Top ten grown-up colouring books

September 8, 2015 STABILO

Grown-up colouring is all the rage at the moment, with various colouring books making their way into the best-seller lists. This calming activity promotes wellness and stimulates creativity, which is great for reducing stress. And the best thing is that you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy it! Our point 88 and Pen 68 are perfect for the intricate designs of grown up colouring and with so many books now available, we’ve put together our top ten:

Cat Therapy10. Cat Therapy: A Colouring Book for Adults by Charlotte Segond-Rabilloud

Calling all cat lovers! These feline-inspired designs cover all cat personalities and because it’s about the same size as a paperback, you’ll be able to find your inner calm wherever you are.



9. The Tattoo Colouring Book by Megamunden

A unique take on grow-up colouring, The Tattoo Colouring book is full of sensational tattoo designs from the traditional heart and skull motifs to the contemporary compositions.



Art Therapy

 8. The Art Therapy Colouring Book by Richard Merritt

The partly-coloured in sections in these anti-stress designs mean you won’t have to spend hours choosing your colour palette so you can relax and enjoy Art Therapy.



Japanese patterns

 7. Japanese Patterns by Various Authors/Illustrators

For delicate florals to roaring dragons, the elegant illustrations in this colouring book are inspired by the rich culture and traditions of Japan.




 6. Animorphia: An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge by Kerby Rosanes

If you think colouring books can be a bit twee, then the Animorphia book is for you! Featuring weird and wacky designs with incredible detail, this book is fantastic colouring challenge.



Can't Sleep

 5. The Can’t Sleep Colouring Book by Various Authors/Illustrators

Can’t sleep? This colouring book will focus your mind on relaxation to calm your insomnia. There’s something for everyone with a diverse range of illustrations on great quality paper.



The Time Garden

 4. The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Colouring Book by Daria Song

Through beautifully detailed illustrations, Korean artist Daria Song tells a story in ‘The Time Garden’ of a little girl who follows a fairy into the magical inner workings of her cuckoo clock.



Enchanted Forest

 3. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford takes you on a journey through the enchanted forest in this colouring book. As well as designs to fill with colour, there are hidden objects to find leading to the castle at the heart of the forest.

Look out for Secret Garden: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book as well.



Millie Marotta

2. Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta

Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom is a sumptuous colouring adventure full of stunningly intricate illustrations. From butterflies and fish, to reindeers and whales, Millie’s kingdom will definitely get your creative juices flowing.

Look out for Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland as well.




1. The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People by Emma Farrarons

This pocket-sized colouring book is packed with quirky patterns to promote meditation. Its size makes it easy to carry around so you can enjoy your colouring anywhere!

Look out for More Mindfulness Colouring from Emma, coming soon.


If you’re a fan of grown-up colouring, why not enter our competition. You could win a pack of STABILO Pen 68 and our top rated grown-up colouring book, ‘The Mindfulness Colouring Book’ by Emma Farrarons.

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