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10 awesome coloring books for architecture and design lovers

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From the ultra realistic to the wonderfully fantastical

Within the last year or so, the adult coloring book scene has exploded so fast that one can barely keep track of the latest releases. For folks out there eager for some coloring adventures involving the built environment, we've pulled together a list of 10 stellar titles—some new, some older, with drawings that span the ultra realistic to the wonderfully fantastical, and themes that scale up from the intimate home to global cities.

Updated with new releases

1. For colorable detailed maps: City Maps by Gretchen Peterson [More info]

2. For Ikea products in coloring book form: #ColorWithIKEA free downloadable pages [More info]

3. For realistic global architecture: Fantastic Structures by Steve McDonald—See also: Fantastic Cities [More info]

4. For decorating inspiration: The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels

5. For throwback furniture and decor: Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Mania by Jenn Ski—See also: Mid-Century Modern Patterns, Mid-Century Animals

6. For a whimsical tour of San Francisco highlights: Color This Book: San Francisco by Abbi Jacobson—See also: Color This Book: New York City

7. For a more playful take on cities: Splendid Cities by Rosie Goodwin

8. For warm-fuzzy homey vibes: Home Is Where the Heart Is by Steve Duffendack—See also: Home Sweet Home, Home Away From Home

9. For finding nature in a concrete jungle: Wildlife of New York by Shannon Lee Connors and Giada Crispiels

10. For appreciating everyday architecture: Where We Live by Patricia Melley Nelson

Have another favorite? Let us know in the comments below.