From drikolor’s Champagne White for Dwell. Champagne White is derived from champagne chalk, which has a dry and velvety texture with large pigment particles, making it an ideal source for white pigment. Ninety million years ago, European chalk was embedded in an ancient sea through the slow accumulation of marine life, debris, and shells that are now calcified and have been raised by movement in the earth’s crust. In the Champagne region of France, chalk deposits in fertile soil help nurture the vines, storing warmth and water, giving champagne the distinctive tart and aromatic flavor sparkling wine drinkers expect. This same chalk is the source of white pigment that creates the cool, slightly beige Champagne White paint.