Magazines dedicated to colouring have emerged as a booming sector over the past few years. Look in any good sized newsagent or supermarket and you’ll see a range that includes Relax With Art, Colouring Heaven, and Zen Colouring, colouring magazines for adults, packed with intricate patterns to colour in.

Writing in for Huffington Post, Dr. Nikki Martinez says “Believe it or not, colouring has intellectual benefits as well. It utilizes areas of the brain that enhance focus and concentration. It also helps with problem solving and organizational skills.”

HELLO! Beauty Editor Nadine Baggot says that lots of celebrities are fans, with Gigi and Bella Hadid,  Nigella Lawson, Emma Watson, Alicia Keys  and Kirstie Allsopp among those said to be colouring their way to calm.

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