“The Purple One”, as he was known by his fans, is being honored with his very own shade of purple that is uniquely inspired by the late legend. This distinction is made possible through a partnership with Prince’s estate and the Pantone Color Institute.
“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.
Even though Prince was known to wear varying shades of purple throughout his entire career, it’s his custom-made Yamaha piano that will be the inspiration for his official shade of purple. Before he passed away, this was the piano designed to accompany him on tour and it seems fitting that this last memory of him will be the color we remember him by.
There is also talk that Prince’s estate is working with other partners to possibly develop some products utilizing his new shade of purple.