As coloring and Bible Journaling have become so popular in recent years, I set out to discover the best coloring book options. I found these 33 relaxing adult coloring books to offer readers of The Holy Mess.
Please know I spent a great deal of time researching the following coloring books. I have not personally ordered and looked at each book so if you have one of these books, please let us know in the comments what you think of it. I did, however, spend quite a bit of time reading reviews and looking through pictures.
Besides the fact that I wanted to offer you a list of high-quality books, as a Christian who believes Bible Journaling, coloring, and artwork is a fabulous way to grow closer to Jesus and grow in knowledge of God’s word, the truth is some of the adult coloring books on the market are New Age, Buddist, or just plain weird. We each must be discerning and wise in our choices.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for top products to use when coloring your books! I’ve included awesome colored pencils, markers, gel pen options and more.
33 Relaxing Adult Coloring Books
1.The Psalms in Color Inspirational Adult Coloring Book – $9.99 A beautiful coloring book perfection as a companion to Bible Journaling. For more information about Bible Journaling, click here: Free Bible Journaling Printables
2. How Great Thou Art Coloring Book – $8.00 Gorgeous coloring to go with traditional hymns.
3. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns – $11.69
10. Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined – $12.08 very highly detailed city-scapes, this book is over-sized.
11. Creative Haven Christmas Trees Coloring Book – $5.34
12. Floral Bouquets Coloring Book – $3.04
13. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs – $11.69 – Highly detailed. Some have very small areas.
14. Doodle Invasion: Zifflin’s Coloring Book (Volume 1) – $11.99 – Fun, creative doodles.
15. Midnight Forest Coloring Book: Animal Designs on a Dramatic Black Background – $5.99 Different book because of the black backgrounds.
17. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People – $9.95 This book is 5×7 and can slip easily into a purse for on-the-go coloring.
19. Enjoy The Most Beautiful Landscapes Coloring Book For Adults As An Relaxing Activity and Stress Relief (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
20. Christmas Designs Adult Coloring Book – $7.99
21. Simple Blessings: Coloring Designs to Encourage Your Heart – $9.00 – Simple and sweet.
22. Christmas Coloring Book for Adults – $6.59 – Coloring with a holiday theme.
23. Godey’s Fashions Coloring Book – $2.49
24. Beautiful Designs and Patterns Adult Coloring Book – $7.19 – Highly detailed, patterns.
25. Happy Campers Coloring Book – $8.99 – Cute coloring.
26. Creative Haven Entangled Coloring Book – $5.38
27. Beautiful Relaxation: Coloring Book for Everyone – $5.49
28. Home for the Holidays: A Hand-Crafted Adult Coloring Book– $9.72 – Lots of beautiful detail with a holiday and winter theme.
29. The Art of Nature Coloring Book: 60 Illustrations Inspired by Vintage Botanical and Scientific Prints – $12.88 Here is a quite different type of coloring book. These are scientific prints. The one drawback noted in the reviews is that the pictures are dark and there isn’t as much to color, but you’ll learn from these and what an interesting concept.
30. Doodle Fusion: Zifflin’s Coloring Book (Volume 2) – $11.16
32. The Language of Flowers Coloring Book – $3.99
33. Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers – $6.29
Top Tools to Use for Adult Coloring Books
When it comes to colored pencils, Prisma Colored pencils are the best, although also expensive. They have a soft feel and glide more easily on the page.
Another option is Staedtler Ergo Soft colored pencils. These are high-quality and come with a handy stand.
Crayola Colored Pencils are much cheaper and certainly work also.
A new, fun option is Chameleon Color Tones Colored Pencils.
Yes, these are crazy expensive, but people in online Bible Journaling groups are going crazy about how fun these area.
Crayola Metallic Colors colored pencils are a fun options to get that metallic look.
When it comes to a metallic look, check out these Gelly Roll Metallic SHADOW pens. They color in one color and then have a shadow of a second color – so fun!
For a very fine tip pen, I am loving
Soucolor Fineliner pens. These are a very fine tip, perfect for tiny places in a coloring book or other detail work.
Another option is these adorable rolls, which are available on Etsy.com: Colored pencil rolls on Etsy.
What is your favorite adult coloring book, and what supplies do you enjoy using?
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