Coloring volumes are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring volumes are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it’s childhood favorite Crayola that’s gotten adult colour volumes some serious grown-up attention. The famous crayon makers merely launched a situate of markers, colored pencils and a collection of adult coloring volumes, Coloring Escapes, last month.
And though the first commercially successful adult coloring volumes were published in 2012 and 2013, the once-niche pastime has now grown into a full-on trend, with everyone from researchers at Johns Hopkins University to the editors of Yoga Journal indicating coloring as an alternative to meditation. Here’s why you might want to open a page and tell ahhhhhh.