Rather than a craze, the growing interest in adult coloring is rather an awareness of the beneficial and enjoyable value of this hobby for adults in all areas. For years, researchers have discovered the benefits of art-related businesses with respect to therapy for distressed and anxious people. In the same way, and more in relation to the stressed and overworked individual today, coloring a complex drawing or inspiring message can act as a soothing and therapeutic release for the individual participating in the activity.

Dr. Stan Rodski, neuropsychologist, and Dr. Joel Pearson, neuroscience researcher, agree. In an interview, Dr. Rodski shares his belief that coloring for adults can promote a state of relaxation, as the individual in coloring focuses his attention on the details and subtleties of a particular image. Similarly, Dr. Pearson explains that the therapeutic effect can be better understood by considering that the image you are coloring replaces any negative images you may have.

The simple act of creatively coloring a page acts as a way to free yourself from everyday stress and worry a person. In the moments you color, you have the potential to escape from other thoughts and focus your energy and attention on the image or drawing in front of you. In addition, people with difficulty in concentrating often encounter this problem because of an overly stressed mind and thought pattern. By taking the time to color, the same individual can encourage mental clarity and concentration.