How to add Colour in your Bullet Journal

How to add colour in your bullet journal

Colour has always made me happy. I remember from a very young age that I loved to colour all the time. This carried on in my school years and University. I had to add colour on everything - my books, my bags, my notes, my room - you name it! Especially when I was studying, I had to colour code my notes and add lots of bright colours on all my notebooks. Even to this day, for some weird reason I can function better when my notes / to-do list is full of bright happy colours :)

For me, colour is a way to express myself and to be creative. I also truly believe that colour can affect your mood. 

“Modern research has shown that when our eyes connect with a colour, our brains release different chemicals that impact us on a physical and emotional level.”

I’ve also carried this trend in my bullet journal. If you’ve been following me for a while you must know that I love my colourful spreads and I don’t think I have any page in my bujo where there’s no colour! 

“Creativity is intelligence having fun”

However, I’ve heard a lot of times, in the social media especially, that a lot of people are scared to add colour, because they don’t consider themselves artistic or good enough. But you don’t have to be an artist to add colour in your journal. Especially nowadays, there are loads of easy and quick ways to make your bullet journal colourful. And today I'll show you how.

Which mediums / tools to use?

Washi Tape

Acrylic Paint





Coloured Pencils

Colourful pens


Where to add colour?

Simply everywhere! In your: dailies, weeklies, monthlies, future log, habit tracker, time line, index, quote pages, any type of spreads!


Various ways to do it

You can just go ahead and use your colours in the normal way or you can try one of the following:








Page Markers

The possibilities are endless!!! So, there's no excuses, pick up any of the above tools and start adding colour! Let's be creative! 

Make sure to share with me any of your creations. I love to get inspired!

Have a very colourful day ;)