Silk Bedding Sets To Keep You Cool All Summer

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If you've always found drifting to sleep difficult due to the temperature of your bed, have we got some news for you. When temperatures start to slowly climb, you're probably desperately trying to find ways to stay cool during the hot, muggy nights. Instead of cranking the air conditioner and running up your utility bill, opt for the coolness of silk sheets to help you doze off.


Silk is an entirely natural material but it has temperature-regulating properties which means that it will adjust to either keep you warm or cool you off, as needed. As such, silk is an ideal material for bedding and many companies have taken advantage of the material to create stellar bed sets. Silk is not just a one-off either — it's hypoallergenic which means that allergy sufferers can breathe a little easier at night.

Plus, it also has benefits for your skin and hair. Even if you don't commit to a whole set of silk, a silk pillowcase can be very restorative to your hair and facial skin. Martin Gill, who is the managing director of the luxury bedding brand, And So To Bed, tells Harper's Bazaar that silk is less absorbent than most other materials which means your skincare products won't absorb into the pillow and it is also smoother which means less friction for your hair and face. With all these benefits, it seems that silk should be on everyone's bed.


How we selected products

We know that everyone's preference is different and not everyone even likes the feel of silk. With that in mind, we have taken the time to do our due diligence and make sure that every item we've recommended is high-quality and has been reviewed, loved, and purchased by a large part of the population.


We've taken into consideration the material that each product is made of and how that material was harvested or produced, durability, smoothness of the silk, washability, and even the way the silk manages moisture and humidity. The bedding sets here were carefully collected to tick each box and to be the best in each of their categories. You can sleep easy (pun intended!) knowing that whichever of these sets you choose, you will feel like a million bucks in your own bed.

Best overall silk bed set

Mulberry Park Silks is a mainstain name in the silk bedding niche for a good reason. With a great price point for 100% Mulberry silk, the Mulberry Park 22 Momme 6A Mulberry Silk Bed Sheets also comes in nine colors so that you can match it just right to your style. Prices start at $473 for a full set, $604 for a queen, $656 for a king, and $683 for a california king. Other than the full size, the set also comes in two different sized pockets to accommodate thicker mattresses. The set is machine washable (score!) and it comes with a flat sheet and pillowcase. Additional pillowcases are available as well from the company and reviewers were impressed with how easy it was to make the bed with these sheets as compared to cotton ones.


Buy the Mulberry Park 22 Momme 6A Mulberry Silk Bed Sheets, $473+ at Amazon.

Best luxury silk sheets

If you're ready to go all-in with silk sheets, consider the ultra-luxurious beauty set, Manito's The 22 Bedding Set. A four-piece set that comes in seven different colors such as champagne and chocolate, this set is completely Mulberry silk of the finest quality. The muted colors and classic silhouettes make this set the ultimate upgrade to your bedroom while at the same time speaking volumes of your good taste. It's not just a pretty face either — the silk fabric proves to be durable and retains softness and comfort over time and washes. The company will even send out fabric swatches for you to test before you commit to buying an entire set — and some sets can be color-combined to create your own truly unique bedding.


Best budget overall set

At about two-thirds the price of Mulberry Park's sheets, the LilySilk Mulberry Silk Sheets 4 Piece, 19 Momme Silk Bed Sheets might be a small step down in quality but they're budget-friendly. It also comes with one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases so it's even more of a steal. This set comes in twin, full, queen, king, and california king sizes and in 10 different colors. The set is praised by customers for being super soft, holding up in the wash, and being great at thermoregulating. One customer even advised readers to "toss their jammies!" as the set was all they needed to get a good night's rest.


Buy the LilySilk Mulberry Silk Sheets 4 Piece, 19 Momme Silk Bed Sheets, $364+ at Amazon.

Best white silk sheet

There are a few sets on this list that are billed as machine-washable but few sets out there are also able to be machine-dried. Lunya's Washable Silk Flat Sheet is a cut above the rest as you can just as easily toss it into the dryer as you can the washer. Made of 100% silk, the sheet comes in just one color — pure white — and two sizes, queen and king. Made with sustainable materials and environmentally-safe practices, Lunya delivers a one-of-a-kind sheet that is sure to calm your mind and body. The set can also be completed with a fitted sheet, pillowcases, and duvet.


Buy Lunya's Washable Silk Flat Sheet, $468 for Queen, at Lunya.

