We’re thrilled to announce that Colouring Heaven has been awarded the prestigious title of International Magazine of the Year at the National Magazine Awards 2023! This achievement is a testament to our unwavering dedication and the continuous support of our amazing colouring community.
Since our launch in 2015, Colouring Heaven has experienced remarkable success, with consistent sales growth and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and user experience for our passionate colourists. Our careful planning and strategic decision-making have played a pivotal role in our brand’s growth, allowing us to expand our distribution channels and enhance our product offerings while staying true to our core values.
In 2022, we achieved our highest-selling issue to date, making waves globally and solidifying our presence in North America by reaching the highest number of stores distributing our magazine in the region. Furthermore, we proudly launched local language editions in Swedish and Finnish, with Värien Maailma emerging as the leading international colouring magazine in the Finnish market!
Editorially we had the privilege of showcasing more exclusive designs than ever before. Collaborating with a diverse group of 34 talented artists from around the world, including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the US, Taiwan, Poland, Australia, Chile, Finland, Istanbul, Ukraine, and Mexico, we celebrated the rich and vibrant artistry of the global colouring community.
To better connect with our international audience, we also launched our YouTube channel, offering valuable content tailored to their needs. Our tutorial videos guide colourists in bringing specific designs from our latest issue to life, while inspiring speed-colouring sessions ignite creativity and passion. One of our most popular tutorials to date features a gifted member of our Friends of Colouring Heaven Facebook Group, showcasing their exquisite colouring in a tutorial from our Winglings Special issue, which featured all-new and exclusive designs based on the original artwork by renowned US fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
We are immensely grateful for the support and enthusiasm or our partners and customers. Their dedication has been an integral part of our journey, and we are thrilled to have them by our side as we continue to inspire creativity and spread joy in the world of colouring.
“I love the variety of topics and artists from Colouring Heaven. I feel so relaxed and uplifted when I complete a picture. It’s totally absorbing, and I feel a sense of achievement.” Louisa Fisher (US)
“Colouring Heaven is filled with art from many different artists. It challenges me to try new things, like coloring grayscale. The Colouring Heaven community is lovely. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to relax and feel happy and comfortable.” Sandra Åhlander (Sweden)
“Colouring Heaven is something I look forward to every month in my mailbox. You get a lot out of what you pay for a subscription, and you get introduced to new artists that you wouldn’t find otherwise. It’s a great paper quality, and the Friends of Colouring Heaven Facebook group provides amazing support and inspiration. It makes me happy.” Hanne Christine H. Sæther (Norway)
Colouring Heaven impressed the judges with its “impressive growth delivered by adapting to market requirements across multiple platforms” and its “commitment to foreign language editions to expand into new retail outlets in Finland and Sweden.”