200 Bullet Journal Theme Ideas Organized By Colors

June 5, 2020
A bullet journal is opened to the theme for May. The bullet journal is lying on a nude fabric.

Struggling to come up with a new and creative theme for your bullet journal? Tired of going through the same generic lists of theme ideas? Looking for unique theme ideas to spice up your bullet journal? You, my friend, have come to the right place! Whether you’re new to bullet journaling or not, I know just how stressful it can be to come up with fresh and creative themes for your bullet journal, every single month. Coming up with a new theme for my bullet journal is probably my favorite and least favorite thing to do at the end of every month. While I enjoy the creative aspect of discovering new themes, I dislike the stress that comes with choosing the “right” theme for the following month. That’s why I decided to brainstorm and compile a massive list of 200 creative bullet journal theme ideas for you. 

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BULLET JOURNAL THEME.

Although I only started bullet journaling this year, I take my bullet journal very seriously. 

At the end of every month, I like to choose a specific theme, vibe, and set of colors to use for my bullet journal spreads for the following month. Since choosing a new theme is a big deal to me, I make sure to devote time to brainstorm bullet journal theme ideas, lurk for ideas on Pinterest (check out my bullet journal board, here), and decide on the theme that I’ll stick to for the entire month. 

Hey, if you’re anything like me, you know that these are big decisions to make! So, this time of the month is pretty sacred to me! Haha. 

HERE’S HOW I CHOOSE A NEW BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

1. Choose a couple of colors (about 4-6)

To me, every month has a different vibe. So, I like to associate a different set of colors to every month. My favorite way to do this is by using my bucket of 100 Staedtler fiber-tip markers to play around with different combinations until I create the perfect color combination. I just pair different colors together and choose the combination of colors I think will represent the next month the best. 

2. Reflect on things that I’m genuinely interested in and love. 

This could be anything that I have been loving lately or anything that I love that’s associated to the colors I chose above. I want your bullet journal theme to be something that I like since I’ll be seeing it almost everyday for the entire month. So, I reflect on things I genuinely love and I’m interested in. 

For example, if I chose red and I love apples, apples could be a possible theme idea.

3. Make a mental or physical list of those things.

It’s always good to visualize your ideas on paper, so I like to write or draw my ideas on paper. 

4. Go on Pinterest to find inspiration. 

Pinterest is my absolute best friend when it comes to finding inspiration to bullet journal. I’ve even created a Pinterest board to collect ideas and inspiration of bullet journal theme ideas, page ideas, and spread ideas. So, I typically refer to this board (and add to it) at the end of the month. 

When I have my theme ideas down, I like to search them up on Pinterest to see what comes up. 

Let’s say I choose “Apples” as my theme, I would search the following:

1) “idea”

My first search would simply be “apples” to see what comes up. This gives me a good idea of what I’m going to be drawing. Although I love drawing, I don’t like choosing themes that require complicated drawings because I don’t want to spend hours drawing on every page of the month. I rather choose themes that require basic drawings that I could simple add cut outs, stickers, and decorations to! Because hey, if I wanted to draw, I would just open up my sketchbook. 😉

2) “idea” + theme

Anyways, my next Pinterest search would be something along the lines of “apples theme” to see how people use apples for different themes (birthday parties, themed parties, etc!) This gives me a bigger picture of how my theme idea has been used in real life celebrations, parties, events, etc. 

3) “idea” + bullet journal theme 

Lastly, I’ll get a little more specific and search “apple bullet journal theme” to see what kinds of spreads have been created with this theme. Ultimately, this helps me decide if this theme is going to work out for me or not. If I like what I see, I stick to the theme. If I don’t, I repeat this process with a different theme idea. 

SAVE FOR LATER 

200 Bullet Journal Theme Ideas Organized By Colors PIN

MY BULLET JOURNAL THEMES IN 2020 (So far…)

Like I said before, although I’m pretty new to bullet journaling, I have really devoted myself to my bullet journal for the past 6 months. So, I have been sharing my bullet journal themes on Instagram since February 2020! If you’ve missed them, here are all of my bullet journal themes in 2020. 

