When choosing paints for your home, don't be fooled into thinking something labeled "low-VOC" is healthy for you. VOCs -- volatile organic compounds -- are the chemicals and odor in paint. A low-VOC paint still contains these vapors, and the reality is that there is no standard that actually defines "low." The only way you can be sure you chose the healthiest option is to purchase "zero-VOC" paints, which contain no fumes or vapors. But remember, when you tint a zero-VOC paint with dark colors, you may be adding VOCs, so choose light shades whenever possible.