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), Canada (with a $0.75 surcharge) and International (with a $2.50 surcharge)
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This is my third month reviewing Chroma.Club and I always look forward to seeing the types of designs and artists featured each month - there's usually a nice variety.
This month looks great for transitioning into spring, with lots of florals:
I love this one - I've not heard this little saying before, but it reminds me of plucking petals off of daisies and saying "loves me, loves me not, loves me, loves me not..."
The Chroma.Club books have 16 images to color. The pages are full-sized, 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; I actually experimented with some watercolor pencils this month and though it held up well with a bit of water added!
There's descriptive text about the illustrators on the reverse side too, a little touch that I love since it helps promote these artists. (Plus if you color with markers, you don't need to worry about bleeding through to another design.)
I loved the detail on this mermaid image by Ellen Million, who more mermaid and fantasy coloring pages available in her Etsy shop.
There are always quirky open designs that are perfect for experimenting with color and pattern too, like this blocky image! This one would be fun to fill with tiny patterns using gel pens.
I decided to try my hand at a watercolor pencil bouquet:
Here's the completed page! I used the water sparingly on some of the leaves and the flowers to add some texture and contrast. I'd try this again but with a finer brush to be able to add some depth to the edges instead of ending up with this sort of smudgy look.
Verdict: I enjoy the small bit of quiet time that comes with Chroma.Club each month - I'm the kind of person who really needs it, and having an activity like coloring gives me a good reason to pause for a few minutes and do something different.
Value-wise, each month of Chroma.Club is about average for what you might spend on an adult coloring book. I like that this company supports small artists and always has a big variety each month, so there's something for everyone. I'm thinking about gifting this subscription to my mom for Mother's Day - she already loves Zentangle and I think this would be a fun addition to her creative routine.
Have you tried Chroma.Club?