Dish towels are oft-overlooked kitchen superstars. Not only do they provide a sustainable option over paper towels for messes, but they also are an easy way to inject a bit of personality into your kitchen space, which is fantastic especially if you’re renting. They’re a low-cost way to bring a design together and the best ones make you smile. You can never have too many dish towels, either, because once they go past kitchen use, you can use them as cleaning rags. Win-win!
Here are 12 dish towels and kitchen linens we’re loving right now. They’re all machine wash friendly to boot.
1. The Colorful Kitchen Towel Set
Might we recommend Zest Yellow/Moonstruck Grey/Jade Green, or perhaps Cypress Green/Eggshell Blue/Artichoke Green, pictured above?
2. The Apology
We’ve all been there – hangry is a real emotion, y’all. Express your sincerest apology with this cheeky white dish towel from Primitives by Kathy, a brand known for sass and class.
For $9.99, this oversized dish towel will do all the talking you need when angry hunger strikes.
3. The Literature Lover’s Dish Towel
This flour sack towel features one of William Carlos Williams’ most intentional and simply refined poems. It would make a sweet and thoughtful gift to anyone who loves literature, and even without that knowledge, it’s a kind gift regardless.
Find it here for $14.00 and don’t forget, it was once featured in Martha Stewart Living. That’s the Martha seal of approval, y’all.
4. The Subtle Magnolia Tribute
A timeless set for the great price of $13.99, these striped kitchen towels will last for years in your home.
5. The Minimalist’s Dream Towels
This pack of 12 cotton flour sack kitchen towels was made for functionality at a fantastic price. For $14.39 (on sale from $45.00!), this set of 12 towels will ensure you won’t need any more kitchen dish towels for years to come.
A best-seller with 4.5 stars on average from 1,637 customer reviews, most from those in the service industry, it’s hard to deny the power and simplicity of these cotton kitchen towels.
6. The Optimist at Heart
This sunny waffle weave cotton dish towel from Kay Dee Designs shares a bright message with a cheery print – can you ask for anything sweeter?
For $7.70 with one-day free shipping for Prime members, this dish towel will inject just the right amount of sunshine and happiness into your kitchen space as you wipe down those counters.
7. Showing State Pride
For $20.00, you can let everyone know just how glad you are to live where you do, or show them where your heart truly is, after all.
8. The Outside, In
This Kate Spade Daisy Fields French Navy Kitchen Towel is everything you love about Kate Spade New York combined into one. The whimsical daisy pattern is understated enough to fit into any kitchen, and also bright enough to bring a little sunshine into the space.
For $10.00, this qualifies for free same-day shipping for Prime Members and the daisy pattern makes it so much more useful than seasonal kitchen towels.
9. The Wanderluster’s Towel
Made from unbleached cotton, this dish towel is a sweet reminder to always keep traveling, that there are always new things to see, or new ways to see the same things.
10. Chevron Everywhere
This 100 percent cotton chevron dish towel combines sophistication with functionality. Each set of two dish towels comes in five colors: mint, black, purple, blue, and yellow.
11. Dreams of Turkish Cotton
This set of four Turkish cotton dish towels are perfect for so much more than kitchen use. They seamlessly fit into trips to the beach or to yoga class. In five colors, you’ll never need another set of towels again.
12. The Eco-Luxury Towel Set
This set of three kitchen towels, made of 100 percent organic cotton, are true kitchen workhorses. Each solid kitchen towel is made from upcycled cotton and denim, and each towel is in a different pattern in shades of grey, blue, and white.