Prince Is Honored By Creating A New Shade Of Purple

Prince Is Honored By Creating A New Shade Of PurplePrince, singer-songwriter, and dancer who died in April 2016 at age 57, is more but he lives on in purple majesty and our mind. The Pantone Color Institute create a new shade of purple stimulated by the late music icon’s custom-made purple Yamaha piano. The custom color is created to represent and honor Prince.

Love Symbol #2” was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was reportedly scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his death of an opioid overdose on April 21, 2016.

In a press release, Prince’s estate, which was founded after his death to untangle the music icon’s $200 million wealth to his six sibling heirs, disclosed the color pays tribute to Prince’s mark on music, art, fashion and culture.

In a statement, Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince’s Estate, said “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.”

The superstar had been using “Love Symbol #2” as his name in 1993  in a tense legitimate battle with Warner Bros. Then he switched back to Prince in 2000 afterward his Warner Bros. contract expired.

Prince used “Love Symbol #2” on the cover of a 1992 album just after the release of his hit Purple Rain.

The man is recognized worldwide as “the Purple One.”

“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,” Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement.

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