About Carnival Colors
Carnival was made in a bewildering variety of colors--more than 50 have been identified. In addition, there was very little quality control in the early days, so a batch of glass could vary considerably. Carnival glass colors definitions are based on the color of the glass, with the exception of marigold, clambroth, white, and some smoke, which are clear glass.

The most common color is marigold, followed by amethyst/purple, blue, and green.

To check the color of the piece, use a strong light and look through it at a place where there is no iridescence. With a bowl or plate with heavy iridescence, you may have to look through the edge of the collar, or marie, on the bottom.

Shown here are Ripple vases in aqua, purple, clambroth, helios, marigold, smoke, and amber.

Note: Photos on this website were color balanced for my monitor and may not appear the same on yours!

Amber
Amberina
Amethyst
Amethyst, black
Aqua
Aqua opalescent
Blue (or cobalt)
Blue, electric
Blue milk glass
Blue opal
Blue, powder
Blue slag (sorbini)
Celeste blue
Clambroth
Custard Carnival
Green
Emerald green
Helios green
Honey amber
Horehound
Ice blue
Ice green
Lavender
Lime green
Lime green opalescent
Luna
Marigold
Marigold on milk glass
Marigold on moonstone
Olive green
Peach opalescent
Pearlized milk glass
Powder blue
Purple
Renninger blue
Red
Red opalescent
Red slag
Reverse amberina
Reverse amberina opal
Rootbeer
Russet
Sapphire blue
Smoke
Teal
Vaseline
White
Wisteria