Colouring in isn’t just for kids. It’s been proven to help soothe the mind and destress people of all ages. The act of colouring in can be both meditative and therapeutic hence why we’re huge fans of it here at Gathered.
So to help you feel more relaxed, we’ve rounded up the best adult colouring books on the market! Treat yourself or a loved one to one of these adult colouring books and start feeling more relaxed. We’ve also rounded up the best pens for adult colouring so you can buy the full package and start colouring straight away.
To get you started on your colouring journey, check out these free Mollie Makes colouring sheets and these free cats colouring papers. Before you begin, you might also want to take a look at our best colouring pencils guide.
Best adult mindfulness colouring books to buy
Amna Mogul’s mindful colouring books for adults
Amna Mogul’s adult colouring books includes 50 unique handmade designs for you to get creative with.
Millie Marotta’s beautiful birds adult colouring book
Millie Marotta’s beautiful birds and treetop treasures will make a fab birthday or Christmas gift. Colouring books for adults have never been so beautiful!
Papeterie Bleu’s colouring books for adults
The best adult colouring books have both images and quotes which is why we love Papeterie Bleu’s mindful mandala book.
Anna Vavrova’s poetry colouring books for adults
After experiencing the end of a relationship, Anna created 13 poems alongside her illustrations in order to express her emotions. She’s collected these adult colouring pages and popped them into a book which will take you on a journey of love, loss and heartbreak.
Jade Summer’s inspirational colouring books for adults
Jade Summer’s adult mindfulness colouring books radiate good vibes and positivity. Pick up her book and colour yourself happy.
Personalised Baking colouring books for adults
Johanna Basford’s colouring books for adults
Johanna Basford is the queen of adult colouring books and has published over 10 collections. This whimsical World of Flowers edition will have you feeling relaxed in no time.
Ellie Marks’ haiku colouring books for adults
Ellie Marks has paired her gorgeous floral illustrations with 26 short haiku poems – one for each letter of the alphabet. Her colouring books for adults are just stunning!
Cocodro’s waves and mountains
GillianCrossArt’s songbird colouring book for adults
Adult mindfulness colouring books don’t get more relaxing than
Gaocheng has some of the most intricate and best adult colouring books on the market. This detailed animal collection will have you feeling very satisfied when you’ve completed it.
adult colouring pages
This African American colouring book is 14 pages of adult colouring pages for black women. It’s designed to relax and destress you. Plus you’ll be supporting a small business by purchasing!
Jade Summer’s intricate
Jade Summer’s Intricate Patterns adult colouring book has loads of detailed designs which help you focus, relax, and improve your colouring skills.
Josephine Dellow’s house and shops
Josephine Dellow’s gorgeous Etsy shop sells everything from tote bags to adult mindfulness colouring books. We love this house and shops collection.
Ruth Shanley’s Autumn Adult Colouring Book
Embrace Fall with Ruth Shanley’s Autumnal adult colouring book. There’s everything from amazing acorns to pretty pumpkins.
L.J.Knight’s Geometric Patterns adult colouring Book
L.J Knight’s new adult colouring book for adults includes 50 original pattern designs to soothe the mind.
De-ann Black’s adult colouring book
Scottish author and artist De-ann Black has created 14 of the best adult colouring we’ve ever seen and this one is rooted in her Scottish heritage. Whether you’re a Scot or not you’re going to love this book.
BlankCanvasPeer’s adult colouring book for mums
makes some of the best adult colouring books and this one is specifically for mums. This would make a fab present for any stressed-out mums.
Peppercorn Health’s adult mindfulness colouring book
This lightweight book comes with mini pencils and crayons making it the perfect on-the-go colouring set. These adult colouring pages are full of peaceful designs designed to relax you.
Laura Bronte’s quirky adult colouring book
Laura Bronte is a super talented illustrator who now has her own adult colouring book. Filled with quirky designs, this colouring book is affordable and pocket-sized.
adult colouring pages
If a whole colouring book feels a bit too much then why not try a colouring page?
Creative Coloring’s goldfish colouring book for adults
Adult mindfulness colouring books don’t always have to feature positive quotes and mandalas. Featuring 31 gorgeous fish designs, Creative Colouring has channelled the fishes peaceful energy into their colouring book for adults.
