Recommended: The Best Coloring Pages for Adults

Coloring pages really are no longer just for kids! It’s one of the newest crazes to catch on amongst adults, coloring to help relieve stress and to relax. So we asked Abby Wynne, healer, author and coloring book afficionado for some recommendations for the best coloring pages for adults:

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#1. Colouring for Contemplation by Amber Hatch

colouring for contemplationPick up your pens and pencils and begin your journey with Colouring for Contemplation published by Watkins Media. This beautiful colouring book has been created to help you to be mindful – to slow down and breathe and to give you the inspiration to live more fully in the present.

Each illustration has been inspired by an accompanying quote to aid your contemplation of its message while you colour. Divided into three parts, Mindfulness, Insight and Inspiration, this is a colouring journey. Dip in or work from beginning to end. Colouring for Contemplation is your calming companion.

“It has space for doodles, nice quotes and some beautiful images”

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#2. Stress Menders Series by Angie Grace

angie grace balanceBest selling coloring book artist Angie Grace invites you to relax and explore the intricate and exquisite world of stress mending circular whimsical art. Stroke by stroke, shade by shade, tension and worries fade away as you transform Angie’s beautiful black and white lines into your own unique, personal and beautiful keepsake art piece.

This book has been drawn for connoisseur colorists and is suitable for adults and older children coloring with fine tipped markers, colored pencils or brush tipped markers. 50 delightfully detailed original designs printed on one side of the page.

“They’re great at different levels of complexity”
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#3. Mindfulness by Emma Farrarons

Emma FarraronsThis stunning, pocket-sized colouring book offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws on your creativity and hones your focus. Beautifully illustrated, The Mindfulness Colouring Book is filled with templates for exquisite scenes and intricate, sophisticated patterns, prompting you to meditate on your artwork as you mindfully and creatively fill these pages with colour.

Take a few minutes out of your day, wherever you are, and colour your way to peace and calm.

“This book is lovely and I love the pocket size, perfect for a handbag!”

Available on The Book Depository

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#4. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

secret gardenThis interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations – all waiting to be brought to life through colouring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found.

And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you. Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

“I think it is too complex for mindful colouring, it’s got too much detail in it to be able to relax with, well for me anyway.”

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#5. Affirmations Colouring Book by Louise Hay

affirmations colouring bookWorld-famous teacher Louise Hay has already helped millions of people to free themselves from the cycles of fear, stress and guilt that limit our lives. This stunning colouring book, in collaboration with Alberta Hutchinson, features 44 affirmations, each coupled with an exquisite illustration and decorative border.

For all those who want to take their work with affirmations to a new level through an enjoyable, relaxing and meditative activity.

“I love the new Louise Hay book, it’s really nice”

Available on The Book Depository, and

#6. Notes from the Universe Colouring Book by Mike Dooley

notes from universeBest-selling author Mike Dooley shares his wildly popular messages in combination with beautiful artwork in a colouring book for adults. In his fun, warm and down-to-earth style, Mike combines uplifting quotes with beautiful images, which awaken our inner child and transport us to a world where everything is possible.

This is not your ordinary colouring book for adults – it is a unique tool that brings us into our gentle inner world and reminds us that we are powerful beyond our wildest dreams.

“Just fun!”

Available on The Book Depository and

#7. ColoringNotebook

coloring pages for adultsColoringNotebook is a brand new coloring pages notebook which is taking pre-orders now for February delivery. A paper notebook with coloring pages for adults, it’s described as “a happy combo of stylish paper notebooks and traditional adult coloring books.”

With a leather hard cover, quality acid-free paper, smart dimensions, it lies flat when opened. And each ColoringNotebook has been specifically designed for jotting down notes, sketches and ideas.

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Over to you now! Do you have a favourite coloring book that you can recommend? Share it with us in the comments below!

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