Crayola to Release Line of Adult Coloring Books

Actually, they’re releasing several. I don’t know about you, but there is only one brand I associate with coloring. Crayola. I guess there are other brands that make crayons, markers, and colored pencils; but I know none of them.

Which is why I’m not surprised at all to see them moving into adult coloring books. I’m sure the designs will be top notch and I already know there will be several to choose from.

This is a market that Crayola knows well. I’m sure we’ll see that fully on display once these books are made available.

Any thoughts on Crayola’s forthcoming adult coloring books?

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14 thoughts on “Crayola to Release Line of Adult Coloring Books

  1. You know, I LOVE to color, but those coloring books filled with paisley designs, Spirograph looking flowers and so much stuff on the page that it’s like staring at a black and white Where’s Waldo scene just doesn’t do it for me. Instead of finding these coloring books relaxing, I find them too “busy” and at the same time too boring, if that’s even possible. I color all of the time and you know what my favorite thing to color is? Barbie and Princesses. Why? Because of the clothes and the hair. I love to imagine being a fashionista and putting my creativity into the colors of the clothes (especially the dresses) that Barbie and the Disney princesses are wearing. I also like to play with hair color and make Ariel a brunette and Jasmine a blonde. That’s my idea of fun with coloring and that relaxes me much more than some swirly with compartments to color in.

    That being said, I don’t represent the majority of people out there who think that adult coloring is all the rage. I’m sure Crayola will make a fortune in this hot, new market. On a side note, I must admit that when I first read this post and saw “adult coloring books” my mind zoomed in on the word “adult.” Maybe Crayola ought to consider THAT market, too. I wouldn’t be able to resist picking up one of those coloring books.

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  2. Haha! Love the idea of ‘adult’ colouring books – that market would truly be huge. Though, the colours would become a bit boring – all pinks, browns and various shades of the same and not a lot else!
    I’m surprised Crayola didn’t pick up on this before – their marketing dept is a bit slow on the uptake, isn’t it? Colouring books for grown-ups (see how I managed to skirt round allusions to rude fleshiness, there?) are hugely popular – everywhere this Christmas.
    I suppose it’s a reflection on how depressed/stressed out a lot of people are – it’s ink and paper meditation, isn’t it? I wonder what the stats are re male and female colourists – I wouldn’t mind betting, having seen some of the book designs – there are way more women than men doing it.

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    • Well I’m told the books are meant to be therapeutic. But I haven’t bought into that one bit. And you hit on w good point. In three months working in a bookstore I’ve never once been asked for an adult coloring book by a male customer. Hmm. I don’t know anything about the colors. I thought Crayola had all of them covered.

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      • Yes, definitely a female past time. But that’s no surprise as most of the kids I know who colour are girls too. Boys want Lego and to take things apart to find out how they work – in my experience 🙂
        I do think there’s a meditative element to colouring – youre brain switches off for a while. Same reason they used to get people with mental health problems to weave baskets – a repetitive action with your hands calms the mind.
        And you’re right, I’m sure Crayola have enough skin tones to cover the world 🙂

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      • Well it wouldn’t work for me. I’d rather read. Or watch TV. Sleep. All more than coloring.

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      • Yes, my colouring days are long gone. Though I do crochet blankets sometimes – which is definitely therapeutic 🙂

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  3. I might like to try an adult coloring book sometime. I too only think in terms of crayola.

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  4. I’ve seen the adult coloring books thing floating around, and I’ve tried out a couple pieces myself. I think it’s really cool, but I don’t think I’d personally buy then because, as an artist, I could just draw my own. I love Zentangle, which is pretty much what the coloring books consist of (from what I’ve seen). Then I’d get the fun of drawing them and coloring them in for free. 😂 But the ones I’ve done were really fun and therapeutic, so yeah, props to Crayola xD

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    • Hm. Well I’m not an artist. 😳 And have no desire to color anything. So I pretty much just talk about them. Though I have just flipped through them to see what they’re all about. I wish I could draw.

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      • Well, even if you can’t draw you can still colour, John! I bought myself a children’s colouring book with a pirate theme and the pictures are cool and fun. I find it very therapeutic to colour, because it lets my mind wander – mostly into ideas for stories about pirates, I guess. You should try it – great for freeing up the mind to write.

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      • Nope. Not interested. I’m not really looking for anything therapeutic right now. I’m happy.

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