Who said colouring books were just for children?
Chroma therapy is a very real thing and an adult thing, too.
Adult colouring books are and will be the new stress buster for all grown-up souls. Colour or chroma therapy is a holistic form of healing that is also a very ancient method. The intense vibrations and frequency of colours help resonate energy with one another, creating positive vibes.
Think, mandalas. Think, abstract or floral designs. Each colour has different qualities and hence, it has a different impact on the human mind. Ask yourself: why have you been using a lot of red lately? It could be the anger or tension boiling within you that needs to break free.
If you’ve been feeling stressed lately, and just want to spend some quality ‘me time’ then an art therapy can work wonders. Here are some adult colouring books that are meticulously designed to increase your concentration level and help you de-stress. It’s like meditation, where you are repeating a mantra to reach stability and inner peace.
Your canvas is what you make out of it. Pull out your acrylic colour pencils and colour away all your strain.
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By Graham Leslie McCallum
This book features over 80 beautiful hand-drawn illustrations from nature for us to colour in. Feed your creativity and soothe your soul with the calming power of nature.
By Johanna Basford
After Johanna Basford’s successful bestselling colouring books Secret Garden and Enchanted, this follow-up edition has more treasures in store for us. Expect to ride on the drawings of woodland creatures and rich greenery, with a quest to find the hidden symbols. Also, each card is left blank with a special message. Quite an adventure. The book features 12 notecards with 12 different designs to colour in. Pull on some inky magic with this one and unlock the castle door.
By Michael O’Mara Books Limited (COR)
Fancy exotic patterns or graphic designs? This creative book features over 100 comprehensive and striking patterns for you to dive right in. Free the mind, make it unique, and own it.
By Elizabeth James
Feline fans, are you listening? Paint your kittens with the most vibrant shades all while you unleash your creativity. The designs are printed on a single page so there’s no bleed-through, and there are plenty of editions to choose from, too.
By George Raymond Richard Martin
GOT fans will be delighted to get this one-of-a-kind colour book that will not only satisfy their inner hunger for another season but will take them back to their favourite episodes as well. This official A Game of Thrones Colouring Book features more than 45 exclusive illustrations. After all, “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”
By Johanna Basford
Walk through the jungle and discover a lost, forgotten world of flora and fauna. As you fill in the blanks with all the colours, you might realise what was empty within you in the first place. The exotic rainforest has naughty monkeys and prowling tigers – which one are you?
By Creative Colouring
Are you feeling the sakura vibe? If Japanese-inspired motifs and illustrations catch your eye, then the Adult Coloring Book: Japan is your pick. The paperback version features 60 designs for you to hone your skills. Afterward, hang it on your wall as a sign of accomplishment.