Meaning of Delft blue in English:

Delft blue

(also Delf blue, Delph blue)

Pronunciation /ˌdɛlft ˈbluː/

See synonyms for Delft blue


  • Designating a type of tin-glazed earthenware decorated with blue designs on a white background, originally and primarily produced in Delft, Holland; compare "Delftware".


  • The rich, indigo blue colour associated with Delftware.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Field (1768–1851), Unitarian minister. From the name of the town of Delft (formerly also Delf) + blue.