Chroma Club Adult Color Book Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2016
Chroma.Club is a subscription targeting creativity and relaxation through coloring. Their website says their books “are the perfect blend of art, fun, and challenge, with illustrations drawn by artists from around the world.” Each Chroma.Club book contains 16 coloring pages with designs ranging in complexity from beginner to intricate drawings.
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The Subscription Box: Chroma.Club
The Cost: $8.00 per month
COUPON: Use code HALFOFF to save $4 off your first month! (3 and 6-month subscriptions).
The Products: Every month you will receive an original coloring book. Chroma.Club prints and ships using eco-friendly paper.
Ships to: U.S. (for free), Canda (with a $0.75 surcharge) and International (with a $2.50 surcharge)
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This is my first month reviewing Chroma.Club! I love to doodle, especially when I’m on a phone call or just need to take a quick break, so I was curious to give coloring a try instead.
Our past reviews showed 9 pages, but they’ve upgraded to 16 pages now. The booklet itself is full-sized, too, about 8.5″ x 11″. The paper is substantial enough and smooth for coloring with colored pencils; it’s not that soft textured paper you often see in children’s coloring books.
The cover and backing papers are holiday and winter themed, but the designs are a mix of non-seasonal patterns and illustrations. This mandala reminds me a lot of Zentangle!
There were several big floral patterns, too. These pages with big flat areas to color are lots of fun since you have room to add in your own patterns and designs.
I am not a cat person, and this isn’t a winter themed design, but I loved how adorable this page was! I especially liked the squinty cat with glasses.
Chroma.Club sources some pages from independent artists around the world each month, so the designs aren’t all the same style. I like the variety! I did find myself wishing they included artist names or more information because there are some that I’d love to learn more about.
Chroma Club’s FAQ states that “Reading about art therapy and how it helps people relieve stress and anxiety” was one of the reasons they started their business.
I’d say that most of the designs were more intricate than not. These will definitely take some time and mental focus to fill in!
I spent a good 15 minutes working on one page before I looked up and realized what time had passed. This was a really nice “brain break” for me mid day. I love how the colors really add dimension to this design!
I also enjoyed finding the pattern repeat in this mug illustration page.
Verdict: Chroma.Club is a fun concept for a subscription. The addition of a few more pages helps make the price worthwhile, especially since there are lots of adult coloring books on the market these days (today I even saw one in the checkout line at the grocery store!).
At $8 a month, Chroma.Club falls pretty squarely in the middle of available adult coloring book options on Amazon. For the hours of enjoyment, you can get from the book each month, I think it’s a fair price, and I like the variety of designs. I think this is also a great, affordable gift idea for artsy parents and grandparents who need a creative outlet! I love the idea of taking my mom on a coffee shop date every month so we can spend some time coloring and catching up.
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