The Pantone Color Institute, in conjunction with the Prince Nelson Roger’s estate announced the release of a custom shade of purple in honor of the late music icon Prince. The name of the new shade is Love Symbol #2, which was inspired by Prince’s custom Yamaha purple piano.
The color was officially released on Aug. 14 and “pays tribute to Prince’s indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture,” according to an official Pantone media release. “The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever,” said Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince’s Estate.
Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said: “We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince, ‘the purple one.’ A musical icon known for his artistic brilliance, Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style. Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince’s unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself.”
Prince isn’t the only celebrity to have his own color. In 2007, music mogul Jay Z, released ‘Jay Z Blue’ with the Pantone Color Institute.
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