Pantone color institute created 'Love Symbol #2' to pay homage to Prince's legacy in both the music and design world.
The purple hue chosen was inspired by both the musician's classic custom-made Yamaha purple piano and as a reference his Grammy-winning hit "Purple Rain." With an inimitable aesthetic and style that's now synonymous with the color purple, Love Symbol #2 hopes to embody Prince's effortless and iconic status as a style icon. The deep shade of purple will always be reminiscent of the late star who received the nickname "The Purple One" following the success of "Purple Rain."
The chosen name of "Love Symbol #2" references the iconic symbol which Prince created and used as an emblem. The distinctive shade of purple is referenced throughout numerous lyrics, reiterated throughout the star's wardrobe, vehicle and instrument choices and more.