Best No-VOC Paints
These brands are virtually free of volatile organic compounds (VOC)—chemicals given off by paints that have been linked to respiratory illnesses. So the other volatile things in the house (your kids) can breathe easy.
Best Colors for Kids’ Rooms
Pat-a-Cake (shown) and Dumbo’s Ears (lilac) are two of the sweetly named shades in the extensive kids’ collections from Land of Nod and designer David Bromstad.
To buy: From $46 a gallon, mythicpaint.com.
A thing of beauty should be a joy forever—or at least until five o’clock. Here’s how to stretch the life of your makeup, hair, manicure, perfume—and more.