Chantilly Lace is a bright white paint color by Benjamin Moore. It is a perennial favorite paint color for trim, cabinets, walls and exteriors. In addition, Chantilly Lace is probably Benjamin Moore’s most popular white paint color.
While white trim is classically in style, white walls have become increasingly more popular in the last few years. They can give a room a minimalistic look, and work well with traditional, southwestern, modern and farmhouse style homes.
If you’re considering painting your walls, trim, cabinets or exterior white, continue reading for all the information you need to know on Chantilly Lace.
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Details of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is a very clean white paint color. As a color, it is bright, crisp and pure looking.
Benjamin Moore’s website compares it to textiles such linen or lace, because it is a white paint that is so unadulterated with any other colors (we’ll talk more about that later).
It has an LRV (light reflectance value) of 92, on a scale of 0-100. This means that it is going to reflect a ton of light back into the room.
Chantilly Lace actually has one of Benjamin Moore’s highest LRVs.
Chantilly Lace Numbers
Sometimes people get a little confused when researching Chantilly Lace because it has two numbers from Benjamin Moore.
Chantilly Lace is both OC-65 and 2121-70. This is because Benjamin Moore includes Chantilly Lace in both their Color Preview Collection, and their Off-White Collection.
Most commonly, you will see Chantilly Lace referred to as OC-65. Whether you order OC-65 or 2121-70 though, both colors are the same Chantilly Lace. The only difference is the number.
Undertones of Chantilly Lace
While all white paint colors (and all paint colors in general) have undertones, Chantilly Lace has very minimal hints of color in it.
The easiest way to see the undertones in a white paint color is to compare it to other whites. Some say that a good backdrop for comparison is a simple white sheet of computer paper.
I find that comparing Chantilly Lace to other whites, such as Simply White and Super White yield answers as well.
When you look at Chantilly Lace in comparison to other popular whites, you will see that it does not look yellow, it does not look gray and it does not look beige.
Instead, Chantilly Lace has just a hint of creaminess that pulls it away from looking too stark. Don’t misunderstand this though – Chantilly Lace is not a creamy white. But, when you look at Chantilly Lace you will see that it doesn’t have any chill to it, making it more of a soft white.
Is Chantilly Lace Warm or Cool?
With Chantilly Lace, it is hard to say whether it is warm or cool because its undertones are just so slight.
It is truly not a cool white though, since it doesn’t have any blue or green undertones.
When I compare it to other white paint colors, my eye sees that it leans warm, but without any yellow, orange or pink undertones.
So, we will call Chantilly Lace a neutral white, but really it just barely hints warm.
People frequently wonder if Chantilly Lace looks yellow. It doesn’t. It can look a little warm in southern facing light, but it should never look yellow.
However, if you DO find your Chantilly Lace paint looking yellow, you may want to consider changing your light bulbs from a warm temperature to a cool temperature – this makes a huge difference!
Chantilly Lace Color Comparisons
When I discuss white paint colors on Love Remodeled, I like to compare the white paint colors to each other.
Choosing the right white paint color can leave your head swimming and induce a lot of doubt, and I find that this helps readers determine which paint color is the right white paint color for them.
Here, I will compare Chantilly Lace to some of the other most popular white paint colors by Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
While there are TONS of other white paint options, these white paints are the ones that are most frequently used in similar places, such as on trim, on cabinets, as a bright white exterior or on walls.
If you’re considering one of these white paint color, you may also be considering another.
So without further ado…
Chantilly Lace vs. Pure White
Before we get into the actual color, let me say that I am discussing Sherwin Williams’ Pure White paint color, NOT Benjamin Moore’s Pure White paint color. They both have a “Pure White” but Sherwin William’s Pure White is much more popular than Benjamin Moore’s (and is also a better comparison for Chantilly Lace).
Pure White has been a long time favorite white paint color for me. It is crisp and clean and bright, and actually warm (instead of just almost warm like Chantilly Lace is). It has slight greige undertones in it that make it work well with other warm shades. Pure White is my go-to shade for trim in my own homes, though I’ve also used Simply White.
