Let’s play a game…. When you hear the words “coloring book”, what is the first thing you think of? Probably not the words “grown up” or “adult”, am I right?
Traditionally, coloring books have been associated with children, but over the past few years that perception has begun to change and free adult coloring pages and purchaseable coloring books have been introduced… and for good reasons. Did you know that there are actually benefits to coloring? According to an article by the Huffington Post, coloring can stimulate areas of the brain related to motor skills, creativity, and the senses. Other sources report that it can help quiet the mind and relieve stress.
These reported benefits have led to a surge in adult coloring pages and books. Most notably, are the adult coloring books by Johanna Brasford. Her first coloring book, Secret Garden, was translated into 14 different languages and sold over a million copies (according to Buzzfeed). Pretty impressive, right?
So, if you’re looking to unwind and/or get those creative juices flowing, it might be time to give coloring another go. However, this does not mean you need to rush out (or more likely to Amazon) and buy an adult coloring book… because I’ve rounded up 20 awesome free printable adult coloring pages for you to try.
“Always” Free Coloring Print – If it has been a while since you picked up a crayon or colored pencil, this free printable adult coloring page is a great place to start since it’s pretty simple.
I Love Everything Coloring Print – Quick and cute, this free printable adult coloring page could be used to make that special someone a homemade card.
Chess Piece Mandala Coloring Page – A little more complex than the first two free printable adult coloring pages, this chess piece page is a tad abstract. Don’t feel like you have to stick to the “normal” chess board colors here… remember, this is all about stimulating creativity and relaxing!
Mermaid Coloring Book Pages – This is actually three different free printable adult coloring pages all with a mermaid/merman theme. I like coloring abstract or “unnatural” items (like mermaids) because it is easier for me to get wild with the colors… a mermaid doesn’t have to be any specific color.
Mandala Coloring Book Page – Unwind after a stressful day with these mandala inspired free printable adult coloring pages.
Note: A mandala is a spiritual symbol from Indian religions. Loosely translated it means “circle”. It represents wholeness and balance, which is just what you’re trying to achieve by reintroducing coloring into your life.
Bohemian Home Coloring Book Page – Is your home orderly and pristine? Walk the wild side of interior design with this free printable adult coloring page.
Geometric Coloring Sheets – If you’re looking to clear your mind, I highly recommend these geometric shape themed free printable adult coloring pages. Absentmindedly coloring any of these 4 prints will produce an effect similar to meditating.
Everything Will Be Okay Coloring Page – Feeling a little blue? Cheer yourself up with this adult coloring page!
Circles Mandala Coloring Page – This is another free printable adult coloring page where you can just let your mind wander and work through all the events of the day.
Bursting Blossoms Flower Coloring Page – The flowers pictured on this free printable adult coloring page beg to be filled in with bright colors. It’s time to use some of those fun shades lurking within your crayons or pencils that rarely get to see the light of day!
For It Is By Grace Bible Verse Coloring Page – Here’s an alternate version of the free printable adult coloring page above (with the flowers) complete with an inspirational bible verse.
Fox in Burrow – This adorable fox picture is sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy just looking at it, let alone coloring it! Again, print off an extra copy because your little one will almost certainly want to color his or her own fox.
Note: Be sure to explore all the categories on this page for a slew of other free adult coloring pages.
Tea Time Coloring Page – What better way is there to relax than with a nice hot cup of tea? Hmm… maybe drinking said cup of tea while coloring this free printable adult color page depicting tea time?
Red Riding Hood Free Adult Coloring Page – Is all this coloring making you feel a bit nostalgic? Step back in time with this Little Red Riding Hood free printable adult coloring page.
Flowers A Coloring Page – I don’t know about you, but just looking at the flowers in this free printable adult coloring page has me itching to reach for pinks, purples, golds, and other brilliant colors!