Friday, June 9

17 Adult Coloring Books To Relax and Inspire

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now and with good reason! They're very relaxing and calming to color and it's really just a lot of fun. Before adult coloring books became popular I used to buy kids coloring books to use on days when I needed to relax a bit, it's such a therapeutic activity.

Some people even find them useful in getting into meditation! It can be difficult for people new to meditating to clear their thoughts and the activity of coloring can help you to hone in on a very simple task while otherwise clearing the mind.

Scroll through this page to see some of my personal favorite coloring books. Some of these I already have and others are on my wish-list to get!

Adult Coloring Books

1. Harry Potter Coloring Book - Perfect for any Harry Potter lover! There are actually several fun Harry Potter coloring books on the market with various themes (such as fantastic beasts) but this one is a good general one to start with.
Harry Potter Coloring Book

2. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Design - A great option for animal lovers. The designs in this book are truly beautiful.
Adult Coloring Book with Animals

Motivational Adult Coloring Book

4. The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire) - There are many Game of Thrones coloring books out there but this is the official one! Each picture also has a quote with it that corresponds with the books.
Game of Thrones Adult Coloring Book

5. Adult Coloring Book Designs: Stress Relief Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley Patterns - This is a great option for your first adult coloring book as it has a little bit of everything.
Adult Coloring Book

6. Make Life Your Bitch: Motivational adult coloring book. Turn your stress into success! (Midnight Edition) - A no nonsense coloring book for when you're feeling a little angsty and need some extra motivation. I think this would be a good book to color during your break at work if you have a job you hate (just maybe don't get caught coloring it!).
Motivational Adult Coloring Book

7. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults - This coloring book is a beautiful option for anyone who loves the beach, the sea, or dreams of being a mermaid (or pirate).
Ocean themed Adult Coloring Book

8. Go F*ck Yourself, I'm Coloring: Swear Word Coloring Book - This coloring book is not for the faint of heart. But if you cuss like a sailor then this may just be your new favorite coloring book!
Swear Words Adult Coloring Book

9. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book - Less crass than the former mention but still definitely for adult eyes only. This coloring book with tell it to you like it is and is a good choose for someone who needs to unwind after a long, hard day of "adulting".
Swear Words Adult Coloring Book

10. Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) - Cat lovers rejoice! If I had to pick only one theme to color it would surely be cats. This coloring book has artistic and fun representations of cats.
Adult Coloring Book with Cats

11. The Cat Lovers Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book) - Because one cat coloring book surely would not be enough! Were the last entry was creative this one has a realistic representation of cats.
Adult Coloring Book for cat lovers

12. Dog Lover: Adult Coloring Book: Best Coloring Gifts for Mom, Dad, Friend, Women, Men and Adults Everywhere: Beautiful Dogs Stress Relieving Patterns - I can't share cat coloring books without sharing one with dogs too, right? So this one is for all you dog lovers!
Adult Coloring Book for dog lovers

13. Wine Coloring Book For Adults: Coloring Book For Grown Ups Including 40 Paisley And Henna Wine Inspired Coloring Pages And Designs - A simple coloring book with a wine theme! Drinking a glass of wine while you color this book is optional but recommended.
Adult Coloring Book for wine lovers

14. Married Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book (Humorous Coloring Books For Grown-Ups) - Did your husband annoy you by leaving up the toilet seat or not taking out the trash? Color about it! These coloring book features all the timeless cliches about married life.
Adult Coloring Book for Married Life

15. Inspirational Quote coloring book for Adults: An Inspiring, Positive Words for GROWN-UPS - Need a little extra inspiration? This coloring book has it.
Inspirational Adult Coloring Book

16. Posh Adult Coloring Book: Thomas Kinkade Designs for Inspiration & Relaxation (Posh Coloring Books) - This is a great option for the more advanced adult colorer.
Advanced Adult Coloring Book

17. Adult Coloring Book: Mandalas - Coloring mandalas is a fantastic meditative and relaxing activity.
Mandalas Adult Coloring Book

Coloring Tools

You can't color without the right tools, right? Here are some fun coloring devices you can use.

Colored Pencils

2) Lineon 108 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers - A fun option which will bring you back to your middle school days of using gel pens!
Gel pens

3) Branch & Twig Assorted-Colored Pencils, 10-Pack, Approximately 5"L - My mom got me some bark pencils similar to this along with a coloring book when I was sick a while back. It was such a thoughtful gift and these pencils really put me in a coloring frame of mind.
Bark Coloring Pencils

4) Ohuhu 20 Colors Watercolor Brush Marker Pens W/ A Water Coloring Brush, Soft Flexible Tip for Adult Coloring Books, Manga, Comic, Calligraphy - These watercolor markers are at the top of my wish list to get! I really think they'll take my adult coloring game to a full new level. 
Watercolor Brush Pens

There you have it, my personal favorite adult coloring books and those which I am dying to try out! Have you tried adult coloring yet? Do you find it to be a relaxing and fun activity? Comment below and let me know your thoughts!

17 Adult Coloring Books To Relax and Inspire

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  1. Loving these, they actually look so good! I can see how they'd eb a total de-stresser

    1. Thanks! I'm already discovering more I want to add to the list. I'm a bit obsessed with coloring books. haha