Fantasy art has always been popular with colorists, but you know one kind of fantasy art I’m seeing more and more in coloring books? Mermaids! And it’s no wonder: these beautiful half human, half sea creature beings are the perfect blend of femininity and mystique. They are also well-suited to the adult coloring genre, as the designs sometimes also include some artistic or cleverly-concealed nudity.
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Mermaid Coloring Books & Pages Gallery
This is a new feature I am going to be including in some of my roundups: a filterable gallery! This is based off of some feedback I recieved in my reader survey (thank you to everyone who responded!! I love you guys!). Some of you love all the in-depth info that you’ll find below… and some of you just want a book suggestion, already. I get it. Use these filters to quickly find a coloring book or coloring page that meets your needs and click over to the product page to learn more about it.
Let me know what you think of this new feature! Should I keep including it in my roundups? Was it helpful? Any suggestions for future filters you’d like to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts — please leave a comment at the bottom of this page to let me know!
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Mermaid Coloring Books
Love mermaids? Then you will adore the coloring books below, which each contain pages and pages of sea creatures and mercreatures to color! All of these are physical books — if you are looking for digital downloads of single pages, just keep scrolling. Almost all of these books feature original art by indie illustrators. What are you waiting for?! Check out these mermaid coloring books!
Mermaids: Calm Ocean Coloring Collection by Selina Fenech
This 2015 fantasy art coloring book by Selina Fenech is one of the first mermaid coloring books that comes to mind, so naturally I had to include it at the top of this roundup. With over 350 reviews on Amazon and an average of 4.5 stars, it’s one of the most popular books I’ve included in this roundup.
This book includes 25 unique designs, printed on one only side of relatively thin paper. There is actually a duplicate copy of each image included in the book, for a total of 50 pages to color. Pages are not perforated and due to the thinness of the paper, some media may bleed through, so protect the pages below with an extra sheet or two. Be forewarned that, like many mermaid coloring books, some of the artwork contains artistic/concealed nudity.
Portrait of the Mermaid Travel-Sized Coloring Book
I was so excited when I saw this coloring book. Isn’t artist Sara Burrier’s illustration style gorgeous?! I just love the mermaids’ long flowing tresses and all the lovely ornamentation on the designs.
This book is travel size, 6×9 inches. It includes 20 hand-drawn, original illustrations that fill the page edge to edge. The paper quality is light, CreateSpace paper, so this book is best suited to colored pencils, but markers work if you protect the pages below.
Creative Haven Mermaids Coloring Book
This Creative Haven coloring book was illustrated by Barbara Lanza, who illustrated another book further down this list. There are 31 original illustrations rendered in a realistic but not overly-detailed style.
Like all Creative Haven books, this book is printed on medium-weight paper and the images are printed on just one side of the page. The pages are perforated for ease of removal.
Mermaids Coloring Book: An Aquatic Art Adventure by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Jasmine Becket-Griffith is a beloved fantasy art painter, and this coloring book draws from her mermaid paintings for an all-around high quality coloring experience.
This book includes 55 original illustrations to color, traced from Becket-Griffith’s mermaid paintings. They are printed on one side only of heavy, slightly cream-colored paper. The opposite side of the pagespread includes a short paragraph about the original painting upon which the coloring page is based. All images include a black border so you have an endpoint at which to finish your background.
Mermaid in Dress: Coloring Book by Ikuko
This new coloring book illustrated by Japanese artist Ikuko is quickly gaining a following from colorists on Facebook. Her art is very stylized and seems anime-inspired. I love the cover art of this book, done in watercolor — definitely a beautiful way to color these images!
This book includes 20 original, hand-drawn images to color, printed on thin (CreateSpace) paper. Each page is printed twice, for a total of 40 pages to color.
If you have been looking for a new artist to color work by, Ikuko might be just what you are looking for! Add this book to your cart using the button below:
Pop Manga Mermaids and Other Sea Creatures: A Coloring Book by Camilla d’Errico
This book is still a few months off from release, so what we know about this book is rather limited. However, there will be 70 pages of original illustrations to color, printed on both sides of heavy weight paper, if it is anything like d’Errico’s previous Pop Manga book.
While the book focuses on mermaids, it also includes fish, seahorses, narwhals, and other sea creatures to color. Pre-order your copy today!
