The term lavender may also be used in general to apply to a wide range of pale, light, medium, or grayish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors. In paints, the color lavender is made by mixing violet and white paint.
The first recorded use of the word lavender as a color term in English was in 1705.
~ ~ Wikipedia
I was happy see the broad range Wikipedia gives to the word lavender. I know I use it very freely-- getting into the violets and lilacs is way too tricky for me.
Over the years I've found that lavender fleurs go with all colors, and in my garden, which is planted in color sections, lavender is welcome everywhere. From left to right: lilac, solanum, scilla peruviana, brachyscome, Pacific coast hybrid iris, verbena bonariensis, aquilegia, solanum, pansy, sweet pea, thyme, cup and saucer vine, scabiosa, viola, violet, Chinese bellflower, companula, bearded iris.
I posted all these fleurs to lead you to a new post on Threads and Roses. And while I was sorting the images, I couldn't help thinking how flowers inspire so many arts, from music, to perfume making, from gardening to a zillion crafts projects and on and on, hopefully forever.
Take a look at the crafty fun I had with lavender yarn.
Not a single member of Genus Lavandula appears among the flowers above-- a post on lavender (the herb) is coming up soon.