Collection by Carolyn Malin • Last updated 11 weeks ago
Periwinkle is a color in the blue and purple family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb which bears flowers of the same color. This color is also similar to the mint color. The color Periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of blue or indigo – a pastel blue or indigo. The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1895.