Adult coloring books are one of the latest hobbies that’s taking off. The phenomenon is quite popular and people are ordering them like crazy on places like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book stores. You may even see them in your local drug store in the books and magazines section.
As The Telegraph reports on October 23, coloring books aren’t just for children anymore. Adults of all ages are tapping into their inner child as they turn to a childhood pastime they once enjoyed for fun and relaxation. Now there are coloring books for grown-ups that are all the rage.
So, what are some of the top picks for adult coloring books that you can buy, or gift to a loved one? According to Amazon, some of the top coloring books for grown-ups are listed here. They all consist of detailed patterns that help make up a stunning picture that speaks volumes when it’s completed by the colorist.
“Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns” is by Blue Star Coloring. At its name implies, it’s a coloring book full of patterns that are stress-reducing. In it, you’ll be able to color flowers, stars, dots, and embellishments.
“Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book” by Marjorie Sarnat features all kinds of owls with detailed tapestry-like designs on each bird. There are 30 illustrations in this adult coloring book.
“Splendid Cities: Color Your Way To Calm” is illustrated by Rosie Goodwin and Alice Chadwick. It boasts some of the world’s most famous cities and landmarks.
“Animal Kingdom: Color Me, Draw Me” by Millie Marotta also makes one of the top picks among adult coloring books on Amazon. Birds, fish, dragonflies, elephants, and other animals are seen in their natural habitat.
“Enchanted Forest” by Johanna Basford is popular as the adult coloring book she published, “Secret Garden.” It was that book that launched the coloring books for grown-ups craze. Each book has landscape settings, castles, fantasy scenes, and hidden treasures.
“Color Me Calm” is by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter. The coloring book has a variety of coloring templates that are relaxing for colorists.
As CNN reports, the coloring books for grown-ups trend started taking off few months back to an even higher degree than it did in 2013, when Johanna Basford first published “Secret Garden.” Psychologists say that the popularity behind adult coloring books is that it provides a mental escape and allows for non-artists to express themselves creatively.