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Interior Design 1

Color Schemes
Overview:
In groups students will explore different color schemes, put
together a sample board using their assigned color scheme and
will then present their sample boards to the class.

10-12
90 minutes

Teaching Materials

Powerpoint

Magazines

Paint chips

Colored pencils

Markers

Standard 4: Identify the terms associated with the color wheel and
the major color schemes.

8 Boards

Glue sticks

Objective 4: Identify, create or present visual examples of major


color schemes.

Tape

Standards/Objectives:

A. The major color schemes are: monochromatic,


analogous/adjacent, neutral, accented neutral, achromatic,
direct complement, split complement, and triad.

B. Texture, artificial lighting, and natural lighting affect color.

Introduction/Set Induction (5 minutes):


Quick Write in journal:

Other
Resources/Technolog
y

Computers

Internet access

Printers

What is your favorite room in your house? What are the colors in
that room? Why do you like that room?

Transition (15 minutes):


We are going to learn about color schemes today. Color scheme
powerpoint will be presented.

Lesson Body (63 minutes)


Group Investigation
Students will be separated into 8 groups and each group will be given a color scheme to focus on. The 8
groups will be: monochromatic, analogous/adjacent, neutral, accented neutral, achromatic, direct
complement, split complement, and triad. Each group will need to create a presentation board (poster)
showing their assigned color scheme. Their board needs to include a color scheme (and its definition) for a

Color Scheme

specific room as well as items they would include in the room. PHASE 1: Students identify topic (5
minutes)
Students will be given a variety of resources to create their boards. They will have boards, paint chips,
magazines, websites, etc. Students will then have time to create their boards. PHASE 2: Each team
decides what resources they will need to carry out their investigation, PHASE 3: Groups gather
information from a variety of sources, PHASE 4: Groups prepare final report (38 minutes)
Each group will present their board, showing the class what they have created. PHASE 5: The class meets
all together and presents their findings to one another (20 minutes)

Transition (2 minutes):
Everyone turn in your sample board and return to your desks.

Summary/Closure (5 minutes):
Alright lets quickly go over each color scheme.
Monochromatic: uses tints, tones, and shades of one color
Analogous/adjacent: using 3-5 colors directly next to each other on the color wheel
Neutral: using browns or metallics such as gold, silver, and bronze
Accented neutral: uses a neutral with only one accent of color
Achromatic: using black, white, and/or gray
Direct Complement: using colors directly across from each other on the color wheel
Split Complement: using a hue and the two colors directly next to its complement
Triad: using 3 colors equidistant on the color wheel

Assessment/Evaluation:
Students will be assessed according to their participation in the group work and each group will be graded
according to the sample board rubric.

Color Scheme