Mythical Mermaids: Fantasy Adult Coloring Book by Selina Fenech
This is a later mermaid coloring book by Selina Fenech which, according to the illustrator, contains “more adult, romantic, darker, and pin-up style mermaids.” Like the earlier book, it includes 25 illustrations to color, which are each printed twice in the book. Images to color are printed on one side of the page only and the paper is relatively thin.
Mermaids: A Mermaid Coloring Book with Mythical Ocean Goddesses by Jade Summer
If you are familiar with Jade Summer — which is not an actual person but is, in fact, a brand name owned by Fritzen Publishing LLC — you probably know that there is a Jade Summer book for every topic under the sun. Unsurprisingly, there’s a Jade Summer book of mermaid designs. Personally, I find them a little too cartoony for my tastes, but I wanted to include it to have a full collection of styles and books in this roundup. Plus, you can’t deny that the book is popular — with over 100 reviews on Amazon, it is averaging 4.5 stars.
This book contains 30 unique images to color, each printed twice, for a total of 60 pages to color. The book purchase also comes with a free PDF version. The paper is CreateSpace paper, which is rather thin.
Mermaids in Wonderland: A Coloring and Puzzle-Solving Adventure for All Ages by Marcos Chin
Mermaids in Wonderland is an intricately-illustrated adult activity book by Marcos Chin. The book is divided into two parts: Day and Night. Night features black backgrounds that make your colors pop off the page.
The book includes nearly 100 pages of designs to color, with many designs that spread across two pages. The book is printed on both sides of heavy weight paper that is not perforated. This book also includes four pop-out postcards to color and send.
If you are looking for a unique mermaid coloring book printed on good quality paper, this could be the book for you! Check out the sample images above and click through to see more samples from the book, or click the button below to add it to your cart on Amazon.
Mermaid Wonders: A Mindful Coloring Book for Adults by Deborah Muller (Chubby Mermaid)
This quirky coloring book uses a unique, doodly art style characteristic of Deborah Muller’s art. There are 30 pages to color printed on one side only of heavy paper.
The Little Mermaid: A Coloring Book (Classic Coloring Book)
This “classic coloring book” was illustrated by a team of artists to tell the classic story of the Little Mermaid. There are nearly 100 pages of designs to color printed on both sides of heavy weight paper. Many designs spread across a page spread, continuing into the binding. Some of the designs included are repeating patterns, though most are scenes, some of which include quotes from the story.
More than many of the books in this list, this book includes intricate backgrounds and scene-setting images of an underwater palace, Atlantis-style marble statues and columns covered in algae and sea plants, and more. Though I don’t love all the artwork in the book, it is very unique for what it is and I really appreciate the beauty of some of the scenes.
Mermaids in Paradise: An Artist’s Coloring Book by Denyse Klette
Let’s take a big step away from realism and instead look at the super-stylized designs in this book illustrated by Denyse Klette, a famous fantasy art illustrator. This book shows off her classic style of super-elongated limbs and bodies, with mermaids as a focal point. There are over 60 pages to color in this book, printed on one side of heavy weight paper.
Mermaids: Coloring Book for Adults & Kids (Volume 1) by Aada Baldwin
This self-published coloring book by Aada Baldwin features a variety of mermaids illustrated in a whimsical, loose, doodly style. The paper is thin, CreateSpace paper. I am not sure how many images are included or whether they are printed on both sides of the page.
Mermaids: Coloring Book for Adults & Kids (Volume 2) by Aada Baldwin
Aada Baldwin’s second book of mermaid coloring page designs focuses on mermaids illustrated in a variety of cultures. There is a mermaid with dreadlocks, a kimono-wearing mermaid with paper fans, and other unique styles. The paper is thin, CreateSpace paper. I am not sure how many images are included or whether they are printed on both sides of the page.
Pirates and Mermaids Adult Coloring Book by Jon Silvergreen
This coloring book includes 25 original illustrations that follow the adventures of Captain Bethany Rosepearl. The illustrations are also duplicated a second time, so there are two copies of each page. The illustrations are printed on one side only; the second set of images has a black back and the first set has text on the reverse. The paper is on the thin side and colored pencils are recommended.
Sirena: Colorful Dream of Mermaids and Seashells Artist Edition Adult Coloring Book by Mardel Rubio
This high quality, artist edition coloring book was illustrated by Mardel Rubio and published by Phoenix Amulet Publishing. There are 40 pages of original designs to color printed on one side of heavy paper. The book is spiral bound, with a protected binding hidden by the cover, and each page is perforated and easy to remove. There is also a large, fold-out coloring poster included in the book.
