Best New Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

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Now that we all have at least some time on our hands (besides closet reorganizing, homeschooling, bread-baking…..), I think it is time for some new coloring books to consider for our self-care time.

But what are the new adult coloring books that deserve a look? I pored through the various sellers’ websites to see what is popular and what colorists think of them. Here are some of the highlights!

Stained Glass Flowers, by Jade Summer

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This new coloring book has 50 different flower and flower-like designs to color. Each page was created by combining the art of stained glass with the relaxing simplicity of line-art. The designs are great for practicing shading to give the completed illustrations dimension. Perfect for anyone who enjoys florals or geometrics!

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  • Paperback
  • 107 pages
  • Single-sided illustrations
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • $6.99

Worlds Within Worlds, by Kerby Rosanes

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From the internationally bestselling artist that brought you the AnimorphiaGeomorphia, Fantomorphia, and Mythomorphia coloring books. This new one includes illustrations of creatures, people, animals and landscapes. Buyers rave about the quality of the paper and book overall. However one person did comment that when pressing hard with pencils, the illustration on the other side of the page “imprinted” on the next. Designs are very intricate, so probably best for more experienced colorists, and those without any vision restrictions.

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Single-sided illustrations
  • 10″ x 10″
  • $10.30

Creative Haven Country Gardens Coloring Book, by Teresa Goodridge

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With 31 gorgeous garden scenes that capture the joys of simple country living, the illustrations in this coloring book feature lush gardens, scenic landscapes, romantic table settings all highlighted with beautiful blooms and much more. Moderately intricate illustrations, so better for experienced colorists.

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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages, perforated
  • Single-sided illustrations
  • 8.2″ x 10.8″
  • $5.98

Adult Coloring Book: 200 Unique Mandala Designs to Color and Relax, by Jeff Mason

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This coloring book has 200 geometric illustrations, from easy to “insanely elaborate.” Some reviewers wish the paper was heavier so it could take indelible markers. Designs include 125 smaller, geometric mandalas, making this great for short coloring sessions.

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  • Paperback
  • 135 pages
  • Printed on both sides of the paper
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • $6.99

Botanicum Coloring Book: Special Edition, by Maria Trolle

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This “floral adventure” is full of just plain pretty plants, birds, and butterflies. The author included a cross-reference for the plants, which is useful if you want to find a photo to color the plants realistically. Illustrations are detailed, and are a mix of realism and whimsy. Some designs include holiday references, such as cute Easter bunny and a Christmas scene with an adorable cat . The line art is a medium weight, so colorists with minor visual impairments won’t have any troubles.

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  • Hardcover
  • 104 pages
  • Printed on both sides of the paper
  • 8.2″ x 10″
  • $13.81

Mythographic Color and Discover: Enchanted Castles: An Artist’s Coloring Book of Dreamy Palaces and Hidden Objects, by Fabiana Attanasio

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This book has world of enchanted castles to color – including hidden objects to find! The more than 40 illustrations are elaborate. Overall the theme is fantasy, but include settings such as underwater to outer space, India to Egypt, and even a Halloween-ish castle mandala.

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages, perforated
  • Single-sided illustrations
  • 9.7″ x 9.9″
  • $11.78

Funny Cats, by Amanda Grace

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Fun, simple, perfect for cat lovers!

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  • Paperback
  • 106 pages
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • $8.99

The Beauty of Horror III: Haunted Playgrounds Coloring Book, by Alan Robert

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Technically this is not a new publication, but it is worth considering as the Beauty of Horror IV is already scheduled for release in September. (See my reviews of the first BOH books here and here.)

In this installment, you will search for heroine Ghouliana’s missing monster pieces in order to bring her creation back to life.

The illustrations are quite intricate, so better for colorists without any vision limitations.

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  • Paperback
  • 88 pages
  • Printed on both sides of the paper
  • 9.9″ x 9.9″
  • $15.10

What do you think? Have you tried any of these, or do you recommend any others for our coloring group? Let us know in the comments section below!

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