Feeling stressed lately? Winter blues getting you down as we look forward to Spring? We could all use a little pick-me-up every now and then, and for some adults, coloring provides the perfect outlet to de-stress. It’s easy, fun and, most importantly, relaxing!
In fact, according to the American Art Therapy Association, creating art helps you “explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.” Sounds like we could all benefit from a little more creativity in our lives!
While lots of coloring books catering to adults are available on the market these days, did you know you can receive the same benefit of unlocking your creative side by downloading a coloring app on your mobile phone? Here are 3 of the top coloring apps available on both iTunes and Google Play:
With a 4.8 star rating and over 25,000,000 downloads, Colorfy is a popular choice if you’re looking for a great coloring app. Although the app is free, you can subscribe to receive new coloring images each week. It does not require Wi-Fi to use, making it ideal for roadtrip use or airplane travel. With over 30,000 app ratings, many users refer to this app as “fun” and “addicting.”
Made for users ages 4 and up, Pigment is unique because it is the only coloring app that allows you to paint or color as you would with a brush or pencil, unlike other apps that offer the “tap and fill” mode of coloring. With 21 different types of coloring tools, this app is sure to help keep you entertained while helping you de-stress.
Rated 4.5 stars, ColorMe allows you, as the user, to tap and fill in 145 illustrations on your phone. Offering designs such as mandalas, florals and animals, it’s easy to use and fun for all ages!
Fitzpatrick, K. (2017). Why adult coloring books are good for you. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/health/adult-coloring-books-popularity-mental-health/index.html.
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