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How Do Fireworks Get Their Colour? Part Two

Earlier this week we brought you How Do Fireworks Get Their Colour? Part One.
Now, we’re going to finish off our latest look at the science behind fireworks with the final handful of colours and some great videos of fireworks featuring those colours that we stock here at Firework Crazy.

Indigo Fireworks

Our run through the different colours of the rainbow in the context of fireworks continues as we move onto indigo coloured fireworks, which are created by the presence of cesium nitrate compounds in the pyrotechnic stars.
If you don’t know about pyrotechnic stars we have summarised them in part one.

Violet Fireworks

Why no video for indigo fireworks? To be honest we don’t get too caught up in the more detailed specifics of colour and most indigo fireworks may be labelled as purple, violet, or even chrysanthemum! We’ve added an extra video below so you’re not missing out.
Before that, the science behind violet fireworks, which get their colour from potassium nitrate compounds. Fireworks that emit a violet-red colour do so thanks to rubidum nitrate compounds.


This firework is Afterglow by Celtic Fireworks.

This firework is Pyro Drill by Lesli Fireworks, one of our new fireworks for 2016.

Gold Fireworks

We all love a gold firework don’t we? Whether as a standard type of firework or from a big rocket as a grand finale, gold is an incredible colour to fire high into the sky.
Gold colour in fireworks can be created with a number of different materials. Charcoal, iron, and lampblack (also known as carbon black) can all be used to create a gold coloured firework.


This firework is Blue Blood by Lesli Fireworks, another of our new fireworks for 2016.

White Fireworks

White fireworks are unique in that they’re actually quite unusual, and are often received as such during firework displays. Like with gold fireworks, a handful of different materials can be used to create white firework effects. When creating white fireworks, titanium, aluminium, and beryllium powders are commonly used. Magnesium powders can also be used to create white fireworks, but is becoming increasingly rare in the industry.


This firework is Tall Whites by Mars Pyrotechnics, a new firework for 2016 as well as subject to an incredible discount as part of our Super Summer Sale!

Which Firework Colours are Your Favourite?

Get in touch with us via Twitter or Facebook and let us know what your favourite colour fireworks are, and if you’re looking for any specific fireworks we’ll be sure to point you in the right direction.
Remember you can buy fireworks from Firework Crazy whenever you want, with a great range of special offers available at all times and our Super Summer Sale continuing at time of writing.

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