25 Free, Printable Adult Coloring Pages PDFs

Adult Coloring Book Pages

I love this new trend! It’s what moms have known for generations; coloring is fun! But it made international news when some adult coloring books made the Amazon top seller list.

Kids love coloring, and it’s easy to see why. It’s calming and peaceful. And now, researchers are finding some therapeutic benefits as well.

An adult coloring a free mandala coloring page.

Somehow “coloring inside the lines” gets a bad rap. If you color inside the lines or give a child a book to do just that, you are stifling creativity or not being creative.

While there is some truth, the value and benefits of coloring inside the lines should not be dismissed.

I have several coloring books, sets of crayons, colored pencils, and markers. I often have both boys sit down, and we do it together. Both kids enjoy it despite having very different skill levels.

I love the new trend of more mature or adult-themed books and printables. This way, tweens and teens (and even older) can work on fine motor skills without using a babyish or preschool-level coloring book.

Therapeutic Benefits of Coloring

  • task completion
  • fine motor
  • storytelling (why did you color it that way?)
  • language development
  • peaceful, calming
  • can be done independently or in a group
  • hand-eye coordination
  • helps to unlock creativity
  • attention to detail

I’m sure the media and marketers will ruin this and overdo it, but you don’t have to overthink it. You likely already have crayons, markers, and pastels in your home if you have kids.

You don’t need new stuff, though you may wish to find pictures more appealing than the Curious George coloring book I see lying on my kids’ floor.

No disrespect to George, of course; we love him! But it’s ok if you want to color some more intricate or advanced pages; I hesitate to use the word “adult coloring pages” because who knows what type of internet searches will bring me.

I have a post about age-appropriate activities. Younger kids “color,” and older kids “do art.” But whatever you call it, coloring is great and can be used with any age group.

The assortment for adults is varied, like coloring pages and coloring books for kids. And just like with the kids, some coloring books and pages are free, and some cost money.

Here are some options for both. You may have to search a bit to color something other than mandalas.

What is it with all the mandalas? Just because coloring is a Zen activity doesn’t mean that all we want to color is Buddhist stuff!

Where to Buy Adult Coloring Books

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Dover Publications
  • Joann
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
  • Just about anywhere now (this is an older post, several years ago, they were harder to find then)

Free Coloring Pages for Adults and Teens

Here are some options for free coloring pages. I found that the Crayola website has some very simple options that are still educational.

For example, they have a world flags section, and some of the flags are simple designs. That way, if you work with disabled teens and adults, it’s not babyish if that’s a concern for you.

But first, here are some free coloring pages that I have to share. And I am certain that the links work!

I am listing the website names but not the links. This is an older post; whenever I try to update it, the websites still exist, but the links change. Then folks email me to tell me that the link doesn’t work.

  • Color Pages for Moms
  • Crayola
  • Coloring Pages for Adults/Just Color
  • Zen and anti-stress coloring pages
  • Mandalas
  • Super Coloring

Coloring Pages for Adults

Whenever you look for coloring pages or see an assortment of coloring books for sale, you see mandalas.

Mandala is a complex, symmetrical, or asymmetrical ornament representing a microcosm of the entire universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a circle depicted as symbolic gates of the cosmos.

Mandalas are commonly used as an aid to meditation and as an advanced anti-stress therapy. Each mandala is different and unique. It can be represented as a Tibetan oriental pattern for beginners or a complicated, intricate image for experts.

Work hard while coloring mandala, open your heart and fall into the depth of your own soul!

I love all the new options. So much fun. They make a perfect gift, and with winter coming, a real boredom beater!

