Luckies Guide: 6 Facts You Didn’t Know about Colouring In
Still sitting on the fence about the colouring in trend? Maybe some of these fact about colouring in will help to change your mind. If you aren’t jumping to buy one of OMY’s colouring in poster rolls afterwards, maybe this super trendy / beneficial to your health lifestyle trend just isn’t for you…Awkward.
1. It started with the French.
Colouring in for grown ups started a couple of years ago with publishers in France marketing adult colouring in books as a form of ‘art therapy’ and a way to escape the stresses of everyday life. A few years later colouring books are outselling cookery books in France! No wonder our friends at OMY have designed such cool colouring products – it’s basically in their genes…
2. Colouring is sociable.
Facebook groups have been set up in response to the colouring book trend, with many coming together to share their stories online and there’s now even such a thing as ‘colouring circles’. Yep that’s right – in Australia, groups of colouring fans are meeting up to colour together. Across the pond in New York, BYOC (Bring Your Own Crayons) clubs are quickly gaining popularity with those partial to a scribble meeting up and attempting to stay inside the lines after a few glasses of wine…
3. Colouring is good for your mind.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, 59% of adults in Britain say they are more stressed today than they were five years ago. Whilst colouring was once reserved for children, it is now being used as a form of alternative therapy to help adults relieve stress and anxiety by calming the mind. It’s also considered a great way to introduce yourself to the concept of mindfulness.
4. Girls love colouring.
The colouring book trend has been taken up mostly by women and even has a celebrity following with the likes of Nigella Lawson and Victoria Beckham being spotted with colouring in books. OMY has loads of different styles to choose from, ranging from fantasy worlds to Keith Haring and Jeff Koons designs they may even tickle the fancy of some boys.
5. Colouring is beneficial to you AND your boss.
A recent study from San Francisco State University has shown that people who partake in creative activities outside of work not only deal with stress better but their performance at work improves too.
6. Colouring can help you to remember.
What was the name of that really good movie you watched? Is it on the tip of your tongue…? Sometimes when you’re trying to remember a fact but you can’t think of the answer, it will only come to you later when you’re doing something else entirely. Colouring can help us to experience clarity of the mind more easily meaning that the name of that really good movie you watched is much more likely to pop into your head.
If you fancy giving Colouring In a go with OMY products we’d love to see your master pieces – post them to Instagram, Twitter or Instagram with @LuckiesOfLondon and @Omy_Studio tagged so we see them!