10 Black Paper Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Using black paper in bullet journaling is such a cool and unique style! Here are 10 different bullet journal spreads on black paper to help you get started!

The use of black paper in bullet journaling is not super common but is such a cool and unique paper type! The use of black paper originates with the fun childhood gel pen art notebooks. It has moved its way over to bullet journaling. Because it is less common, it can be difficult to find inspiration for the use of black paper instead of white paper. One way to combat this is to take a white paper inspiration and invert it in editing software to see how it looks. However, there are a number of amazing black paper journalers out there. Here are 10 different bullet journal spreads on black paper to help you get started!

Brown Embroidery on Black Paper

I love the use of both black and brown shades in this spread. The tan-brown shades really pop! Also, it appears as though the floral center is embroidered on which is really neat.

Flowers in Space

What I find so cool about this particular spread is the use of paint and texture. The lines are clean and simple. However, the center is super textured and almost watercolor-y but it is not watercolor. Super unique!

Fridayest Friday

Quote pages are a fan favorite and can be a great way to fill empty space! Here is a super fun Friday-themed black paper quote page!

Black Paper Galaxy

Of course with black paper, it would be natural to create a galaxy themed spread! The background is already dark, now all you would have to do is add the stars and planets! Here is just one great way to use a galaxy theme!

November in Black

Archer and Olive really are a great example of utilizing black backgrounds and pages. They create some really cool floral-themed spreads on both black and white flawlessly! Not only is this layout super inspirational, but their entire Instagram is.

Hello August

One galaxy-themed layout is simply not enough! Check out this outter-space-themed spread! I love the little planet doodles and the quote!

Floral November in Black

Using black paper in bullet journaling is such a cool and unique style! Here are 10 different bullet journal spreads on black paper to help you get started!
Source: @thebujobuzz

If you are looking for something with simple linework, this layout will give you a general idea of what it will look like. White on black is a super clean look and the use of linework looks phenomenal! You don’t have to use florals, you can use any shape or design you want for this flawless look!

Fireside Quote

Using black paper in bullet journaling is such a cool and unique style! Here are 10 different bullet journal spreads on black paper to help you get started!
Source: @bujotinnus

Here is another quote page idea. This one not only includes the use of white on black paper but includes artwork that involves various other colors and shading! This is a great way to create nighttime artwork.

Week in Black

Using black paper in bullet journaling is such a cool and unique style! Here are 10 different bullet journal spreads on black paper to help you get started!
Source: @gerokreativ

If you are looking to keep things minimal, then here is an example for you! This simple spread can be used without issue no matter what color paper you are using!

October Multimedia

The use of multiple forms of media is a huge draw for some people. Here is a great way to utilize tape, paper scraps, stickers, pictures, and more in your black bullet journal!

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Black & Gold Geometric March Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

This month’s theme is black and gold geometric and was inspired by Emma’s title page. I have always loved very geometric modern shape designs and was planning on using it at some point this year. Since I did not have any ideas for March, I decided now was the time! Read more about my layouts below.

February Updates

Before we get into my March set-up, I have added some layouts to February since writing my February plan-with-me. As you can see, there are 3 layouts that are new. These are a measurement tracker, exercise plan or schedule, and a meal tracker. Halfway through February I joined a group for exercise and meal planning and wanted to test out tracking my progress in these areas. I only used the meal tracker for a week and fell off near the end. I stopped tracking this in my planner. The measurements and exercises have been useful and I will continue to use these.

My March Set-up

My setup this month is not unlike my previous set-ups. I kept the title page different but remained with the minimal gold font of my 2019 theme. Then I move directly into my weekly spreads. These involve 7 columns, one for each day of the week. There is a main header identifying the month, then a week number on the right page. Each column has its own header identifying the date and day of the week.

My March Process & Theme

This month’s process was a little more messed up and chaotic than normal. I knew I wanted the theme to be geometric so I rolled with that. Once I got to the second week I realized that the Sakura Pentouch Paint Markers bleed quite a bit so I went back to week 1 and began painting the inside of the boxes white.

Immediately I realized that I did not want to paint over the dots inside of the daily boxes. I continued to paint everywhere else, including the title page, and re-drawing all the boxes, circles, and other shapes. Once I figured out how I wanted it, I finished the remainder of the weeks that way.

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