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Coloring In Books For Adults

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An Example of a beautiful Adult Coloring Book by Creative Haven from Dover Publications

There is a trend sweeping the world in the form of coloring in books for adults. I’m really excited about it. Fancy that, coloring books specially designed for adults. Have you seen them yet?

We, as in adults such as myself who like to color in, are normally restricted to using the coloring books we buy for our children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren, which are mostly specific to their level and ability.

I have found the most amazing online site where there are close to a couple of hundred different coloring books, all waiting for a big kid to take them home and bring them to life. Your biggest problem will be finding it difficult to choose just one. Now our inner child has so many more options.


Title: The Creative Haven Series

Category: Adult Coloring Books

Illustrators/Creators: Varied

ISBN: There are many different ISBNs due to there being a wide variety of coloring books on offer.

Price: The prices range between approximately $5.50 USD up to $25.50 USD

My Rating: 10/10

My Personal Go To Place For My Books: The Book Depository comes very well recommended by myself. I have bought nearly all of my online purchases of books through this company and have been completely satisfied with each one of them.


Product Merits:


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    Art Nouveau Animal Design

    Books are designed with one image to one side of a page and the page behind blank

  • High quality paper
  • Paper accepts pencils, markers, paints and crayons equally
  • Perforated pages for tearing out and displaying should you wish to
  • Intricate and detailed designs, some even have a fun element such as hidden pictures within the design.
  • Therapeutic, especially the Mandala ones, which are very mesmerizing and designed to bring about feelings of calm and a state of mindfulness
  • Valuable tool in stress relief (I use it often)
  • Helps focus and encourages neatness
  • May help in learning planning or forethought with some people
  • Brings about Mindfulness, slows down overactive brain or thoughts
  • Rekindles creativity and imagination, design, playing with color combinations
  • Suits any coloring in style
  • Source of hours of entertainment or hours of stress management
  • Entertaining for people in aged care facilities, can become part of their therapeutic program
  • May help people with mental illness, anyone stressed or sick and stuck in hospital or bed ridden, to help with passing the time, relaxation and to bring about a peaceful and calm atmosphere
  • Teaches patience
  • Total freedom to use whatever colors you wish
  • Options for using many tones of the same color
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    Creative Cats Design

    HUGE variety to suit all interests

  • Very reasonable prices
  • Great gift ideas or stocking fillers (but don’t forget to include pencils)
  • Buy more than one to save arguments within the family. If everyone has a coloring book, they will all get the benefit. Choose several styles to suit your preferred patterns on the days you choose to color in. After all, we don’t always feel the same way every day, and might prefer a less complicated one over an extremely intricate one
  • Add in other things like music and diffusing nice relaxing essential oils
  • Great quality time with family if you all enjoy coloring in like my family do
  • Can choose to color in solitude
  • Easy to pack for outings and holidays
  • Easy to clear away and bring out again when ready to start more coloring.
  • Doesn’t require much in the way of equipment and space. The dining table is perfect. Or a picnic bench or outdoor setting.
  • Relatively inexpensive, depending on your choice of pencils. If you prefer Derwent pencils like I do, they can be initially expensive, but they last for a very long time.
  • No need for heavy concentration, but you can be very focused if you like
  • Reviews for many of the books are available to read on the website.


Product Drawbacks


  • So many to choose from you will find it difficult to choose just one
  • If you aren’t a patient person, these books will not necessarily be right for you, they are designed to take a long time to complete, however you may find some that are less complex so it’s still worth taking a look.
  • Check each one before you buy, some are color by numbers and the color guide used for the pictures may be difficult to find in standard colored pencil sets. These are clearly labeled on the covers
  • Always check the review for that product, to see if there have been any complaints
  • Some of the books may be of simpler design and others more complex, again check reviews.


Examples Of Some Of The Themes You Can Choose


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    Geometric Designs

    Fantasy with fairies,

  • Abstracts
  • Mandalas
  • Animals
  • Famous paintings of artists like Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas and Van Gogh.
  • Cityscapes
  • Landscapes
  • Nature
  • Cats, all cats
  • Mosaics
  • Arabesque
  • Fashions
  • Tattoo Designs
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Flowers
  • Celtic Designs
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    Curious Creatures Designs

    African theme

  • Christmas
  • Country Scenes
  • Paisley
  • Nordic Designs
  • Dimensions
  • Dragonflies
  • Geometric Designs
  • Japanese
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Mehndi
  • Out Of This World
  • Owls
  • Seascapes
  • Snowflakes
  • Steampunk

Department Versus Bargain Store – Yes Or No!


My answer at this stage would be no. Many department stores and the cheap bargain shops have jumped on the bandwagon and are selling a small number of these books. But when I’ve had a look at them, they fall short for a number of reasons.

  • Often ‘cheap’ and nasty, or overpriced if they are good quality.
  • The pictures are not always very detailed
  • The ink is blurry
  • The page quality is often second rate
  • Quite boringI Nothing to hold my attention.
  • Very little variety to choose from
  • Overpriced for what you get but now you have a choice, and lots of them.


Additional Information Below.


