Best Coloring Books for Grown-Ups
While many adults have long known that coloring as a past-time is fun and therapeutic, that fact has more recently come to light as a trend. Now many more grown-ups are utilizing coloring books as a way to put aside their day-to-day worries and get life back into perspective. Nice, right? The top best coloring books for grown-ups for 2017 and 2018 is a wonderful assortment that helps you get your “om” on and provides the perfect respite after a hard day or anytime you need to decompress.
We’ve got coloring books inspired by Christmas, fabulously-tangled gardens, animals, Harry Potter, and even Pusheen, the gray emoji cat people just love (and find hilarious). There’s also a coloring book simply dedicated to “good vibes.”
Choose from any of these wonderful options and enjoy a new and healthy way to release anxiety and stress. Finding healthy outlets for stress is more important than ever, and coloring might just be what you need to wind down. Have fun…and stay stress-free!
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. Adult Coloring Book Designs
2. Johanna’s Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book
3. Tangled Gardens Coloring Book
4. Pusheen Coloring Book
5. Good Vibes Coloring Book
6. Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Book
7. Adult Coloring Books: Animals
8. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
9. Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers
10. Harry Potter Magical Artifacts Coloring Book
Top 10 Coloring Books for Adults:
There are designs within designs, so the creative process takes concentration. Kind of transcendent and soothing.
First in line of the top 10 coloring books for adults is one by a very apt name – Adult Coloring Book Designs.
Stress relief at its finest. This adult coloring book is all about intricate paisley patterns, beautiful gardens, and cool animals, like cats and peacocks.
Love this one for the holidays! Johanna’s Christmas comes in next of the best coloring books for adults for 2017 and into 2017.
Holly, ivy, and pine are Christmas familiars. And this coloring book is riddled with those symbols, and so many others for the holidays. There are Christmas trees, beautifully wrapped gifts, and gingerbread cookies galore. Lovin’ how elaborate the pictures are.
Tangled Gardens Coloring Book comes in third on the list.
If you’ll notice, gardens are one of the most popular topics in adult coloring books. Flowers are fun to color in funky, quirky colors. And they look beautiful in full bloom, no matter what tones you use.
Tangled Gardens features an entire awesome section on color schemes and artistic mediums.
Pusheen also makes an appearance among the 2017 best adult coloring books.
Pusheen, in case you didn’t know, is a fat cat with an adorable face and an adventurous spirit. He gets into all sorts of trouble and fun, from swimming among mermaids, to becoming a “cat-icorn.” And he loves ice cream!
Appropriately named, Good Vibes enters in at #5 of the top coloring books for grown ups this year.
When you need a reminder to breathe and relax, this coloring book has your back. Elaborate, hippie-esque designs frame a bunch of laidback, thought-provoking sayings like, “enjoy this moment” and “be the awesome you wish to see in the world.”
One of my personal favorites among the best adult coloring books this year – Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters.
Anything Harry Potter immediately brings the soundtrack to mind. Which would actually be a great CD to play while coloring in this book of Magical Places & Characters. Lovin’ the Great Hall at Hogwarts, laden with food and butter beer.
Adult Coloring Books: Animals arrives next on the list.
For adults who love animals AND stress relief, this coloring book is packed with wild critters from around the world. There is definitely a big focus on Africa though, as many amazing animals reside on that continent. Love the ostrich!
Probably the overall most purchased on the list for adults is this one – Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book.
As someone who owns this coloring book, I have to say that it is an amazing tool for stress relief after a long day. Sit down, relax, and let your mind wander while your hands color in beautiful scenes of an intricate Secret Garden. The best part? Thick, bleed-proof pages!
Holding the 9th spot on the list is Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers.
Butterflies a-fluttering. Flowers a-blooming. Nothing could be more relaxing than the promise of springtime. This coloring book features intricate, beautifully patterned pictures of nature in all its amazing springtime glory.
From gardens rife with butterflies, to rose bushes in blossom.
The final item on the 2017 list of the top ten coloring books for adults is another favorite of mine – Harry Potter Magical Artifacts.
Another for bigtime Harry Potter fans (such as myself). This coloring book focuses on line work in Magical Artifacts, with fine details in some of the patterns. You will find over 80 pages of cool stuff from the world of HP, like wands, broomsticks, the Sorting Hat, and golden snitches.
This Top 10 Coloring Books for Adults page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.