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Warm & Cool Color Collages

Main Core Tie

Interior Design 1
Strand 4 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size


Life Skills

Thinking & Reasoning




Students will create two separate collages--one depicting warm colors and one depicting cool colors.


  • colored paper scraps
  • blank white paper
  • Warm & Cool Color Collage assignment sheets
  • example collages

Background for Teachers

Please be aware that warm colors are reds, yellows and oranges. Cool colors are greens, blues, and violets.

Student Prior Knowledge

Students should be aware that warm colors are reds, yellows, and oranges. They should also know that cool colors are blues, greens, and violets.

Intended Learning Outcomes

This activity should help to reinforce the concept of warm and cool colors as introduced in the warm and cool colors coloring lesson. Students should be able to distinguish easily between warm and cool colors once they have completed this lesson.

Instructional Procedures

Review with your students the concept of warm and cool colors. Have students list all the warm colors (red, yellow, orange) and all the cool colors (blue, green, violet).

Hand out an assignment sheet to each student. Read through the entire assignment sheet as a class. Stress the importance of creativity and correct color usage.

Students may get hung up on pastel or fluorescent colors while working on this assignment--address that problem. If they have ANY question of whether or not a color is warm or cool, they should ask you for help, or they should just not use the color.

Show example collages so that visual learners know what is expected of them.

Turn the remainder of the class period over to them to finish their assignment.

Strategies for Diverse Learners

This activity should be equally suited for all students...they can make it as difficult or as easy as they need it to be.

Assessment Plan

Refer to the attached assignment sheet for the grading rubric.


USOE Curriculum Guide

Created: 07/11/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018