Get all the details about one of my favorite cream paint colors, Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois.

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I discovered Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois from one of my favorite designers, Phoebe Howard. I love how warm it feels, yet still very light, giving the illusion of space in our foyer bath and creating a relaxing retreat in areas like our master bedroom.

When we moved into our home, we had the entire upstairs painted Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois, and have never looked back! In fact, we loved it so much we repainted our foyer bath in it as well and I often contemplate repainting our dining room with it because it’s current color feels a bit too cool with its lighting situation.

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This is one of the most versatile paint colors I’ve used to date. It’s a great fit for a lot of spaces and it’s so soft.

During the day it looks light and beautiful, and at night warm, but not yellow or dirty.

To help you decide which paint color is right for you, I’m breaking them down with pros and cons of each, where they’re best used, etc.

A graphic featuring soft chamois paint

Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois Details

Works Well For

  • open concept spaces
  • traditional floor plans
  • rooms with natural lighting
  • rooms without natural lighting


  • light and airy
  • warm
  • soft
a soft warm white paint color

Soft Chamois Undertones

  • a hint of yellow
  • a hint of green

Styles it Fits

  • traditional
  • transitional
  • country


The LRV (Light Reflectance Value) of Soft Chamois is 78.94, making it very similar to Creamy and Zurich White.

soft chamois paint on the walls of a girl's room

Pairs Well With

best warm white paint color

I love all of our paint colors, but this cream paint color is foolproof for any space and lighting situation. I’ve yet to see it in a space where I don’t absolutely love it!

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  1. We are painting a Kitchen and are stuck between Navajo White and now Soft Chamois. The main room has plenty of light and down the hallway is a little darker. Also, want to use it in 1/2 bath. The floors are dark. Help, I can’t decide and usually after every paint job I don’t love the color. Also, we have a bow window in the kitchen and looking for a contrast color for this wall. Any suggestions.

    1. That’s so tough! I think either would be beautiful, but I would try a sample of both and look at it morning, noon and night to see which one reads better for you!

  2. Hi I’m from the U.K. I love this colour and your house is beautiful. I’m wanting to paint my daughters room it’s is pretty small with not a lot of natural light. Do you think this colour would work? 

  3. I love the photos of your up stairs wall color “Soft Camois”
    I’m getting ready to paint the inside of my home that color in a velvet sheen
    I’m thinking about painting the crown molding the same color but semigloss
    Would you please share your trim color ?

    1. In some rooms I did tone on tone and others I did untinted white. I really love tone on tone, especially if you have nice moldings!

    1. I use Benjamin Moore (their version of egg shell) and have also had it made in Valspar eggshell. It pairs beautifully with white trim or you can paint the trim the same color in satin or semi-gloss.

  4. Julie,
    I recently found your blog and adore your designs. I was looking for a way to lighten up my master bedroom so on your recommendation, I painted it Soft Chamois. I LOVE the way it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing pics of your home.

    1. So nice to “meet” you! Thank you so much for your kind words. I find it to be a color that works for every room, glad you love it as well!