Are your kids exploring color? Learn what cool colors are with this free printable display poster all about the cool colors & a printable page to explore mixing and blending even more cool colors!

What are cool colors?

Colors play a significant role in our lives, and it’s fascinating to explore their various characteristics. One way colors can be categorized is into two main groups: warm colors and cool colors. While warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow, evoke feelings of energy and vibrancy, cool colors, including blue, green, and purple, offer a sense of calmness and tranquility.

When explaining cool colors to young kids, it’s helpful to focus on their associations with elements from the natural world. Here’s a breakdown of each cool color:

  1. Blue: Blue is the clear sky and the vast ocean. It creates a serene and peaceful atmosphere, making us feel calm and relaxed. Blue is often linked to trust and tranquility. When children see the color blue, they may imagine a bright, sunny day or a calm and tranquil lake.
  2. Green: Green represents the lushness of grass, leaves, and many plants. It offers a refreshing and revitalizing feeling, connecting us to nature. Green is often associated with growth and harmony. When children encounter the color green, they may envision a beautiful forest or a peaceful garden.
  3. Purple: Purple is a captivating color, created by blending blue and red. It carries connotations of creativity and mystery, sparking inspiration and imagination. When children come across the color purple, they might think of a magical sunset or a field of blooming flowers.

Understanding cool colors….

Understanding cool colors can help parents and teachers guide children’s artistic and sensory experiences. Artists utilize these colors to create tranquil and calming paintings, while interior designers employ them to foster relaxation and comfort in living spaces. Even in nature, the presence of cool colors can be observed and appreciated.

Encourage children to explore cool colors in their surroundings. Ask them how certain colors make them feel, and help them make connections between their emotions and the calming effects of cool colors. By nurturing this understanding, parents and teachers can assist children in cultivating a sense of tranquility and serenity in their lives.

Free printable cool colors display and coloring page….

Page number one is a full color display poster that features a gorgeous variety of cool colors. This page is a great addition to any resource notebook or display.

Page number two is a black and white version of this same cool color printable. Provide your kids with watercolor paints, crayons, or colored pencils and encourage them to mix a unique cool color for each space.

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