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Cheaper than Therapy: Free Printable Coloring Pages

Cheaper than Therapy: Free Printable Coloring Pages

I’m always looking for free printable coloring pages. I’ve learned that coloring is significantly cheaper than therapy and so relaxing, so I try to make time for coloring at least once per week. It’s good for the soul.


Of course, coloring books can get expensive quickly. That’s why I rely on printables from the Internet!

Recently, someone sent me a link to a really cool program. Museums around the world are turning their collections into free printable coloring pages! This inspired me to search out other unique free printable coloring pages, which is why I assembled this list.

I hope you enjoy coloring these as much as I do!

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults

There are a ton of artists all across the Internet who provide samples of their creations for free! We’ve listed our favorites here but I would love to see your recommendations in the comments!



#ColorOurCollections is an awesome movement by cultural institutions around the world. These museums provide black-and-white copies of various collections for you to color. You’ll find research sketches, old advertisements and so much more! You can browse the entire set at

100+ Free Printable Coloring Pages from Easy Peasy and Fun!

Score 100+ free printable coloring pages for the entire family from Easy Peasy and Fun! The collection include basic shapes for children, as well as beautiful mandalas and super detailed forest animals. Get the collection here.

101 Free Printable Coloring Pages from The Shabby Creek Cottage!

The Shabby Creek Cottage has 101 free adult coloring pages for you to use! They include mandalas, animals, floral prints and more! You can find the whole collection at

100+ Free Printable Coloring Pages from DIY Candy

DIY Candy hosts a list of 100+ free printable coloring pages on their website, also. These include tons of types, including geometric designs, abstract patterns, gemstones, bookmarks, flowers, and even steampunk! Amy has organized the entire collection into easy-to-use categories so you can quickly find the type of page you prefer.

1,500+ Free Printable Coloring Pages from

Of course, has 1,500+ free printable coloring pages for people of all ages! Regardless of your interests or skill level, this archive has something for everyone to color and enjoy.

That’s not all! We’ve found even more printables!

Talented artist Thaneeya has made some of her coloring pages available as free printables on her website. These come from her coloring books, which are absolutely stunning! She also shows how she colored each piece. I absolutely love her use of vibrant color! Download 18 free coloring pages for adults at LonerWolf. Be sure to check out #4 – that Lion is one of my favorite pages I’ve seen so far!

The Guardian has made five pages of Johanna Basford’s The Secret Garden coloring book available as free printable coloring pages! You can download them here. 


You can also find some excellent printable coloring pages from these sources: