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A Guide to Whitefriars Colours

Whitefriars scientific approach to glass manufacture lead them to produce their groundbreaking colour ruby, and to many other colours. The pinnacle being “Tangerine”, used in the well known “ Textured Ranges ”. Released in 1967, this new set of revolutionary designs, and fabulous psychedelic colours.

The palette of colours and combinations used by Whitefriars was vast, but here we will try to highlight some of the more notable ones.

 
 
Catalogue Year & Colours
1949
Flint (clear) Flint
Sea Green Sea Green
Sapphire-Blue Sapphire-Blue
Amethyst  Amethyst 
Golden Amber Golden Amber
Ruby  Ruby 
1954
Twilight Twilight
1957
Aquamarine Aquamarine
Evening Sky
(ruby/blue/green
(cased in crystal)
Evening Sky
1960
Ocean Green Ocean Green
Shadow Green Shadow Green
Artic Blue Artic Blue
Midnight Blue
(deep blue/deep green)
Midnight Blue
1963
Streaky Green 
(cased in crystal)
Streaky Green 
Streaky Brown 
(cased in crystal)
Streaky Brown
1965
Willow
(greyish green)
Willow
Indigo
(greyish blue)
Indigo
Cinnamon
(brown)
Cinnamon
1969
Kingfisher 
(bright blue)  
Kingfisher 
Tangerine
(bright orange)
Tangerine
Catalogue Year & Colours
1969
Old Gold
(Studio Range)
(cased in crystal)
Old Gold
Orange 
(Studio Range)
(cased in crystal)
Orange
Peacock 
(Studio Range)
(cased in crystal)
Peacock
1970
Meadow Green
(bright green)
Meadow Green
1972
Silver
mentioned 1971 and 1973 supplements (rare)
Silver
Streaky Purple/Blue  Streaky Purple/Blue 
Pewter
(silver grey)
Pewter
Aubergine 
(purple)
Aubergine
1974
Antique Blue Antique Blue
Lilac 
(pale purple)
Lilac
Sage
(dull green)
Sage
Marine 
(streaky green kingfisher blue)  
Marine
Heather 
(streaky purple green)
Heather 
Aurora 
(streaky brown tangerine)
Aurora
Lichen 
(streaky green pewter)
Lichen 
1980
Cirrus colour technique - Gold with Aqua streaks Cirrus
Aqua with Sky Blue streaks Aqua with Sky Blue
Sky Blue Sky Blue
New Studio, Ruby with Kingfisher and Silver chloride overlay Studio, Ruby
Colour Guide   
Blue Opal  Blue Opal
Straw Opal   Straw Opal
Cloudy Blue-Green  Cloudy Blue-Green 
Cloudy Green Cloudy Green
Cloudy Pink Cloudy Pink

Opaque White Enamel

Opaque White Enamel
Aqua
(greenish blue)
Aqua
 


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