Bullet Journal Ideas: Three Easy Ways to Add Color to Your BuJo

Bullet Journal Ideas: Three Easy Ways to Add Color to Weekly Layouts in Your BuJo

Any time I’m looking for an easy way to change up a bullet journal layout, I look to color. Even if you’re not a master doodler, you can add color to weekly layouts to make them pop. Although I love the Flipside Double Sided Notebook for the very reason that the blank pages on one side (flip over for the lined pages) are perfect for practicing doodling!
Weekly planner in colored bullet journal with markers and pens
Even when you are ready to add to your journal, OOLY’s Pretty Pop Extra Thick Mechanical Pencils are a great way to sketch out your fonts first — the retractable eraser works perfectly to erase your initial sketches once you ink over them. And The Ink Works set of five black markers has a tip for just about everything bullet journaling (and they don’t bleed when you color over them!).

Here are three of my bullet journal ideas to work color into my bujo:

1. Write headers in color OOLY’s Color Write Fountain Pens come in super fun + bright colors and are a quick way to pop your weekly layout.

Week and calendar written with colored fountain pens in DIY bullet journal

2. Color block headers — I love OOLY’s Smooth Hues Markers. The rounded 3.5 mm nib are perfect for coloring in larger areas, so I often use them to color in blocked headers. Adding the banner ribbon design helps to make your title stand out a bit more and gives you space to add color.

Color block headers drawn with markers in DIY bullet journal

3. Backlit font — I love the sharp contrast of black ink on white paper, but coming back through with a pop of color is fun too. The Smooth Hues Markers are the perfect way to add a touch of color behind black font.

Backlit font written on DIY bullet Journal for weekly calendar

So start adding color to your bujo journaling and add some color to your day!

Rebecca Green

Author of Banish Boredom

Content Creator and Herder of Cats at Not-So-SAHM