I love Pure White on trim, cabinets and exteriors, and also find that it does well on walls when you want a stark white look that doesn’t lean blue at all.
When you look at the two colors next to each other on the chart below, you’ll see that Pure White looks like a much darker white than Chantilly Lace does. In reality, Pure White is darker, but not as drastically darker as this depiction shows. Pure White is definitely still a really light white.
Check out this post if you want more information on Pure White.
Chantilly Lace vs. Decorators White
Decorator’s White is another popular white paint color by Benjamin Moore.
While it also has a high LRV, it has much more color in it than Chantilly Lace. Decorator’s White has gray and purple undertones in it. These undertones make it less versatile than Chantilly Lace, as it could pick up a hint of color that you don’t want in your white walls or trim.
In addition, while Chantilly Lace hints warm, Decorator’s White is a cool white. Though it works well with other colors, Decorators White is not a good white to pair with other whites, as it will more readily show it’s undertones.
Click here for a full color review on Decorator’s White.
Chantilly Lace vs. Simply White
When you compare Chantilly Lace to Simply White, it is easy to see that Simply White is a bit of misnomer. Simply White has more color in it that Chantilly Lace, though is still a very light white paint color.
Simply White has yellow undertones that put it firmly in the warm category. It doesn’t typically show up as yellow looking on your walls or trim, though it can read a bit warmer in a southern facing room.
Simply White works in all the same places as Chantilly Lace does, though they’re not necessarily interchangeable. I find that Simply White is a little bit more versatile than Chantilly Lace, as it tends to work on walls a bit better.
Check out this post if you want more information on Simply White.
Chantilly Lace vs. High Reflective White
Of all of the white paint colors that Sherwin Williams carries, High Reflective White is the most similar white paint color to Chantilly Lace. While High Reflective White and Chantilly Lace are not equivalent, you will find that they almost look the same.
Both have extremely high LRVs, and both have very little undertones.
When you compare Chantilly Lace to High Reflective White, you can see that Chantilly Lace has just a smidge more color in it (though it is hard to really qualify what that color it).
Basically, it just looks a little bit warmer. Not actually warm, just a little bit warmer than High Reflective White.
Click here for a full paint color review on High Reflective White.
Chantilly Lace vs. Super White
As a a last color comparison, let’s discuss Chantilly Lace vs. Super White.
Super White is, as the name implies, a very light white paint color. It has a hint of gray undertones that make it a bit cooler than Chantilly Lace. Overall though, it is very popular and highly versatile as it has less potentially offensive undertones than a shade such as Decorator’s White.
Chantilly Lace and Super White can be used for many of the same spaces. If you want a white that leans cool, go with Super White. If you want one that leans warm though, pick Chantilly Lace.
Check out this full review of Super White if you’re interested in this paint shade.
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Colors that Go With Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is such a clean white that it plays nicely with most other colors. It looks good with deep reds, smoky blues, blue-greens, grays, oranges and browns.
You can put it with anything because the undertones are so minimal.
Where Can You Use Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is at its best when it is on trim and cabinets. Its clean white look gives them a bright appearance that doesn’t look too terribly stark (because Chantilly leans slightly warm).
Chantilly Lace is also a good white for exteriors if you’re trying to match whites with exterior trim. Oftentimes, a darker white can look dingy on siding when painted next to white windows or other white features. Chantilly Lace tends to not have this problem.
Last, Chantilly Lace can work on walls, but often, a white with a bit more color may work better.
Final Thoughts on Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace
In my opinion, Chantilly Lace is Benjamin Moore’s truest white paint color. It looks pure, crisp and bright on your surface, and it does all this without hinting towards any particular color.
When you want a white paint color that is going to just look white, Chantilly Lace is a great pick!