Fans of Mardel Rubio’s art, or just any highly-detailed, realistic fantasy art, will enjoy coloring in this beautiful, artist quality book. Check it out on Amazon today to view preview images from the book posted by reviewers!
Messages from the Mermaids Coloring Book
This beautiful book includes quotations from Doreen Virtue, a spiritual clairvoyant and motivational speaker, and illustrations by Norma J Burnell. It is part of a series of similar fantasy-themed books. Like the other books in the series, this one includes over 40 illustrations printed on one side of heavy weight paper. The pages are perforated for ease of removal and display.
Mermaid Coloring Book by Molly Harrison
Are you a fan of fantasy illustrator Molly Harrison? If so, you’re in luck, because she has several mermaid-themed coloring books. This one includes intricate linework in her signature, stylized look. There are 25 illustrations printed on one side of relatively thin paper.
Enchanted Sea: Grayscale Mermaid Coloring Book by Molly Harrison
This book is by the same artist as the one above — but it’s in grayscale! Leave the shading up to the artist and just focus on the colors with this beautiful book. There are 40 original mermaid illustrations to color, printed on one side of relatively thin paper.
Mythical Mermaids Coloring Book by Dover Coloring Books
Marty Woods is a popular illustrator who has been working with Dover Publishing for a long time. Her designs are realistic without being overly-complex, with larger spaces that give you room to put your own twist on the designs. Dover’s coloring pages are printed on both sides of light weight, non-perforated paper.
Mermaids: Coloring Book by Christine Karron
This unique, self-published coloring book features the beautiful artwork of Christine Karron. Her style is pretty and very stylized. There are 20 pages to color in this book, each printed on just one side of the page. The paper is on the thin side (CreateSpace paper) and the artist recommends colored pencils, fine-tip markers, pens or crayons.
Mermaid Fantasy: Adult Coloring Book by Jason Hamilton
This coloring book includes 24 original, hand drawn illustrations by Jason Hamilton, a software engineer who is also a talented illustrator. The images are printed on one side of the page, and the paper is a light weight (CreateSpace paper). The book is not perforated, but the artist intentionally left “generous margins” so it is not hard to cut pages out of the book. There are additional illustrations at a smaller, 4×6″ size, which is a great size for framing.
Mermaids Grayscale Coloring Book by Alena Lazareva
This lovely book was illustrated by Alena Lazareva and features 22 original grayscale images to color. There is a second set of the same pages, and 9 bonus pages from her other books, for a total of 53 pages to color. The images are printed on one side only of thin paper, and she recommends using colored pencils or pastel over wet media like watercolor.
Maui Mermaids & Island Whimsy Girls Coloring Book by Hannah Lynn
This upcoming coloring book features the artwork of Hannah Lynn and her Whimsy Girls. There are 50 original illustrations to color, printed on just one side of the page.
Mermaids: Sea of Enchantment by Barbara Lanza
Barbara Lanza illustrated a Creative Haven book featured further up in this list. This book features even more of her artwork. It includes 25 original illustrations to color, printed on just one side of the page.
Mermaid Coloring Pages
Want a quick coloring fix? I got you! Nearly all of the pages shown below are individual mermaid coloring pages available for instant download, so you can be printing and coloring in minutes. Printable coloring pages also give you the freedom to print on any paper you’d like, as many times as you’d like (as long as it is for personal use). Check out the inspiring artwork below and enjoy!
Fantasy Mermaid Coloring Page by LineArtsy (Print & Color)
I’ve long admired LineArtsy’s stunning fantasy art, and this page is no exception. Color this beautiful mermaid’s long flowing locks, a sea bed covered in seashells, and the occasional fish.
This mermaid coloring page is available as an instant download ready to print, color, and display! Included in your purchase are PDF, PNG, and JPG versions, as well as both black and grey lines.
Mermaid Kisses Coloring Page by Olga Zaytseva (Print & Color)
Olga Zaytseva is a talented illustrator and… cake decorator! This lovely coloring page includes the top half of a mermaid and her beloved fishy companion. Your purchase includes high resolution JPG files at both A4 and US letter size.
Octopus Mermaid Coloring Page by Vettha (Print & Color)
How about a non-traditional mermaid? This mermaid’s body doesn’t end in a fish tail, but rather 8 winding octopus tentacles. This is an instant download that you could purchase and be coloring minutes from now!
