Prince gets his own Pantone colour - what could it be?

It's over a year since Prince left us, but his legacy lives on and now he's received perhaps the ultimate accolade in the form of his very own Pantone colour. Naturally, it's a shade of his trademark purple.

Created by the Pantone Color Institute, along with The Prince Estate, the colour is represented by Love Symbol #2, the symbol (pictured below) that he created and used instead of his name for a large chunk of his career. It was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his death at the age of 57.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.