Painting is the simplest way to transform a room and it is even easier with innovations designed to help do-it-yourself decorators.

Benjamin Moore products with zero volatile organic compounds, such as Natura, protect people who are sensitive to paint fumes.

"We developed a proprietary technology that lets us make this paint zero VOC in any color," said Sonu Mathew, color expert for Benjamin Moore. "That's significant because many others may start with a can of paint that's zero VOC, but when you add colors, the colorant they use may be laden with VOCs."

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If the tranquil peach color on a tiny paint chip shows up like pink once it covers an entire wall, try Ultimate Chip, an 18-by-24-inch paint chip offered by C2 Paint for $8.99.

If the paint chip still is not big enough, try Sherwin Williams' Color Visualizer, which uploads a picture of a room and digitally paints it with a chosen color. Sherwin Williams also offers a ColorSnap app for smartphones that matches and coordinate paints with desired color pallets.