I love all the colors for crepe myrtles. They range from white, to pale pink, deep carnation pink, hot fuchsia, lavender, purple and a dark crimson. You can choose your palette.
These are hardy trees, too. My area was hit during the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. An EF4 tornado hit a trailer court. There was a row of crepe myrtles in front of a wooden fence. It took a direct hit. The fence was demolished, but only two of the probably 20 crepe myrtles was damaged. Every one of them bloomed later in the summer. Anything that can withstand a direct hit from a tornado with a 1.5 mile-wide funnel and packing winds over 160 mph is something to consider planting! I was amazed that no more of the plants were uprooted, but even more, that they all bloomed the same year!