It seems like cat lovers and coloring books go together like peanut butter and jelly! So, of course, one of the first books we bought was the Creative Cats Coloring Book for Adults. Most of the Coloring Groups on Facebook seem to have loads of pictures of people with their cats laying on their coloring books that everyone comments on with pictures of their cats laying on their books or knocking their supplies on the ground…. so here goes with some Cat Coloring Book suggestions…
Cat Coloring Books for Adults
Jeff Haynie creates amazingly creative cats for us to color in. His designs are so iconic that one has recently been immortalized on a Food Network Baking competition in the form of a cookie. There are two copies of 25 pictures on one-sided paper. There are also PDF downloadable options on his website.
This book has easy-to-color yet sophisticated illustrations that are perfect for a beginner, senior or someone who likes to add their own detail to simpler illustrations. “Time spent with a cat is never wasted” is a quote on one of the pages that would make the perfect thoughtful gift for the cat lover on your gift list.
Pomegranate’s CatColor coloring book features 22 ever-popular Cat drawings by B. ‘Hap’ Kliban. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. Each illustration is reproduced in a small, color version of the original artwork and as a full-page black line drawing. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. This is the only grey-scale cat coloring book I’ve seen and is right now going on my wishlist. The reviews on this one are great!
I just received this coloring book to review and it’s very clever! This coloring book features the daily comic Cats@Work and is filled with 37 crack-up coloring pages to help you de-stress after a long day of dodging your boss and hiding under your desk at the office. Color your cares away with themes like “Coffee Vibes”, “Cattitude”, “Work-Life Balance”, “I Just Work Here”, “Lookin’ Good”, “Monday Mood” and “I’m Awesome”. Laugh at your job with the colorful humor of the Cats@Work! This would be a perfect book to keep in the break room or to gift your co-workers with a personally colored picture when they are having a bad day. You can see my flip-thru on Instagram here.
Ruth’s illustration style is beautifully realistic and yet whimsical at the same time. One of the members of our Coloring Book Addict Facebook Group colors in her books almost exclusively and they all look fantastic. If you are a cat lover you are going to want this one in your collection.
I love the quality and style of the Design Originals coloring books, professionally published with archival paper, one-sided and perforated. A colorist’s dream. This one looks so adorable with Kittens in Teacups. Who could resist?
The original Creative Cats coloring book was one of my very first and now the popular Creative Haven illustrator Marjorie Sarnat is creating a new one just in time for Christmas of 2020.
This Cats & Kittens for Comfort and Creativity Posh Coloring Book looks adorable.
By the illustrator of the popular “Cats & Quilts” coloring book, “Santa’s Cats” is a Christmas coloring book that contains twenty-four timeless, unique illustrations of cats and kittens getting into trouble, helping Santa and his elves as they prepare for the big day, and cuddling up with Jolly Old St Nick after an exhausting day in the workshop at the North Pole.
Each picture is printed on one side of 60 lb pure white paper to minimize scoring and bleed-through and appears in two sizes: large and half-size (4″x6″), both suitable for framing when completed.
Cat Butt Coloring Books
Ever since I saw the first one of these it just cracks me up. It’s that part of our cat we don’t speak about right! But it’s right there in your face ALL the time!
Cute cats and kittens presenting your their butts.
The pages in this book also double as letters to mail with fold lines and address section on the backside of the page. Sure to get a laugh!
This is a painterly sort of book by Eva Carriere. The pages are one-sided with large areas and small details to satisfy both sides of your brain.
This detailed coloring book by Eva Carriere brings you over 35 pages of beautifully detailed illustrations, including many two-page spreads, for anyone who ever wondered what it would be like if cats ran the world.
This is a top-bound book with smaller format squarish pages 8×8 that are easy to tear out and are a nicer quality of paper than you normally see. The images are licensed by multiple artists so you may have some duplicates but the format of the glue-bound tear out pages makes this a very nice way to color. Most of the cat images in the book I haven’t seen before so I was happy when I received this book for review and have colored and gifted quite a few pages already. Published by Barrons Educational
This super cute kitty adventure stars Tilly, a fabulous feline, and her canine companion, Spike, trek from Greece’s ancient Acropolis and the Roman Colosseum to modern-day landmarks such as Dubai’s skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, and the Sydney Opera House. Thirty illustrations to color feature China’s Great Wall, the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, and many other famous sights.
I’ve seen several colorists renditions of pages of this book and they are spectacular. Say bonjour to the cats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from Montmartre to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and into a feline-filled land of playful imagination. Featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings of tabbies, Persians, Siamese, and more, this evocative coloring book’s frisky kitties lie in wait for your colorful stylings. I have to warn that the reviews on this coloring book are a mixed bag. There isn’t as much Paris in the book as you’d think based on the title.
Cats: 70 designs to help you de-stress (Coloring for Mindfulness)
How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by cats and reach for your coloring pencils.
The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favorite creations
Chubby cats. Smiling cats. Cats on buses, pedaling bicycles, playing instruments, and napping happily on branches. Fans of fabulous felines will find kitties aplenty on these fun and whimsical pages.
