KDP is an amazing opportunity at building an online business, and in case you were just starting out or planning to keep on expanding your self-publishing portfolio, here are 20 Coloring Book ideas to help you out.
- Alphabet coloring book
- Numbers coloring book
- Basic shapes coloring book
- Simple objects coloring book
- Ecosystem-themed coloring book
- Urban and city coloring book
- Wine relax coloring book
- Flowers coloring book
- Geometric patterns coloring book
- Geometric Shapes coloring book
- Pets coloring book
- Birds coloring book
- Safari coloring book
- Dinosaur coloring book
- Sports coloring book
- Insects coloring book
- Ornate objects coloring book
- Mandalas coloring book
- Mandala animals coloring book
- Plants coloring book
1. Alphabet coloring books
If you’re into creating coloring books for kids, consider making alphabet coloring books. They’re activity books aimed at the learning process of children, allowing them to visually integrate letters, as well as express artistically and develop motor skills while at it. Alphabet coloring books aren’t limited to the youngest ones, as ornate letters can also be very appealing for an adult audience as well.
2. Numbers coloring book
Likewise, coloring books with numbers and even some math elements are also a good way of enriching children’s learning process while keeping them engaged in a creative activity. Also, consider mixing numbers up with other elements like objects, animals, food, and anything that’s related to counting things.
3. Basic shapes coloring book
Another idea for kids, coloring books featuring basic shapes are helpful in developing motor and cognitive skills, for example painting a certain object with a specific color or painting elements within the lines. You may use one element per page, as well as combine multiple elements. Simple, yet creative!
4. Simple objects coloring book
Going one step further than basic shapes, this kind of coloring book is more about well-known objects and/or familiar settings. Think about toys and utensils, and places like the beach, or a park. You can even create your own collection of themed coloring books just by using this idea!
5. Ecosystem-themed coloring book
Ecosystem coloring books draw elements from different ecosystems across the globe, like forests, deserts, jungles, and the like. Creating a book around a certain ecosystem gives you plenty of elements to use, starting with its associated fauna and flora, and moving on with other associated elements. For example, if you want to make a coloring book about forests, you might consider camping and hiking elements too.
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6. Urban and city coloring book
Urban landscapes and elements can also be a fun way to spend time coloring up. Painting and decorating buildings, parks, cars, and urban scenes can be as rewarding and as relaxing as coloring flowers. Bonus points if you create coloring books around a specific country or city.
7. Wine relax coloring book
Among coloring books for adults, wine coloring books are a great idea to go with. These coloring books feature wine elements and quotes about drinking made in lettering graphics, all of which can be made in a variety of styles, including mandalas. They’re usually meant to be funny, cathartic, and also relaxing, even working as therapy coloring books.
8. Flowers coloring book
The good thing about flower coloring books is that there’s never enough of them and that they offer unlimited options to go with. Here’s a tip for creating flower coloring books: think about different ecosystems and what kind of flowers they have, for example, creating a Forest Floral Coloring Book. Another tip: think about the colors of the rainbow, and find flowers that match each color to create a book with them.
9. Geometric patterns coloring book
Patterns are a favorite among coloring book enthusiasts, and geometric pattern coloring books are excellent ideas for books, as they make for beautiful end results. There’s a nearly endless amount of inspiration and designs to choose from, and there are multiple online tools that allow you to create your own geometric patterns online.
10. Geometric Shapes coloring book
Beyond basic shapes, complex and multi-layered geometric shapes can turn into colorful works of art, and this kind of coloring book is a niche that is still underdeveloped. Both 2D and 3D shapes are viable to be used and they can also be mixed up between each other, keep that in mind!
11. Pets coloring book
Dog and cat lovers are all over the world, and they happen to be perfect clients for dog and cat coloring books. There are many ideas for coloring books about pet animals, but here’s one to get you started: coloring books about different dog breeds and cat breeds. Or, if you’re really into one breed, feel free to make a Labrador Retriever coloring book, for example, and include many different labrador dog coloring designs paired up with other elements.
12. Birds coloring book
Birds are among the most colorful and well-known animals in the world, and like flowers, there are countless ways to create a coloring book around this topic. Think about creating different books focusing on a particular type of bird, or a particular ecosystem where colorful birds live. Outside traditional norms, birds can be colorized any way you like. Birds-of-paradise are a prime example of birds that can be colorized in any fashion and still look impressive.
13. Safari coloring book
African animals are dangerous and exciting, and a popular theme among both kids and adults. Safari coloring books feature traditional safari animals and can make reference to the safari experience of observing wildlife. Given they can appeal to both audiences, you might want to consider experimenting with a safari coloring book for kids with more cartoonish designs and a version for adults with a more detailed design.
14. Dinosaur coloring book
Much like the previous idea, dinosaur coloring books are a classic that should never be overlooked. There are lots of ways to draw and colorize the great beasts of old, from funny cute dinos for kids up to fierce-looking detailed lizards for adults. In recent times, dinosaurs have become more of a funny animal to play around with. Some dinosaur coloring books even feature dinosaur patterns as part of their designs, so keep an eye out for that idea too.
15. Sports coloring book
Sports are awesome, and they’re also a great idea to turn into coloring books. Passion, excitement, and fun are all embedded in sports, making them a highly relatable item at the time of purchase. As for sports coloring book ideas, start with your favorite sport and think about the main elements that go into it. Expand your list of elements as far as your inspiration goes!
16. Insects coloring book
There are millions of insect species, and millions among millions are endowed with awesome colors, shapes, and forms. As for coloring books, they are also very easy to draw, since you don’t really need to make an anatomically-correct beetle bug, but rather draw a beetle-like insect. These little animals can also be adorned with basic shapes to make them even richer to colorize.
17. Ornate objects coloring book
A popular among adults, ornate objects coloring books are commonly used for therapeutic or relaxation purposes. The more ornate an element is, the more time and colors it takes to colorize. While these might be more complex to design, they make up for excellent products for anyone invested in buying coloring books.
18. Mandalas coloring book
Arguably one of the most popular categories of coloring books, mandalas never cease to be a great idea for coloring books, in particular books about healing, therapy, and relaxation. The exercise of colorizing patterns and objects woven into a harmonious composition is one of the most sought-after things when looking for a great coloring book.
19. Mandala animals coloring book
Mandala-style coloring books extend beyond the classic round or square mandala and learned to adorn other objects, mainly animals. Animal mandala coloring books are as popular as they’re beautiful, and if you’re running a coloring book business, it’s one of the niches you must try out sooner or later.
20. Plants coloring book
Flowers are pretty, and plants are too! For some of us, plants keep our home natural and alive, making them great house companions; others find great pleasure in the simple presence of a drawing of a plant, which is why plant coloring books are not only fun to colorize, but can also serve the purpose of relaxation.
We hope these ideas for coloring books keep you inspired for a long time. Be sure to come around if you ever feel stuck when creating your next coloring book!