Best of Boston

1998 Best Paint Store

Johnson Paint Co. Inc.

When you need paint, Johnson has it, from the usual house paint to aniline wood dyes to oil and watercolor. (There’s an art-supply store upstairs— is that perhaps because more artists than we suspected pay the bills by painting houses?) When it runs a sale, you’ll find yourself planning the recoloration of rooms you don’t even have.

355 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-4244,