A Million Christmas Cats by John Bigwood
This is a smaller format than most of the books on this list but just fabulous! Cats in all sorts of holiday and winter scenes, whimsical and fun. It’s printed on both sides with medium-thick paper, some with black backgrounds. I particularly liked the cat’s ice-fishing page.
The cat coloring book that almost everyone has (and was my first purchase too) is the Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book. It is basically the same cat with different designs on and around it. The pictures are one-sided so as long as you put a sheet of paper behind it, you can use your Sharpies or Bic Markers on them.
Marjorie Sarnat just created a new book for us, Creative Kittens
Designed to appeal to all ages, and especially cat fanciers and quilt enthusiasts, Cats & Quilts adult coloring book contains twenty-four hand-drawn illustrations of cats and kittens cuddling in quilts as colorful as you want to make them. Each illustration appears in two sizes: large and half size, both suitable for framing when completed.
has gotten great reviews on Amazon and represents work from various artists. This adult coloring book has 30 Different and creative cat designs, featuring full-page portraits of pretty pussycats on a background that includes hearts, butterflies, flowers, and paisleys in various patterns. This book has one-sided pages for marker lovers.
Cool Cats Coloring book by Elizabeth James is a beautiful and relaxing creative coloring book for all feline fans and crazy cat lovers! Switch off, unwind and unleash your inner creativity as you color in the amazing outfits and super cool clothes of these fantastic fashion-forward felines.
Each of these beautiful individual designs is printed on a single page with the reverse left blank – so no bleed through, and perfect whether you use pencils, pens or paints.
This adult coloring book contains over 30 lovingly detailed designs featuring everyone’s favorite furry, purring Zen masters. A variety of breeds, poses, and styles ensures you’ll find your relaxation inspiration. Designs range in complexity from beginner to expert level.
The world’s top cats are represented in thirty lovely, lifelike illustrations. From the willowy Burmese and the magnificent Maine Coon to the proud British Cream and many other exalted felines. Dover books are two sided so if you are a marker lover you will either have to choose your favorite picture to color or make copies on cardstock.
with 22 images to color, printed on translucent paper. Featuring reproductions of original works of art by Mimi Vang Olsen. This book has 7-5 star reviews and no bad reviews so it must be a cat lovers delight.
World of Cats to Paint or Color (Dover Art Coloring Book)
Reviewer Jackie Cooper says: “This has become the number one favorite coloring book of both boys and girls, and the adults at my house. Every illustration is exceptional; the biggest problem with this book is deciding which picture to color first and which color medium to use, crayons, markers, and color or watercolor pencils. “
This purr-fectly wonderful book for coloring enthusiasts and cat lovers alike features frisky felines of every variety in 23 realistic illustrations. Use crayons, markers, or paints to color the kitties as they frolic in sunny gardens, lounge on overstuffed chairs, climb leafy trees, and play their cat-and-mouse games.
This delightful coloring collection features:
- Beautiful drawings, specially printed with light gray lines that virtually disappear with the addition of colors for a finished, professional look
- High-quality paper, printed on one side only and suitable for watercolor, colored pencils, and other media
- Perforated pages for easy removal from the book
by Mesdemoiselles, Aurelie Castex and Claire Laude
There are also some interesting Cat Post Cards to color here to send to your other feline-loving friends as a creative surprise.
I was just alerted to this cat coloring poster in the form of several panels that can either be used individually or kept together for a poster.
Who can resist Grumpy Cat?
Grumpy Cat is a Dover Publication and is supposedly for kids 10-18, however, most of the reviews are from adults as the humor and images intrigue cat lovers of all ages. Amazon gives you quite a few inside photos of this one to see the artwork so take a look here.
There are a few intriguing cat pictures in Creative Haven’s Curious Creatures as well.
Order direct from the artist with these cute kitty books on Etsy
Fairy Tangle Art is one of the most popular coloring book artists on Etsy.. One of her Fairy Tangles includes this sassy cat.
The Chubby Mermaid has some adorable cat coloring books on Etsy.
Be the Artist 8 x 10 Spiral Bound Book for Cat Lovers of All Ages
13 wonderful pages of black and white pictures of cats doing all sorts of curious things. All original art in henna style. Printed on 110 lb. professional-grade cardstock ready for you to color with markers, colored pencils, crayons or light watercolors. Professionally spiral bound in a book printed on one side so you can take them out and frame them or hang them. Click here to order.
There are quite a few more individual cat coloring pages available on Etsy.. check them out on this link.
Free to Print Cat Coloring Pages
- A Million Cats Pages – Lulu Mayo
- A Million Dogs Pages – Lulu Mayo
- Hidden Nature: Cat in Balloon – Toc De Groc
60 cat designs are made up of hundreds of triangles that, when filled in, transform a flat illustration or 2D piece of work into a 3D image. Each page has a different breed of cat from the ordinary to the rare. The color keys on each page allow you to use either traditional colors or bright non-realistic colors for a pop art look. Some of the cats have quite tiny spaces to color while others are a bit larger. This reminds me of those picture puzzles in crossword books where you didn’t know how the picture would turn out until the end.
If you have other favorite cat coloring books we would love to add them to the list.. please let us know on Social Media or in the comments below.
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Happy Coloring Everyone!