You’ve probably heard of off-gassing by now, and paint is no exception. In fact, conventional interior paints are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to releasing harmful VOCs into the air. (Which is why professional painters often wear masks while they’re on the job!) To help make your next paint project better for your health and the planet, we’re rounding up 5 non-toxic paint brands for your home.
What Are VOCs?
VOCs stands for volatile organic compounds, which are harmful chemicals that are released into your home’s air through products or processes that contain these compounds. Breathing in these VOCs has been linked to a number of health problems and conditions.
We’ve been doing some research on this subject as we set out to find non-toxic alternatives that you can feel good about. It was important that we didn’t sacrifice quality or color because paint can be costly. Here, we’ve found options that will look stunning for years and stand up to normal wear and tear.
Keep reading to discover 5 non-toxic interior paint brands we love!
Farrow & Ball
In addition to being a leader in the luxury paint market, Farrow & Ball was also the first brand in the industry to develop water-based formulations (all the way back in 2009!) that prioritized clean, non-toxic materials.
All of the company’s paints have the top rating of A+ from the French Indoor Air Quality Decree, meaning they’re safe for you and your family, and they contribute significantly less to air pollution.
The brand also focuses on circularity and sustainability, two things which we’re extremely passionate about at EGI. Their paint tins are recyclable, their formulas are high-performing and beautiful, and we’re HUGE fans of the brand all around.
Benjamin Moore’s Aura Line
The popular Benjamin Moore has made strides towards offering more eco-friendly and non-toxic paint options for conscious consumers. Their Aura line includes zero-VOCs in addition to being high performance (think mildew resistance) and low odor. This is an excellent option for around-the-house jobs you plan to DIY since it’s safe to breathe and more readily available through retail vendors!
Made in small batches in Los Angeles, Portola Paints is a boutique studio that brings equal parts opulence and conscientiousness to the paint industry. These carefully crafted paints are made with environmental safety at the forefront, while never sacrificing the artistic touch. Choosing Portola is the best of both worlds—high performance colors, plus low odor and absolutely no VOCs!
Their paints have become a favorite among interior designers for all these reasons. And for the magnificent depth of color and their truly one-of-a-kind finishes you can’t find anywhere else.
Pro tip!: Check out their lime wash finish, it’s absolutely stunning and gives walls so much wonderful depth and texture!
Meet one of our absolute favorite brands, Clare! Committed to sustainability and the health of your family, Clare makes incredibly high quality water-based interior paints and colorants that are zero VOC, which means they’re formulated without the toxic carbon-based solvents found in other paints. Clare has made it their priority to create products that support healthier indoor air, while still delivering outstanding performance.
Sherwin Williams EcoSelect Zero VOC Interior Latex
And for the final of our 5 non-toxic paint brands for your home: Sherwin Williams! Zero VOC primers are an excellent way to ensure the base coat throughout your home is starting off right. Sherwin Williams launched a no-VOC formula that is also mold + mildew resistant, which is an excellent choice for any room in the home, especially high-traffic areas and bathrooms. And with the Sherwin Williams name attached, this is truly a formula you can feel good about using.
Do you want to learn more about non-toxic paints, or need help selecting the right paint for your home? Book a complimentary Discovery Call and let’s chat!