Pantone just released a customized color in tribute to pop icon Prince—a deep, statement-making shade of purple called “Love Symbol #2.” (The Pantone Color Institute released the color in partnership with Prince’s Estate. )
“The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and always will be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever,” says Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince’s Estate.
The color purple played a key role in the musician’s career. From spanning lyric references, wardrobe choices, and who could forget his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, or the iconic 1984 film and accompanying album, Purple Rain.
“Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “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.”
Hoping to include this new shade into your home decorating plans? Looks like it’s possible. Prince’s Estate is currently in talks with various partners about potential product collaborations.