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Best Coloring Books for Adults: Challenging, Relaxing and Fun

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Gone are days when coloring was only done by kids. The adult coloring industry has taken the world by storm over the past few decades as many find coloring books a great way of relaxing as well as de-stressing. The best thing is that it is incredibly affordable, compared to therapist sessions. In this post, we review the top 10 adult coloring books.

A List of the Best Coloring Books For Adults

Product Name
1. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs

50 Animal Patterns To Color

Designs Range In Complexity And Detail From Beginner To Expert-Level.

Legendary Landscapes: Pocket Coloring Book 

Legendary Landscapes Pocket Edition Is A Unique Adult Coloring Book.

Inside This Book, You Will Find A Kaleidoscope Of Adventures To Underwater Realms, Magical Forests, Sweeping Cityscapes, Panoramic Mountains And Other Dimensions.

Adult Coloring Book: Designs

48 Unique Coloring Pages Featuring Mandalas, Geometric Shapes And Other Unique Designs.

Variety Of Levels Of Difficulty

Swear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult Coloring Book featured with Sweary Words & Animals 

Each Coloring Page Is Designed For Fun And Relaxation

It Includes A Digital Pdf Edition For Unlimited Printing

Make Life Your Bitch: Motivational adult coloring book. Turn your stress into success! (Midnight Edition)

Jam Packed With Unique Hand-Draw Coloring Pages, Each With Its' Unique Motivational Phrase

Printed On Black Backgrounds So Your Bright Colors Will Pop

Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

Ore Than 30 Fanciful Full-Page Illustrations Depict The Wisest Of Birds In Lush, Tapestry-Like Settings. 

Covered With Flowers, Paisleys, And Other Fun-To-Color Patterns, These Adorable Owls Are Posed Against Vivid Backgrounds Brimming With Intricate Designs. 

Memos to Shitty People: A Delightful & Vulgar Adult Coloring Book by James Alexander

Good Vibes Coloring Book 

30 Amazing Art Activities That Will Take You To A Happy Place Of Patterning, Shading, And Coloring.

 This Therapeutic Coloring Book Is Perfect For Decorating With Markers, Colored Pencils, Gel Pens, Or Watercolors. 

Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers : Stress Relieving Patterns 

 It’S Perfect Gift For The “Butterflies And Flowers”.

You Will Found 30 Designs Of Different Dimension Of Butterflies And Flowers

(3 PACK) Adult Coloring Book Set - 3 Coloring Books For Grownups - 120 Unique Animals, Scenery & Mandalas Designs. Weekly Designs For One Full Year!

Over 120+ Images To Color

 Unique Designs From All Over The Globe

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs

With more than 50 animal designs, it’s easy to see why many would like to add this adult coloring book to their collection. It has variety and patterns, and provides a great opportunity for one to use their splashy gel pens and de-stress. The book has deep, dark outlines.

In addition, it offers a nice balance of intricate patterns with pages that allow you to color huge spaces. Perhaps the best thing is that the gel pens don’t bleed through to the next page, which cannot be said for many coloring books. In addition, there are no pictures to color on the back sides of the picture pages, making it even easier to prevent bleeding to the next picture.

Unlike other adult coloring books on the market, this one doesn’t come with sexual innuendos or adult language. This is a huge advantage for those with kids who may stumble upon these books. It’s also important to note that it doesn’t go overboard in the number of pre-shaded pages.

Legendary Landscapes: Pocket Coloring Book

This coloring book by Carrie Wong and Witek Radoski features impressive landscapes of Canada. It was inspired by Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, and does a good job of capturing Canada’s natural beauty with an impressive level of detail and intricacy. Wong and Radoski wanted to contribute to the sense of well-being that comes with coloring while providing a creative outlet.

It is with this in mind that Legendary Landscapes does more than just stick to real Canadian scenes. The book also explores mysterious dimensions as well as outer space. Unlike the original version that had pictures on both sides of the page, this is a reduced version with 45 of the original designs reduced in size and printed on one side of the page.

Given that the current version is way lighter, I’d say that this is a good trade-off. This also allows youto use your water and alcohol-based markers to color.

Adult Coloring Book: Designs

This is an adult coloring book with 48 designs with plenty of patterns within them. Many of the designs are intricate while others are open and fairly easy to color. And while the designs don’t have tiny spaces, they certainly take a little more thought and time.

Many of the designs are mandarin, thus providing one the opportunity various color ways. The pictures in this coloring book are specially curated meaning that they are licensed from various artistes. This allows you an opportunity to explore different creative styles.

