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Boll & Branch Natural vs. Ivory color bed sheets

The difference between Natural and Ivory colors

Out of all the beautiful colors available for Boll & Branch products, we receive the most questions about the difference between Natural bed sheets and Ivory bed sheets. While these shades of white look similar, there are a few key differences.

Content Tile - Natural Tile


The Natural color sheet sets or bath towels are actually made of undyed cotton, otherwise known as greige cotton, that is woven and finished without going through the dying process. The beauty of this color is the presence of what we like to call “freckles” in the sheet or bath towel. In essence, these barely-there freckles are bits of seeds or other organic material that has been caught in the ginning, spinning and weaving processes. Each Natural colored item is completely unique, thanks to the freckles! Looking for a sheet or bath towel that is nearly untouched by anything but nature? Choose Natural! 

Content Tile - Stipe Ivory Bed


What color is ivory really? Ivory is dyed to hide the freckles that are characteristic of Natural. When comparing the two colors, the Ivory color will have a slightly more yellow tint, while Natural will look more pale. To the inexperienced eye, both colors look very similar, so you have to know to look for the barely-there freckles to determine whether the sheet or bath towel is a Natural or Ivory color.

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