Whats the deal with “Green” paint?

So, What is the deal with green paint?

Of course we are talking about environmentally friendly paint, not this springs latest color palette.  Most paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that are emitted into the air as the paint dries.  There has been a trend lately that, coinciding with the green movement, to reduce the amount of VOC’s in our paint. California and other states have gone so far as to ban Oil based paints which are the worst offenders.  The New York Times has an excellent article outlining the details of the current green paint technology. View it here