Anti-Stress Trend: Colouring


Do you remember when you were younger and desperately trying to colour inside the lines when shading in your favourite Disney character? Why not try it again as an adult, but this time, at a more complex level?

We’re witnessing a new trend – colouring books that target adults. Indeed, we’ve been seeing more and more of them, complete with colouring materials at artistic retailers, like DeSerres. The drawings are much more complex, with large quantities of details… they come in all types, from traditional mandalas, to nature landscapes, cats, other animals… the list goes on!

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If you’re wondering about the purpose of adult colouring books, know that this trend isn’t popular without reason! Because it’s so relaxing, many people compare colouring to meditation. Concentrating on an activity that’s creative rather than stressful allows you to relax your mind, and feel zen while developing your creativity, precision, and coordination. In addition, it gives you a great reason to put away your smartphone for an hour or two. Sit back, put on some nice music, and you won’t even notice the time passing! After all, taking a break to create something without worrying about its execution is very relaxing, and will bring out your inner child.

Colouring is increasingly popular because it’s an easy way to feel creative. Moreover, it doesn’t require a lot of materials, so costs are low, making it easy and affordable. You can put in as much time as you want, depending on your lifestyle. Also, it’s convenient to carry when you’re going traveling, or outdoors.

In short, it’s up to you and your pencils! Whether it’s coloured pencils, markers, crayons, or paint brushes and paint, run out quickly and buy a colouring book. They’re usually priced somewhere between $10 to $30 at specialist retailers. Some contain more than 300 drawings, and cost around $50. If you’re not completely sure you’re going to love it, they can also be found online (Pinterest has lots). We hope this inspires you!

Are you interested in joining the adult colouring world? Which design topics would you like to colour?

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