Read the washing and care instructions on the tag found on the edge of the bed sheets. In almost all cases, laundering in cold water is recommended and this instruction should be followed.
Wash color sheets separately from other linens, using liquid laundry detergent.
Add 1 oz. of white vinegar to the load. Vinegar contains colorfast properties that will help prevent fading.
Avoid drying bedsheets on a clothesline in direct sunlight. The ultraviolet rays of the sun will cause colors to fade. Instead, consider air drying sheets on a rack, or use a clothes dryer set to a lower temperature.