Lilac is a color that has a pale tinge of purple, which is the medium color of most lilac flowers. It can also be described as dark purple or light blue. The colors of some lilac flowers may match the colors shown below such as pale lilac, deep lilac, or rich lilac. However, there are other purple-red lilac flowers. The first recorded use of lilac as a color name in English dates back to 1775. The color “lilac” has a book of the same name, published by the Coloratura publishing house in 2018.