How to Brighten Colored Clothes

by Laura Scholz

Bright colors add spunk and personality to your wardrobe. However, keeping brights bright can be a challenge. Learn how to brighten your colored clothes in a few simple steps.

How to Brighten Colored Clothes

Step 1

Wash clothes only when necessary. Unnecessary washing causes bright colored clothes to fade.

Step 2

Soak clothes overnight in salt water.

Step 3

Turn clothes inside out before washing to help retain brightness.

Step 4

Use a laundry detergent specifically designed for bright colored clothes.

Step 5

Add one half a cup of vinegar or amonia to the wash cycle to brighten clothes.

Step 6

Wash clothes on a cold setting to retain brightness.

About the Author

Laura Scholz is an Atlanta-based freelance writer and publicist. She is the owner of Scholz Communications, a boutique public relations firm that specializes in creative industry sector clients. She enjoys writing about health and fitness, entertaining and and arts and culture.