It is somewhere between violet and baby blue.
It can be paler or darker but form me it needs to be bold.
It was my "go to" color in the coloring box when I was little.
Then somewhere along the way to becoming who I am today this vibrant violet blue got edged out by the reds and greens.
Perhaps it has something to do with the feeling that I have always thought of periwinkle as a rather feminine color.
Combine that with the fact that I live with a boy and the result is that this color really hasn't had much of a presence in our home.
I may have to rethink that because after researching images for this post
I have unleashed a new found passion for this all too absent color.
( this reminds me of our own Traveling Door)
I love it with greens.
I love with oranges and reds.
Susan Sargent proves there are a lot of options that combine well with periwinkle.
I think it may be one of her favorite colors as well.
It is so sweet in nurseries.
It says romance in a bedroom.
Yet it can look so sophisticated in a contemporary setting.
This Scandinavian inspired kitchen looks so fresh and inviting in this color.
Periwinkle, the perfect nod to spring.
Not afraid of color?
Then go big or go home with periwinkle glass tiles
or make a smaller commitment with pillows and maybe a bed skirt in this fabric from Amie Butler.
You could add a touch of periwinkle with a table lamp
or a front porch rocker.
If you love it only a little there isn't anything more perfect than this.