April Bullet Journal Monthly Layout

JANUARY – 

Theme: unicorns + rainbows 

Colors: purple, pink, and grey.

FEBRUARY – 

Theme: flamingos

Colors: red, coral pink, and black. 

MARCH-

Theme: books + plants 

Colors: neutrals, olive green, and turquoise.

APRIL – 

Theme: bambi + cactuses 

Colors: multiple shades of green, brown, and peach.

MAY – 

Theme: peaches + flowers 

Colors: peach, navy blue, and brown.

JUNE – 

Theme: ice-cream + summer 

Colors: yellow, pastel pink, sky blue, lilac, and aquamarine.

goal and mood tracker page

200 CREATIVE BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS FOR YOU! 

Alright, let’s get to the part that you all came for, the massive list of 200 bullet journal theme ideas! Although most lists usually divide themes by seasons, I’ll be dividing the themes according to colors. That way it can be easier for you to browse through this list based on the colors you want to use. 

You don’t even have to go to the entire list now. You can just focus on the themes that fall under your color’s category and then bookmark this page to come back to this list whenever you want! 

200 BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS DIVIDED BY 11 COLORS:

WHITE THEMES

  1. Snow
  2. Doves
  3. Feathers
  4. Glue
  5. Snowflakes
  6. Rabbits
  7. Clouds
  8. Milk
  9. Daisies 
  10. Winter Wonderland
  11. Whipped Cream
  12. Airplanes 
  13. Igloos 
  14. Marshmallows 
  15. Envelopes 

YELLOW THEMES

  1. Sun
  2. Bees
  3. Dandelions
  4. Stars
  5. Lemons
  6. Bananas
  7. NYC Taxi Cabs
  8. Corn 
  9. Pencils 
  10. School Bus 
  11. Ducks 
  12. Sunflowers
  13. Summer 
  14. Beauty and The Beast 
  15. Minions 
  16. Post-its
  17. French Fries
  18. Cheese 
  19. Pineapples 
  20. Lanterns 
  21. Mustard 
  22. Spaghetti 
  23. Spongebob 
  24. Highlighters 
  25. Beach Day
  26. Golden Kiwis
  27. Honey

ORANGE THEMES

  1. Pumpkins
  2. Oranges
  3. Basketball
  4. Carrots
  5. Finding Nemo
  6. Fire
  7. Pumpkin Pie  
  8. Cheetos 
  9. Butterflies
  10. Sunsets 
  11. Starfish 
  12. Sushi 

PINK THEMES

  1. Pretty Pink Dress
  2. Gifts
  3. Piglet
  4. Orchids 
  5. Ballerina
  6. Cotton Candy 
  7. Barbie 
  8. Flamingos
  9. Strawberry Ice-cream
  10. Grapefruit 
  11. Princesses 
  12. Bows 
  13. Pink Nails 
  14. Shrimp 
  15. Ham 
  16. Doll Houses 
  17. Strawberry Shortcake
  18. Pink Panther
  19. Castles 
  20. Bubble Gum
  21. Easter 
  22. Candy  
  23. Cupcakes 

RED THEMES

  1. Apples
  2. Red Lipstick
  3. Roses 
  4. Strawberries
  5. Tomatoes
  6. Love
  7. Cherries
  8. Red Cars
  9. Ladybugs 
  10. Mars
  11. Hearts
  12. The Little Mermaid
  13. Watermelons
  14. Ribbons
  15. The Cat in The Hat
  16. Valentine’s Day
  17. Red Louis Vuitton Heels
  18. 4th July
  19. Mushrooms 
  20. Raspberries
  21. Pepperoni Pizza
  22. Volcanos 
  23. McDonalds 
  24. Mickey Mouse
  25. Netflix 

