15 Songs for the Perfect Coloring Playlist

From soothing to upbeat tunes, we’ve rounded up 15 excellent songs for any coloring vibe.

By Jasmine Lim

Friends Coloring
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Music can be a great source of creativity thanks to its cognition-boosting and memory-enhancing abilities. That’s why we’re big fans of throwing on headphones and jamming to our favorite tunes while we color. To help you boost your creative thinking, we’ve rounded up 15 songs perfect for different coloring moods. Whether you’re looking for a calming instrumental, something energetic, or the perfect songs for your next coloring party, here are 15 songs we’d highly recommend to any music-and-coloring lover:

For Calming Adult Coloring Sessions:  

Coloring Paisley Adult Coloring Page
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Create a tranquil and stress-free zone with your favorite adult coloring pages and soothing music playing in the background. Here are five of our favorite chilled out tunes.

1. "River Flows In You by Yiruma
Fill your next mandala coloring page with a range of hues while you play this free-flowing piano instrumental in the background. An excellent choice for a little quiet and peaceful “me time!”

2. “Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Here’s a smooth and easy melody that pairs perfectly with some contemplative coloring—perhaps on one of our soothing coloring pages?

3. “Hello by Vitamin String Quartet
String instrumentals like in this song make for perfect listening when you need to settle into a coloring session—they’re calming, distraction-free, and easy to listen to.

4. “Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Capture that feeling of hygge with this slightly more upbeat and folksy song as you begin your next coloring session. Try coloring our “Home Huddle” design for extra feelings of coziness.

5. “Strawberry Swing by Coldplay
When life gets stressful, take a moment to relax with this rhythmic and soothing song and one of our stress-relief coloring pages.

For Energetic, Upbeat Adult Coloring Sessions:

Coloring Book with Bright Colors
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Need a quick mood booster? Break out your favorite coloring tools and blast these five, fun songs for fun and upbeat coloring.

1. "ABC" by The Jackson 5
Bring some happiness into your next coloring session with our “Live in Sunshine” coloring page paired with this upbeat classic.

2. "Can’t Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
Tap into your creativity by coloring to this highly energetic and contagious song (that’s also fun to sing along to). We suggest one of our pattern coloring pages and markers to match the vibrant mood.

3. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown & The Famous Flames
Feel good with this lively track great for accompanying an afternoon coloring sesh (when you need a quick pick-me-up!).

4. "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons
This happy song and the space-themed music video have us feeling inspired to color our “Cosmic Motion” design.

5. "Feel it Still" by Portugal the Man
Experience positive vibes all around with this funky, feel-good song paired with our “Peace and Love and Doves” coloring page.

For Your Next Adult Coloring Party:

Coloring Party
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A good party consists of two essential things: delicious snacks and fun music. Here are five of our favorite songs that will keep any group of guests happy at your next coloring party.

1. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
We think the title says it all! Gather your best gal pals, print a mix of our pattern and flower coloring pages, and get the party started with this carefree and classic song.

2. "All These Things That I’ve Done" by The Killers
This feel-good song starts off slow but once the beat comes in, you won’t be able to stop tapping your foot as you color. Try one of our funny curse word coloring pages to match this dynamic song.

3. "Finally Moving" by Pretty Lights
This (mostly) instrumental song has a super groovy beat, which makes it perfect as background music for coloring and conversation.

4. "Got to Give it Up" by Marvin Gaye
Upbeat, fun, and pleasing for all age ranges. Play this song if you really want to amp up a coloring party.

5. "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé
Last but not least, you can’t have a coloring party playlist without Queen Bey. This song radiates female empowerment and would go perfectly with our “Fiery Female” coloring page. Play it loud and proud at your next party!

Queue up these 15 songs whenever you need to feel colorfully and musically inspired. Don’t forget to personalize your coloring experience by adding your favorite songs to your playlist, too!



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