Coloring has come a long way since I was a kid.  I used to take my 24 pack of Crayolas (not the 64 pack with the built-in sharpener, but 24 was better than 8!) and a coloring book of Strawberry Shortcake and sit for long stretches of time on our screened in porch when I was a kid.  Or I would crawl into my sheet fort and color there.  As a child, there was nothing better than a new page in the coloring book and the smell of crayons to start the day.

Now, as a grown-up, coloring has come back into our lives, only now we get mandalas, Zen tangles, and detailed images to color with our colored pencils and alcohol markers.  It has become a way to destress and to recapture some of that lost youth.  Now we color at our desks or on the couch, enjoying some artistic solitude and finding a little peace in our day.

Free Coloring Book Pages for Adults

If you haven’t had a chance to jump into the coloring craze, now is your chance.  You can grab dozens of free downloadable and printable pages from these websites to help you kick-start your adventure.

Best Sites for Free Printable Adult Coloring Pages

  1. Just Color has hundreds of pages ready for instant download in all kinds of categories. Love animal? Feeling zen? They have you covered.
  2. Hello Kids has a section just dedicated to adults, but they have lots of pages for kids too. Print out favorites for everyone and have a family coloring day!
  3. Coloring Pages for Adults has mostly mandalas but, boy, are they pretty. I might just print out every single one.
  4. Adult Coloring Pages has a whole section of patterns! There’s nothing more zen that coloring the same pattern over and over. Have you tried it? It’s like a weird form a meditation – just like those zen rock gardens!
  5. Everything Etsy has an awesome roundup of some of the more trendy prints out right now. There are cactuses, unicorns, and mermaids! You can’t go wrong.
  6. Art is Fun has finished examples alongside the printables in case you need some inspiration to get started.
  7. Faber-Castell came up with some beautiful and intricate designs you have to see.

Good luck and have tons of fun in your coloring journey! Did you just finish a page? Share it with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. We love to see what you’re working on.