14 Coloring Books That are Totally for Grown Ups

on August 31, 2015

The Return of a Childhood Classic

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!

Antique Automobiles

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.

Secret Garden

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.

A Walk on the Wild Side

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.

The Art of Nature

Vintage black and white botanical prints are the perfect canvas for color. Simple, charming, and perfect for stress-relief. Order a copy here.

Be Your Own Artist

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.

Get Mindful

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.

Color Your Way to Calm

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.

Creative Cats

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.

The Ultimate Stress Mender

This coloring book by Angie Grace features intricate circular patterns for soothing, stress-reducing coloring time. Pick up a copy of your own here.

Splendid Cities

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.

Outside the Lines

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.

The Shakti Coloring Book

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.

Game of Thrones

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.

Modern Patterns

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.