14 Ways to Use Prince’s Purple Hue in Your Home

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The late musician and purple-lover Prince now has his very own color courtesy The Pantone Color Institute. The hue, titled “Love Symbol #2,” is an audacious purple based on the shade of Prince’s one-of-a-kind Yamaha piano.

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The standardized custom color honors the singer’s purple obsession, solidified with the 1984 release of the movie Purple Rain. Prince’s song by the same name was part of the film’s Academy Award-winning soundtrack; Prince himself won several Grammys and a Golden Globe Award for the film.

“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 adviser to Prince’s Estate.

Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute added, “We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince, ‘the purple one.’ A musical icon known for his artistic brilliance, Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style. Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince’s unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself.”

“While the spectrum of the color purple will still be used in respect to the ‘Purple One,’ Love Symbol #2, will be the official color across the brand he left behind,” Pantone said in a press release. The company hinted at further color collaborations with The Prince Estate; look for products in the unique hue coming to market in the future.

But there’s no need to restrict yourself to only Love Symbol #2. Any shade of purple will infuse any room with a brash vibe, so long as you incorporate the color judiciously and don’t overdo it. Prince wasn’t known for moderation, but when adding color to your home, it’s better to do so subtly. Here are a few ideas to get you started on honoring Prince’s spirit in your living space.

14 Ways to Use Prince’s Purple Hue in Your Home

Greet visitors with a bold blast of color by painting your front door purple. This works best if the exterior color of your home is neutral.

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Purple can be overwhelming. Add just a vibrant but subtle pop of color to your living space by painting one wall in Prince's signature hue.

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Settle into a purple oasis with a plush sofa set upholstered in velvet. Whatever room this ends up in, make sure it's the centerpiece.

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Sleep like royalty in a bigger-than-life purple bed. Bonus points if you can find a vintage one like this beaut from Dallas, Texas.

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If you're not ready to commit to a totally purple headboard, try swapping your tame linens for a provocative purple hue instead. You can layer various shades of purple so it looks less Tim Burton and more like a violet sunset.

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Make an avant-garde statement with a Seussian shaped dresser in two tones of purple.

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Defy matchy-matchy dining room sets and spice up your eating area with modern chairs in the classic Prince hue. 

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Add a touch of elegance with purple curtains. They're an elegant, subtle ode to the purple Prince adored.

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Spray paint a cheap bookshelf purple and instantly elevate it to utterly cool status.

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Pair purple with gold or bronze accents for an ultra luxe look like these antique credenzas. 

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Make the place you dump your keeps and mail less of a drag by painting a stand table a perky shade of purple. It's an instant welcome home pick-me-up.

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Add some pizzazz to your living room with purple end tables. Top with funky lamps. 

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Take your passion for purple outside with a patio table. Nothing says summer like hues so bright you have to wear shades.

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Prince was particular about his food. Paint an ode to the picky eater with a purple kitchen makeover. 

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