Playful and pretty, periwinkle walls are the perfect backdrop to this eclectic girl's bedroom. Bunk beds are dressed in muted linens and patterned pillows, and a faux fur tripod chair is paired with a Moroccan end table for a reading nook.
Designed for a mature teenager, this bedroom appeals to all ages. The space is light and bright thanks to pale periwinkle walls and airy curtains. Midcentury modern pieces are mixed with eclectic accessories for a fresh-faced elegance.
Style and function seamlessly combine in this laundry room. Polished granite countertops provide a beautifully durable work surface, and a stainless steel, single-bowl sink is just as functional for hand-washing laundry as it is for freshening up.
This funky space would be great for a teen -- or even as a guest bedroom! Ribbons criss-crossed and attached to the periwinkle-colored walls allow the homeowners to place paper mementos all over the walls in varying patterns. And the postcards, photos and art can be added to or changed out at any time. A lace bedskirt creates a feminine feel in the room, and white bed linens feel crisp and comfortable.
This shade of periwinkle has just enough gray to keep it from looking juvenile. For a modern twist on Americana, try pairing it with deep reds, like the accents in this kitchen, and whites. A dark blue tile backsplash spills over onto the countertop to add a deeper shade to the color scheme.
Living in a home with an emphasis on bold hues, the homeowners hoped to stay away from neutrals and embrace the energy of powerful color combinations. This master bathroom communicates fresh energy with imaginative color and natural light. A periwinkle blue vanity is illuminated by sparkling pendants made of textured hand-blown glass.
This periwinkle girls' room features cabinets painted with chalkboard paint making them fun and practical. While the cabinets are used primarily as book storage, pink plastic bins below serve as open storage for classic board games and plush toys.
This bedroom's unique feature is the criss-cross ribbon attached to both walls. The homeowners can place photos, art, drawings, postcards -- anything! -- under the ribbons, and change them out at any time for changing and evolving decor. Pale periwinkle-colored walls create a soothing sleep space, and an industrial-style table with wheels doubles as a dressing table or desk.
Plant Vinca major, sometimes called periwinkle, or Vinca minor, for an evergreen ground cover in shady or wooded areas. Both will bloom, starting in the spring, and both can spread aggressively under the right conditions. Some states list one or both as invasive, so check to see if there are planting restrictions in your area. Shown here: Vinca reticulata, an annual trailing plant for containers or landscapes that is hardy in zones 7 to 10.