How to wash colour clothing

Colourful garments are not only special because they are our favourites, saying everything about us by reflecting our mood and our personality. Colourful garments are special because they need special treatment. They can fade and lose colour quicker than light and dark clothes.

Washing with care will help you keep these colourful favourites for longer. So here is our guide for washing coloured clothes.

How to wash colour clothing

Steps for Washing Colours Effectively

  1. Read the labels on your coloured clothing. They will tell you whether the item should be washed in a washing machine or by hand, or whether it should go to a dry cleaner.

  2. For coloured clothes that can be washed at home, start by sorting your laundry by colour. Bright clothes such as purples, reds, oranges, and bright yellows can be washed together.

  3. Examine your coloured clothing for stains and treat them with a small amount of Ariel Colour & Style Washing Liquid. It is helps remove tough stains while still being gentle on your colours.Examine your coloured clothing for stains and treat them with a small amount of Ariel Colour & Style Washing Liquid. It is tough on stains yet gentle on your colours.

  4. Turn your new coloured clothes inside out to wash. Don’t over stuff the machine and wash the items on as gentle a cycle as is necessary to clean your clothes. A gentle or medium wash cycle should be perfect.

  5. Wash your new coloured clothes in cold water with an Ariel detergent made for bright coloured clothes. Ariel Colour & Style Washing Liquid helps keep your colours bright while removing many tough stains and impurities with just one wash, even at 30 degrees.

  6. As soon as your coloured clothing is done washing, remove it from the machine. Allowing coloured clothes to sit in a washing machine may cause the colours to leech onto other items.

  7. Hang your coloured clothes to dry. Avoid using the dryer if possible, as the dryer will cause your clothing to fade faster and set any stains that you may have missed.

What temperature to use when washing colours? Hot or cold?

Are you still afraid that hot water will cause your colours to fade, but you still can’t get yourself to wash with cold water because you’re afraid it won’t get the stains out? Concerning stain removal, much of the end result depends on whether you wash your colours in hot or cold water. Washing your clothes in hot water can cause the dye to bleed, the results of which need no introduction.

To prevent your colours from running and fading, unless you’re dealing with truly messy clothes, you’re safer using cold water: It will not only keep your clothes colourful, but will also help to preserve their fabric and fit better, making your clothes last longer, while saving you money on the utility bill. Go for Ariel Gel, our most powerful cold water detergent yet, to get clean and colourful laundry.