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.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.