Purple Pillow vs. Purple Harmony

Written by
Purple Staff
Last Updated
April 12, 2020
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The right pillow can take a good night’s sleep and turn it into a great night’s sleep. But finding the right pillow is not always easy and it’s important to ask the right questions. Many customers wonder about the differences between Purple’s pillows – the Purple® Pillow and the Purple® Harmony. While each pillow offers a unique set of features, both pillows offer amazing comfort and support. Which one is right for you? We’ve outlined key facts and frequently asked questions to help you choose the best pillow for your needs.

Purple Pillow vs Purple Harmony FAQ

  • Do I need both the Purple Pillow and the Purple Harmony Pillow?
  • I’m a side sleeper. Is the Harmony better than the Purple Pillow?
  • Is the Harmony softer than the Purple Pillow?
  • Why is the Purple Pillow so heavy?
  • Is the Harmony Pillow lighter?
  • How much do Purple Pillows cost?
  • How to clean a Purple Pillow?
  • What pillowcase fits the Purple Pillow and Harmony Pillow?
  • Who sells the Purple Pillow?

Not sure what pillow ideal for you? See our guide on how to choose a pillow.

The Purple Pillow

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With its low profile, the Purple® Pillow is an ideal choice for back and stomach sleepers. The Purple® Pillow is made with the famous Purple Grid™ with reinforced neck support. This pillow is specifically engineered to cradle your head and give you ergonomic neck support that matches your body’s natural curvature. The Purple Pillow is flat, fairly heavy – about 10 pounds – and feels soft and squishy, and amazingly comfortable. We like to say that our Purple® Pillow is the most profound pillow innovation since geese – you get state-of-the-art comfort and support with no feathers stabbing you, no memory foam and no lumps, bumps and flat spaces.

If you tend to sleep hot, you’ll love the Purple® Pillow even more – its temperature-neutral exterior allows for air flow around your face and head so you won’t overheat while you sleep. And as with all Purple pillows, the original Purple® Pillow comes with our 100-night No Pressure™ Guarantee.

The Purple Harmony Pillow

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The Purple Harmony Pillow provides an effect that’s reflected in the name – all the elements work together in perfect balance and harmony to give you some of your best sleep ever. More than a year and a half of prototype-testing went into designing the world’s only pillow featuring Purple Grid™ Hex technology – specially formulated and engineered for personalized head and neck support.

The Purple® Harmony Pillow features soft, hexagon-shaped air channels that make your pillow exceptionally breathable, cool and comfortable. Together with the pillow’s No Pressure® Support, the Purple Harmony can help you get a great night’s sleep, night after night. It stays cool all night long, with more than 1500 open air channels helping air circulate around your head and face. It also provides the right level of comfort and head/neck support – personalized just for you – thanks to our proprietary Purple Grid™ Hex technology.

The Purple Harmony Pillow features a Talalay latex core, plus an outer breeze mesh cover that wicks away moisture and enhances overall breathability. It’s available in two heights: a standard 6.5 inches, and a tall 7.5 inches. The 6.5-inch pillow is favored by back sleepers, side sleepers with smaller frames, and stomach sleepers. The tall 7.5-inch pillow is favored by side sleepers with average to larger frames and anyone who generally prefers a taller pillow.

The Purple® Harmony is hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and extremely durable. It provides superior comfort and support, stays cool all night, and it won’t ever fall flat. It’s quite unlike anything you’ve ever experienced – some might even call it the greatest pillow ever invented. It also comes with Purple’s 100-night No Pressure® guarantee and a 1-year warranty.

Your Pillow Is Important

Your pillow is more important than you might think. It provides support for your head, neck, spine, and even your shoulders. Sleeping on the right pillow can help you sleep better and more comfortably, so you can wake up feeling well-rested each morning.

The choice between the Purple® Pillow or the Purple Harmony usually depends on your body type, preferred sleeping position, and personal preference.

Do I need both the Purple® Pillow and the Purple Harmony Pillow?

This is a decision that’s completely up to you. Do you often change your sleeping position during the night? If so, it might be nice to have the option to grab the pillow that’s most comfortable for all your change-ups during the night. Many side sleepers put a second pillow between their knees. Some people just like lots of pillows surrounding them – if that’s you, then we say go for it. Build a pillow fort. Try out both pillows and see how much better you sleep at night.

I’m a side sleeper. Is the Harmony better than the Purple® Pillow?

Yes, likely so. The Purple® Harmony is much thicker than the Purple® Pillow, so it can offer more support when you lay on your side. The Purple® Pillow’s height is about 3.5 inches, while the Purple Harmony is available in 6.5-inch and 7.5-inch sizes. Petite side sleepers may prefer the standard 6.5-inch Purple Harmony, while average or larger sleepers typically prefer the 7.5-inch version.

Is the Harmony softer than the Purple® Pillow?

Yes. In fact, because of its latex pillow core, and our revolutionary Purple Grid™ Hex technology, the Purple Harmony will feel softer than anything you’ve ever experienced. It adapts and conforms to your head for a personalized level of superior comfort.

Why is the Purple Pillow so heavy?

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At 10 lbs, the Purple® Pillow weighs more than most pillows you may have encountered, primarily because it’s made with the patented Purple Grid™. This unique Hyper-Elastic Polymer material adapts and adjusts to the curve of your head and neck. You’re literally sleeping on space-age technology. The Purple Grid™, with its reinforced edges, provides maximum breathability and air flow, amazing support, and super-soft comfort all at the same time.

Is the Harmony Pillow lighter?

Yes. The Harmony pillow weighs less than the Purple® Pillow due to its soft latex core. The Purple® Pillow weighs more than most pillows because it’s made with the Purple Grid™.

Purple Harmony 6.5” – 4.5 lbs.

Purple Harmony 7.5” – 5.4 lbs.

Purple Pillow – 10 lbs.

How much do Purple® Pillows cost?

The Purple® Pillow retails for $99, and the Purple® Harmony sells for $159. Occasionally, Purple offers sales and discounts on our pillows, and prices are subject to change without notice.

How to Clean a Purple® Pillow?

Purple® Harmony Pillow cleaning instructions: Remove the machine washable cover and wash it gently in cold water. The core should only be spot-cleaned by hand as needed. Once you’ve washed the cover, you should lay it flat to dry.

Purple® Pillow cleaning instructions: The exterior cover can be machine washed with like colors and tumbled dry on low. The Purple Grid™ should be gently hand-washed with detergent and then laid flat to dry.

What pillowcase fits the Purple® Pillow and Harmony Pillow?

Most standard size pillow cases fit fine. Pillowcases sold as standard/queen will also fit the Purple® Pillow and the Purple® Harmony beautifully. Keep in mind that one of the premier features of both pillows is their breathability – so make sure you’re covering them with an equally breathable and super-stretchy pillowcase so that you don’t lose the benefits of Purple’s innovative technology.

Who sells the Purple® Pillow?

You can buy either the Purple® Pillow or the Purple® Harmony right here at Purple.com and enjoy free shipping on all orders. Our pillows also are available at Purple HQ in Lehi, Utah.

Two Great Pillows: Purple Pillow and Purple Harmony

It’s a great day when you can choose between two outstanding pillows, knowing that either choice will likely lead to some of the best sleep you’ve ever had. You owe it to yourself to make sure you’re getting the best night’s sleep you possibly can. Choosing a pillow that conforms to your body, keeps you sleeping cool, and gives your head, neck, and spine the right level of support is an important part of your sleep hygiene.

No matter if you prefer the low-profile Purple Pillow or the thickness of the Purple Harmony, you’ll have a great place to rest your head and enjoy sweet dreams.