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Here’s why you need your own colouring book

Colouring for grown-ups // Ella Was Here

You probably have already seen those colouring books for grown-ups in stores near you. They seem to be everywhere lately. I am always extra sceptical when it comes to hypes and this one was no different. But eventually I bought myself a colouring book and I have got to say that I love it!

The concept: These are basically just colouring books for grown-ups. The drawings you need to colour in are a bit more complicated than the ones in colouring books for children. Other than that I don’t see much of a difference between the two concepts.

I use crayons when colouring but there are plenty of other people who like to use felt-tip pens. You can choose whatever you prefer. There are a lot of different books out there so I am convinced you will find one you like. There even are pocket-sized travel versions which are perfect for long train rides.

If you are looking for a different way to relax than this is something for you. I like to shut all electronics off (no social media, no blogging and no internet), put on a cd and colour. Relaxing is hard for me. I always feel like I need to move on to the next task when I have just completed one. Colouring really helps with that!

5 reasons why you need your own colouring book:

1. It is surprisingly relaxing.

2. You don’t need to have one artistic bone in your body to be able to colour in your own colouring book.

3. It has the word grown-up (mine’s in Dutch so it says ‘volwassenen’) on the cover so you don’t need to worry about looking childish. It says grown-up right there in the title.

4. You can let yourself go for a change and don’t stay within the lines. Nobody will blame you if your drawing isn’t perfect. This is not work. Go ahead and let your wild side out!

5. A colouring book is affordable (Mine was €10) and it takes ages to colour every single page in. It is a great little inexpensive pastime.


Close-up colouring book for grow-ups // Ella Was Here

Do you have your own colouring book? Or are you planning on getting one?

Love, Ella

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DISCLAIMER: I was not sponsored or in any way compensated for writing this post. I purchased the colouring book with my own money. All views and opinions are my own.

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  • Ayre

    I have a coloring book.. I like the children’s ones because I suck at coloring anyway… I do want to learn to be great at it… to know what colors go with what 🙂


    • Yes, I’d like to learn that as well. Might do some reading up about that!

  • I used to love colouring when I was little, I really want to get a book! (Yours looks really pretty :)) Not sure if my mum will let me pin my masterpieces to the fridge like she used to though! xx


    • haha, I’m sure she will! Just get her a colouring book as well 🙂

  • These are so pretty! I’d love a grown up colouring book, I’m rubbish at doodling/drawing so it’s nice to do something creative and calming without too much difficulty 🙂 x

    • haha, yes! I love doodling but I am terrible at it. This is really easy 🙂

  • I’ve seen sth similar in one of Tanya Burr’s videos and though how unexpectedly nice it would be to colour it in 😉 Some time ago I’d cover whole pages in doodles similar to the ones in this book, but all in pen – now, with the colours it’s the next step 😉
    If you’d like you could check out my new blog arabesque – I’d be honored ;

    • I love Tanya but somehow I must have missed that video!
      In high school I used to cover my text books with doodles too 🙂

  • Carolin

    I’ve not recognised the trend but to be honest I’ve become a work zombie these days and barely recognise anything bar the slow traffic on my way home. I loved colouring books as a child and though this looks really random I think this would be perfect for me. Thanks so much for sharing, you don’t know how much this post has cheered me up today.

    Caz | Style Lingua

    • I hope you are okay lovely. Remember, if you ever feel like talking I’m here for you!

  • I love the look of this! You’re right, they seem to be everywhere at the moment! It’s my birthday tomorrow so I may treat myself 😀

    • I am not sure if I wished you a happy birthday, but in case I didn’t: A LATE HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY!

  • Che

    I love coloring! Probably would buy children’s coloring books but yours is so lovely BTW!

    – Che


    • Children’s ones are fine as well, I need one wit lots of unicorns in it. Or a Disney one!!

  • I am landing to get one for myself soon, I too have seen it popping up on many blogs and IG feed and it looks so interesting!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • You should, I love it!

  • Maireem Maneje

    Coloring truly is relaxing 😀 So fun! 😀


    • It is a lot of fun indeed!

  • I like to do dot art to relax.. This is my first time hearing about an adult coloring book- I’m sooo getting one! Thanks for sharing!


    • Dot art is really cool! I wish I was better at it :p

  • I love my colouring book too! It is so relaxing for when I need to switch off after a long day x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • It is, I’m glad I decided to try one 🙂

  • How cute 🙂 New on my French blog: “How to straighten your hair while you eat strawberries sweets” 🙂


  • I have never heard of colouring books for adults, it seems like a great Idea seeing as I am already a doodle maniac.


    • I was too, in high school I used to draw lots in my text books!

  • Laura

    I used to be obsessed with colouring books when I was younger!! I’ve seen lots of beautiful ones in Waterstones so might just have to pick one up for my holiday for the plane!

    Laura | laurakathren.blogspot.co.uk

    • You must, in Belgian bookstores they have little ones which come in very handy when you are traveling!

  • Yours is super cute! I don’t have a colouring book totally, but a heavy metal activity book, and it does have some ‘colour this band member in’ pages haha!

    • haha, that sounds like a lot of fun! Where did you buy it?

  • Victoria Nightingale

    I really want to get one – they look like a LOT of fun! 🙂


    • They are, I would definitely recommend getting one!

  • Hayley

    I have one called Animal Kingdom – it’s beautiful!

    • That sounds like a good one, mine isn’t really in a theme it is just random drawings. I am definitely purchasing a themed one next time!

  • Stacey Louise

    I love the idea of this! I think I need to get myself one!

    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


    • You must, they are so much fun!

  • Jamie RS

    great post! i find it relaxing to when coloring books! thanks for sharing 🙂

    Love Peace and Shimmer

    • Thank you Jamie!

  • This is one hype I’d happily jump on board with – what a fun concept! I can imagine it’d be very therapeutic (and fits in with your recent jump back into creative things Ella!) 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • It is therapeutic, I can’t really explain it but it does help me relax!

  • I love colouring books! I don’t bother with ‘adult’ one I usually go for the fairy princess ones! Haha no shame!




    • hahaha, I didn’t even think of going for princess ones but that’s a genius idea. I need one with unicorns and cupcakes!!