Coloring for Adults and Teens

Bestseller No. 1
Mindfulness Coloring Book For Adults: Zen Coloring Book For Mindful People | Adult Coloring Book With Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, ... ADHD, Loss Of Anxiety, Relaxion, Meditation
1,682 Reviews
Mindfulness Coloring Book For Adults: Zen Coloring Book For Mindful People | Adult Coloring Book With Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, ... ADHD, Loss Of Anxiety, Relaxion, Meditation
  • Whimsical Relaxing Coloring Books, YOURnotes (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 103 Pages - 09/10/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
RESTLY 50 Pastel Colors Brush Markers Pens for Adult Coloring Books, Dual Tip Brush Pen Art Markers, Fine Tip Coloring Marker & Brush Pen Set for Note Lettering Drawing Sketching Journaling
40 Reviews
RESTLY 50 Pastel Colors Brush Markers Pens for Adult Coloring Books, Dual Tip Brush Pen Art Markers, Fine Tip Coloring Marker & Brush Pen Set for Note Lettering Drawing Sketching Journaling
  • 50 UNQUE COLORS: 50 Vibrant color of coloring markers fully meet the painting needs of artist. Dual tip markers can meet the needs of different situations. Brush tip for coloring, shading and blending. Fine tip for coloring small intricate patterns.
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Bestseller No. 3
You Fucking Got This : Motivational Swear Words Coloring Book: Swear Word Colouring Books for Adults: Swearing Colouring Book Pages for Stress Relief ... Funny Journals and Adult Coloring Books)
12,216 Reviews
You Fucking Got This : Motivational Swear Words Coloring Book: Swear Word Colouring Books for Adults: Swearing Colouring Book Pages for Stress Relief ... Funny Journals and Adult Coloring Books)
  • Press, Bridget Coloring (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 60 Pages - 03/06/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 4
Crayola Colored Pencils For Adults (50 Count), Color Pencil Set, Adult Coloring Supplies, Gifts [Amazon Exclusive]
39,259 Reviews
Crayola Colored Pencils For Adults (50 Count), Color Pencil Set, Adult Coloring Supplies, Gifts [Amazon Exclusive]
  • CRAYOLA ADULT COLORED PENCILS: This deluxe set features 50 rich, vibrant colors that highlight the details of every coloring book and art project
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  • GIFT FOR TEENS & ADULTS: The color selection and quality of these Crayola colored pencils make them great coloring gift for adults and teens
  • STRONG & DURABLE: These long-lasting color pencils are great for art projects, school assignments, and coloring books
  • SAFE AND NONTOXIC: Ideal for age 12 and up
SaleBestseller No. 5
Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Studios Coloring Book
29,653 Reviews
Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Studios Coloring Book
  • Kinkade, Thomas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 09/19/2017 (Publication Date) - Andrews McMeel Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 6
35 Dual Markers Pen for Adult Coloring Book, Coloring Brush Art Marker, Fine Tip Colored Pens for Kids, Bullet Journaling Drawing Planner
1,796 Reviews
35 Dual Markers Pen for Adult Coloring Book, Coloring Brush Art Marker, Fine Tip Colored Pens for Kids, Bullet Journaling Drawing Planner
  • 【CONVENIENT, STURDY DUAL TIPS】We designed our drawing markers with soft and flexible nylon fiber brush tip that allowing for hand lettering, calligraphy, blending and colors shading. Super 0.4 mm fineliner tip works fantastic for detail writing, sketching and drawing. The dual tip combination will make your coloring and writing process more interesting
  • 【35 VIBRANT COLORS】Wide range of 35 unique colors that will makes choosing a color scheme easy when coloring, drawing, scribbling, sketching and so on, and color coded caps make it easy to recognize and quick selection of each color when creating. Let's get creative and have fun with these multi-color and advanced design markers
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Bestseller No. 7
Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Style Patterns
6,002 Reviews
Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Style Patterns
  • Kim, Coloring Book (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 102 Pages - 09/04/2020 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 8
KALOUR Colored Pencils for Adult Coloring Book,Set of 72 Colors,Artists Soft Core with Vibrant Color,Ideal for Drawing Sketching Shading,Coloring Pencils for Adults Beginners kids
280 Reviews
KALOUR Colored Pencils for Adult Coloring Book,Set of 72 Colors,Artists Soft Core with Vibrant Color,Ideal for Drawing Sketching Shading,Coloring Pencils for Adults Beginners kids
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  • 【72 Color】:contains 72 different color,You can find any color you need in these to enrich your coloring book.Perfect set for Artists adults beginners.Perfect for drawing, sketching, adult coloring book.
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