Is there a better way to sleep than under a comforter that is light as a cloud and will wrap you up in complete comfort all night long? Comforters are a popular duvet alternative that doesn’t require a cover and has a distinctive fluffy texture.
It is made up of two outer cover layers that are usually an attractive color or pattern, and caught between them is a layer of fill. This fill is kept in place with quilted or box stitching that makes the comforter stay consistent in texture all the way across. The fill is often made from natural down or a down alternative made from microfiber that mimics the effects of down.
The outer fabric can be made from cotton, linen, polyester, and even soft bamboo on the skin. Having a blanket that is all one piece like this is super convenient and a super comfy option.
So today, we will be looking at some great comforters to let you know what’s out there. In particular, we will be looking at grey comforters and giving you some handy tips on how to style them.
What Does Down Alternative Mean?
All of the comforters we will be looking at today are made from a down alternative that is suitable to be used by anyone with allergies. But what exactly is a down alternative? Basically, it is a hollow fiberfill made from polyester or microfiber that imitates the effects of real down.
It consists of many thin fibers that congregate together, their aim is to trap as much air as possible to make the comforter super fluffy and lightweight. This quality is maintained with the box stitching that traps a well-stuffed amount of fill in each square so the fill doesn’t shift after many washes.
You might choose a down alternative over real down due to allergies or because down can have an unpleasant smell over time. Additionally, you avoid any feather quills poking through and stabbing you in the night.
How to Style a Grey Comforter
Grey is a color that gives you a lot to work with. There are so many colors that pair well with grey because it is neutral, and there are many shades and tones to choose from.
If you favor a contemporary look you can accompany your grey comforter with some muted pops of color from throw cushions and maybe some brushed metal and wooden accents in the rest of the room. Then grey can go rustic or shabby chic by mixing it in with some earth-toned throws and maybe even some patterned throw cushions in muted florals.
It can also be lifted using bright colors to jazz it up and create some stunning contrasts. Try to bring in color like this through your second pillows and even your fitted sheet as well as, of course, some bright throw cushions.
As you can see, grey is super versatile, so it can fit itself into a huge range of styles. The limit is your style and creativity.
So with all that in mind, let’s get into some beautiful grey comforters.
Now, we’re starting with a bang with the most luxurious comforter of the bunch! This is a glamorous option with a price tag to match, so if you have the budget to treat yourself, then maybe this one is for you?
As you would expect, you get some bang for your buck from this comforter which has a reversible design, so you get two designs in one. It is a cool grey on one side and striped with grey and white on the other side, so you can switch up your room design by simply flipping it over.
The stripe is a rustic and simple pattern that adds texture without being over the top. The whole surface is box stitched so that the lightweight fill stays put and doesn’t leak. This stitching style also makes the comforter more durable and hard-wearing so that you will get some use out of your investment.
As we pointed out, this reversible design has a yarn-dyed percale on one side and polyester on the other. While the percale is something special, considering how expensive this comforter is, I would expect it to be made from a more premium material than polyester for the other fabric.
This is an element to consider when dropping this amount of money on a comforter. The interior, however, mimics the feeling of down and boasts cloud-like softness, so you are guaranteed a great night’s sleep. If you invest in a comforter like this, you will go to sleep every night feeling like royalty.
This fancy option comes with two matching pillowcases and is available in twin, queen, king, and California king. It is machine washable and should be air-dried.
- Yarn-dyed percale
- Very fluffy
This Umchord comforter is another reversible design that lets you switch up your design by simply flipping the blanket over. On one side, it is a deep, cool grey, while on the other side, it is speckled in various shades of grey for some added visual texture.
But it’s not just the different finishes that make this reversible design so good. Each side is made from a different fabric that has its unique properties. The cooling side is made from a nylon blend that is ideal for hot sleepers and will keep you cool and sweat-free all night.
The warm side is made from a sustainable bamboo blend that is best for daily use and will maintain a steady temperature all year round. Both fabrics are soft to touch and feel great against the skin. It is quilted and durable and should last you a long time if you take care of it.
The Umchord comforter comes with a pair of reversible pillows and is available in full, queen, king, and California king. It is machine washable and can be washed in a washing machine and tumble dried on low.
