Percale vs. Sateen

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?

Percale Sheets

If you love a crisp sheet, you’ll fall for our finely woven percale offerings. Percale sheets have a tight, flat cotton weave with a crisp feel that resembles a dress shirt when ironed. Not that you must iron it. Feel free to leave it au natural for a rumpled, lived-in look. Plus, this option breathes well for those who get warm at night.

Boutique Sheets: Starting at $45, this crisp percale sheet is 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.

Lyric Sheets: Starting at $150, this is one of Peacock Alley's most adored sheets. This crisp, 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.


Sateen Sheets

If you like buttery softness, sateen is the way to go. Sateen sheets have a heavier, smoother finish that boasts a silky feel and a slight sheen. This type of sheet lies heavier on the body, which is great if you’re prone to get chilly. This finish is the most luxurious and the most hassle-free — no ironing required.

Soprano Sheets: Starting at $80, the 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, the 100% Egyptian cotton sateen construction fits with virtually any bedroom ensemble.

Duet II Sheets: Starting at $55, the Duet II is the finest in luxury linen sheeting. It is woven to create a silky smooth surface with a luminous sheen and is known for its luster and drape. Duet sheets are a little thicker and more tightly woven and have a soft, inviting touch that are perfect to snuggle into bed with during the cold winter months.

Virtuoso Sheets: Starting at $205, these are Peacock Alley's most sumptuous sheets. Surround yourself in luxury with this 100% Egyptian cotton sateen sheet made in Italy and embellished with a double row of hemstitching to create an impeccable choice for the ultimate, indulgent bed.

Emma Sheets: Starting at $80, the flirty Emma is geometric, dotted, diamond masterfully printed on sateen fabric. 100% Egyptian cotton.