VOC free paint

What is VOC?

VOC is volatile organic compounds that are released into the air once paint is dried. When VOC’s are inhaled, they can present with acute symptoms such as headache and dizziness. Although no long term complications have been identified by the FDA, I can’t imagine any being good.

A few no VOC paints on the market running from $35-45 a gallon are:

Mythic: A non-toxic, low emission no VOC paint. Prices run up to $45 a gallon which is a little pricey but I think its worth the extra few dollars when you put your health at risk.

Colorhouse: Colorhouse is a no VOC paint distributor based in Portland, Oregon.

The Freshaire Choice: is a home-depot exclusive paint, also a no VOC latex paint. Customer reviews rave about low emissions and no smell. Great for baby rooms or expecting mothers.


West Elm Paint Palette


What do you think about the West Elm Paint Palette for Sherwin-Williams? The color shown here is the Roycroft Bottle Green SW 2847. The deep vibrant hues of this tone would be fitting for a home with old world charm or maritime styles. The use of this color seems very appropriate for a living room that receives plenty of natural lighting to enhance the color or a library/office with dim lighting for a more subdued tone.

Check out the rest of the palette here!

Livable Luxe Collection- Interior color flow by Sherwin-Williams

Muted Tones

Something about muted tones is so classic and chic. The liveable luxe collection from Sherwin-Williams has a beautiful assortment of selectively curated colrs to define their luxurious collection. The gateway gray particularly stood out to me. I’ll be testing out some of the sample colors and see how it compares to the other muted tones I’ve been using. Stay tuned!





The liveable luxe collection from Sherwin-Williams

// Sherwin-Williams 7644 Gateway Gray- part of the Liveable Luxe Collection – walls

// Sherwin-Williams 7004 Snowbound- Liveable Luxe Collection-trim/baseboard


Check out the color palette!