Printable Zentangle Mermaid Coloring Page by MessedUpImaginations (Print & Color)
I love the pattern/Zentangle work in this lovely stylized illustration by MessedUpImaginations on Etsy. This digital file is ready to print.
Mermaid Trio Coloring Page by HollyFaeArt (Print & Color)
Why color just one mermaid when you could instead color three? I love this beautiful trio of mermaids by HollyFaeArt, available to print and color.
Fantasy Mermaid and Seahorse Coloring Page by Olga Zaytseva (Print & Color)
Here’s another lovely mermaid coloring page by Olga Zaytseva. Don’t you love her loyal seahorse?
Printable Mermaid Coloring Page by SamanthaJeanArt (Print & Color)
Speaking of seahorses, perhaps you will prefer this design by SamanthaJeanArt. It has a slightly art deco flair to it, with crisp mandala patterns in the background intermindled with sea foliage and shells.
Ariel, Disney’s Little Mermaid Art Nouveau Coloring Page by ToriDrawsDaily (Print & Color)
If you love Ariel, Disney’s fiery red-headed mermaid princess, then you are sure to enjoy this art nouveau styled coloring page in tribute to her!
Mermaid and Merkitty Coloring Page by Vettha (Print & Color)
What is a mermaid without her merkitty? Get cuddled up with this feline of the sea by printing and coloring this mermaid coloring page.
Sandy the Sleeping Mermaid Coloring Page by ColorCraveDesigns (Print & Color)
Don’t you just love her hair? I love the curvy, organic lines of her long wavy hair. It’s just begging to be colored a beautiful rainbow!
Mermaid Popstar Coloring Page by LoveTeacupKisses (Print & Color)
I love this chubby pop princess of the sea! This coloring page is an instant download. Print it on the paper quality of your choice!
Mermaid Doodle Adult Coloring Page by LisaKausArtStudios (Print & Color)
This coloring page is doodly, but there is so much intricate detail happening here!
Mermaid Medusa Coloring Page by LulusArtCreations (Poster-size Print)
Another unique mermaid/sea monster… this time she’s Medusa, of the sea! Surrounded by realistic fish, coral, and jellyfish, she’s perfect for coloring. This beautiful coloring page is really an 11×14″ poster printed on a high quality cardstock and mailed directly to you.
Sea Monster Mermaid Coloring Page by LineArtsy (Print & Color)
Another beautiful design by LineArtsy. This time she’s a sea monster! Available in both black and grey line colors and as a PDF, PNG, or JPG.
Mermaid Underwater Fantasy Coloring Page by BlackRabbitVisuals (Print & Color)
Here’s a highly stylized coloring page available for instant download from BlackRabbitVisuals on Etsy.
Pin Up Mermaid Girl Coloring Page by NeverDieArt (Print & Color)
What’s not to love about this pin-up style mermaid coloring page? I love her dress-looking scale pattern, and the wild curves of her hair.
Mother and Baby Mermaid Adult Coloring Page by KelleeArt (Print & Color)
This beautiful coloring page portrays a mermaid mother holding her little mermaid baby. There are two image files included — one for a little boy baby, and one for a little girl!
Zentangle Mermaid Adult Coloring Page by MessedUpImaginations (Print & Color)
Another simple but elegant, Zentangled design by MessedUpImaginations. Beautiful!
Mermaid, Coral, and Fish Coloring Page by MariaAbagnaleArt (Print & Color)
This page isn’t grayscale, but it has slight hints of grayscale shading, just enough to help you do your own shading!
Sandy the Mermaid and Starfish Coloring Page by ColorCraveDesigns (Print & Color)
Another lovely mermaid with long flowing hair by ColorCraveDesigns!
Mermaid with Pearls in Kelp Coloring Page by AuroraWings (Print & Color)
This is technically a digital stamp, but can be used just like a coloring page. I love the stylized features and the detail to her hair and the sea floor!
Grayscale Siren Seascape Mermaid Coloring Page by MykaJelina (Print & Color)
This is a grayscale coloring page. There is a lot of black here, but it can make for a pretty dramatic finished product!
Mermaid’s Night Out Adult Coloring Page by KelleeArt (Print & Color)
This highly detailed coloring page features a mermaid getting ready for a big night on the town! She’s doing up her lovely locks with help from her octopus familiar.
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