March 02, 2020 6 min read

Painting by numbers seems like a fairly simple craft at first glance. Nothing that would get someone to stop and exclaim that this is the best thing since sliced bread. But it does, and has kept up its popularity for over half a decade. The beauty and brilliance of painting by numbers surprisingly lies in its simple concept.

The ease and accessibility to create art that painting by numbers provides is the reason for its perennial popularity among amateur artists of all ages. It makes a perfect gift and a fun hobby that anyone can pick up without much prior experience. Let’s dive deep into the reasons why paint by numbers has been a favorite among all since its conception.

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Painting by Numbers is Fun

What makes paint by numbers an all-time favorite is not some big secret. It’s simply the fact that paint by numbers brings an element of fun to painting that cannot be found in painting the traditional way. Painting by numbers allows you to paint without worrying about messing up your artwork and the literal outlines allow you to focus on having fun while painting. The element of fun is what makes it stand out from other similar craft activities.

Availability of Materials

We all can agree that we would get a lot more done if we only procrastinated less. It happens to the best of us and hinders our work process, and slows us down. We all have picked up and dropped hobbies that took too much of our time and energy, which we couldn’t readily give. But that’s not a problem when you’re painting by numbers. Painting by numbers kits contain all the material and resources you’ll require for your artwork, which makes it much more low-maintenance than other hobbies.

Accommodation of All Skill Levels

Another thing that makes painting by numbers such a beloved hobby is its accommodation of artists of all skill levels, and caters to even children who are just learning to hold paint brushes. You don't need any particular painting skills to enjoy and excel at painting by numbers. Getting started with paint by numbers is easy as 1-2-3. The whole point of painting by numbers is that you have a guide helping you through your painting journey. Paint by numbers kits also come in different levels, some of which are only suitable for kids, and others for adults’ skill levels. 

Learning Color Theory

Paint by numbers paintings are designed by professional artists to make sure that they look beautiful even when done by an amateur. One of the things that play into this is the color scheme of the paintings, which is quite intricate and complex, and gives the paintings an extra oomph. A paint by numbers kit helps you learn how colors work with each other and complement each other while painting, and learn on the go. Blending and layering colors helps improve your painting skills too, which is another reason to pick up paint by numbers.

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Calming Effects of Paint by Numbers

This is one of the benefits of painting by numbers (or rather, painting and art generally) that has been scientifically researched and proved. Painting by numbers allows you to relax your mind by focusing it only on the task at hand and exercising your cognitive reflexes without stressing yourself out. In fact, art therapy is a popular form of therapy that many psychologists and patients can vouch for. Painting by numbers can help you unwind after a long day or let you paint without worrying about messing up, which is all the therapy you need sometimes.

Helps Decrease Screen Time

Painting by numbers is great at making you look away from your phone, computers, and TV screens. We all know that the modern digital age has grasped us in its blue-lit screens that has deprived us of downtime and is a major reason for increased symptoms of stress. Painting by numbers helps us look away from our screens and enjoy some time offline doing something productive.

Helps Express Oneself Creatively

Painting by numbers can equip us with better tools of self-expression through teaching us better painting techniques and allowing us to practice on a lined canvas. We learn to be more creative and learn to do things outside the box of conventionality and express and sort through our feelings in a healthy manner.

Improves intelligence and motor skills

Painting by numbers allows us to practice our skills in a systematic manner, improving our memory and concentration. It also helps improve motor skills and muscle memory, especially in children and slow learners. The repetitive and relaxing nature of painting by numbers nourishes the parts of our brains that improve these things.

The benefits of paint by numbers are immeasurable and can only be felt by actually painting by numbers and experiencing them firsthand. We hope this article gave you some insight into the benefits that painting by numbers can bring into your life. Try out paint by numbers yourself to experience the difference it brings.

The bliss of customization 

One of the biggest reasons that make paint by numbers significant, special, and stand out is the luxury of custom paintings. This allows anyone to get a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is created specifically for an individual. A person can get a picture of one’s self or anyone else and get into painting that picture, turning any image into an artwork. Any picture and design one can think of, can be made available according to their taste and style. You can give great gifts to family and friends with customized paintings, plus they offer a remarkable and captivating way to uplift your home décor.

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Diversity of designs

One of the best things about paint by numbers is that it comes in a diverse number of themes and styles. Hundreds of thousands of different designs are available and one can choose easily and with joy, their favorite item. Everyone has the delight and comfort to get themselves a piece of art that suits their taste. A person can pick to paint the numeral painting of an animal, a bird, a car and the list goes on. One can choose Christmas or Religious themes for their artworks and there is a whole bunch of variety in the paintings by numbers. 

