Monday, September 26, 2022

Prince’s Favorite Color was Orange…Not Purple, His Sister Claims

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*Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson has revealed that her brother’s favorite color was not the hue that has become synonymous with his name.

In an interview with the Evening Standard about an upcoming exhibit of Prince items in London, Tyka mentioned her favorite artifact in the collection.

“The standout piece for me is his orange Cloud guitar,” the publication quoted her as saying. “It is strange because people always associate the color purple with Prince, but his favorite color was actually orange.”

The artist, who died in April 2016 from an opioid overdose at the age of 57, was known as “The Purple One” and wore long purple coats even before his now-iconic 1984 film “Purple Rain.”

He was even given his own shade of purple by the folks at Pantone Color Institute, a leading authority on color trends and design. Love Symbol #2 is inspired by Prince’s custom-made Yamaha purple piano and is the official color for his brand.

After his passing, there were countless purple tributes from venues around the world and fans wore purple in his honor.

The “My Name Is Prince” exhibit will open at the O2 arena in London on October 26. It will run for 21 days — the record-setting number of days Prince performed at the venue in 2007.

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