BROWN THEMES

  1. Coffee
  2. Hot Cocoa 
  3. Almonds
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Tables
  6. Doors
  7. Chairs
  8. Acorn
  9. Autumn
  10. Bears
  11. Camels
  12. Guitars 
  13. Lions
  14. Peanuts
  15. Pretzels 
  16. Thanksgiving Day 
  17. The Lion King 
  18. Bambi 
  19. Houses (Architecture)
  20. Books
  21. Burgers 
  22. Giraffes 
  23. Eggnog 
  24. Donuts 
  25. Baking 
  26. Owls 
  27. Seashells 
  28. Scarves 
  29. Ice-cream Cones 
  30. Gingerbread Man

PURPLE THEMES

  1. Grapes
  2. Figs
  3. Crystals
  4. Plums
  5. Amethyst Gems
  6. Jelly 
  7. Violets
  8. Rapunzel
  9. Unicorns  
  10. Galaxy 
  11. Lavender 
  12. Royalty

BLUE THEMES

  1. Oceans
  2. Blueberries
  3. Blue Lobster
  4. Blue Jeans
  5. Sky
  6. Blue Eyes 
  7. Blue Birds
  8. Sharks
  9. Frozen
  10. Sapphire 
  11. Uranus 
  12. Disney’s Jasmine 
  13. Cinderella
  14. Surfing 

GREEN THEMES

  1. Trees
  2. Grass
  3. Spinach
  4. Frogs
  5. Kiwis
  6. Avocado
  7. Cactuses
  8. Emerald
  9. St. Patrick’s Day
  10. Christmas Day 
  11. Elves 
  12. Lettuce
  13. Olives
  14. Peas
  15. Shrek
  16. Pine Trees
  17. Snakes
  18. Turtles
  19. Statue of Liberty
  20. Spring
  21. Plants 
  22. Nature 
  23. Health 

GREY THEMES

  1. Elephant
  2. Stones
  3. Rain
  4. Thunder
  5. Siberian Huskies 
  6. Moon
  7. Computers
  8. Dolphins

BLACK THEMES

  1. Penguin
  2. Panthers
  3. Spiders
  4. Piano
  5. Pandas
  6. Zebras 
  7. Soccer Ball
  8. Sunglasses
  9. Black Cats 
  10. Leather Jackets
  11. Sharpies

Well there you have it!

Although I could’ve came up with plenty more theme ideas, I hope you enjoyed this massive list of 200 bullet journal theme ideas! What themes were your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. 

Until next time,

GABBY

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Comments (34)

  • Kyra | LoveKyra.co.uk

    June 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Absolutely love these! I’ll be saving them to my pinterest board for some inspo when I’m in a rut!
    -Kyra xx

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 5, 2020 at 11:47 am

      Yay, so glad you liked them (:

      Gabby

  • claire

    June 5, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I love this post! I am going to pin it so I can keep referring back to it. I love my bullet journal.

    Thank you for sharing x

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 5, 2020 at 11:48 am

      Thank you so much! Glad you likes these ideas (:

      Gabby

      1. Monika Gil

        June 5, 2020 at 1:31 pm

        I love your blog! This theme is so pretty! And the post is very helpful! I am gettinf back to journaling now so it’s nice to have some ideas x

        1. Gabby Abigail

          June 5, 2020 at 2:36 pm

          Thank you so much. That means a lot to me! <3
          -
          Gabby

  • Sakshi Raina

    June 5, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    These are soooo pretty! I maintain a bullet journal so this has inspired me to be more creative with my spreads, thank you so much <3

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 5, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you! I hope you’ll use some of these themes for your journal (:

      Gabby

  • Charity

    June 5, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    These themes are all such great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing them all!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 5, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you!!!

      Gabby

  • Jaya

    June 5, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Bambi and cacti? Now that I love! And your little Bambi fella is so cute. It was also helpful that you included examples of how your mind-mapping toward a monthly theme works. 🙂

    I love the idea of including collage in a bullet journal, and the spread with the lemons reminded me of a hot summer day and cold glass of lemonade in hand. Perfection!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you, Jaya. I absolutely LOVE Bambi, so I just had to include him in my bujo, haha! So glad you enjoyed these ideas (:

      Gabby

  • Geraldine

    June 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Girl I love this comprehensive list of ideas!! If Pinterest wasn’t helpful enough, this is definitely super helpful for people looking for ideas! I love the color themed bujo idea, when I was still trying hard to make my bujo pretty (LOL) I tried coming up with a color theme for mine too! It was lots of fun 😊 thanks for sharing this. xx

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Glad you found this helpful! Yes, I love choosing themes based on colors. I’m already planning my theme for next month, haha!