Recommended: Highly recommended

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Buy Now At:

The Book Depository

Age Range: Older child (with patience), teenager to Adult

Pages: Varies but on average there are 60 pages containing 28 – 30 images

Format: Paperback

Satisfaction: 100%

Product Description: Matched the description

Shipping Information: There are many shipping variations and time frames depending on where it is being shipped to and where from, but on average, the product ships within 24 – 48 hours, item will be received within 2 or 3 day locally or within 14 days for international orders.Prices vary. Free shipping for many countries worldwide.

Returns: 30 day money back guarantee

Payment Options: For secure shopping the Book Depository uses a high grade Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for all transactions. Payment is taken via VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, VISA Debit, VISA Delta, Maestro, Electron, SOLO, PayPal. Payments cannot be paid by cheque, postal order or proforma invoices.

Packaging: Undamaged, clean and tidy. Well packed.

Quality of Product: Very satisfied, very high quality

Website Navigation: Very user friendly.

FAQs: Easy to find and use


There You Have It!


I hope you will get as much enjoyment from these coloring in books for adults as I have. Get yours now and start your journey towards a reduced stress life. I would love to hear all about your favorite ones in my comments section below. Can you recommend one you have tried and give a brief review of it here?


Thank you for reading and may you find mindfulness if that is what you seek, or relaxation, a calm state of mind, or just sheer joy from connecting with your inner child.


Warm wishes




8 thoughts on “Coloring In Books For Adults

  • Wil says:

    These look like very visually stimulating coloring books/pictures. When I was younger I was very into drawing various characters from cartoons. I especially liked characters from the anime Dragon Ball Z. I liked the fact that i would color it and it look exactly like the original picture. These books look like they would help to bring that back nostalgic experience.

    • Ange says:

      Hi Wil

      Thank you for sharing your experiences with coloring when younger. I can relate to Dragon Ball Z because it was one of my daughter’s favorite TV shows. Funnily enough, we only just recently watched some re-runs of it and she still really loves it. Have you ever watched it since? The great part about anime is that the colors often are easily replicated to look like the real thing too. Don’t lose your interest in drawing those characters, get some paper out and draw one today. I imagine you would find it so peaceful, and that is the whole idea of coloring in, or any kind of art therapy. Let that inner child loose.

      Thank you and take care,


  • Candida says:

    I have always love to color I even enjoyed coloring in the kids book of course we you to color together so that was fun. My sister in law bought me one of these and I love it the bad thing is when I get in a mood to color I do nothing else lol.

    • Ange says:

      Hi Candida

      I’m really glad to hear that you are enjoying your coloring in book. Does your sister in law know that you love coloring, if so, it is a very thoughtful gift from her. If she doesn’t, that makes it even more special that she was able to pick something for you that you would love. I definitely understand that feeling when you start, you just can’t stop, but I don’t think either of us would really want to. We need to take time out for ourselves anyway, so if you do nothing else when you get in that coloring mood, I’ve got your back. Enjoy yourself and thank you so much for telling others here about your love for it too.

      Warm wishes,


  • Kevin says:

    Very informative article! I would had never thought of a coloring book for adults, but in a way it makes sense. Adults seem to be more stressed out than ever before. Maybe coloring may reduce the stress of a person. I wonder how neat a very stressed out person would be.

    • Ange says:

      Hi Kevin,

      In my life as a carer there are many times I get highly stressed out. I use a variety of tools to help with that stress. The great thing about coloring is that because it’s your own creativity coming out, your emotions can use it as an outlet. For myself, I am one of those people who actually enjoy the opportunity to color in neatly, it’s part of my own therapy, to slow myself down enough to concentrate on what I am doing. It works really well, brings me back into myself and my focus is suddenly on the work in front of me, rather than the million things I can’t do anything about that are running through my head. A chance to take a breather. On the other hand, if it allows you to get out some emotions, a different person might just as easily scribble their work, and really hard too, just to help release some of that negative energy. They might get enjoyment out of seeing the finished product and how much feeling went into it and out of themselves. On a funnier note, I guess it’s better than throwing darts at the picture of the person who they are feeling stressed about. Not that I’m saying that wouldn’t work for some people too. Coloring may not work for everyone but its another tool to try for those who might find it helpful. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment on my article. Let me know if you end up trying it yourself. I would love to hear more from you.

      Thank you


  • Reinis Inkens says:

    This new trend is very nice. I think it’s wonderful that adults are rediscovering the joy of playing with colours, rediscovering their inner childlikeness. Looks like you’ve found some really good samples of colouring books with an indeed impressive variety of themes. That’s pretty cool. What benefits of colouring have you found for yourself?

    • Ange says:

      Hi Reinis.

      Thank you for joining in the discussion and offering your vote of approval for adults allowing themselves to go back to their childhood and ‘play’. It’s such a big part of looking after ourselves and forces us to just simply be free. There are an amazing variety of adult coloring books available to suit all styles and theme preferences. I personally have found them beneficial in managing the stress that comes from being a carer, but not only that, it helps the person I care for too, because they also enjoy coloring in and get the same mindfulness benefit that I do. I wrote about it here… if you would like more information on our journey.

      I hope you try it yourself

      Thank you


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