Percale vs. Sateen. What is the difference?    

At Peacock Alley we are famous for our crisp, white Percale sheeting and our sumptuous Sateen.  What is the difference between Percale and Sateen 

Percale sheets are plain in weave and characterized by a matte finish and crisp hand. Just like your favorite crisp white shirt, percale sheets are a bedroom must-have, especially during the hot summer months. Our high-end cotton percale linens are light and invigorating yet incredibly soft. Percale fabric is lighter in weight and more breathable making it perfect for summertime or warmer climates.

Sateen fabric is woven to create a silky smooth surface with a luminous sheen and is known for its luster and drape. Sateen is usually a little thicker and more tightly woven. It has a soft, inviting touch, perfect to to snuggle into bed with during the cold winter months.

Percale and sateen fabrics have the same function with different qualities. Your sheeting choice depends on personal preference for a honeyed touch and a luminous shine or  a crisp hand on a matte surface.

What will you be sleeping on? Percale or Sateen?


Boutique Sheets: 200 thread count crisp percale sheet enhanced with a graceful satin stitch hem. Boutique is available in white along with 8 additional thread color capabilities for versatile options to suit your personal design vision and budget.

Calypso Sheets: Calypso pampers your pretty side with elegant romance and delightful detail. Crisp, white 400-thread-count, 100% Egyptian cotton percale is enhanced with an updated scalloped border in fresh shades of Linen, Sand, Seaglass and White - the perfect summer sheets. You'll love this sheet so much you'll want the coordinating duvet cover and shams.

Lyric Sheets: One of Peacock Alley's most adored sheets. This crisp 500 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton percale is made in Italy and graced with and elegant double hemstitch. If you love the luxury of five star hospitality, Lyric will surpass all expectations. Lyric is truly the ultimate in Percale sheeting.


Soprano Sheets: Soprano sheeting by Peacock Alley is our number one selling sheet for over 15 years, the ultimate smart sheet. Supremely stylish, surprisingly soft and enhanced with a classic blanket stitch hem, this 420-thread-count, 100% Egyptian cotton sateen construction fits with virtually any bedroom ensemble.

Duet Sheets: Duet perfects the simple, classic sheet with its tone on tone, damask stripe detail. One of our proven favorites, this ultra soft Egyptian cotton sateen sheet is finished with an understated simple hem, making the the perfect base to any bed ensemble.

Virtuoso Sheets: Are Peacock Alley's most sumptuous  sheets. Surround yourself in luxury with this 100% Egyptian cotton, 600 thread-count sateen sheet made in Italy and embellished with a double row of hemstitching to create an impeccable choice for the ultimate, indulgent bed.

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