We all know that purple was the color of the late musical genius Prince Rogers Nelson.

But on Monday, the Pantone Color Institute made it official.

The NewYork color authority named a particularly eggplanty purple Love Symbol #2, in honor of the gifted musician.

Love Symbol #2
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Love Symbol #2

I think I hear doves crying with joy.

Love Symbol #2 was inspired by Prince's custom-made Yamaha purple piano, originally scheduled to go on tour with him before he died in April 2016.  Love Symbol #2, Pantone says, pays tribute to Prince's indelible mark on music, art, fashion, and culture.

Choosing the color was a joint project between Prince's Minneapolis estate and Pantone.

"We are honored to have worked with the development of Love Symbol #2," said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.  "Love Symbol #2 enables Prince's unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself."

Sounds like it's time for me to order a couch in  Love Symbol #2.