Adult Coloring Book Reviews

Rooms of Wonder Coloring Book Review

Rooms of Wonder Coloring Book Buy on Amazon US| Buy on Book Depository|Buy on Amazon UK|Buy on Amazon JP|Buy on Amazon Ca
by Johanna Basford
Published by Penguin Books on 2022
Style: double page printing, Paper: Light to medium
Pages: 80
Format: Card cover, Express Bullet Point Review, Glue & Stitched
Rooms of Wonder Coloring Book Review

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Rooms of Wonder Coloring Book – Features

  • available as US and UK editions
  • the US edition, which I have reviewed, differs from the UK edition – it does not have fold-out flaps on the cover, the paper is white and the paper is apparently the same as used in the US in Kerby Rosane’s books
  • the cover features gold foiling and has printing on the inside as well which can be colored
  • illustrations are printed in a dull black with a medium line weight
  • the coloring book is interactive with a key to find on each page
  • nameplate page for you to color at the start of the book
  • color palette test page (front and back) at the rear of the book
  • the theme of the book is rooms and there are a variety of illustrations featuring rooms and scenes of rooms but there are many illustrations included in the book that don’t fit this theme
  • there are illustrations with different levels of complexity and many smaller-sized images/elements for times when you just want to color quickly

Note –   Some colorists in the US have reported printing problems with their coloring book – black smudges, lines, and others have stated that they are unhappy with the change to the white paper, the paper feels smooth without any texture and some of the coloring products that they are using do not perform the same as in other books.

Johanna has published a post on Facebook addressing these concerns and is endeavoring to understand what has happened in the printing process so it can be rectified.

The book that I have does not have any printing smudge marks/lines and the paper although white has a faint texture to it.   You can see the mediums that I used on the color testing page in the video above.   I haven’t experienced the issues that other colorists have, no doubt due to different print runs.    If these issues are of concern to you, you can always order the UK edition from Book Depository here (free shipping).

Detail Level

Low High

Where to Buy Rooms of Wonder Coloring Book

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon JP | Book Depository

Happy coloring x



About Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is a Scottish illustrator that is often credited with starting the adult coloring craze. Her first book “Secret Garden – An Inky Treasure Hunt” released in 2013 has sold over 16 million copies. Her work is all hand drawn and is quite distinctive due to the intricate detail she imparts into every illustration.

About the author


I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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