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This article is about the block that blocks light. For the dyeable glass, see Stained Glass. For the block from the April Fools' version, see Java Edition 2.0 § Tinted Glass.

Tinted glass is a block that blocks light while being visually transparent.



Tinted glass drops as an item when broken with any tool or by hand, unlike other glass.[1]

Block Tinted Glass
Hardness 0.3
Breaking time (secs)
Default 0.45


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Amethyst Shard +




The light from a glowstone block is completely blocked by tinted glass.

Tinted glass behaves like an opaque block, blocking light completely, despite being visually transparent. However, it isn't a solid block, and as with regular glass, mobs do not suffocate inside it. Unlike other types of glass, it cannot be turned into glass panes. Mobs do not spawn on top, similar to regular glass.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.glass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.glass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.glass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.glass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.glass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenrandom.glass1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.40.6
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Tinted Glasstinted_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.tinted_glass

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Tinted Glasstinted_glass589Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.tinted_glass.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.


Java Edition
1.1720w45aTinted Glass JE1 Added tinted glass.
20w46aTinted Glass JE2 BE1 The texture of tinted glass has now been changed.
21w11aTinted glass no longer suffocates mobs.
Mobs can no longer spawn on top of tinted glass.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Glass JE2 BE1 Added tinted glass.
beta glass is no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.


Issues relating to "Tinted Glass" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Tinted glass shares the same name as a block in the Java Edition 2.0 April Fools' update.


  1. MC-206388 — resolved as "Works As Intended".

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