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Benjamin Moore – Soft Chamois

Soft Chamois OC-13 by Benjamin Moore

What a lovely, warm neutral. Benjamin Moore’s Soft Chamois has a beautiful lightness to it, a wonderful colour for traditional and modern rooms.

In today’s colour review video of Soft Chamois I share:

  • The undertone of my featured colour
  • Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
  • Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
  • Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project

If you would like all the information I discuss in the video plus additional colours to pair with Soft Chamois, I have the perfect companion. Take a look at my Perfect Colour Palette. A must-have for any colour enthusiast or design professional.

Soft Chamois Benjamin Moore

As a Certified True Colour Expert and an award-winning interior design professional, I’ve worked with many homeowners on various residential design projects. I want to give you the confidence to make educated decisions about your own paint choices. Let’s do this!

Soft Chamois Colour Review

Undertone: Greige

Soft Chamois

This off-white colour may appear more beige or more gray in colour depending on the lighting and what other decorative elements you pair with it in your interior decorating project. Looking at the colour comparisons below will help give you a better idea of where Soft Chamois fits.

Colour Comparisons

Classic Gray OC-23 & Ballet White OC-9

Soft Chamois Classic Gray And Ballet White

Classic Gray is another fantastic neutral that I have used in a previous client’s project. This is an extremely popular soft gray that looks amazing in so many spaces. Because of its’ popularity, I have already reviewed this colour. You can find the review here. Another great option to consider if you’re thinking of a beautiful neutral for your next painting project.

Best Whites To Pair With Soft Chamois

Snowfall White OC-118 by Benjamin Moore

Soft Chamois Snowfall White

Simply White OC-117 by Benjamin Moore

Soft Chamois Simply White

Chantilly Lace OC-65 by Benjamin Moore

Soft Chamois Chantilly Lace

I tend to have around 10 white paint colours that are my best whites for trim and ceilings. You don’t need all of the thousands of whites available to you to get the right one and you definitely don’t need to mix two different whites or use only a certain percentage of paint colour to get the right one for you.

White trim and ceiling paint colour comparison

I can assure you that the best colour for your project already exists, you just need to know 5 Steps on how to choose the right paint colour the first time.

Soft Chamois pairs beautifully with each of these whites, offering three subtly different looks.

Soft Chamois

Fabulous Colour Combinations

I went for a very natural palette today that reminds me of the beach and different shades of natural stones. But of course, you can pair Soft Chamois with bolder and contrasting colours as well.

Soft Chamois with Wind’s Breath, Gray Owl, Edgecomb Gray & Pashmina

Winds Breath Gray Owl Edgecomb Gray Pashmina

To see 10 amazing complementary colours to Soft Chamois check out my Perfect Colour Palette.

These digital downloads give you inspiration for putting a palette together of fabrics, tiles, flooring, and other decorative elements that will work wonderfully with Soft Chamois.

Wind’s Breath OC-24 by Benjamin Moore

Soft Chamois Winds Breath

Gray Owl OC-52 by Benjamin Moore

Soft Chamois Gray Owl

Gray Owl is another popular gray that I have reviewed. Read here and see if this slightly richer gray might be the colour for you.

Gray Owl

Edgecomb Gray HC-173 by Benjamin Moore

Edgecomb Gray

My clients and I have a real thing for gorgeous, rich neutrals. Both Edgecomb Gray and Pashmina are colours I have previously done reviews on.

Edgecomb Gray

Pashmina AF-100 by Benjamin Moore


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All of the colour combinations shown above are included in my Perfect Colour Palette for Soft Chamois.

Soft Chamois is also included in my Benjamin Moore Whites and Neutrals Collection. A curated collection of 10 of the most popular neutrals from Benjamin Moore.

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(15) Comments
  • Allie
    | 7 September 2021

    Hi Claire,

    I am thinking of selling my house. My realtor advises everyone who is selling to paint the interior of the house Edgecomb Gray. Do you agree with that? Is that the color you would use if you wanted a neutral color to sell a house?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 9 September 2021

      Hi Allie. While Edgecomb Gray is a beautiful colour, you need to make sure it compliments the fixed elements within your home. I see a lot of homes up for sale where they’ve been painted a shade of gray, but the gray doesn’t work with the tiles, counters, etc. At least Edgecomb Gray is not a blue gray like most that I have seen that are unrelated to everything else in the house.

  • Michelle
    | 7 September 2021

    Claire, thank you for this wonderful information. Do you ever review Sherwin Williams paint colors?

  • billy
    | 14 October 2021

    great info on this color, i just painted my whole basement with it, including a more informal part of the going to be painting the concrete floor in that area…can you suggest a nice darker color that will go well with the chamois?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 5 December 2021

      Hi Billy! In my Perfect Colour Palette for Soft Chamois I have a contrasting colour that I recommend called Granite, AF 660 by Benjamin Moore. Of course, you need to make sure whatever you choose works with your other interior design and décor elements. Here is a link to all the colour palettes I have if you are interested to learn more –>

  • Kate
    | 11 October 2022

    Hi there, this is a great study of soft chamois. As a designer myself, I don’t see it used much and I’m considering it in my own space which gets morning east light and afternoon west light. No other color I’ve tried stays as neutral as the light shifts throughout the day. Have you seen it paired with SW Alabaster on trim and doors? Thanks for the in depth review of this pretty color!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 4 November 2022

      Glad you enjoyed the review Kate! We haven’t paired it with Alabaster, but my suggestion is to view it in the space with both colours together to see if it’s a good choice.

  • Norma
    | 22 July 2023

    What makes green appear in Ben Moore’s Soft Chamois?

  • Norma
    | 22 July 2023

    What makes green appear in Ben Moore’s Soft Chamois?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 24 July 2023

      Every neutral has an undertone. For beiges the most popular are either green, yellow, and pink. For grays they will either have an undertone that is green, blue or purple/violet.

  • Hananh
    | 12 October 2023

    Hi, I am wanting to paint my cabinets Soft Chamois. What color would you paint the walls to compliment?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 16 October 2023

      Hi Hannah! It really is going to depend on what else you have going on in the room with regards to design/decor. To see some colours that work beautifully with Soft Chamois, see what I share in the video/blog and for more inspiration you can invest in my Perfect Colour Palette for this gorgeous colour. You’ll find that here –>

  • Sara
    | 3 March 2024

    What do you think of the combination of Soft Chamois with First light, the latter as an accent wall in the room painted Soft Chamois? Thank you!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 12 April 2024

      The colours look nice together, very soft and pretty. Just be sure to repeat the pink tones of First Light in accents such as an area rug, florals, or artwork.

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