The Top 10 Baby Safe Paint Products For Your Nursery


Nursery Safe Products
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How much VOC exposure is dangerous for an individual?

As expected, there is no set answer to this – each person is different, and so it is impossible to say how much is safe.

What Can You Do To Keep Your Family Safe?

Fortunately there are options available to protect your family from exposure to harmful chemicals.

  • Choose water based, lead free, zero VOC paint
  • Paint the nursery at least two months before the arrival of the baby
  • Be careful when removing existing paint – especially if it contains lead
  • Read instructions before painting while pregnant
  • Check that low-VOC and zero-VOC options are not only referring to the paint base. Sometimes adding color adds VOCs to the paint.

So with all of this in mind, we have rounded up 10 of the best baby safe products that you can choose from when decorating your nursery.


Nursery Safe Paint
Nursery Safe Paint


1. YOLO ColorHouse

The YOLO Color House takes customer safety and the environment very seriously, and restrict more than 1,000 chemical compounds from their paints. The zero-VOC formula means that these products are a good choice for your nursery.

Our products have NO VOCs, NO toxic fumes/HAPs-free, NO reproductive toxins, and No chemical solvents or other stinky stuff!

No toxic fumes means that Colorhouse paints do not contain any hazardous air pollutants.  These toxic chemicals are pollutants that can cause serious health effects and have adverse impact on our environment.

Our paints are zero VOC and are absent of the common icky chemicals and toxic fumes found in conventional paints, such as mutagens, hazardous air pollutants, ozone depleting compounds, formaldehyde and phthalates.   Our paints are a healthier option for the home, but if you have specific health concerns we always recommend speaking with your doctor.

2. MilkPaint

Milk Paint offers a product which is truly back to basics, with earth based paints that you mix up from a powder. These products are naturally VOC free, and looking at the testimonial below, could be one of the safest paints on the planet. (Although we wouldn’t recommend you try this at home!).

Here is your ultimate testimonial…. I was painting an old door in our home and had a yogurt container with the mixed blue paint on top of my 70 gallon fish aquarium. Well I am not sure how it happened, but the paint went into the tank (along with the brush). The aquarium turned a deep rich blue color, though I was extremely worried about the health of my fish. My wife thought that I should take them out, but from my experience with aquariums, they seem to clean themselves, so I left it. I was simply amazed! 24 hours after spilling the Milk Paint into my fish tank, the color was about gone and all the fish were healthy as ever. The blue eventually faded out completely and the fish flourished. Since then I have added about a dozen new fish to my tank. Not only am I more than happy with the results of the paint on the old door, but I am also amazed that the paint is so non-toxic that even a little neon tetra is unscathed after swimming in it. Thank you!” ~ Gregg, Vermont

3. Green Planet Paints

Green Plant Paints are formulated from plants and clay, making them a unique natural choice, free from VOCs and suitable for use in a nursery.

Green Planet Paints® is truly revolutionizing coatings naturally. Manufactured by Go Green World Products, LLC we offer a complete line of architectural plant and clay based paints, plant based stains and sealers/varnishes for home improvement projects. Our coating products as earth friendly to the environment, safe for use around adults, children, pets and even the chemically sensitive. All the lines are long lasting, highly sustainable, exceeds bio preferred standards and some are MPI Tested. Our products are as closest to nature as humanly possible for durable non-fading paints, stains and sealers/varnishes.

4. Bioshield Paint

Bioshield paints are water based, solvent free, asbestos free, zero-VOC – and described as economical, breathable and washable.

What separates BioShield Healthy Living Paints from the rest of the pack is not only how beautiful they are to live with, but also how beautifully versatile they are to work with. The paints apply easily over any standard gypsum board, sheetrock, plaster, or masonry such as concrete and brick. It’s also amazingly easy to apply them over previously painted surfaces (providing that the existing sheen level is flat). All of this is accomplished without the use of VOCs or solvents.


5. Valspar Paint

Valspar Paints contain 0 g/L VOC (as calculated within the margin of error by EPA Method 24). Which is certainly something to boast about!

Valspar® Ultra™ interior paint combines Paint and Primer with superior color quality and a durable, stain- and mildew-resistant finish. With a low odor, Zero VOC† formula, relax and get to living with Valspar Ultra interior paint.

6. Olympic Paints

Olympic Paints are another fantastic choice for your nursery, with the added benefit of a lifetime warranty.

Olympic® Premium Interior Paint combines beauty, durability and a lifetime warranty to deliver superior results. Our exclusive Zero VOC, low-odor formula is available in any color and has exceptional performance properties with guaranteed beautiful results year after year. Available in Flat Ceiling, Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Kitchen & Bath Semi-Gloss.

Baby Safe Paint Products
Baby Safe Paint Products

7. Sherwin Williams Paints

Sherwin Williams Paints are the choice of professionals which speaks of their quality. Their zero VOC policy makes these another great choice for your baby’s room.

Professional painters have it all with ProMar® 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint. A complete professional line that not only has zero VOCs, but is also available in five sheens and every color. All while delivering maximum productivity with outstanding durability and touch up.

8. Benjamin Moore Paint

Benjamin Moore Paints pride themselves on being one of the most environmentally friendly paints on offer – going beyond zero VOC!

Natura Waterborne Interior Paint continues Benjamin Moore’s commitment to providing the most environmentally friendly paint. Natura goes beyond zero VOC to offer zero emissions, making it a safer paint for your family and the environment, all without compromise to performance or color selection. Natura is truly “Green Without Compromise®.”

9. Mythic Paint

Another great VOC free paint brand is Mythic Paint, which describes itself as a breath of fresh air.

Mythic® paint is a non-toxic, ultra low odor paint that provides the durability and coverage you expect from a premium paint without the off-gassing VOC’s and cancer-causing toxins that emit years after drying. Stronger, safer, smarter paint®.

10. American Pride Paints

American Pride Paints boast a product that do not contain lead, mercury, formaldehyde, formaldehyde precursors, crystalline silica or other known toxic materials or suspected carcinogens. They state that their zero VOC wall paints are truly zero. Check out some of their FAQs below.

What differentiates American Pride paints from other coatings that claim to be environmentally friendly and safe?

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  1. I’m looking for a paint that I can paint my baby’s crib with that if they chew on it they cannot get sick. What paint should I get and where can I get it in Southern California

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