The whole family can join in

Paint by numbers is a great activity to enjoy with family at home. You can bond well while working together on a project, and the end result is a beautiful piece of art that you can display proudly. If you are painting together like each person has a different color to paint, etc., or just having a conversation or chat while painting. In any case, by the end of the process, not only you will have created a beautiful piece of art that everyone will enjoy, but the time spent will be lovely that everyone will cherish as well. 

Medium to learn painting

Painting is purely pleasurable and pleasing. Everyone wants to do it, but this pleasure can only be taken by a particular number of people who are painters. Paint by numbers enables anyone to join in painting and make an artwork with their own hands. After making expertise in a paint by numbers one can move forward with traditional painting, in this way the person will not have to learn mainstream painting the hard way. Plus, numeral painting is an affordable, time-saving to get into the world of art. 

Make own collections

With paint by numbers, a person whether an expert or novice can make a variety of paintings. A person can pick and make a landscape painting or portrait, abstract artwork or impressionism, a painting of a wolf or Lamborghini and so now. A single 

person can make all these different paintings and make a collection of artworks done by him/her. This luxurious felicity can be challenging for an expert artist and full of troubles for a novice, otherwise in conventional painting.  

The perfect gifts

Paint by numbers kits makes great gifts for friends and family who love to get creative. They're also perfect for those who appreciate the challenge of completing a project from start to finish. Whether you're looking for a unique gift idea or simply want to give someone a new hobby, paint by numbers is a great option. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, holiday, or any other day, numeral paintings will absolutely blow the mind of a person. Plus, the magnificence of customized painting by numbers is the cherry on top.

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5 Responses

Hubert Straw
Hubert Straw

April 19, 2020

Yes, without a doubt everything this article says is super accurate. The paints by numbers really are very special and I have never come across anything like this before. It is rare for me to be this invested in something, I can’t remember the last time I emphatically recommended something to my friends and family the way I did with this. All the factors fo this article are so on point, none of them are even slightly far fetched.
I hope the company reaches new heights and doubles its sales in the next few years. It is been great experiencing the paints, I will forever be a fan of the company and spread a good word about the paints by numbers.

Rosie Peterson
Rosie Peterson

April 19, 2020

it is nice to see that there is something which is so ready to use as soon as you buy it. I thought that I would have had to buy the paints and brushes and have to go through that entire hassle. However, it is so nice that they would send everything you need with the package itself.
Even though I choose to buy my own brushes for myself, its nice that the company was thoughtful enough to give me the entire kit when I ordered it for the first time. I certainly hope that other people try these paints out and get to see how fun they can be. I absolutely love them and buy a new one every week, only once im done with the first one though.

Serena P..
Serena P..

April 19, 2020

I would assume that something like this would have made its way into therapy clinics as a means for people to cope with certain mental illnesses. As someone who is a mental health practitioner, I seriously see the benefits this could have for patients who are suffering from psychotic and post-traumatic symptoms.
I see that others have talked about the relaxing effect the painting has on them, I would like some of my clients to try out some of these as well as they could certainly benefit from the paints by numbers in my opinion

Ted K.
Ted K.

April 19, 2020

I like how a large majority of the things in this article related in some way to one’s mental capabilities and psychological health. There is no denying that something like this can test your abilities and still calm you down in ways which you would have never imagined before. Sitting down with the paints in a quiet room can give you an appreciation which you may have never felt before. An appreciation for the here and now.
Hey, but who am I to be rambling on and going too deep about stuff like this. What do I know, maybe I’m just thinking too deep into something that has no meaning. For me its certainly been a great experience, much more profound than just painting a picture, its been an experience for me to say the least.


April 19, 2020

Oh, man the screen time thing is so true. I have grown up using cell phones and computers, I have never really known life without them. it is so odd to think that something like this can be as satisfying if not more than doing stuff on your phone. It is strange to think that my generation never actually got to experience things like this, or maybe they were never interested. Even for me at first, sitting down with the paints for an extended period of time and not fiddling with my phone wasn’t easy.
I would recommend this to anyone who just wants to take a break from it all. Sit down at a quiet table and try and finish as much of this as you can in one go. First of all, you might enjoy the challenge of it, second, it will give your eyes and mind the much-needed break which it needs from technology.

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