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Low-VOC: Better Paint for Your Walls

Go green while painting your walls by doing your best to keep harmful toxins out of the air.

Photograph by Joe Coca
Courtesy of Sarut NYC
No one gets the blues, or any other adverse side effects, when it comes to using natural paints, powders, and pigments. Opposite, blue oxide and yellow ochre are a spirit-­lifting combination.
In this Boulder, Colorado, house by architect Jim Logan, pine doors are rubbed with natural dyes such as indigo and logwood.
Photograph by Thorney Lieberman
The dusty hues of ­natural ochres from the sundrenched cliffs of Provence offer today’s homeowners the same patinaed palette sought by ­artisans, artists, and architects for centuries. Patinas can be dabbed, sponged, or brushed.
Courtesy of Sarut NYC
Courtesy of Sarut NYC

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