“Be Here Now” and “I Am Enough” coloring pages illustrated by Betty Gay
While coloring books have been a staple of many of our childhoods, it wasn’t until recently that they became a part of our adult lives, too. In fact, a quick glance at Amazon’s list of the top 20 best-selling books for 2016 so far reveals not one but six different adult coloring books.
Why is coloring so appealing to us, even as adults? Could it be because they allow those of us who don’t feel like the next Picasso to still express ourselves creatively and colorfully? Being creative in any way can actually lead to an improved lifestyle, and one study by Yale researcher Zorana Ivcevic showed that people who express their creativity tend to be more likely to seek out personal growth, as well as be more conscientious and extroverted.
If you’ve never grabbed a marker or colored pencil and given coloring a try as an adult, the best place to start is with free adult coloring pages like these. Even if you’ve filled out a whole book already, these coloring pages are perfect for printing out, coloring in, and proudly displaying on your wall, refrigerator, or at your desk.
So go wild, color in the lines — or don’t! — and be creative today! Click on the links below to download or open up a new webpage featuring your free adult coloring pages.
6. Russian Doll Coloring Page (website is in French)
12. Mandala Design
14. Elephant Design