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About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #CCCCFF
RGBB (r, g, b) (204, 204, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 20%, 100[1]%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A periwinkle flower

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

The color Periwinkle is also called lavender blue[2] The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of indigo--a pastel indigo.

The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1922.[3]


Periwinkle in human culture



  1. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #CCCCFF (Periwinkle):
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Personalized Care.

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