Pantone, The Prince Estate Announce Custom Color In The Late Musician’s Honor
The Prince estate and the Pantone Color Institute have announced the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and honor the late musician. The purple hue, represented by his “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. The color pays tribute to Prince’s indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture, and will be the official color across the brand he left behind.
“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, adds, "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."
The estate is in conversation with various partners about collaboration on products that incorporate the custom color.