Even though it might seem okay to wash your clothes with different colors and types of fabric, you shouldn’t do this. Dark and light clothes need to be washed in cold water separately. By washing things in cold water, you can cut down on how much colors run into each other.
It makes no sense at all, unless we’re talking about black and white or something. Almost any item of clothing can be washed in cold water without the color fading or changing. When I was a kid, my mom always told me not to wash clothes with bright and dark colors together. But one day I said “screw it” and started doing it anyway. What’s more, what do you know? Because of this, I’ve never had a bad piece of clothing. Ever. It’s a big story.
To be clear, you don’t have to wash your light and dark clothes separately, but you should if you want to keep the color and quality of your clothes. Ask Automatic Laundry any questions you have about laundry and get tips!
Dark-colored clothes are more likely to bleed dye when they are washed. Sort clothes by color, keeping dark, medium, and light colors separate so they don’t get dirty. Hand-wash dark-colored clothes, like red sweatshirts or blue jeans, by themselves for the first few times.
If you follow the instructions on the care tag for water temperature, wash cycle, detergent, and drying, your favorite colored clothes will last longer and keep their color. Gather your supplies and follow the eight easy steps below to discover how to wash colored clothes in any washing machine.
Sorting your clothes before you wash them will make it less likely that they will fade or run when they are washed and dried. Put pastel colors in one group, then separate red, orange, and yellow items from darker green, blue, or purple ones. For the first few washes, wash your new brights separately from your other clothes so that the color doesn’t run onto them.
If you have to wash all of your clothes (both colored and white) at once:
If the clothes are old and the color has worn off, you might want to wash both whites and colors in COLD water at the same time. Before you wash colored clothes with whites, you should wash them more than once. Set your washing machine to the shortest wash cycle and the coldest water temperature. Use as little detergent as possible. Before washing them with white clothes, make sure none of the colored items are brand new. The extra color must be taken out of the new clothes. Most of the time, this takes 3 to 4 washes. The SHOUT COLOR CATCHER should be used.