Coloring Therapy in a Light Panel

Are you looking for ways to spice up game nights with family and friends? Do you coordinate activities for senior citizens? Are you an art teacher or therapist?

Why not try something different?

Color Me DesignScapes® provide a relaxing activity that everyone will enjoy for years.

According to an article that appears on CNN's website:

  • Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness
  • Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus *

Dana Dovey reports that adult coloring is an international trend with therapeutic value. Dovey writes, "Dr. Stan Rodski, a neuropsychologist who also happens to be the author of his own line of adult coloring books, says that coloring elicits a relaxing mindset, similar to what you would achieve through meditation.

"Rodski stated, 'The most amazing things occurred — we started seeing changes in heart rate, changes in brainwaves,' he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, adding that part of this neurological response in 'colorists' comes from the repetition and attention to patterns and detail associated with coloring." **

So grab your favorite water-based markers, pull up a chair, and get ready to relax and have fun.

Color Me DesignScapes® provides calm while coloring, and after installation.

Apollo DesignScapes® light covers reduce harsh lighting and glare associated with standard fluorescent ceiling lights.

Color Me DesignScapes® Marker List

Water-based pens work best. We do NOT recommend alcohol, dye-based ink markers.

Name Yes No Comments
Crayola Marker X Smaller tip. Better for fine details.
Crayola Color Wonder X NIce wide tip.
Crayol Markers X Nice wide tip, good coverage.
Crayola® Metallic Markers X Smaller tip. Better for details. A little streaky in large areas.
Crayola® Super Tips Washable Markers X
Cra-Z-Art® Super Tips X Wide tip. Easy to fill in large areas.
Cra-Z-Art® Super Washable Markers X Nice wide tip.
Dry Erase Markers X A little streaky, but they work.
Flipcheck X
Generic Highlighters X Not very opaque.
LePlume II™ X Nice brush tip.
Papermate® Flair® X Smaller tip. Better for fine details.
Prismacolor® X Takes up the ink on the DesignScapes®. It’s an alcohol, dye-based ink.
Sharpie® Permanent Markers X
Stampin’ Up!® Stampin Write™ X Nice brush tip.
Tombows X Works great. Very nice markers.
Zebra® Mildliner Highlighters X Very streaky.

*Fitzpatrick, K. (2017, August 1). Why adult coloring books are good for you. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/health/adult-coloring-books-popularity-mental-health/index.html

**Dovey, D. (2015, October 8). The Therapeutic Science of Adult Coloring Books: How This Childhood Pastime Helps Adults Relieve Stress. Retrieved from http://www.medicaldaily.com/therapeutic-science-adult-coloring-books-how-childhood-pastime-helps-adults-356280