Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 14th century
Household linen, especially tablecloths and napkins.
Examples of Napery in a sentence
"Cindy had color-coordinated napery for every holiday."
"The napery went into the laundry after the dinner party."
Popularity Over Time
This word comes from Middle English via the Old French “naperie.” The root, “nape,” means “tablecloth.”
Did you Know?
“Napery,” while traditionally a word for household linens, is also a Sherwin-Williams paint color. It’s a warm tone; it either looks beige or closer to a buttercream yellow, depending on the light. This paint is featured in many home- design articles and Pinterest boards, particularly ones related to coastal designs.