      Gabby

  • mia

    June 5, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    oh my goodness, im utterly obsessed with your journal and this post! your spreads are so cute – and there are so many inspiring ideas here! xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Mia! Thrilled that you like them (:

      Gabby

  • Amber

    June 6, 2020 at 5:38 am

    I love journals, this is such a lovely post! I don’t think I have seen anyone do a post like this before I love it!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you! Bullet journaling is so much fun.

      Gabby

  • charlotte

    June 6, 2020 at 9:47 am

    I love your spreads, they’re so cute! These are all great ideas, I used to write in my bullet journal all the time and it’s something I want to get back into x

    – charlotte / https://charlottesspace.com

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      You definitely should. Thank you so much!

      Gabby

  • Louise

    June 6, 2020 at 10:22 am

    These are beautiful – and what great ideas! I need to start getting back into bullet journaling. I loved the creativity side of it all x

    Louise | http://www.formidablejoy.com

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Yes, coming up with new themes & playing around with colors, stickers, and ideas is so much fun!

      Gabby

  • Mike DeVincent

    June 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you cordially for sharing this impressive list of journal theme ideas!

    I think that when you consider all of the different theme ideas here – you end up with nearly-endless potential themes for any season, niche, or situation! – Especially since one could customize each theme idea with their secondary colors, fonts, et cetera.

    As a design nerd, and as someone constantly-brainstorming new projects, I appreciate you putting this together.

    Thanks again, and please enjoy an excellent day!

    Cordially…

    MD

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Exactly. I could probably come up with 500 more ideas, haha! It means a lot that you appreciate these ideas. Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend (:

      Gabby

  • Clarissa

    June 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I have bought a couple of journals during this quarantine but I don’t have great handwriting nor am I super artistic so I’ve never tried bullet journaling. I really love the bambi page you did. 🙂

    Clarissa
    Splasheswithfabulosity.blogspot.com

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 6, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      Aw, well you should still give it a try! I started bullet journaling this year and I feel like my spreads get better every month. Perhaps start with a simple theme? (: Thank you so much. I think Bambi is my favorite theme I’ve done.

      Gabby

  • Al

    June 7, 2020 at 4:35 am

    My two favourite ideas here are the April page (Bambi) and the avocado page. They are so cute! I wish I had the concentration to bullet journal.
    Al x

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 7, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much!

      Gabby

  • Alyssa

    June 8, 2020 at 5:41 am

    These are so beautiful! I’ve always wanted to start/have a bullet journal but I’m a wee bit afraid because I’m not as artsy as I wish I were. Looking at the examples and reading your post makes me inspired though. Maybe one of these days. 😀

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 12, 2020 at 10:52 am

      You shouldn’t definitely give it a try! I am sure you’ll do just fine (:

      Gabby

  • The Newbury Girl

    June 9, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    I was feeling in such a rut with my BuJo so this was just what I needed!! I love the thought of thinking of each month’s theme in terms of content inspiration as well as color inspirations. So many gorgeous examples that you’ve shared – each one had its own unique feel, but still felt so elegant in their own way. I LOVE the Monarch theme, in particular.

    I’m so curious, how far ahead do you typically plan out your monthly theme / once you have an idea of what you want, how long does it typically take you to design your spreads for the month?

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 12, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Thank you, girl! I typically plan a month in advance and then work on my spreads for about 1-2 hours every week (usually every Sunday) before the new month starts! So, probably about 6 hours in total! I do only work on my spreads when I’m watching TV, so distractions make the process a little longer, hehe!


      Gabby

  • Lindsey

    June 11, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    I love all these colors and pages. I took some notes so that I can create my own journal.

    1. Gabby Abigail

      June 12, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Yay, glad you liked them!

      Gabby

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