Contact Us

Pantone Honors Prince with His Own Shade of Purple

Prince
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Prince is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to the color purple. Recognizing that, the Pantone Color Institute has officially honored the icon with his own shade of purple, which will be referred to as “Love Symbol #2,” styled after his custom Yamaha piano.

Ever since the 1984 film Purple Rain, the color has been synonymous with the man. The Pantone shade is named after the symbol that he had changed his name in 1993, reportedly mostly to mess around with his record label at the time, Warner Bros.

In a statement, Prince’s entertainment estate advisor Troy Carter 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.”

Subscribe to Cars 108 on

Look Back at Prince’s Life in This Decades-Spanning Photo Collection:

Next: Bruno Mars Drops Surprise Video with Zendaya for 'Versace'

Best of Cars 108

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wcrz.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Passenger Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Passenger Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.