Adult Coloring Books

The Best Adult Coloring Calendars for 2017

Written by Adrienne

 

Part functional wall art, part regular reminder to take a creative break, coloring calendars are becoming more and more popular as we head into 2017, and I can totally see why!

As a wall calendar, a coloring calendar can be a place to display the colored work you completed ahead of time, or a piece you can ponder over filling in for the whole month, coloring during those short bursts of time you have during the morning or the late evening, slowly and steadily working towards the completion of the page. As a blotter or a weekly planner, a coloring calendar gives you a creative way to expend excess energy, to doodle and color as you take calls or jot down appointments. As a page-a-day calendar, coloring calendars give you a small, daily reason to sit down and take some much-needed you time.

This roundup includes all of these options, ready to color as we head into the New Year. Keep reading to find the 2017 coloring calendar for you!

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The Best Coloring Calendars for the New Year

2017 Wall Coloring Calendars

Enchanted Forest 2017 Wall Calendar

Enchanted Forest 2017 Wall Calendar

Enchanted Forest 2017 Wall Calendar

Enchanted Forest 2017 Wall Calendar

If you love the flowery, organic, and whimsical style of Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest, you’ll love this calendar! This 12″x12″ 2017 calendar enlarges some of the images from the original book, so if the details were too fine for you there, you may have better luck with this coloring calendar!

The calendar is spiral-bound and includes twelve months, January 2017 through December 2017. There is also a thirteenth page with mini calendars for September through December 2016 and a large drawing to color. The designs stop before the hole at the top for hanging (so no awkward coloring around a holy punch). Each of the names of the months are printed in Johanna’s flowery title text, ready to color in addition to the large images above. The paper is bright white, slightly textured, and a medium weight that is great for both colored pencils and water-based markers.

Johanna Basford fans, beginner colorists, and experienced colorists alike will love this flowery coloring calendar. Pick up your own copy by clicking right here!


Lost Ocean 2017 Wall Calendar

Lost Ocean 2017 Wall Calendar

Lost Ocean 2017 Wall Calendar

Lost Ocean 2017 Wall Calendar

Like the Johanna Basford coloring calendar above, this 2017 calendar includes slightly enlarged drawings by the artist, this time from her book Lost Ocean. The designs feature mermaids, seahorses, ships, waves, coral, and all kinds of other sea creatures and plantlife.

This calendar is spiral-bound and includes 13 pages to color; one page with four mini calendar months for September through December 2016, and then a full page devoted to January through December 2017.

You’ll love the intricate tangles of oceanic artwork in this gorgeous coloring calendar. Pick up a copy for 2017 by clicking here!


Fantastic Cities 2017 Wall Calendar

Fantastic Cities 2017 Wall Calendar

Fantastic Cities 2017 Wall Calendar

If you love coloring architectural and city scenes, then you are probably already familiar with the incredibly talented Steve McDonald and his book Fantastic Cities.

This calendar is printed at the same 12″x12″ size as the original book, and on the same paper, so you’ll be receiving images of the same quality with the added bonus that there’s only a calendar grid on the opposite side rather than another coloring page! This wall calendar includes 13 pages to color, including one “at a glance” page with September through December 2016, and a page for each month from January 2017 through December 2017.

The cities represented in the book are:

  • New York City
  • Bremen, Germany
  • Strasbourg, France
  • London, England
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Ladakh, India
  • Paris, France
  • Florence, Italy
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Chicago, Illinois

Not only will you get to color the cityscapes you love from Fantastic Cities, but this coloring calendar also includes three pages that can only be found in this calendar. So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today!


Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom 2017 Coloring Calendar

Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom 2017 Coloring Calendar

If you are already familiar with Millie Marotta, you’ll know that her name is almost synonymous with intricately patterned flora and fauna. Inside this coloring calendar, you’ll find a veritable menagerie of flowers, birds, dragonflies, elephants, rabbits, fish, butterflies, a peacock, and more. The details are super fine and excellent for an advanced colorist, or a newer colorist looking for more of a challenge with smaller spaces and thinner lines.

