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Pantone's Newest Purple Is a Tribute to Prince

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Pantone honors the late superstar and music icon, Prince, with the release of a new color. And for anyone still wondering, the color is a deep, sensual shade of the color formerly known as purple.

Use this for walls the color of 'Purple Rain'
Use this for walls the color of 'Purple Rain' Photo by Pantone Color Institute

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.

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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.

Honor the 'Purple Rain' singer in your kitchen as well with these purple recipes:

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