Our cross-dye linens are just right for summer. They use one lovely color that is woven across the fabric, while white threads run the length of the fabric. In this case, the colored threads could be called lilac or lavender--purple made lighter. The weave creates just a bit of surface texture and interest, as well as giving it a lightness just right for high temps and sunshine. The weight of the fabric is also light, like a shirtweight, so it will be just right for shirts, blouses, dresses, floaty skirts, tunics, and tops.