More importantly, you get the quality of print and lines. Some of the designs are almost dark grey in color, while others have heavy and dark lines. Like most books in this roundup, the images in this coloring book are one side of the page. The pages are thin white and not perforated with enough room for you to cut them out you want to. Unfortunately, markers and gel pens bleed through the paper.

Swear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult Coloring Book featured with Sweary Words & Animals

This is one of the best “sweary” coloring books you will find on the market. We don’t rank it highly simply because the swear words are more elaborate or crude, but because it is amazing coloring book for adults.

The sweary coloring book market is flooded with products that are hack jobs at best. The images in some are rip-offs while others don’t have very good areas for coloring. This book has some elegant designs throughout.

And while this may sound ridiculous considering the vulgar words, it is actually what makes it great. It brings a whole new approach to the world of coloring and provides a creative break from the stressful daily life.

Make Life Your Bitch: Motivational adult coloring book. Turn your stress into success! (Midnight Edition)

If you are the kind of person that loves combining the joy of coloring and motivational content, you will appreciate what this adult coloring book has to offer. As the name suggests, the images are inspirational messages guaranteed to give you a new perspective on life. The coloring pages are rather basic, which may a disappointment for those who prefer a little more coloring.

This is a great option for someone with a stressful job, who loves reading fun phrases and doesn’t mind the occasional cursing. It makes one laugh and smile every time you open it. The pages are one-sided and the quality of the paper is descent. It is a must-have for those days when you want to say something you might get in trouble for.

Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

Creative Haven is known for its adult coloring books that feature intuitive designs and this particular book is no exception. Its pages single sided and perforated at the bound edge, thus allowing you to remove the page to color or even frame. Contrary to what you’d expect, the pages aren’t flimsy. In any case, they are bright white in color with a descent weight.

The book is one of many by Marjorie Sarnat and has 31 images to color, excluding the small faceplate on the title page. The images come in a variety of designs including an owl sitting on a crescent moon, an owl on a wooden rocking horse, an owl with butterflies, totem pole owls, pirate owls, an owl and pussycat, steampunk owl and a smart owl among books just to name a few.

The illustrations are quite lovely and a great way to explore your creativity. The only downside is that bleeding is common with gel pens, water-based or alcohol-based colors.

Memos to Shitty People: A Delightful & Vulgar Adult Coloring Book by James Alexander

This is by far the best work of James Alexander, at least when it comes to vulgar adult coloring books. His style and designs are quite impressive. In addition to the vulgar and rude phrases, this book is also loved for its incredible attention to detail.

You will love coloring everything from animals to phrases in this book. It’s important to note that due to the amount of detail in these pages, reading some of the phrases may prove difficult at first. This however changes after coloring.

The only disappointment is that the pages are a little thinner than what you’d expect to find in a coloring book. This increases the risk of bleeding to the next page. You will, however, love the fact that there are no perforations in this book.

Good Vibes Coloring Book (Coloring Is Fun)

This coloring book features 30 pages of illustrations that provide an opportunity to explore your creative side. Every illustration in this book is an inspirational message that’s sure to brighten your day and lift your moods.

There are also artistic patterns of flowers, stars, geometric shapes, hearts, birds and more. And that is not all. Every illustration is another soul stirring and uplifting quote that helps fortify your day. There are eight fully colored example pages that help inspire your creativity.

Other helpful features include five coloring tip pages as well as a color wheel. The images are printed on one side of the page and the paper of great quality. This adult coloring book has so much to offer, and is a must-have for every colorist.

Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers : Stress Relieving Patterns (Volume 7)

The images in this adult coloring book are simply amazing. The pictures are nicely done and designs vary. As the name suggests, the theme of this book is centered on butterflies and flowers. The book has thirty illustrations, one on each page. Like most books on this list, images are printed on one side of the page.

The paper is thin white and of great quality. You may need to place a paper under the page since markers as well as alcohol pens leak through the pages. Another downside is that not all of the images are centered. Some of them are cut off at the edge of the page. All in all, this is a great adult coloring book with crisp images.

(3 PACK) Adult Coloring Book Set - 3 Coloring Books For Grownups - 120 Unique Animals, Scenery & Mandalas Designs. Weekly Designs For One Full Year!

This is a set of three adult coloring books that offers a total of 120+ images to color. The images feature stress-relieving patterns that beginners and experts alike will enjoy coloring. The designs are done by top designers from all over the world.

Each of the books are geared towards specific skill levels i.e. Basic, Intermediate and Expert. Even better is that a portion of each sale goes to charity. The books use some of the thickest paper on the market to minimize bleeding of markers or alcohol pens to the pens.

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