Lisa Teague, a former housepainter turned designer and founder of Quiet Home Paints, launched this collection after seeing a need for design- and health-oriented finishes. The Quiet Nursery Collection comes in 25 colors and in four palettes: Sleep, Wake, Play, and Pop. The paints comprise water, pigments, mineral fillers, levelers, waxes, and texture powders. They do not contain any VOCs, animal products, heavy metals, or formaldehyde. quiethomepaints.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who writes about new products and sustainable design.