Coloring is for Adults

January 18, 2016

Coloring is for Adults

Adult Coloring Books

Can you recall the days when you were little and you spent your time filling coloring books that consisted of pretty ponies, flowers, and magical locations?

Remember opening up a fresh pack of crayons (or colored pencils) and flipping through a new coloring book as you were carefully ready to select the page you wanted to personalize? Sure you to do! Those were the good old days. Of course, All For Color is on it when it comes to anything well, colorful and that is why we are so excited to share the latest craze….Adult Coloring Books! We are for real! Santa slipped a few coloring books in our stockings this year and we are now officially hooked!

No, these coloring books aren’t images of trains, planes, My Little Pony, and Strawberry Shortcake. Instead, our adult coloring books are elegant and sophisticated. There are coloring books that focus on life lessons, gardening, design, and even Harry Potter coloring books. Can you believe that Amazon sold over 6 million copies of The Secret Garden coloring books? Basically, this new coloring trend is a way for adults to still be adults with an added glamorous bonus.

Adult coloring books are more mentally stimulating and detailed oriented than those that are made for children. Often, adult coloring books have a theme and/or objective that motivates the color-er to complete the entire coloring book.

While coloring well into your prime may seem like a fun pastime there is proven science behind this genius colorful madness.  Have you heard of art therapy? Art therapy is used to help relieve emotional and physical stress/anxiety. Like any other type of enjoyable pastime, art therapy/coloring is a major stress reliever as it helps to calm the mind and body while creating a positive stress relieving outlet.  Think of coloring as a positive venting method.

The coloring book phenomenon for adults has been used to help aid cancer patients undergoing chemo therapy, veterans struggling with PTSD, those suffering from anxiety disorders, and with the elderly who have dementia setting in.

If you were a little hesitant at the start of this post about coloring books for adults we are sure that you are all aboard the coloring train now. Right…right! Here’s a list of a few of our personal favorite coloring books below.

  1. The Secret Garden, An Inky Treasure Hunt 
  2.  Lost Ocean: An Underwater Adventure and Coloring Book
  3. Crayola Aged Up Pattern Play Adult Coloring Book
  4. Colorama
  5. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Coloring Book
  6. Animal Kingdom
  7. The Calm Coloring Book
  8. Harry Potter Magical Places and Characters Coloring Book
  9. The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book Song of Ice and Fire
  10. Butterflies and Flowers Adult Coloring Book

Happy coloring to you!


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