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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warm white paint color soft chamois

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.

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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. Hi Julie I’m really  hoping you can help.  I feel like I opened Pandoras box on painting.  We purchased a home that has Bone White Trim and Glazed Cabinets that are about the same color.  The trim and millwork is everywhere and the doors are the same color Bone White.  The ceilings are Soft Chamois.  I want to change the trim without muddying the look of the ceilings and kitchen cabinets.  I tried White Dove but it looks stark white.  Obviously the builder and designer had picked Bone White to come close to the cabinets but I just can’t live with the yellowish trim color everything anymore.  The cabinets are beautiful so I don’t want to paint them too.  What do you think about using Soft Chamois for the trim and Mill work?

    Any help you can give or let me know if there’s a consultation fee.



    1. That’s a tough one! I use untinted white trim with Soft Chamois walls. Unless your home is an open concept, would it make more sense to retain in the kitchen and treat the rest of your home separately?

  2. I have had so many samples and testings on my wwll and cant make up my mind, but one of the colors is soft chamoise or ballet white, my house is spanish with old fashion reddish saltillo floors… does soft chaoise looks soft and bright at the same time? A little yellow but also grey?

  3. Hi! We are painting our family room which opens up into our kitchen and dining area. It’s county with antique white farm house table top rustic wood medium brown top, and a hutch. The room was painted powellbuff, but I wanted to get away from the gold-ish color to update. I just painted it Pale Oak and I hate it again the off white furniture. Pale Oak is pretty but too cool for my look.  So, now I am in between  Najavo White or Soft chamois. My concern is the antique white furniture, I don’t want it to be too bland. What do you think? Can you help? 

    1. I personally would choose Soft Chamois – I worry your antique white table would compete with Navajo White {is it Benjamin Moore’s? I haven’t used SW NW}.