Quarto Coloring Books Featured in Parade Magazine

July 14, 2015
The adult coloring book craze continues to make headlines. Parade Magazine, which is a supplement to Sunday newspapers across the country, ran a cover story on the phenomenon in its July 12 edition.

Race Point author Lucy Mucklow, who wrote Color Me Happy and Color Me Calm, offered tips on how to choose colors to convey your mood. Here's what the article said:

According to licensed clinical professional art therapist Lacy Mucklow, co-author of the coloring books Color Me Happyand Color Me Calm, the colors themselves carry therapeutic qualities. That is to say, selecting colors can literally affect your mood.

Here’s a guide to how you can use colors to pep up or calm down—or combine them for a total mood makeover:
  • - Cool colors like blues, greens, and purples have a calming effect. Use them to literally chill out.
  • - Warm colors like red, orange, and yellow are pepper-uppers. Use them to pick up a bad mood.
  • - Bright colors are energizing, so turn to them when you want a little inner lift.
  • - Dark colors carry a lower energy, and can be used to ratchet down an overactive mind.
  • - Pastels and light tints communicate softness, and are soothing to the soul.

See the whole story at Parade.com .


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