The color emerges from a partnership between the Prince Estate and the Pantone Color Institute. Titled “Love Symbol #2” the shade hearkens to the custom-made Yamaha piano the singer planned to bring on tour with him before his untimely death at age 57, while the color’s name is a tribute to the symbol Prince used as a moniker replacement.
The hue is bold and enchanting; a fitting memorial to the artist who stirred our ideas on performance, music, romance. I wouldn’t mind walking into a room tinged with The Purple One’s trademark tone.
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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.