Ceramic Glaze Colors

Interested in placing a custom order for a ceramic piece, and trying to narrow down your color choices? Below are color charts for the most commonly used, reproducible glazes that HaldeCraft uses. As you look through these colors, think about what type of finish you want on your piece (glossy vs. matte) and whether or not the piece you want has detailed paint underneath (in which case you want translucent or semi-opaque) or a decal fired over it (in which case you want lighter colors, so the sepia-toned decal  will show up against it). Unless otherwise noted, all glazes are non-toxic and food-safe, which means they will be fine to use on pieces which will come into contact with food or beverages. 

What do these things mean?
- Glossy: the piece will have a shiny finish.
- Semi-glossy: the piece will be somewhat shiny, but also somewhat matte; halfway in-between the two.
- Matte: the piece will not have a shiny finish, it will be more satin-like.
- Opaque: no colors from underneath will show through.
- Semi-opaque: bright colors used underneath the glaze will show through but will take on the shade of the glaze.
- Translucent: all colors from underneath will show through the glaze.

Black/Gray/White | Yellow | Orange | Brown | Red | Pink | Purple | Blue | Green | Other

Black/Gray/White


glossy; semi-opaque

matte; semi-opaque

matte; opaque

matte; semi-opaque

glossy; translucent

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

 

Yellow 


glossy; translucent; great over red clay

matte; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

 

Orange


matte; opaque

matte; semi-opaque

 

 

Brown


glossy; semi-opaque

semi-glossy; opaque

glossy; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

matte; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

glossy; opaque

matte; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

matte; semi-opaque

semi-glossy; opaque

glossy; opaque

 

Red


glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

glossy; opaque

matte; opaque

 

Pink


glossy; translucent; great over red clay

matte; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

 

Purple


glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

glossy; opaque

 

Blue


glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; opaque

matte; opaque

 

Green


semi-glossy; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

matte; opaque

glossy; semi-opaque; looks great over red clay

semi-glossy; semi-opaque

glossy; semi-opaque

matte; semi-opaque

semi-glossy; opaque

glossy; opaque

 

Other


glossy; opaque
somewhat brown, somewhat pink

glossy; opaque
somewhat brown, somewhat deep purple

matte; semi-opaque
somewhat brown, somewhat green

matte; opaque
somewhat yellow, somewhat brown

glossy; semi-opaque
teal; somewhat blue, somewhat green