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Apple Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of apples with our captivating collection of apple coloring pages. From luscious reds to crisp greens, these delightful color sheets are designed to unleash your creativity and bring out the artist within. Whether you’re a child or an adult, these apple-themed illustrations offer a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and let your imagination flourish. Just pick whichever design you like, save the downloadable free PDF template, print it out, and get coloring to your little hearts content, or you could even use them as an embroidery pattern or inspiration for fine line tattoos.

Apple Coloring Pages
Apple Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates).

Learn about apples as you color them

If you’re new to my coloring pages, you should know that I like to give you the option of learning also about the coloring subject so that you can easily turn it into an educational lesson while you are at it…so here we go!

Here are some fun and interesting, simplified, facts about apples(reference source here):

  • Apple Origin: Apples are believed to have originated in the area between the Caspian and Black Seas, where their wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, still grows today.
  • Apple Varieties: There are over 7,500 known apple cultivars, each with its unique size, shape, color, and flavor. Some popular varieties include Gala, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Fuji.
  • Nutritional Value: Apples are a nutritious fruit, containing dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins (such as vitamin C), and minerals like potassium.
  • Ancient Symbolism: Apples have cultural and mythological significance in many societies. In Greek mythology, apples were associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The golden apple was also a symbol in the story of the Trojan War.
  • Apple Pips: Apple seeds, or pips, contain a small amount of cyanide, but they would need to be consumed in large quantities to cause harm to humans.
  • Apple Trees: Apple trees can live for a long time, with some varieties surviving for more than a hundred years. They usually begin bearing fruit at the age of four to five years.
  • Pollination: Apples are not self-pollinating, so they require cross-pollination from another compatible apple variety to produce fruit. Bees are often vital in the pollination process.
  • Harvest Season: Apple harvests typically occur in the autumn months, varying by region and apple variety.
  • Apple Production: China is the world’s leading producer of apples, followed by the United States, Poland, and India.
  • Apple Uses: Apples can be consumed fresh, but they are also commonly used in cooking and baking. They are made into juices, cider, sauces, pies, and other delicious treats.
  • Apple Storage: Apples can be stored for several months under controlled conditions, thanks to their ability to enter a dormant state called “chilling.”
  • Apple Health Benefits: Apples have been associated with various health benefits, including aiding digestion, promoting heart health, and supporting weight management.
  • Apple-Related Festivals: Numerous apple festivals take place worldwide, celebrating the harvest season and showcasing different apple varieties through various activities and events.
  • Apple Industry: Apples have a significant economic impact, with the apple industry providing employment and contributing to local economies in many apple-growing regions.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar, made from fermented apple juice, has gained popularity for its potential health benefits and culinary uses worldwide.

Remember, these facts are just a glimpse into the fascinating world of apples! There is much more to be learned about apples.

If you would like to learn more, here are some other reputable resources to learn about apples while coloring:

  • If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here!
  • All of my botanicals coloring pages are found here.
  • Or, my other fruits coloring pages can be found here.

How to use my free coloring pages & supplies needed list:

*Keep in mind that while these coloring sheets are free, they are for personal use only. Any additional use will need written permission, from me, obtained via email. Thanks.*

**The example images for this little printing tutorial are from my free spring flowers coloring pages, you can get those here if you so desire.**

How to get best results with apple printables

How to get best results with apple printables

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Discover a world of colorful creativity with our printable apple coloring pages. Let your imagination bloom as you fill these delightful illustrations with vibrant shades and bring apples to life on paper. Perfect for kids and adults alike, our apple-themed coloring sheets provide hours of artistic enjoyment. Unleash your inner artist and indulge in the joy of coloring with our captivating collection.


  • Standard 8.5"x11" Printing Paper (or quality cardstock)
  • Black Ink/Toner


  • Computer/ Phone/ Or Tablet To Download To
  • Printer
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Eraser (optional)


  1. how to use Step 1 Scroll through the available coloring sheet options and determine which picture/pictures you would like to color (the example photo, with the websites watermark, shows you what the whole PDF will look like).
  2. Scroll just below the desired example photo, to the PDF version (the PDF version does not have the websites watermark on it), and either select "print" in the top right hand corner, or you can select "download" (also in the top right hand corner).
  3. how to use Step 3 A (2) how to use Step 3 B (1) how to use Step 3 C (1)As you go to print it, select the highest quailty option, or the highest DPI setting (DPI refers to the number of printed dots that are within one inch of the image being printed...basically the higher the number, the better the quality of the print). Now select "print".
  4. how to use Step 4After printing out your coloring pictures, allow the ink to set (dry out) for several minutes. This step will help prevent any smudging.
  5. how to use Step 5Now wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Find a clean, nice flat/hard surface to lay the paper on, and color your prints in whatever way you fancy. Then enjoy them for years to come.


Ideas on what to do with these pictures:

You could print the coloring pages out and bind them and, paired with some nice colored pencils or an art set, it could be a fun little gift for any coloring enthusiast's special day.

You could also buy some simple frames, have these pictures printed out on a quality card stock at a local printing company, color them as beautifully as you can, and they could easily be added to your home decor.

These free coloring pictures can also be used as embroidery patterns using transfer sheets.

They could be used as a pattern for a fine-line tattoo.

Then of course, you can just plain print them out and color them as many times as you want to too.

