15 Ways to Decorate With Periwinkle Blue

A cross between lavender and light blue, this happy hue can work surprisingly well with a variety of design styles. Get tips and ideas for decorating with periwinkle.

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September 05, 2016
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Periwinkle Color Palette

This pastel blueish purple isn’t just for kids’ rooms. When paired with a neutral and other soft hues, like yellow and spring green, the color can add a fresh, lively look to even the most sophisticated space.

Bold Pairing

The periwinkle flower may look sweet and delicate, but this hue doesn't have to be dainty in home design. Try pairing it with bright red and white for a bold, modern twist on Americana.

Cottage Charm

Paired with a floral shower curtain, periwinkle walls add cottage charm to this bathroom featured in HGTV Magazine. The cheerful color palette brings to mind a lush garden.

Country Kitchen

A periwinkle blue island adds just the right amount of color to this otherwise neutral country kitchen.
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Hollywood Glam

Periwinkle isn't just for country and cottage spaces, though. In this loft bedroom, periwinkle walls are paired with a chrome canopy bed and mirrored nightstands, creating a chic, glamorous effect.

Energetic Combo

Below a lemon yellow backsplash, a periwinkle blue vanity is illuminated by sparkling pendants made of textured hand-blown glass in this contemporary bathroom. This unexpected color palette brings fresh energy to the space.

On-Trend Palette

Put Pantone's 2016 colors of the year to good use with the vivid tones of rose quartz and serenity. Rose quartz is a cross between blush and bubble gum pink and serenity is a deep shade of periwinkle. Balance the bold hues by adding accents of black and white.

Small Space Trick

A deep shade of periwinkle paint coats every surface of this long, narrow study — walls, ceiling, built-ins — helping the space feel friendly and cozy instead of stifling. Bright yellow ottomans bring in a dose of sunshine.

Layers of Blue

Periwinkle walls complement a variety of blue hues in this sophisticated dining room. The cohesive color palette helps unify the diverse design styles used throughout the space.

Vibrant Stripes

Horizontal stripes in a perky periwinkle make this petite laundry room sink area look larger. The soft color balances the room’s dark stone and metal accents. 

Look Up

In a mostly neutral space, painting the ceiling can be a fun way to add a splash of color. In this farmhouse-style kitchen, a periwinkle blue hue draws the eye up to highlight the vaulted ceiling.

Surprising Combo

Here's a color palette you may not have considered: periwinkle and orange. While this scheme may be too flashy for some spaces, it works with this kitchen's streamlined cabinetry and neutral backsplash.

Glam Accents

Metallic accents can help periwinkle walls look more glamorous and sophisticated. In this guest bedroom, gold-painted antique bottles and a silver nightstand look chic against the pastel backdrop.

Sweet Staircase

Who says stairs have to be bland? A stripe of periwinkle blue adds a cheerful splash of color to this staircase. Colorful paintings usher guests and residents to the second story.

Classy Kid's Room

Though it's sophisticated enough for a grown-up space, periwinkle also looks great in a kid's bedroom. In this girl's room, an icy blue dresser pops against periwinkle walls. This color scheme isn't overly juvenile, so she'll love it for years to come.

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