If you follow me on Instagram then you know I adore colour and also stationery so my path was sure to cross with new stationery brand, Chroma at some point. The company was set up in April 2014 by recently graduated university student, Gabi Cox, after she couldn’t find a decent quality, non girly design, notebook in the exact colour she wanted. She says:
“Chroma is a brand all about colour. Colour triggers emotions – it can remind you of people, places and moments in life. The colours that people surround themselves with are very personal and reflect personality, mood and individuality. The Chroma ranges are currently available in 20 different colours, each has its own name and personality. When I meet someone, more often that not, they will remind me of a certain colour. That is why every colour in the range is named after an important person or figure in my life that the colour reminds me of. Each of our ranges is named after a place that means something to me.”
And as we all love a bit of customisation as an added bonus, the notebooks can be personalised with a name, initials, logo or phrase in gold or silver for free. Here’s my very own Chroma notebook*…..ta dah!
There’s something so satisfying about having your name on something! These are cheery everyday notebooks. I have been using mine for Wonderlusting to-do lists and ideas.
As far as practicalities goes, the perfect bound notebook can be opened out nearly flat as shown above, which means less battling the paper when notetaking. Though I would never use a fountain pen with an everyday notebook, I did put it to the test to see how the 80 gsm notebook paper performed. No ink bleeding through, there was no blurriness and the ink dried quickly.
My handbag is a savage jungle where notebooks practically need knuckledusters to survive. I therefore tend to use hardback notebooks for carrying around. I’ve had my Chroma notebook which has a soft cover, fighting it out in there and cover is now showing a few little signs of wear so do bear that in mind. I keep mine for use at my desk and inside a folder or protected if it’s in my bag. Thinking ahead to Christmas, personalised Chroma notebooks would make fab little gifts. Chroma 50-page (lined or plain) A5 notebook, £7.50. For more information on Chroma visit: chromastationery.co.uk