- Matching pillows
- Two sides for different sleep situations
If you prefer a more sustainable style, then this Stweiner comforter might be the one for you. It is made from 100% viscose from bamboo that feels great against the skin. This innovative fabric is not only sustainable but is also very cooling so that you will sleep comfortably beneath it every night.
Its natural air permeability helps keep the area under the comforter temperature regulated so you can sleep comfortably all year round. Due to all these properties, this comforter is particularly good for sweaty sleepers.
The box-stitched design is hard-wearing and should survive wash after wash. Inside the bamboo, the cover is an innovative 7 hole fiber filler that simulates the same structure that you would find in down without any of the downsides. This makes the comforter lightweight and endlessly comfortable.
One negative to this design is that it doesn’t come with any matching pillows, which would be expected from a comforter of this price. However, its neutral dark grey hue means that it will be easy to find pillowcases that go well with it. Pair it with some bamboo pillowcases for an all-over sustainable sleep experience.
This is available in twin, queen, and king. It can be washed in a washing machine and either tumble dried on low or air-dried.
- 7 hole fiberfill
- Soft viscose alternative
- No pillowcases
If you like a more boho or rustic style, then this Wong’s geometric comforter is a great fit. It has a linen look grey finish with fine cream patterning that looks homey and pairs well with other textured and patterned soft furnishings.
This is another reversible design with a contemporary rustic patterning that adds subtle detail to your space without overcrowding the eye. This all-season comforter is soft and incredibly comfortable while remaining breathable so you won’t get hot and sweaty in the night.
It comes with two matching pillowcases that are also reversible so you can mix and match to play with your interior decor. The cover fabric is made from a twill microfiber that is very soft to the touch, while the inside is another fluffy down alternative that is kept in place with high-density stitching that makes this comforter very durable.
Considering all the design elements and comfort factors that this comforter has, it is a real steal for the price. It gives you everything you need in a comforter and makes it attainable at a good price.
This is available in twin, full, queen, and king. It can be machine washed and tumble dried on low heat.
- Beautiful pattern
- Only comes in three sizes
- Not as adaptable to different styles
Finally, we have the 100% cotton Wake in Cloud comforter and its charmingly simple design.
From afar this blanket just appears to be a deep grey comforter covered with colorful speckles. However, when you get up close, they are little space-themed illustrations like planets, asteroids, and astronauts. This is a great way to bring your passions into your interior decorating more subtly than splashing NASA logos all over the place.
The design is also fade-resistant so that the cute design won’t disappear over time. Since it is made from cotton so not only is it attractive, but it is soft into the bargain, so it gives you a lot of value for the price.
It comes with two matching pillowcases, also adorned in space delights that would be great paired with lighter grey secondary pillows or maybe even yellow to pull out the yellows in the print. The quilted design is very durable, so you get a lot for the price.
It is available in twin, full, queen, and king. It is machine washable and can be tumble-dried or air-dried. As a bonus, this comforter comes with a 30-night trial, so you can get your money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied.
- Subtle pattern
- 100% cotton
- Only three bed sizes available
Best All-Season Comforter
For all-around versatility and utility, the Umchord comforter is one of the ones that stand out. Not only is it attractive with two distinct designs on each side it also has two specially designed fabrics to tailor your sleeping experience. The nylon side is great for hot sleepers and those balmy summer nights, while the bamboo is for any day in between.
You get a lot for the price when it comes to this design, so it is a no-brainer for a great year-round comforter.
Best Value for Budget
It is a surprise that one of the most attractive comforters here today is the cheapest, and that is the Wong’s patterned comforter.
This beautifully rustic comforter has a subtle style and a reversible design well as boasting an airy interior that makes it very comfortable. You get all of this for an affordable price, so you don’t need to skimp on quality if you are on a budget.
There are so many great grey comforters on the market you are spoiled for choice. If you get the right one, you’ll have a comforter that will last you years. These convenient blankets are simple to maintain and have superior fluff over most duvets without needing additional cover.
If you are looking for one ultimate recommendation, I would go with the Stweiner option. This is a great comforter that is also sustainable. How could you go wrong?
It has an innovative 7 hole fiberfill that will mean it is really comfortable and yet breathable at the same time. No matter what the weather this comforter will have you covered while being eco-friendly at the same time.