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SCHOTT NARIMA® - Color Effects Glass


At a Glance

Enchanting, eye-catching and elegant
Indoors or outside, SCHOTT NARIMA® color effects glass grabs people’s attention. This glass produces iridescent color effects in six different variations and makes a bold visual statement while conveying an impressive sense of depth – making it the ideal material for architects, artists, and designers to create lively color accents.
Complementary colors
  • amazing color effects
  • six color variations (four variations can be thermally toughened)
  • for interior and exterior applications
  • tough surface resists scratches and chemicals; weatherproof
  • CE certified
  • available on various types of substrate glass by request
  • many processing options and formats
    • thermally toughened safety glass
    • heat-strengthened glass
    • laminated safety glass
    • insulating glass
NARIMA® Blue-Gold

NARIMA® Blue-Gold

NARIMA® Blue-Green

NARIMA® Blue-Green



NARIMA® May-Green

NARIMA® May-Green

NARIMA® Orange

NARIMA® Orange

NARIMA® Yellow

NARIMA® Yellow


SCHOTT NARIMA® - Color Effects Glass is unique due to ...
... Design ...
  • offers beautiful color effects in blue-gold, blue-green, may-green, green, yellow and orange
  • can be used for eye-catching interior and exterior applications
  • causes dazzling visual accents with an impressive sense of depth and homogenous appearance
  • can be used for office buildings, museums and opera houses to doors and parapets

SCHOTT NARIMA® used for Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany
SCHOTT NARIMA® used for Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany, Architects: Gewers Kühn + Kühn
... Quality ...
  • NARIMA® coatings are hard, highly scratch-resistant, highly thermally and chemically resistant
  • many processing options e.g. thermally toughened safety glass, heat-strengthened glass, laminated safety glass, insulation glass, etc.
  • NARIMA® as a dip-coated glass is harder than sputtered glass products and less vulnerable to humidity than foil-based solutions
Processed NARIMA® pane
Processed NARIMA® pane

Area of Applications

Interior Applications

  • asethetic options for interior design
  • balustrades
  • doors
  • partition walls

Exterior Applications

  • monolithic installations to create dynamic color accents on buildings
  • single laminates for fin applications
  • double glazed units / ISO constructions
Are you interested in examples for applications? Read more about our NARIMA® references for exterior applications:

Technical Information

NARIMA® is a dichroic color effects glass. "Dichroic" means that NARIMA® glass reflects some colors and allows others to pass through. For this reason, the glass shows one color when it is looked through, but creates a completely different color impression in the plan view, depending on the angle.

NARIMA® is a color effects glass that is produced in a dip-coating process. Very thin layers of high and low refraction metal oxide coatings create vivid colors which change depending upon viewing angle and daylight conditions. Based on the hardness, scratch resistance and high chemical resistance, NARIMA is noticeably more durable than conventionally coated glass - and care and cleaning of the glass can hardly be more simple and uncomplicated.

The optics of NARIMA® changes slightly during the tempering process. The reflection curve shifts due to tempering. Different process parameters (glass size) can cause fluctuation of the optics due to tempering.
NARIMA® dimensions and thicknesses

Standard sheet dimension net (min.)
  • 3,770 x 1,700 mm
  • 3,180 x 1,700 mm
  • 1,700 x 1,220 mm

Standard thickess
  • 6 mm with a float glass base available
  • 4 mm, 5 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm upon request
Color Effects Glass Color changeover of coating (reflection)1 Color appearance (transmittance)
Blue-Gold3 gold blue
Blue-Green2 violet blue-green
Green3 violet light-green
May-Green2 violet green
Yellow3 blue yellow
Orange3 blue-silver orange

1 color reflection depends on the observation  angle
2 only available as non-tempered glass
3 can be thermally tempered



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