The lack of volatile organic compounds in Green Planet paints says just as much about the company's products as the conscientious manufacturing practices and natural ingredients that go into them. Handcrafting small batches of paints, for example, reduces the overall ecological impact. Renewable plant materials, including soy-based resin and clay pigments, yield rich hues that are safe enough to eat. On the menu: vibrant colors such as Wasabi green, Regret red, and Matisse blue. Green Planet Paints, 520.394.2571; www.greenplanetpaints.com.