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
ACTIVE DEAL: 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 second month reviewing Chroma.Club. I've been on a bit of a 'self-care' kick lately in an attempt to stay positive in all this winter weather, and coloring happily fits right into my plans.
The book has 16 pages to color. The pages are full-sized, too, with each coloring page being 8.5" x 11". The paper is substantial enough and smooth for coloring with colored pencils and should work for some markers too; it's not that soft slightly fuzzy paper you often see in children's coloring books.
There's a big variety in the illustrations this month, one of the things I really like about this subscription! Thankfully we are over our winter colds, but I got a chuckle out of this "get well soon" themed page. Coloring books with some pencils are a really nice thing to include in a care package when someone is sick and stuck bored at home!
This abstract design had me thinking of warmer days - it reminds me of a sunflower!
They've also made a change since our last review:
They are now including artist information and bios on the reverse pages! Yay!
I mentioned this in my last review because there were some really great designs, and I wanted to learn more about the artists who contributed them. The bios are on the back of the page they designed, so even if you take the pages out of the booklet to share, you'll still know which artist did the original.
I really loved this whimsical drawing by Heidi Berthiaume and decided I'd tackle it first.
We were recently gifted some crayons by a neighbor. I usually use colored pencils, but this was a fun excuse to borrow my toddler's art supplies for a few minutes. 😉 Even though I usually like the more patterned, meditative designs, I really liked being able to play with layering color on this page.
Verdict: I'm still really enjoying Chroma.Club! I don't think the adult coloring book trend is going away anytime soon, but for me, this is more about consciously taking the time to de-stress, and I like that I can be a bit creative in the process.
Value-wise, at $8 a month, Chroma.Club falls pretty squarely in the middle of available adult coloring book options on Amazon. There are several hours of enjoyment packed into each month, and I really like learning about all of the artists who participate. I also think it's a great gift idea for anyone who needs some creative encouragement.
Have you tried Chroma.Club?