The Top 20 Coloring Books With Quotes
In the last decade, coloring books have become increasingly popular. In 2015, 12 million adult coloring books were sold across the nation; and in recent years, the number has skyrocketed. Many attribute the trend to recent findings that state that coloring comes with a long list of therapeutic benefits—which, it turns out, are not just for children.
Due to its recent popularity, the adult coloring book world is flooded with options. Thus, finding the right book for you can be a bit of a challenge. According to many experienced and beginner colorists, books featuring quotes are a great way to get you started.
Why? Simple. These not only allow you to unwind and dive into coloring bliss; but also have the added benefit of motivational sayings.
Here’s a list of the top 20 coloring books (with quotes) to get you started!
1. Good Vibes Coloring Book
Good Vibes Coloring Book is one of the top-rated adult coloring books on Amazon.com. It features 30 beginner-friendly coloring pages that take on a pleasant trip of patterning, shading, and coloring.
Printed on high-quality extra-thick paper, it does not bleed through —making it perfect for markers, gel pens, and watercolors. Plus, it comes with perforated pages for easy removal and display.
“I love this coloring book. It seems to have something for everyone. Some pages are speedy, and some other images take some time and thought. Highly recommended!”
2. Creative Coloring Inspirations
A book filled with inspirational quotes that offer hope and encouragement on every page. It includes 30 ready-to-color pages designed to stimulate your creativity.
Furthermore, the book includes tips on color ideas and color theory and beautifully colored examples of finished work from talented artists, including Marie Browning.
“This is my favorite coloring book by far. I love the designs and inspirational statements. Each page is complex but easy enough to complete in one sitting. I have nearly completed the book and will buy some of the other books in this series.”
3. Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire
This fantastic book is a #1 bestseller. It is described as an inspirational coloring book for everyone and includes 35 whimsical pages for you to lose yourself.
Plus, it is a large-format book (8.5 “x11.0”) printed single-sided on bright white paper, making it ideal for older audiences. It also includes black background reverse pages to reduce bleed-through, perfect for markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors.
“This book has a lot of valuable, relatable sayings. They are just what you need to hear after a bad day! So, this book is perfect for anyone who is trying to reach their goals or someone that is super stressed out.”
4. OOLY, Color-In’ Book, Quotes & Sayings
A fun and relaxing adult coloring book, also suited for younger audiences. It features 32 pages of incredible art with inspiring quotes and sayings.
Each page is a massive 9″ x12″ and perforated so you can frame the sheets or give them away as gifts. More so, Color-in’ Books include with O-rings, so they lay flat for a more comfortable coloring experience.
“Bought as a gift for my teenage daughter. She loves the quotes that are featured and detailed artwork.”
5. Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Don’t give up
Another #1 bestseller on Amazon.com, this book is designed to melt stress away. It includes 30 pages with brilliant designs and great calligraphy.
The motivational quotes featured in the book make a beautiful gift. They can also also be used as a self-reminder. Never give up on your dreams! Thus, the only downside is that the book is only available through Amazon Prime.
“The designs in this particular book are just what I hoped they would be–inspirational words in many different styles, simple backgrounds. I have enjoyed bringing them to life with color.”
6. Never Stop Trying, Inspirational Coloring Book
Never Stop Trying is a new release filled with motivational and anti-stress quotes geared for adults. It comes with 50 pages filled with dazzling illustrations to help you relax, unwind, and get your creative juices flowing.
Additionally, each page is 8 .5″ x 11″ and includes an original design, so no repeats!
“Positive affirmations and inspiring quotes intertwined into gorgeous patterns that will provide hours of fun. I highly recommend this book!”
7. Live Your Dreams: An Adult Coloring Book
Live Your Dreams is a fantastic book illustrated by the famous artist Jade Summer. It features 50 pages that have been thoroughly curated to inspire you! A book like no other, it includes motivational quotes mixed with kawaii designs and doodles ranging from sweet treats to cute animals.
The book is suited for beginner and advanced colorists. Plus, its single-sides pages are printed on high-quality paper to avoid bleed-throughs.
“I really like this coloring book for several reasons. For starters, the large print and space needed to color without limits allow for easy coloring. Secondly, I love the motivational messages (although some are repetitive). Lastly, the designs are cute and feminine.”
