Keeping it Simple With Some Black and White Printables

One of my favourite things to do when designing new printables is to have some fun with colour.   I try not to get too crazy with the colour, but colour makes me happy.  But I’m not the only one who uses these printables and many of you have put in requests for black and white versions, especially for the lighter coloured printables that don’t print well in grey scale, and I’m always happy to help.  Today I’ve got four new ones that you can use in your personal planners.

Black and White printables are perfect for those looking to save on ink or keep things really simple. Colour pens and highlighters really pop on these ones.

Bit by bit I’ll be adding some black and white printables to the printable libraries here.  I’m starting with the ones most often requested because that seemed like a great place to start.

Black and White Printables

I love coloured printables, but the truth of the matter is that ink and toner can become quite costly when you print as much as I do, and I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.  For 2015 I opted to print my weekly and daily pages in grey scale, and I have to say I am really loving it.  I use different coloured ink for different tasks, and it certainly does pop when it’s not competing against the colours of the printable.

I’m sure for those of you who like to decorate your planners, having a blank-ish canvas is a nice change.  It allows for the stickers and washi tape and other decorative elements to really stand out.

So, with all those reasons, I can certainly see the appeal to the black and white printables, and I’m happy to be able to convert some of my existing printables for those of you who would like them.

Today’s focus is the personal planner printables.   I chose these four from the list because I felt they covered a good mix of what people need on a regular basis.

black and white weekly planner page

The simple weekly planner, was chosen because it’s was the most requested of all the weekly planners I have.

black and white simple daily agenda printable

The simple daily agenda was chosen because it pairs well with the weekly one above.  It was third on the list for daily ones.  Number one is down a little further, and I’ll explain why I skipped number two.

black and white weekly to do list planner printable

Because I did the simple weekly planner above, it made send to make it’s companion printable in black and white as well.  While these two work well together, they are also work perfectly fine on their own.

black and white daily planner printable.

Last but certainly not least, the Daily To Do and Task List.  This one was the most requested out of all the daily planners, and in a way it was number two as well.  In the coloured versions there was two versions – one had seven pages (one for each day of the week) the other was blank.  I opted to start with this one because it’s easy enough to write the day on top if you want too.

So, not a super exciting post, but I hope you enjoy the printables.

Today’s a pretty big day in our little world, Teen turned 17 and started his senior year of high-school all on the same day.  I’m still in a bit of shock and my head and heart are full of sentimental thoughts and feelings.  There have been tears here and there, all good ones.  I just can’t believe how fast time seems to go by.  So, with that in mind I’m going to hop off now and go whip up his favourite dinner and spend some time with the birthday boy.

Have a wonderful evening everyone!

Colourful printables are always nice, but sometimes you just want something simple, or you want to save on ink... that's where these Black and White printables come in.

What are your thoughts on the black and white printables?  Any existing printables you would like to see converted?  Drop me a line in the comments and let me know.

~Happy Printing!~

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  1. Love your printables. Love the b&w. The monthly calendars and weekly calendar would be great in b&w. Actually all of them? 🙂

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Some of the weekly printables are in black in white all ready. The calendars for 2018 are available in black and white for all newsletter subscribers. I’m working on converting more now.

  2. Yes i too love that minimal simple look ….. i can make art somewhere else!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      I’m happy to hear that you like the simplicity too!

  3. Melanie Hamilton says:

    I find your web site incredible confusing and unorganized. For a place that is promoting organization, it’s impossible to find anything but ads.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Melanie, thank you for your feedback. I completely agree, the website organization is something that I’m working on. It’s a slow process trying to line everything up right, but I am working on it.

  4. I really like the lay out. I would like to change the words from family stuff to my own personal stuff, like my dog trainer, her food schedule and meds or supplements and mine as well.
    I would like a box for her and a box for me. Also you have a typo for “activities”. This layout is better than a lot I have looked for on the web. I might print it and white it out and write what I like, or keep looking. Thanks so much.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thanks so much for pointing out the typo to me. The program I used to use to design the printable didn’t have a spell checker, and though I always check over them, even now, sometimes typos get by me. I’ll add that to my list of printables to update. I’l also add in to make an unlabeled version of this, that way you could just label the sections for how they would work for you.

  5. so happy I found you xoxo

    thank you!!!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Welcome, Amanda! I’m happy you found me too. I hope that you find the posts and printables here on the blog to be useful for you.

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