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Paisley Design Coloring Books

Updated on December 21, 2015
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Coloring page artist /designer for more than 30 years; get printable coloring pages at Lee's web sites (link info on Profile page).

Paisley Designs Coloring for Adults and Teens
Paisley Designs Coloring for Adults and Teens | Source

Paisley Coloring Books for Adults and Teens

Paisley coloring books are hard to find, but worth the search. In the 1960s paisley pattern designs grew popular for fashion and music where they cropped up in psychedelic colors, imprinted on clothing, posters, stickers and even guitars.

Paisley coloring books and designs are organic and sensual, offering many different possibilities for colorists seeking a challenge or relaxing hobby.

Paisley patterns are classic favorites of designers and artists in a variety of media, particularly wallcoverings and textiles for both fashion and home décor. Paisley patterns resemble mathemetically derived Mandelbrot patterns, favored by artists who explore fractal art forms.

Photo: Oopsy Daisy Buta Paisley Stretched Canvas Wall Art by Jennifer Mercede, 30 by 30-Inch available at Amazon

Tribal Style Paisley Tattoo Design - Detailed coloring design with paisley motifs

Tribal flames paisley design for coloring or tattoo
Tribal flames paisley design for coloring or tattoo

Tribal Flames Paisley Design

Intricate paisley patterns combine to form a tribal style flame design pattern. This could be a challenging adult coloring page or tattoo art.

I really had fun creating this paisley design motif.

Printable Coloring Pages

Psychedelic Paisley Designs

Paisley image used under creative commons 3.0 license
Paisley image used under creative commons 3.0 license

Paisley designs were introduced to the Western world in the 17th century and have been stock favorites since then. The intricate pattern-filled curled teardrop paisley motifs originated in Iran, but their Western name comes from a town in central Scotland where in the 19th century production of shawls with the distinctive paisley design increased dramatically to meet European demand.

Read more about the origins of paisley designs at Wikipedia.

Image: Hendrike 16:20, 9 August 2007 (UTC) (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

How to Draw Paisley Patterns

Crazy Paisley Designs - NEW Creative Flair Paisley Coloring Book

Psychedelic and passionate paisley patterns for coloring. Designed for adult coloring hobbyists and designers, this new paisley coloring book will bring you hours of artistic pleasure. Crazy Paisley is the newest offering in the collection of paisley coloring books by Dover.

Creative Haven Crazy Paisley Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)
Creative Haven Crazy Paisley Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

Perforated pages are easy to remove from thius paisley coloring book, so you can work on your own design and then frame or display your personal paisley art.


Paisley Design For Everyone

Decorate your home and life with paisley design patterns

Paisley influences from India and Iran abound in paisley patterns for henna tattoos, fashion fabrics, wall coverings and adult coloring books. Paisley designs are sensual and soothing, psychedelic and surreal, colorful or muted. Many paisley coloring book pages feature drawings taken from historic or ancient paisley designs, rendered anew in black and white.

Love Paisley Coloring Poster - Sixties Style Paisley Design Bubble Letters

Paisley Coloring Page - Love Wavy Letters
Paisley Coloring Page - Love Wavy Letters | Source

Paisley Crochet - Now this is one crochet project I could really get hooked on - paisley design in crochet

Paisley design in colorful crochet
Paisley design in colorful crochet | Source

Have you tried your hand at embellishing a paisley coloring book page or perhaps drawing your own paisley designs poster?

© 2012 Lee Hansen

Are you Crazy for Paisley Design? Paisley Coloring Books are a Great Source for Paisley Art

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    • RTalloni profile image


      2 years ago from the short journey

      This caught my eye because I recently found a retro piece of paisley fabric that I've enjoyed using. That has put me on a hunt for paisleys to use in future projects. The coloring books would be loads of fun!

    • JeffGilbert profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks for researching these, they definitely bring back the 60s. Great lens!!

    • Frischy profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      These are beautiful. I have always loved paisley.

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh, do I ever remember paisley from the 60's! Looking at that gorgeous black and white paisley Bible cover, I see that the 21st century version is even better than the original! :)


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