Periwinkle (color)

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A periwinkle flower


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Periwinkle is a color in the blue family. Its name comes from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which has flowers of the same color.

The color Periwinkle is also called lavender blue.[1] The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of indigo – a pastel indigo.

The first written use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1922.[2]



Meaning of periwinkle[change | edit source]

Tones of periwinkle color comparison chart[change | edit source]

  • Light Lavender Mist (Xona.com Color List "Lavender Light Light") (Hex: #F5F5FD) (RGB: 245, 245, 253)
  • Lavender Mist (web color Lavender) (Hex: #E6E6FA) (RGB: 230, 230, 250)
  • Light Melrose (Melrose Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #E7E4EF) (RGB: 231, 228, 255)
  • Light Logan (Logan Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #D9D8EA) (RGB: 217, 216, 234)
  • Light Periwinkle (Periwinkle (Crayola)) (Hex: #C5D0E6) (RGB: 197, 208, 230)
  • PERIWINKLE (Lavender Blue) (PerBang.dk) (Maerz and Paul) (Hex: #CCCCFF) (RGB: 204, 204, 255)
  • Melrose (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #C72C48) (RGB: 199, 193, 255)
  • Light Chetwode Blue (Chetwode Blue Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #C5C2EF) (RGB: 197, 194, 239)
  • Light Moody Blue (Moody Blue Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #C1BBEC) (RGB: 193, 187, 236)
  • Perano (Resene color list) (Hex: #ACB8E8) (RGB: 172, 184, 232)
  • Light Steel Blue (web color) (Hex: #B0C4DE) (RGB: 176, 196, 222)
  • Panama Blue (Plochere) (Hex: #B3BCE2) (RGB: 179, 188, 226)
  • Logan (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #AAA9CD) (RGB: 170, 169, 205)
  • Rich Periwinkle (Hex: #9999FF) (RGB: 153, 153, 255)
  • Deep Periwinkle (Hex: #8080FF) (RGB: 128, 128, 255)
  • Chetwode Blue (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #8581D9) (RGB: 133, 129, 217)
  • Moody Blue (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #7F76D3) (RGB: 127, 118, 211)
  • Toolbox (Crayola colored pencils) (Hex: #746CC0) (RGB: 116, 108, 192)
  • Medium Periwinkle (Deep Periwinkle (Pantone TPX 17-3932)) (Hex: #7A83BF) (RGB: 122, 131, 191)


References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196—Lavender blue shown as one of the three major variations of lavender under heading lavender; Page 190—Lavender blue is listed as blue-lavender, first use of the color term is identified as 1926, and the color is identified with periwinkle.
  2. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 201; color sample of Periwinkle: Page 109 Plate 43 Color Sample B8

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