Coloring combines both the logical and creative parts of the brain and prompts you to focus on one task, allowing the worries of the day to melt away. As more people turn to coloring books as a source of comfort and fun, the market has been saturated with options and it can be more difficult to find quality books. The best coloring books for adults features a variety of designs that challenge you at your level, and are made from paper that is thick enough to accommodate your preferred writing tool, whether that's markers, gel pens, or pencils.
There are a few things to consider before buying a coloring book to ensure your experience is relaxing and stimulating. For starters, paper shouldn’t be so thin that your color bleeds onto other pages, and if you prefer working with markers it's important to choose a book with thicker paper or even a black background that ensures your color won't bleed through. If you like to display your work, look for perforated pages or single-sided paper that is easy to tear out.
Depending on your preferences you can find adult coloring books that feature animals, mandalas, flowers, and even hilarious quotes and inspiring mantras. A book designed with intricate drawings that take up an entire page is usually best for intermediate to advanced artists and anyone who wants a long-term project. If you're just starting out or are strapped for time, designs with larger spaces that are smaller on the page may be more your speed.
Get ready for some active relaxation — these are the best coloring books for adults that will keep your mind challenged and rested.