Best color-options silk bedding set

Although most of the sets on this list have multiple color options, the THXSILK Silk Sheet Set 4 Pcs, 19 Momme Silk Bed Sheets have one of the largest selection. Available in four sizes, this 400-thread count set has 10 colors in total to delight everyone's color preferences, from a pure shiny white to a dark black with purple and metallic gold in-between. The sheets have OEKO-Tex Standard 100 Certification and are made of natural protein fibers which also means that the sheets are healthy and can benefit your skin over time spent sleeping on them. Buyers were especially appreciative of the prompt customer service and the quality of the material.


Buy the THXSILK Silk Sheet Set 4 Pcs, 19 Momme Silk Bed Sheets, $379.99 at Amazon.

Best silk-imitation sateen sheets

With more than 12,000 reviews on Amazon, and with a price point that you just can't beat, the Vonty Satin Sheets might not be pure silk but they sure feel like it. In six sizes and a staggering 26 different color options, it's easy to see why so many customers have picked these sheets for their go-to. One reviewer even said she preferred these sheets to her Mulberry silk ones, while others complemented the sheets on their softness, coolness, and ease of maintenance. Since they're not silk, these are easy to wash and tumble-dry and they slide on and off your bed so easily that making your bed won't seem like a chore.


Buy the Vonty Satin Sheets, $40.99 at Amazon.

Best vegan silk colored sheets

Our other option for colored sheets are these stunners from ettitude, their Bamboo Signature Sateen Sheet Set. Also available in 10 colors, the sheets are not as shiny as THXSILK's but have more muted colors such as moss, saffron, and moon. Available in six sizes (although not for all colors), these sheets are woven from sustainable bamboo fibers to create a sateen weave that's soft as silk and just as breathable. They are OEKO-TEX® certified and the production of the sheets uses 500x less water and creates 52% less CO2 than cotton sheet-production.


Buy the ettitude Bamboo Signature Sateen Sheet Set, $259 for King at ettitude.

Best vegan silk white sheet set

The Cozy Earth Natural Colored Bamboo Sheet set isn't purely silk but made of 100% bamboo viscose, a combination that Oprah is said to have described as the "softest EVER." In five muted colors, this sheet set also comes in six different bed sizes, including a split king size that you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Each sheet set comes with a fitted sheet (or two in the case of the split king), a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. As a vegan alternative to silk, these bamboo sheets are "worth every penny," according to multiple reviewers.


Buy the Cozy Earth Natural Colored Bamboo Sheet set, $327.20 for King at Cozy Earth.

Best dark silk set

If white isn't your thing (or you're just anxious about getting them dirty), go for a dark silk bedding set like the Gingerlily Charcoal set. Unfortunately — or maybe fortunately — this is one of those sets where everything is bought separately. The set encompasses a flat sheet in just one size, standard pillowcase, square pillowcase, and a duvet cover in either king or super king size. Made of 100% Mulberry Silk in a 19 momme silk weight the set is machine washable on a cold, gentle cycle and it is "naturally hypoallergenic." You can also mix and match with the other colors in Gingerlily's collection including Nude and Vintage Pink.


Gingerlily products are currently available at major US retailers like Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue. For those who prefer to order online, be advised that the company ships from the United Kingdom which means shipping and delivery times might be at a higher cost.

Best patterned silk set

You've never seen a silk bedding set as unique as the Gelso Milano Zebra 100% Silk Duvet Cover. Made of the finest mulberry 22 momme silk, the set will definitely add style and class to your bedroom. The set was crafted in Italy with superior attention to detail and by a brand that aims to do their part in the sustainability movement by promoting the conservation of water in the fashion and textile industry. The brand also has two other patterns available for duvet covers as well as eight different patterns for pillowcases. They have two fitted sheets available, in plain black and white colors as well as the zebra pattern.


Buy the Gelso Milano Zebra 100% Silk Duvet Cover, $939 or the Zebra Fitted Sheets, $683 at Wolf&Badger.

Best hotel-style silk set

If you've slept on hotel silk sheets and loved them, Soak & Sleep's Pure Mulberry Silk Bedding can get you back to that feeling. Another company that's based in the United Kingdom, Soak & Sleep's set runs from $73 to $585 for pillowcases, fitted sheets, or duvet covers. Their best deal is on bundles, where you can save 5% on a double, king, or superking bundle that includes the duvet cover, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. The sets come in seven colors and will last many seasons if taken care of properly.


