Pantone's Purple Honoring Prince
on 14 August 2017
Inspired by Prince's one-of-a-kind Yamaha purple piano, a new standardized custom color has been released by the Pantone Color Institute and the Prince Estate. Instead of a name and numeric value, as is standard for Pantone, the deep, regal color is simply represented by Prince's "Love Symbol #2," which the artist himself used from 1993 to 2000. From the nickname the "Purple One" to his Oscar awarded score for "Purple Rain," Prince and the color purple have become synonymous. This honor from Pantone only further solidifies his legacy as a broad cultural icon.