14 August 2017

Pantone has given Prince his own shade of purple

Purple paint.

[A]rbiters of colour Pantone have paid touching tribute to Prince by reserving him his very own shade of purple. Working with Prince’s estate after his tragic passing last year, Pantone have developed “Love Symbol #2” inspired by the artist’s iconic custom-made Yamaha piano to ensure that the colour purple remains synonymous with the High Prince of Pop forerver more.

“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,’” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “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.”

Lay your eyes on  Love Symbol #2 below.

Now that you have decided to redecorate your entire home in this particular mauve shade, you may soundtrack your DIY with the deluxe re-issue of Purple Rain.