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Learn | How to specify Vanceva Interlayer Colors

Let your brilliance shine through

The Vanceva® color studio offers thousands of transparent or translucent glass colors—giving architects and designers more creative freedom with glass than ever before. Combining foundational colors produces a broad spectrum of colors and moods that are otherwise unachievable using stock selections of glass, including transparent, translucent, and opaque options to create the desired tone and intensity.



The system is based on a foundational palette of 16 basic colors that can be combined in up to four layers to produce custom-colored glass. Each Vanceva color has been assigned a four-digit number, derived from the combination and order of the foundational color layers. When Vanceva color interlayers are combined with tinted or reflective glass, the design possibilities are nearly limitless.

Foundation colors

Similar to the CMYK color system most often used in printing, Vanceva’s foundation palette consists of eight basic colors available in two light transmission levels of pink, blue, and grey—allowing architects, designers, and glass fabricators to layer several different color interlayers together, in different intensity levels, to create thousands of color possibilities.

Specialty colors

You can also choose from very concentrated colored pigments in a single interlayer to add brilliant hues to laminated glass.

Translucent colors

With Vanceva, achieving the optimal level of translucence or opacity can be a simple matter of black and white. For example, as the laminated glass samples to the right show, by adding white polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers to your color mix, you can give your design a beautiful translucence that lets just the right amount of light in. Conversely, a Vanceva black color interlayer is a great option for creating more opaque glazing applications.


Optimize the opacity of your laminate glass by incorporating the right white for the desired light.

Solid colors

Vanceva® Polar White (color F) and Absolute Black (color G) interlayers are solid colors that can be combined with any other color selection to make that color near opaque, while at the same time creating completely different looks on each side of the glass.

Discover our new Vanceva Illusion White

Translucent-gradient PVB interlayer for laminated glass

Offering the ability to transition from medium translucence (~65%) to full transparency, Vanceva® Illusion White polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers give designers and architects new opportunities in glazing.

Now you have the ability to draw the eye to accentuate compelling vistas while creating an elegant glazing effect.

Vanceva now provides the ability to incorporate a translucent transitioning effect in glazing without ceramic frits, paints, or printing for a laminated glass solution. Starting with the translucence of our Vanceva Arctic Snow white interlayer and transitioning to full transparency, this look can be achieved by incorporating Vanceva Illusion White PVB interlayer into yourlaminated glass configuration.

Click here to download the Vanceva Illusion White Product Bulletin


Color durability

Make a lasting impression. With Vanceva, your vision will be on display for a long time. That’s because our color PVB interlayers are manufactured to stay vivid for long-lasting color. Vanceva interlayers are created with heat- and light-stable colorants to provide years of beauty.


Color laminated glass made with Vanceva also offers valuable UV protection. It can block up to 99% of damaging UV radiation up to 380 nm and reduce solar heat gain.

Additional benefits of color laminated glass

Safety protection
Burglary protection


Storm protection
UV protection