Periwinkle is a color in the blue and violet family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color.
| Color coordinates|
|sRGBB (r, g, b)||(204, 204, 255)|
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)||(20, 20, 0, 0)|
|HSV (h, s, v)||(240°, 20%, 100%)|
|Source||Maerz and Paul|
|ISCC–NBS descriptor||Very light purplish blue|
|B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)|
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
The color periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of blue or a "pastel blue".
The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1922.