8. I’m not Weird I am Limited Edition
This quirky book is designed to help adults relax and get inspired. It includes dozens of beautifully designed pages suitable for every skill level.
The book is printed on single-sided pages allowing you to use your favorite mediums, including markers and gel pens. Plus, the detail on the letterings is genuinely a work of art!
“Really enjoying these sayings and coloring the artwork. Finished results are worthy of framing!”
9. More Good Vibes Coloring Book
This quirky coloring book from Thaneeya McArdle will undoubtedly send some good vibes your way. It features groovy designs that radiate positive energy. It is the perfect way to relax and be happy!
The book includes 32 amazing art activities for patterning, shading, and coloring. It is perfect for all skill level colorist and comes with perforates pages for easy framing.
It is also worth mentioning that this book has earned the DO Magazine Artist Fair Trade Seal of Approval.
“This particular book is one of the best out there. Not only is it fun to color letters, but the author, Thaneeya McArdle, gives some great tips along with her outstanding, fun, and insightful illustrations. I would recommend this book as the perfect way to unwind after a strenuous day.”
10. Positively Inspired Coloring Book
This is a coloring book created by Jess Volinksi, the artist behind Notebook Doodles. It is filled with motivational messages distributed into 32 different coloring pages perfect to pass the time.
The book is beginner-friendly, including beautifully colored examples and ready-to-use color palettes to help you get started! Also, it is printed on high-quality paper to avoid bleed-through. Hence, you can use all your favorite mediums —from color pencils and pastel colors to watercolors and markers.
“Jess Volinski creates some of my favorite coloring books. Her images are not too complicated yet offer enough variety to keep you challenged. I Highly recommend it!”
New & Original Coloring Books with Quotes
As mentioned before, the world of adult coloring books is massive. Today, there are thousands of different books that feature a variety of styles, skill levels, mediums, and even themes.
More so, many of these books are designed with a very particular audience in mind. Thus, below, we will complement our list of ‘The Top 20 Coloring Books With Quotes’ with a few different titles.
All of the following books have a very different and quirky approach to motivational and inspirational coloring pages.
11. Be Blessed Adult Coloring Book
Be Blessed is an adult coloring book with a very different approach. It includes 30 stress-relieving Christian quotes (mostly from the Bible.)
The book contains different original illustrations varying in pattern, complexity, and design. Also, all pages are perforated and printed on single-sided pages.
“Lovely pictures and I loved the Bible verse included in every page! Quality matches the price point.”
12. You Are Made of Stars
You Are Made of Stars is a beautiful adult coloring book specially created for women and girls. All illustrations are designed by the skillful artists Julia Rivers, who is no stranger to the adult coloring book world.
The book features 32 detailed designs printed on single large-format pages. It is meant to be colored only with fine color pencils as illustrations are very thorough and pages tend to bleed.
“To say inspirational is not quite enough as the quotes provide motivation, challenge, and encouragement. It’s almost worth buying for those alone. But along with the quotes are some adorable and fun designs to color.”
13. Color Crush: An Adult Coloring Book for the Modern Girl
Color Crush is another amazing coloring book design for women, especially the modern girl. It combines fun, motivational sayings with bold and trendy patterns.
It is suitable for advanced and beginner coloring artists. The trendy phrases ranging from “She believed she could, so she did” to “Everyday I’m hustlin'” give the whole inspirational quote movement a little edge! Plus, it is the perfect girls’ night-in activity!
“I never realized how therapeutic coloring is. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of quality coloring pages included in this book. I am a fan!”
14. Make Life Your Bitch
It comes as no surprise that Make Life Your Bitch is not your ordinary coloring book. It is an irreverent book that includes a long list of positive quotes, but with a little spice!
The book was designed to ‘sound’ more truthful as life is hard, and we might as well accept it! However, its completely positive approach still motivates while relieving stress.
Moreover, the book is printed single-sided—so your colors do not bleed through—and feature black backgrounds to make the designs pop.
“If you like positive and funny messages, tend to pepper your speech with colorful language, and coloring is your thing… buy this book. You won’t be disappointed!”
15. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book
Described as an ‘irreverent adult coloring book,’ this book includes 21 single-sided pages and test pages to try out color combinations. It is on Amazon’s best-selling adult coloring book list and has sold thousands of copies worldwide.
The designs featured in the book range from moderate to complex in detail and include beautiful abstract doodles, animals, people, fairies, and more.
The quotes created by Sasha O’Hara include expressions like “Home is where the vodka is,” “Suck it up buttercup” and “Something to do until Valium kicks in.”
“This book will do exactly as it says. It will help you calm the f down. The book is awesome, and the images vary significantly, so there really is something for everyone.”
16. I Run on Coffee, Sarcasm & Lipstick
A snarky coloring book specially designed for adults with a sense of humor. This book features a variety of quotes that are the perfect blend of passive-aggressiveness, sarcasm, and sass.
Phrases and expressions range from “Abs are great, but have you tried donuts?” to “The best relationship advice I have is this: make sure you are the crazy one.”
It features dozens of designs printed on a large format (8.5″ x 11.0″), high-quality pages that are good for all coloring mediums.
“This coloring book was great. I love that it had the funny, sarcastic sayings without having any cuss words, making it a perfect gift! Plus, the pages were of good quality.”
17. You Smell Like Drama And A Headache Please Get Away From Me
This long-titled book is just what you need after a hard day! It is filled with 30 designs that include relaxing yet uplifting messages. Unlike other inspirational coloring books, the phrases are original and not too cheesy.
Furthermore, each quote has a beautiful mandala on the background to help you focus and unwind. And all pages are single-sided to avoid bleed-through, so pens and markers are welcome!
“This is my all-time favorite coloring book! I laughed at almost every page. It’s easy to color and even easier to relate to.”
18. Chalk-Style Expressions Coloring Book
A beautifully designed book with 32 hand-drawn designs, each with all the characteristic imperfections of original chalkboard art. It includes uplifting and inspirational short messages such as “Follow your heart” and “Each day is a fresh start” for you to color away.
Additionally, the book includes eight gorgeously colored examples to get you started and inspired.
The coolest thing about this book is that the designs actually look like a real chalkboard, with white line illustrations on textured black backgrounds.
“I love this coloring book! I love to color with Gel pens because they really pop on the pages, and I like how there are colored examples in the book to give you ideas.”
19. Follow Your Heart
Technically this book was designed for teens, but adults can also benefit from its 35 inspirational coloring pages. It includes a variety of high-quality illustrations that are ready to color with phrases such as
“Love more, worry less,” and “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”
The illustrations featured in Follow Your Heart will help you relax and concentrate while also providing hours of fun for teen, tween, and adults alike.
“Each page has an inspirational quote that is the main focus, and it is outlined with detail around it. Most pages have detailed designs, while others have simple shapes. Perfect for when you want to color more or less!”
20. Color Your Recovery: Things I Heard in Recovery
Color Your Recovery is an adult coloring book created by Jillian Schmitz, a professional dancer, actress, and burlesque performer. It was born after a knee injury that obliged Jillian to “deal with a lifetime of things I need to recover from.”
It is a very original book as it includes over 50 unique designs accompanied by inspirational phrases. All the quotes in this book are aimed at healing and recovering and are designed to provide daily meditation for stress relief, and focus.
“Love love, love this!! As a person who has been in recovery, I found this very therapeutic and a different way for me to relax and get out of my head.”
Here are the top 20 coloring books for adults that feature quotes, inspirational phrases, and expressions. There is a book for every style, mood, and skill level. Thus, do not hesitate to choose your favorite title and embark on a new coloring adventure!
1. What are the health benefits associated with coloring books?
Coloring books can help you relieve stress, focus, and relax. But, this activity also comes with a long list of health benefits, including aiding with memory, enhancing sleep, helping with coordination, improving vision, reducing anxiety, promoting concentration, and much more.
2. What other types of adult coloring books help you relax?
The truth is all adult coloring books can have a soothing effect. Using coloring as a relaxation mechanism is all about the process. Hence, it is less about the shapes or illustrations featured in the pages of the book and more about concentrating on the activity at hand.
Nonetheless, Mandala coloring books are widely popular as a means of relaxation and concentration.
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