How to Brighten Colored Clothes

by Laura Scholz ; Updated September 28, 2017

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

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

Soak clothes overnight in salt water.

Turn clothes inside out before washing to help retain brightness.

Use a laundry detergent specifically designed for bright colored clothes.

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

Wash clothes on a cold setting to retain brightness.

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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.