If you’re not into decorating with colored pens, highlighters, washi tape etc. and just want to use black pen BUT still want a colorful planner, here are some of my favorite weekly planners with a colorful spread.
I’ve included a mix of bright and muted / pastel colors in this list – in no particular order:
1. Otto Goals
Very colorful planners for a very affordable price (around $30 AUD). There are a few layouts to choose from (all with colorful spreads)
The color schemes in their planners vary between very color heavy and pastel:
Obvious yes but nonetheless worth a mention!
They’ve moved towards more minimalist colors on the planning pages as of late (apart from the color block layout), but the covers and dividers are always colorful.
This is the collab with At a Glance using the same very nice rainbow colors that appear in her Simplified Planner.
My favourite rainbow color scheme of all the planners in this list!
Colorful without being overdone. The spreads usually feature only one color e.g. pink or mint.
All of the layouts in this collaboration range are functional and even have lined writing space on the monthly calendars (which is very hard to come by in a planner!)
So many layouts to choose from (and plenty of non-tradiitonal spreads too). You can choose neutral inside pages or colorful:
My favorite part is the confetti pattern at the top of the notes pages and the monthly calendar
I’m not a fan of the colors in this planner as they’re dull, not bright but there is a good range of colors for the weekly spreads.
The cheapest on this list, perfect if you just want a simple horizontal planner. It only comes with this teal color on the weekly spread. Shame it’s not different colors for each month that match the pretty stripe cover.
You might’ve already seen some of my reviews of the Agendio planner – it’s a company that lets you design a completely custom planner. One of the customisation options is the ability to choose between neutral or color printing. You can have the same color for all weekly spreads, or different colors for each month (there’s heaps of colors to choose from too).
11. Plum Paper
Colorful but with more subtle / pastel colors, Plum Paper’s colorful version comes with mint / green, purple and orange colors. They’ve been using these same colors for the past 5+ years now so I hope they bring out another color combination soon!
Out of all the planner brands I’ve come across, they have one of the biggest ranges of weekly layouts to choose from. See my comparison of the layouts in this post
Similar to Plum Paper and the alternative I’d recommend if you’re tired of Plum Paper’s color scheme.
This horizontal weekly spread is one of the most flexible I’ve come across with unlined, lined and a checklist. The color printing is very high quality.
13. Purple Trail
I chose a compact 6″ wide x 8″ page size but Purple Trail have so many planner layouts to choose from in this size and full page size (8.5 x 11′). Each layout option is functional and manages to add color without wasting space. There’s even a 15 minute timeslot weekly planner!
The colors vary depending on the layout option you choose with some layouts like the 3 section weekly planner much more colorful than the horizontal.
The weekly spread isn’t that colorful but the rest of the planner sure is – full color printing on the dividers and a pop of color on the monthly spreads.
15. Erin Condren
They’ve toned down the colors over the years and thankfully there is no month with a yukky yellow and green color combination anymore!
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