Originally published in STIR®
At first blush, paint sheen seems a minor design consideration — especially compared with color. But picking the ideal sheen for a paint job involves important visual and functional considerations.

Do you want a paint that will meet both your green project requirements and your performance expectations? If so, next time you specify a product for interior applications, make sure it's Harmony by Sherwin-Williams. This zero-VOC1, low-odor, silica-free paint exceeds most environmental regulations – including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards – while also delivering excellent hide and a washable, durable finish. It is GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified and GreenGuard certified for children and schools.

Zero-VOC Harmony is virtually odor-free to help ensure better indoor air quality. And now Harmony takes this key feature one step further: Thanks to new technology, it actually reduces odors in the air, helping dissipate unpleasant smells. This makes Harmony an ideal product for high-occupancy spaces in commercial, institutional and residential applications.

Additional enhancements make Harmony easier to apply and give it better coverage and durability. It also contains EPA-approved antimicrobial additives that minimize the deterioration caused by mold and mildew, extending the life of the paint.

Harmony is available in a primer and a topcoat with flat, eg-shel and semi-gloss sheens. Thanks to a finish that stands up to repeated washings, Harmony helps your customers save money and enjoy a great long-lasting look. And for your added confidence, it's backed by a lifetime warranty.

The Sherwin-Williams GreenSure® Designation

Sherwin-Williams believes the optimal green coating should do two things: minimize the impact on air quality and deliver maximum performance. That's why the company developed the GreenSure symbol –to help architects, designers and color consultants identify the products that meet the company's highest green coating standards – and their own. To learn more, visit swgreensure.com.