13 Essentials for Coloring Book Fanatics
The coloring book trend looks like it’s here to stay, and we are thrilled. No longer is color relegated to salon walls or updating your wardrobe. Whether you’re a fan of the Harry Potter coloring books or you like your color shading with a side of expletives, there’s a coloring book out there for everyone. Add some vibrant color to your life with your own two hands, thanks to these 13 can’t-miss coloring book essentials.
1. Seletti North America Pantone Metal Storage Box in Emerald ($22): If you’ve got coloring book supplies, you’ve gotta stash ’em somewhere or you’ll have a huge mess on your hands in no time. This Pantone storage box is a creative person’s dream clutter-removing container.
2. Color Me Swoon by Mel Elliott ($15): Hello there, Channing Tatum! Bring him and his crew of cuties to colorful life with this super adorbs coloring book that is cutely billed as ideal for “good color-inners as well as beginners” alike.
4. Rotating Phrases Stamp ($5): Add a little more than color to your coloring book masterpieces with this rotating phrases stamp. The date option is a super rad archival tool and the other sayings can make for cheeky play-on-images, depending on what you’re coloring.
5. Color Me Good Cara ($13): If you can’t get enough of Cara or her eyebrows or both, then this coloring book is just what you need. You’ll get a healthy dose of both while letting your creative juices flow at the same time.
7. Color Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch by Mel Elliott ($13): Oh, Benedict, how we love you! Bring him to life with this unofficial coloring book. We absolutely recommend watching one of his films while you doodle away for maximum enjoyment.
8. Seedling Color the Earth Kit ($20): If you’re all about coloring, but coloring books aren’t always your thing, try coloring this globe instead! If you’ve got travel on the brain or want to log all the places you’ve been, this is a great way to do it.
9. Color Block Pen ($5): Maybe you dig coloring books but aren’t all about the coloring? Take a stab at pointillism or crosshatching with these gorgeous color block pens. They’ll change the way you look at coloring books — we promise.
10. 1990’s Coloring Book by James Grange ($10): From Tamagotchis to Walkmen and everything in between, this coloring book has got it all. Color in your favorite things from the ’90s while reminiscing at the same time. Swoon!
11. Copper Pencil Holder ($9): If you’re a coloring book fiend, it’s safe to assume you’ve got coloring supplies like colored pencils and markers in your life. Keep ’em looking neat, tidy and sharp with this copper wire pencil holder.
12. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book by Johanna Basford ($16): These illustrations are so pretty, they’re almost frame-worthy, even without the color. Just think what they’ll look like once you work your magic on them! We can’t wait to see the results.
13. Pattern Play Coloring Book by Brit + Co: Last but certainly not least, what coloring book fanatic’s collection would be complete without our very own take on the trend? Featuring drawings by more than 50 different artists, this collection has something for everyone.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!