Smells Like a Perfect Palette
Saturated wall color used to come at the expense of exposure to toxic chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde—that “new-paint” smell is courtesy of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which cause eye and throat irritation and have even been linked to cancer. Thankfully, times have changed and now you can finally have your hue and smell it, too.
Colors in Philip Reno’s palette of 108 hues show truer because the San Francisco designer forgoes black pigment to tone or darken his low-VOC colors. I especially love the calming effect of Olivia’s Grey (PPC V-9) for sanctuaries like bedrooms and libraries ($48/gallon).