Buy the Soak & Sleep's Pure Mulberry Silk Bedding, $480 for a Double Bundle at Soak & Sleep.

Best durable silk sheet set

One of the downsides of silk is that it can be easily snagged or pulled and you're left with an entire sheet that looks like cats ran their claws down it. Not so with the ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Sheets which are designed with a strong tensile strength to make them durable and rip-proof. Not only does the brand boast this but they also say the sheets are shrink-proof so that even after many washes the sheets will retain their shape. They have OEKO-TEX Certification and use 6A grade mulberry silk, making their sheets also breathable, cool, and comforting to the touch. The set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases and is available in queen or king and with 13 color options.


Buy the ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Sheets, $449 at Amazon.

Best eucalyptus silk sheet set

Looking for something different? The Eucalyptus Silk Bed Sheets from Aeyla helps to promote relaxation and reduce your stress due to the fabric that it's made from — thin threads of eucalyptus. With cooling properties that keep the moisture of your skin regulated, these sheets are a close second to the expensive Mulberry silk ones. Plus, the price point isn't too shabby either — $257 for the double size or $282 for the king size. In three classic colors, this set will allow you to sleep soundly on hotter nights.


Buy the Eucalyptus Silk Bed Sheets, $257 at Aeyla.

Best ethical silk bed set

One of the big problem points for silk is the ethical nature in which it's collected or harvested — but there's no such problem with the Ethical Bedding Bed Sheet Bundle. The set is made of organic eucalyptus silk that is made exclusively of Oeko-Tex certified fibers and available in three colors. What makes this set stand out as exceptionally sustainable and ethical is that it is colored using plant-based dye and has biodegradable nut buttons; the fibers are also hypoallergenic, zero static, and resistant to dust, mites, and mold. The sets are available in five sizes, more than most!


Buy the Ethical Bedding Bed Sheet Bundle, $245 for Double at Ethical Bedding.

Best affordable eucalyptus silk sheets

Although eucalyptus silk is cheaper than traditional Mulberry silk, it still can carry a hefty price tag. If you're wanting to ease into the world of silk consider the Eucalypso Classic Sheet Set which comes in eight colors and retails at just $195 for a King size — it comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases. Made of 100% premium TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, these sheets are soft, sustainable, machine-washable, breathable, and moisture-regulating. What more could you ask for?


Best silk sheet separates

If you're wanting to get all your silk bedding accessories separately, Mulberry Park Silks has you covered. They have one of the largest selections of separates for pillowcases, fitted and flat sheets, duvet covers, and even baby and toddler bed sheets. One of their best-sellers is the 22 Momme Silk Fitted Sheet set, an ultra-luxurious sheet that comes in five different sizes and six colors. If you've already tried the pillowcases and loved the coolness, smoothness, and comfort of silk, a fitted sheet is recommended to be your next step in enveloping your bed in silk.


Buy the 22 Momme Silk Fitted Sheet in queen, $279 at Mulberry Park Silks.

Best silk-cotton blend bed sheet

If you're still unsure about shelling out hundreds of dollars on silk sheets but want the coolness and softness of silk, consider a compromise. The Cuddledown Silk Cotton Fitted Sheets give you just that by combining 55% silk with 45% cotton to deliver an ultra-soft and comfortable sleeping experience that is still affordable. The hems are finished with an elegant piping and the sheets come in either queen or king size and six colors. You can also purchase flat sheets and pillowcases from Cuddledown in the same silk-cotton blend.


Buy the Cuddledown Silk Cotton Fitted Sheets, $209 for King at Cuddledown

Best silk option for trying-it-out

Not ready to commit to a full sheet? Slip, the original Pure Silk Pillowcase, that was formulated specifically for beautifying your skin and hair as you sleep, is a great option to start out with. Available in queen or king sizes, the pillowcase also comes in nine colors so you can mix and match with your current bed set. The pillowcase is supposed to be anti-aging, anti-crease, and even anti-bed head! Their listing at Nordstrom states that you will feel like you got an "eight-hour beauty treatment every night." It has more than 900 reviews with an average of four and a half stars out of five and customers say it really helps with managing hair stress and for sensitive skin.


Buy the Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase, $89 at Nordstrom.