Orange sea glass is the most rare because it was made with gold. It was rarely mass produced and was used mostly for tableware, vases and art glass.

Red was also rare because it was made with gold. In the late 1800’s it was popular to make decorated lamps and was later used to produce auto, railroad and marine warning lights.

Teal was the rarest of the blue colors and was used to make decorative bottles, vases, tableware and art glass.

Yellow was used starting around 1930 and was used mainly for tableware, bottles, marbles and art glass. It was widely used as Depression glass for tableware products.

Pink production periods were from 1915 to 1950. It was mainly used as tableware, bottles and art glass

Cobalt blue was produced from 1880s to 1950s. It was mostly used as bottles for poisons and medicines. By the mid-1900s it was used for Vicks and Noxzema.

Seafoam is a common color that was produced from the 1890s to 1920s. It was used mainly as bottles and insulators for power poles.

Purple was intended for use for clear glass but it often turned purple because of the manganese that was used with it. It was popular for making bottles, starting in the 1800s.

Green was a common color used in bottles and tableware. Its peak production period was from the 1930s to today.


Amber and white are also common colors and are used in a variety of objects, especially for bottles.