While you might have thought coloring books were just for kids, think again: coloring for adults has resulted in monumental changes in publishing around the world. Why? As the field of art therapy is growing, coloring books are seen as a way to relieve stress and increase happiness. Here are 14 of our favorites-color away!
Published in 1970, this coloring book was the first of its kind to be marketed for adults. It features classic cars such as Studebakers, Oldsmobiles, and Cadillacs. The best thing? It's still available for purchase today.
If Antique Automobiles is the oldest coloring book, Secret Garden is by far the most popular. It's sold over a million copies since its release and has topped Amazon's book charts on more than one occasion. Get your own copy here.
Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom is perfect for any fauna enthusiast. The intricate patterns contained within a variety of animals are perfect for concentrating on coloring and little else.
Vintage black and white botanical prints are the perfect canvas for color. Simple, charming, and perfect for stress-relief. Order a copy here.
This coloring book features drawings by famous American artist Alexander Girard. The simplified patterns create endless opportunities for adding one's own artistic flair. Get a copy here.
This coloring book hones in on a variety of different patterns to cultivate a sense of peace and serenity. Pick up your own copy here.
Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter paired up to create this ultra-calming coloring book. It provides an opportunity to creatively channel stress and anxiety. Pick it up here.
Feline fans will adore this coloring book, featuring a variety of cats amongst fun patterns that are just begging to be colored in. Purchase this coloring book here.
This coloring book by Angie Grace features intricate circular patterns for soothing, stress-reducing coloring time. Pick up a copy of your own here.
What's the best way to make a city less stressful? Coloring it in! This book is perfect for urbanites and coloring enthusiasts alike. Get the book here.
Ideal for artists with huge imaginations or those who are afraid of making mistakes. This coloring book encourages imperfections and unbridled creativity. Get your own here.
Evoke the power of revered yoga goddesses with this coloring book. Not only is it a great stress reliever, it's also a way to explore Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese culture. Get a copy here.
Who knew your TV addiction would become a coloring book? Let your imagination run wild as you revisit popular characters and scenes from this epic tale. Get the book here.
Artist Jen Ski has designed a book that gives you the opportunity to color a variety of mid-century modern patterns. The pages are even perforated so you can frame and share your masterpieces! Get the book here.
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