bold. In some cases there is little difference in the shades of the background and the striped pattern that runs around the edges of the individual pieces. A good example of the monochromatic shading is a chocolate on taupe combination.
In other instances, there are bright and bold differences. For example, one of the most striking sets is a combination of black and white. Of course, there is just about every color combination imaginable including a lovely chocolate brown on baby blue.
The important element of the hotel bedding style and color patterns is that whether the selection is for the subdued or the bold, the bedding set seems to create a very neutral background. That is the beauty of the design style. It will work in any bedroom.