This book is staple-bound, just under a square foot, and includes each month from January 2017 through December 2017. You can pick up a copy right here!


The Tula Pink Coloring Calendar: 2017

The Tula Pink Coloring Calendar: 2017

If you are an avid seamstress or maybe even just a pattern-loving crafter, you are probably familiar with Tula Pink, the rambunctious textile designer known for her vibrant, in-your-face fabric patterns.

Now, you can enjoy the same vibrant patterns you love so much, as a coloring calendar! This calendar features a new design for January through December 2017, just begging you to fill them with outlandish shades of pink, orange, green and red.

Order your own copy today — just click here!


Color Your Year Wall Calendar 2017

Color Your Year Wall Calendar 2017

Color Your Year Wall Calendar 2017

Color Your Year Wall Calendar 2017

Can’t settle for just one type of design all year long? The Color Your Year calendar by Workman Publishing has you covered, with seasonally themed illustrations, from a page full of cacti for July, a city scene for September, and a bountiful harvest for October.

This coloring wall calendar has you covered January through December 2017. Pick up your copy today!


Reflections 2017 Coloring Calendar

Reflections 2017 Coloring Calendar

Reflections 2017 Coloring Calendar

I debated a little including this calendar, because I am not familiar with the publisher, it doesn’t have any reviews yet, and there is no “View Inside” feature on Amazon. However, I love Tim Coffey’s folksy art style, and I think it translates really well to a coloring format!

As you can see from the sample page, this coloring calendar is also unique in the fact that the design is not only on the top half of the page — instead, it wraps the whole way around the calendar grid, and even the name of the month and the numbers are colorable!

The calendar includes a brass grommet to make it easy to hang and prevent tearing. If you love the style of art, you can pick up a copy right here!


Coloring Your Jewish Year 2017 Wall Calendar: A Hebrew Illuminations 16 Month Coloring Calendar

Coloring Your Jewish Year 2017 Wall Calendar

Coloring Your Jewish Year 2017 Wall Calendar

Coloring Your Jewish Year 2017 Wall Calendar

This Judaic coloring calendar was illustrated by Adam Rhine and features 16 stunningly detailed pieces of artwork for each month from September 2016 to December 2017.

Read more about this coloring calendar or pick up your own copy right here!


Magical Garden 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar

Magical Garden 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar

Magical Garden 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar

Magical Garden 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar

I love the elegant black lines and almost woodblock feel of this mystical coloring calendar, illustrated by Lydia Hess. The illustrations feature designs ranging from mandalas to hummingbirds to unicorns, along with a wide array of flowers and greenery.

This calendar is wire-bound and features a dozen pages to color, from January through December 2017. Pick up a copy by clicking here!


Legacy Publishing Group 2017 Color My World Wall Calendar

Legacy Publishing Group 2017 Color My World Wall Calendar

Legacy Publishing Group 2017 Color My World Wall Calendar

This gorgeous 2017 coloring calendar by Legacy Publishing Group includes twelve images to color, from January through December 2017. The images include looping swirls of vines and flowers, birds, paisley, butterflies, mandalas, and the elephant displayed on the cover. Pick up your copy today by clicking here!


2017 Desk Coloring Calendars

Blueline 2017 Monthly Coloring Desk Pad Calendar, Botanica

Blueline 2017 Monthly Coloring Desk Pad Calendar, Botanica

Blueline 2017 Monthly Coloring Desk Pad Calendar, Botanica

This coloring calendar takes a very different format from other coloring calendars listed in this article — it’s a desk calendar! the 22″x17″ size is perfect for slipping over your work area, and gives you plenty of room to record dates.

