Monday, July 21, 2008

Eco-friendly Decorating: The Paint Selection

Preparing to move into our new house has my decorating juices flowing. I love the possibilities that come along with creating new spaces. I'm excited about the challenge of making this house a home that's suited for the way our family lives life.

With possibility comes responsibility.

The me of 5 years ago, would anxiously await the newest edition of Pottery Barn and "want" for everything on each glossy page. Because it's easy . . . and pretty . . . and easy. Don't get me wrong - I still love when a new Pottery Barn comes (they're one of the few catalogues immune to our attempt to stop our junk mail), but now I look at it for ideas.

I want to make different choices with this house. I'd like to find second-hand furniture and repurpose it, purchase items made from sustainable products, and use products that promote a healthy, safe environment for our family.

One of the first jobs to tackle in the new house is painting. There's border. Lots of border.

I've decided to use YOLO Colorhouse paints. I love their natural color palette of 40 hues.
YOLO Colorhouse is formulated without VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These compounds are the solvents contained in most paints that evaporate and contribute to the depletion of the ozone. VOCs are also a part of the stinky odor in paint that is offensive and continues to off-gas which contributes to poor indoor air quality. YOLO is certified with the Green Seal® which means it's an environmentally responsible product.

Check back in to see the colors I chose for the kids' rooms from the little YOLO line.


Crazy Daisy said...

AWESOME! I look forward to seeing what colors you choose and how they turn out!

Small Change said...

Hi, I just found your site through Allie's Answers! I'm excited to hear how you like YOLO, as we are considering it for our living room too!


Jessica said...

I just painted my kitched with Yolo paint. I used the color Grain 02, it is SO nice! I am thrilled with their paint! I definately recommend Yolo paints.

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

Great choice! And you know me...the green decorator who never sleeps...I want to see pics when you're done :) YOLO really does have a great color palette, so I'm sure you'll choose beautifully.

Going Crunchy said...

Oh cool! Thanks for posting that. I'll file that away in the "stuff I gotta remember" category. Shan

Rachel said...

Hey Alana, I know you're in your new house by now. I hope all the unpacking is going well!