In the film Psycho, Eliza Chambers says "I helped Norman pick out the dress she was buried in. Periwinkle blue."
In the I Love Lucy series of episodes in which the Ricardos and the Mertzes drive cross-country from New York City to Hollywood, the car they drove was a two-tone 1955 Pontiac with the upper color being periwinkle blue.
In the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, Hyacinth's priced possession were her Royal Doulton teacups with the "hand-painted periwinkles", of which she constantly reminded every visitor to her home.
^The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called periwinkle in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill; the color periwinkle is displayed on page 109, Plate 43, Color Sample B8.
^Maerz and Paul (1930). A Dictionary of Color. New York: 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.