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Chroma Club Adult Color Book Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2016

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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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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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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)

Check out all of our Chroma.Club reviews and the Craft Subscription Box Directory!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Crate Chef and Ecocentric Mom, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

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Comments (4)

  1. I don’t know why everyone thinks these are too pricey. When I started coloring in these type of books 4 years ago (ahead of the current trend) they were kind of pricey even at Michaels! I can’t recall the exact price $12 – 14 (of course used coupons)! A group of us ordered directly from the company and enjoyed a groups discount.
    However, the paper quality is better now, but these books are still over $8, some are $10 – $20 or more depending on the paper quality and if the book is a hardcover. Specialty ones like the “The Art of Dachshunds” on Etsy which I love run about $18.
    I looked at other coloring books subs and most are more expensive than this one. I’m a little disappointed with my first book I got for $4 (not many pages) and they were very late to mail it to me, but I spoke with them via email and their customer service was very nice and apologetic. I’ll give it another month though…

  2. This price is not all that reasonable when you consider the fact that you can get an adult coloring book at the Target one spot for a dollar. We’ve already seen six different variations, so its not as if they’re stuck on the same book over and over. Also, the book above isn’t the book we got. If I had gotten to book you got, I would have been happy. Ours was not as nice.

  3. $8 for a 16 page book is still high– it would be nice if they sent a few pencils/pens/markers each month. On a positive note it’s nice to see that they have made the pages bigger than pamphlet size, and that they have nearly doubled the number of pages without raising the price. I can think of at least FIVE Adult Coloring Subscriptions that have ended their subs this year after lasting only a few months– one of them actually cancelled before their launch date…

  4. Price is very reasonable considering the cost of these in the store. Getting a new one every month would be overwhelming for me though. I pick mine up every once in a while. Of course I bought several thinking I would do it all the time as coloring was my favorite when I was little,

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