*Please note that this website uses an image optimizer on the example photo's (which makes them load faster but also reduces quality), which is why you will get the best result by making sure you are downloading and using the PDF file directly. The example photo is just there so that you get an idea of what the entire picture looks like as it is hard to scroll through a PDF, on some devices, and see the whole thing within one screenshot.*

**Print quality instructions are for when using a desktop computer and an HP printer, it should be fairly similar should you use a different device**.

***Please make sure to select "fit to page" option when printing so that you ensure that entire image makes it on your printed page.

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Tips for Apple coloring

When it comes to coloring pictures of apples, here are some tips to enhance your coloring experience:

  • Selecting Colors: Apples can come in various shades, from bright reds to subtle greens or yellows. Consider using a color reference, such as a real apple or a photo, to help you choose the colors that best represent the apple’s appearance.
  • Layering and Blending: To create depth and dimension, try layering different shades of the same color or blending multiple colors together. This technique can make your apple look more realistic and add visual interest.
  • Textures and Highlights: Pay attention to the texture of the apple’s skin. Use light, gentle strokes to mimic the tiny bumps or shine of the apple’s surface. Adding highlights with a lighter color or white pencil can give your apple a shiny, polished look.
  • Background Choice: Consider the background of your coloring page. A contrasting color, such as a blue or purple, can make the apple stand out more. Alternatively, you can create a natural setting by adding hints of green for leaves or brown for tree branches.
  • Experiment with Tools: Don’t limit yourself to just colored pencils. Try incorporating other coloring tools like markers, gel pens, or watercolor paints to add different textures or effects to your apple coloring.
  • Take Breaks and Assess: Coloring can be a relaxing activity, but it’s always good to take breaks and step back to assess your progress. This allows you to spot any areas that might need adjustments or additional details.
  • Have Fun and Be Creative: Remember, coloring is an opportunity to express your creativity. Don’t be afraid to experiment, mix colors, or add personal touches to make your apple coloring unique and enjoyable.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can create beautiful apple color sheets that are visually appealing and showcase your artistic flair.

Apple Coloring Sheets Options For Printing:

A is for Apple writing practice worksheets

*My A is for Apple coloring sheet printables are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting, but please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

A is for Apple Printable Example
A is for Apple Printable Example
A is for Apple Worksheet Example
A is for Apple Worksheet Example
A Is For Apple Coloring Pages Example
A Is For Apple Coloring Pages Example

Various Apple Color Sheet Options

Realistic Coloring Page Apple Example
Realistic Coloring Page Apple Example
Realistic Colouring Pages Apple Example
Realistic Colouring Pages Apple Example
Coloring Pages Of Apples Example
Coloring Pages Of Apples Example
Apple Basket Apple Coloring Sheet Example
Apple Basket Apple Coloring Sheet Example

Cartoon Apples

Coloring Sheet Apple With Worm Example
Coloring Sheet Apple With Worm Example
Coloring Pages Apple With Worm Example
Coloring Pages Apple With Worm Example
Owl Apple Colouring Page Example
Owl Apple Colouring Page Example
Rainbow Apple Colouring Pages Example
Rainbow Apple Colouring Pages Example

Apple Coloring FAQ’s

What are all the colors of apples?

Apples come in a variety of colors, and while some colors are more common, there is still a wide range of hues to explore.

Here are the different colors of apples you may come across:

Red: Red apples are perhaps the most well-known and popular. They can range from deep burgundy to bright, vibrant red.

Green: Green apples have a distinct tartness to their flavor. They can vary from light green to yellowish-green or even have a slight blush of red.

Yellow: Some apple varieties have a predominantly yellow color, often with hints of green or a light golden hue.

Pink: Certain apple varieties have a pinkish or blush color, either all over the apple or concentrated around the cheeks.

Bi-Colored: Many apples have a combination of colors, such as a base color with stripes or patches of a different shade. Common examples are red and green-striped apples.

Orange: While less common, there are apple varieties that have an orange hue, reminiscent of autumn colors.

Maroon: A few apple varieties have a deep maroon or purplish-red color, giving them a rich and striking appearance.

Brown: Certain heirloom or specialty apple varieties can have a russeted or brownish skin, often with a unique texture.

It’s worth noting that some apple varieties can change color as they ripen, starting with a more vibrant or lighter shade and deepening in color as they mature.

Additionally, within each color category, there can be variations in shade and intensity. Exploring different apple varieties and their colors can be a delightful experience when it comes to coloring or simply enjoying the visual appeal of these fruits.

*I will add more apple color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.

In conclusion, apple coloring pages offer a delightful and engaging way to explore the world of apples through art and creativity. Whether you’re a child or an adult, these apples coloring sheets provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and charming imagery associated with this iconic fruit.

By bringing these pages to life with your own unique artistic touch, you can celebrate the beauty of apples, from their luscious hues to their symbolic significance. Whether you choose to create a realistic representation or let your imagination run wild with fantastical interpretations, coloring pages of an apple are a fantastic avenue for self-expression, relaxation, and the pure joy of coloring.

So grab your favorite coloring tools, dive into the enchanting world of juicy apples, and let your imagination soar as you embark on a colorful journey that celebrates the apple’s delicious appeal.

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Check out my other free printables

  • If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here!
  • All of my botanicals coloring pages are found here.
  • Or, my other fruits coloring pages can be found here.

Otherwise, here are direct links to several of my other related posts that you’re also going to love:

Other good resources for apples to color

*This post was originally shared to this blog on 05/18/2023, and has since been updated to improve user experience, add video instruction, as well as to make it as shareable as possible across the social medias.

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