wedgwood blue

noun, often capitalized W

Definition of wedgwood blue

1 : a variable color averaging a pale blue that is redder, stronger, and slightly lighter than average powder blue, redder and lighter than Sistine, lighter, stronger, and slightly redder than average cadet gray, and redder, lighter, and stronger than old blue
2 : either of two colors averaging a grayish purplish blue — see dark wedgwood

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History and Etymology for wedgwood blue

from Wedgwood, a trademark; from a typical color of Wedgwood ware

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