Colouring is not just for kids. Most of us encourage our little ones to draw and colour as a relaxing quiet time activity, and it can have the same relaxing effect on adults. I’ve always loved this idea and find it a really calming pass time. It’s the perfect stress relief.

As grown up colouring books are becoming more and more popular, I have some colouring book recommendations to share with you along with some printable colouring sheets so that you can sample them for yourself. If you send in a picture of your coloured page, you’ll also have the chance to win one of the books so that you can enjoy even more colouring! (open worldwide)

Grown up colouring pages with "creative inspirations" and "nature mandalas" printable pages

I heard that in France, colouring for grown ups has become so popular that grown up colouring books are outselling cookbooks! I did notice displays for these in the supermarkets there when I visited recently, and found them really cool (and yes, I bought some of course!)

Back in the UK, I heard about a great range from GMC Distribution including the following creative colouring books. I’ve been colouring from the creative coloring inspirations book as you can see here. I was tempted by all of the books, but the positive words included in the creative coloring inspirations book really add to the relaxing and uplifting nature of the activity, with inspirational quotes alongside each colouring page and a space to add any of your own notes.

The book includes 30 designs, and gives tips on colour as well as several example pages coloured by artist Marie Browning using a variety of mediums from gel pens, to colouring pencils, pastels and water colours.

I’m looking forward to trying out different mediums on some of the other pages in the book, especially watercolour.

follow your heart colouring page from creative coloring inspirations

Here are all the books currently available in the range

Colouring Books for Grown Ups

10 awesome relaxing and stress relieving colouring books for grown ups

  • Nature Mandalas Coloring Book (Buy on Amazon : UK /US)
  • Dapper Animals Coloring Book (Buy on Amazon : UK/US)
  • World Traveler Coloring Book (Buy on Amazon : UK / US)
  • Day of the Dead Coloring Book (Buy on Amazon : UK / US)
  • Peace & Love Coloring Book (Buy on Amazon : UK / US)
  • Hipster Coloring Book (Buy on Amazon: UK / US)
  • Creative Coloring Flowers (Buy on Amazon: UK / US)
  • Creative Coloring Animals (Buy on Amazon: UK / US)
  • Creative Coloring Inspirations (Buy on Amazon: UK / US)
  • Creative Coloring Mandalas (Buy on Amazon : UK / US)

All are published by Design Originals and all priced at £5.99 in the UK available from www.thegmcgroup.com.  For sales information please visit www.gmcdistribution.com.

Printable Grown Up Colouring Pages

If you would like to sample these, you can download a printable PDF of each of these designs, via the link below each page.

Today is going to be awesome : Creative Coloring Inspirations Printable colouring pageDownload and print this “Today is going to be Awesome” colouring page from Creative Coloring Inspirations

Owl design Nature Mandalas printable colouring pageDownload and Print this owl design from Nature Mandalas Coloring Book

Colouring Book Giveaway

The giveaway has now ended, but here are even more free printables and colouring pages that you can download here on In The Playroom:

More Grown Up Colouring Pages

You might also like these grown up colouring pages from some of my blogging friends

Forest Animals Coloring Pages

Intricate horses colouring pages

Birds and giraffes colouring pages

Teacups and lighthouse colouring pages

Mermaid colouring pages

Chameleon colouring pages

Mindful Flowers colouring pages

Dolphin colouring pages

Happy colouring and creating!

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