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Prince Gets His Own Purple Pantone Color: Love Symbol #2
Few artists in any medium have built a stronger association to a specific color that Prince has to purple. Now, the late GRAMMY winner's estate has announced a new Pantone purple color in his honor called Love Symbol #2.
"The (naturally) purple hue, represented by [Prince's] 'Love Symbol #2' was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57," said a statement from Pantone. "The color pays tribute to Prince's indelible mark on music, art, fashion, and culture."
The singer's death in April 2016 sent shock waves through the music community worldwide. Known by many fans as "The Purple One," Prince immortalized the color in his GRAMMY Hall Of Fame-inducted 1984 film and soundtrack, Purple Rain.
"The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be," said Troy Carter, entertainment advisor to Prince's estate. "This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever."