Ten of the Best Adult Colouring Books 2017

Ten of the Best Adult Colouring Books 2017

There’s something very pleasing and satisfying about colouring in between the lines. Perhaps it’s because when we were children we were encouraged to do so, and were praised when we managed to be neat and tidy.

Decades on from our school days, colouring in has taken a decidedly more sophisticated turn, and now adult colouring books are one of Amazon’s best sellers.

We think it’s all to do with the new trend of mindfulness. Taking time out to relax and appreciate the simpler things in life.

With this in mind we have chosen some truly inspirational adult colouring books:

adult colouring books

If you do not fancy colouring in patterns but prefer a bit of story, then The Time Garden will take you on a mystical journey into an enchanted world through the workings of an old cuckoo clock. An international bestselling colouring book.

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If you were a fan of Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland then you might be interested in her new book – Curious Creatures. It features fantastical beasts from wily foxes to deer hidden in leaves.

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adult colouring books

With inspiration taken from cities such as Paris, London and Moscow, this picture book contains images that you’ll recognise and some others that are a little more creative. Lovely heavy-duty paper and the creators have included a treasure hunt for you to find extra little details hidden in the drawings.

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If flowers and gardens are your way of chilling out, then this book should tick a lot of boxes. It contains 96 pages of garden scenes all ready for you to fill in using pencils, chalks or gel pens.

From: therange.co.uk

Another book with 96 pages, cram-packed with pictures inspired by nature. Expect to see leaves, petals, seeds, trees and landscapes that go right up to the edge of the page. The drawings get harder as you work through the book.

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Lose yourself in a magical world of fantastical sea creatures that live in an enchanted mythical underwater world.  If the sea is not to your liking, check out their other books which include cats.

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adult colouring books

Beautiful adult colouring book that contains wonderful images of birds and butterflies and also hidden pictures for you to find.

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This is a pocket-sized colouring book that features all of the stunning illustrations from both the bestselling Mindfulness Colouring Book and More Mindfulness Colouring. Emma Farrarons is a French illustrator who is currently based in London with a background in textile design. She is renowned for her intricate patterns and exquisite scenes.

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If small and intricate patterns are a little too time-consuming or heavy going for you, this book of landscapes might be more up your street. There are 60 blank landscapes to fill in with any colours of your choice, and mindfulness quotes to inspire you with every drawing.

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Mel Elliott has designed several adult colouring books in dubious homages to the stars, including our very own Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, and Ryan Gosling. Our favourite is this one that has tons of pictures of David Bowie in various guises throughout his illustrious career.

From: amazon.co.uk

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