The colorable design wraps around the edges, especially the top and right side, and with a “botanical garden” theme, each page features a different style of flowers and leaves. Having a coloring page within such easy reach gives you a great activity for while you are sitting on hold or chatting, and makes it easy to start and stop as needed.

Grab your copy of this 2017 coloring desk calendar today!

2017 Page-a-Day Coloring Calendars

Johanna Basford 2017 Coloring Day-to-Day Calendar

Johanna Basford 2017 Coloring Day-to-Day Calendar

Johanna Basford 2017 Coloring Day-to-Day Calendar

Johanna Basford 2017 Coloring Day-to-Day Calendar

Johanna Basford 2017 Coloring Day-to-Day Calendar

If you’ve colored Johanna Basford’s coloring book Secret Garden, you know that there are a lot of details. In fact, there are a year’s worth of details — so many that they can fill an entire page-a-day calendar.

Most of the designs are enlarged and cropped portions of the pages from Secret Garden. Since they have larger spaces than the original coloring book, these daily coloring pages are great for those who have a hard time with fine details, and are easy to complete in about a half hour coloring break.

As you’ll see above, the box these calendar pages come in is also gorgeous — it takes the same look as the covers of Johanna Basford’s books, with black and white details with gold foil. It makes a great gift!

You can get this page-a-day coloring calendar here!

Color Your Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2017

Color Your Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2017

Color Your Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2017

Color Your Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2017

Johanna Basford’s art is lovely, but I get it — some people simply do not like her style, or they are tired of it from having colored all her books. If you are looking for an alternative, I would suggest this one, the Color Your Year page-a-day calendar from Workman Publishing.

This daily calendar branches out from florals and patterned animals, featuring, among other things, geometric patterns, cityscapes, and objects like desserts or potted plants. I love how each page has a color, too, which sometimes continues up into the background of the design. It really makes the coloring pages pop!

Read more about this calendar, or grab your own copy, right here!


2017 Coloring Planners

2017 Zen Garden Weekly Planner (16-month Adult Coloring Calendar)

2017 Zen Garden Weekly Planner (16-month Adult Coloring Calendar)

2017 Zen Garden Weekly Planner (16-month Adult Coloring Calendar)

2017 Zen Garden Weekly Planner (16-month Adult Coloring Calendar)

Some of us like a wall calendar for our engagements, while others prefer to carry their datebook with them. Rest assured, there is a coloring calendar for you yet!

I’ve written before about Peter Pauper Press, but I love this zen garden inspired planner illustrated by Tina Dalziel! The planner covers 16 months — from September 2016 through December 2017 — and is made up of weekly spreads with a few design elements to color around different parts of the page. These little flourishes are perfect for coloring during a few minutes of breaktime, or while you’re waiting on hold. This is a great choice if you need a lot of room for notes, since it has some of the biggest spots to write engagements for each date that I have seen in a coloring planner.

The pages are all bound up inside a hardcover notebook with gold foil details, with an elastic band perfect for keeping the planner shut in your purse or backpack, or for marking your current page. There is also a pocket in the back cover to hold stray notes, receipts, business cards, and more!

Pick yourself or a friend up one of these beautiful coloring planners right here!

The Mindfulness Coloring Engagement Calendar 2017: Color Your Way to Calm Week by Week

The Mindfulness Coloring Engagement Calendar 2017: Color Your Way to Calm Week by Week

The Mindfulness Coloring Engagement Calendar 2017: Color Your Way to Calm Week by Week

The Mindfulness Coloring Engagement Calendar 2017: Color Your Way to Calm Week by Week

You may be familiar with The Mindfulness Coloring Book; if you love the calming patterns found in that book, you’re sure to enjoy this 2017 planner.

Unlike the previous planner, this engagement book gives you more space to color, placing a whole datebook-sized coloring page opposite your week of notespace. There are also occasional full-page spreads throughout the planner, totalling 70 pages to color in all. The planner is spiral bound and features a medium weight paper. Grab your copy right here!


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