Custom pet portrait colouring pages
makes the best adult colouring pages because they’re custom drawings of your pets. Simply send her a picture of your pooch, she’ll draw them and send you a digital PDF/JPEG of the image. You can then print and colour – what a concept!
Color Me Curvy
Celebrate all bodies with
‘s adult colouring book
Robin Cass has created the most beautiful adult colouring book that packed with 44 tattoo inspired illustrations. Pick up this book for the ultimate luxury Christmas or birthday gift.
Zen colouring stickers
If you’re looking for something a bit different to your standard colouring book then we’d recommend getting some of Poetic Soup Designs’ stickers! You can colour them in then use them to decorate your planner or journal.
adult colouring book
Happium has created several adult mindfulness colouring books and this is the second edition in the collection. There’s 60 designs inside each with perforated pages so you can tear out your creations and display them around your home.
Under the Sea adult colouring pages
‘s adult colouring pages will have you exploring all different types of sea creatures.
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Can you name a better combination? Paperland’s funny and adorable colouring book for adults includes all your favourite cocktail and coffee recipes alongside some very cute dogs!
This lovely Beatrix Potter adult colouring book is a great one for nostalgia. There is also a Wizard of Oz and Roald Dhal adult colouring book too.
Angelea Van Dam’s Winter
Start feeling Christmassy with Angelea Van Dam’s festive adult colouring book. There’s everything from enchanting snowy scenes to woolly mittens and hats for you to get creative with.
Amily Shen’s adult colouring book
Magical illustrations and nods to your favourite storybooks are all in Amily Shen’s fantasy adult colouring book. The best adult colouring books are always a little big magical right?
Siobhan Ferguson London
If you’re a fan of Britain’s capital then pick up this gorgeous colouring book for adults. Each scene was photographed by Siobhan Ferguson and then drawn by Lucy Hester so you can colour in the sites.
Arteza doodle adult colouring book
Arteza has a huge range of adult colouring books and this edition includes 72 unique and complex doodle designs.
Soul Coats mindful adult colouring book
Rohadi’s Soul Coats contains scenes and verses from the entire Bible including the garden of Eden. The book also comes with a free reflection guide so you can work on yourself and your mind.
Dyudyrujdtry’s Time Travel adult colouring book
This bargain colouring book is perfect for adults who want a bit of escapism. Colour through the 16 pages and be transported to another world.
Hipster adult colouring book
Plants, cameras, glasses and more are all featured in Kaisercraft’s hipster adult colouring book.
Igloo Books’ adult colouring book
Igloo Books have created a lovely adult colouring book which is full of positive, cheery and wonderful quotes and illustrations.
Marjory Tait’s Celtic
Marjory Tait has created two 40 page adult colouring books inspired by Scottish folklore. From wild deer to Celtic queens, these colouring books will have you feeling relaxed in no time.
botanical adult colouring book
We love adult mindfulness colouring books that include flowers and this one not only includes flowers but it’s also educational! Molly’s book includes 30 pages of healing plants, along with tips and information on each page.
Best pens for adult colouring
Now that you’ve found all the best colouring books for adults, it’s time to pick up some pens! Here are our recommendations for the best pens for adult colouring.
Dual tip brush pens
Dual tip pens are a good all-rounder since they can be used for both bigger sections and smaller sections of your design. This set has a 1-2mm brush tip and a 0.4mm fine tip meaning they’re still a little too delicate for tiny hands but for adults they’re perfect.
Fine Liners pens
Fine liners are great for colouring in intricate designs thanks to their thin, precise nibs. These pens aren’t suitable for kids as the nibs can be fragile and too much pressure can cause them to snap. For adult colouring though they’re great! This pack by Jansroad comes with 24 colours and are made from acid-free ink with a 0.3mm nib.
Watercolour brush pens
Watercolour pens are a great purchase for anyone wanting to add a more natural feel to their colouring. You can achieve a beautiful gradient effect with watercolour pens without the hassle of messy paints. Simply pour some water into the premade brush, insert the coloured pen you want and get creative.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our best pens for adult colouring and adult mindfulness colouring books round up! For more fun projects check out our craft subscription box round-up and our five minutes crafts!