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. I did soft chamois in my nursery, which is small and not much natural light and love it, but on our focal wall i did board and batton on half the wall and painted it dove white, which looks very similar next to the soft chamois color…recommendation on a good accent color to use instead of dove white?

  2. I have a small living room and I will be painting it with soft chamois walls.presently it is a dark taupe and we are so tired of the darkness! I will be buying Benjamin Moore paint.what color do I paint the ceiling? Do I do it the same color or a white? I am not sure which white would go with the soft chamois.we would paint the molding the same color as the ceiling. We use eggshell for walls and I think satin on ceilings and trim, but am not sure. We are also going to paint the mantle and sides and columns of the dark fireplace. I assume the same color as the ceiling? Can you help me here?

  3. Hi- is untinted White a bright white like BM Super White?
    Would Soft Chamois with super White trim work in a north east facing room that doesn’t have a lot of natural light?

  4. Hi! I have a conjoined living room and dining room in California. The living room has a very large west-facing window, and both rooms have a few small and medium-sized south-facing windows. I’m looking to paint both rooms the same color, to create continuity. (Good idea?) I’m also looking for a do-it-all color that won’t go to flat in the morning, or warm up too much with the super warm glow that comes with the large west-facing window. Is Soft Chamois that color you think?

    Thank you a million times over for your opinion on this!

    – Adrea