The top-selling colouring books in the UK & Ireland vary quite a bit from the most popular books in the US this year. I thought that might be interesting for everyone to see.
Colorists in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland seem to lean towards fantasy and how-to technique types of coloring books. Take a look at what’s being colored across the pond from the United States. In the years of Covid and shutdowns, the favorites have changed to include lots of garden and flower-centered books which does make sense with people having more time at home to spend in their gardens.
Watercolor Coloring Books Top the List
This book encapsulates both the English Garden and the art of watercolor painting. I personally found this style of watercolor coloring difficult but if it’s another hobby you enjoy, combining them would be perfect. The number 3 slot was filled by another of Kristy Rice’s books The Art for Joy’s Sake Journal: Watercolor Discovery and Releasing Your Creative Spirit and 20. Kristy’s Summer Cutting Garden – A Watercolor Colouring Book
Johanna’s book was also one of the top books in the US. I’m having a lot of fun in that book although I’m still not anywhere close to the magicalness of our Queen of Coloring.
How to Color Books
One of the top-selling colouring books in the UK is my favorite for beginners as well.
Here’s another how-to-color book with step-by-step guides to making your adult coloring pages POP.
Practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces & textures. This makes the 3rd technique book in the top 10.
Disney Coloring Books
Disney continues to top the list throughout the United Kingdom with several of the top slots going to Disney Colouring Books, I wonder if people from the UK visit Disney in Paris as much as people in the US do?
I’ve seen this book as well as the newer larger format Thomas Kinkade Disney book and they are spectacular pieces of art.
Art Therapy Disney Animals Colouring Book
Color by Number Books are as popular as ever.
Color by Number Dogs by Creative Haven
This is one of my personal favorites, I adore all the Good Wives & Warriors coloring books so much that I did an entire page devoted to them. The size, the paper and the unbelievably imaginative illustrations.
The UK Sticker Mosaics are what we in the states call Paint by Sticker books. I’ve never seen this one before.
I think more and more of us are delving into art as a way to tap into our creative selves for self-care and mental health. Taking mixed media art classes online is exploding and this sticker book is a favorite for art journaling.
Mandala Coloring Books
Extreme Coloring Books
If you’d like to see the top colouring books in the US click here. It’s quite interesting how different popular books are in different countries. I’ll be featuring Canadians’ top Colouring books next.