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What is the difference between Benjamin Moore white and Chantilly lace? ›
The main difference between these two paint colors is that Simply White has a touch of yellow undertones, making it a slightly warmer white than Chantilly Lace.What is the difference between extra white and pure white and chantilly lace? ›
Chantilly Lace is actually a bit brighter than Extra White, with a higher LRV, but it doesn't pull as many blue undertones like Extra White tends to do. We have Chantilly Lace in multiple rooms in our home and it is a nice, true white paint color, in the perfect setting.What is special about Chantilly lace? ›
Chantilly lace is known for its fine ground, outlined pattern, and abundant detail. The pattern is outlined in cordonnet, a flat untwisted strand. The best Chantilly laces were made of silk, and were generally black, which made them suitable for mourning wear.Is Chantilly lace brighter than simply white? ›
Simply White has an LRV of 91.7, making it fractionally less bright than Chantilly Lace. However, Simply White has a yellow undertone, which is very apparent in the lower sheens and under incandescent light. Conversely, Chantilly Lace will never look yellow.Is Chantilly white too stark? ›
Is Chantilly Lace stark? While this color is a true white with a slightly cool undertone, it never feels stark in our home – it's a soft, simple, clean white.What color ceiling goes best with chantilly lace trim? ›
If Chantilly Lace is your wall color or trim color, you need to go with a blue-white as your ceiling colour. Something like BM Pure White or SW Ceiling Bright White is what you need.What is the brightest Benjamin Moore white? ›
Our Brightest, Cleanest White Paint Colors
We've narrowed it down to two hues: Chantilly Lace OC-65 and Super White OC-152. These whites have little to no visible undertone, making them two of our 'whitest white' paint colors.
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Throughout the 18th century, aristocracy in American, Spain, and France proudly wore Chantilly lace. Many famous women, including Marie Antoinette, sought it out for their wardrobes. Then came the French Revolution.What year was Chantilly Lace popular? ›
"Chantilly Lace" is a 1958 rock and roll song by The Big Bopper. It was produced by Jerry Kennedy, and reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
What colors go best with chantilly lace? ›
- Chantilly Lace and Dark Blue.
- Chantilly Lace and Wood.
- Chantilly Lace and Taupe.
- Chantilly Lace and Teal.
- Chantilly Lace and Charcoal Gray.
- Chantilly Lace and Peach.
- Chantilly Lace and Pale Blue.
- Chantilly Lace and Sage Green.
Sherwin Williams – Alabaster
Joanna painted the main living areas of her own farmhouse Alabaster and she continually uses it in homes she designs on Fixer Upper as well.
SW Pure White. Sherwin Williams Pure White has an LRV of 84, making it read darker than Chantilly Lace does. Further, it has sight gray undertones which give the shade a soft quality that Chantilly Lace doesn't have.Should ceiling be lighter or darker than walls? ›
How to Choose Ceiling Paint Colors. As a general rule, ceilings that are lighter in tone than the walls feel higher, while darker colors will make the ceiling feel lower. That doesn't necessarily mean the room will feel claustrophobic, however. Visually lowered ceilings can evoke a cozy, intimate feeling.What is the most popular white for walls? ›
- Pure White SW 7005, Sherwin-Williams.
- White Dove OC-17, Benjamin Moore.
- Polar Bear 75, Behr.
- Promenade 7006-3, Valspar.
- Wimborne White No. 239, Farrow & Ball.
- Pegasus PPG1010-1, PPG Paints.
- Fresh Kicks, Clare.
- Sanctuary SW 9583, Sherwin-Williams.
Water-based gloss, which stays white forever, but generally leaves a substandard finish. Then hybrid gloss, which is a compromise between oil and water.What is the difference between Behr Ultra Pure White and Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace? ›
Ultra Pure White Vs Chantilly Lace
Not as white as the former, BM Chantilly Lace has very tiny cool gray undertones. With an LRV of 92.2 – this white paint is even slightly darker than Behr Ultra pure white. Lastly, you must know that even Chantilly Lace is good to go for ceilings, trims, and moldings!
Sherwin Williams Pure White is one of our favorite Sherwin interior paint and trim colors. Pure White is slightly warmer and more muted than Chantilly Lace. They are close enough that you could use them together. Pure White would look great as a wall color with Chantilly Lace trim and Ceilings.Why is it called Chantilly lace? ›
Chantilly lace originated in France in the 17th century and was named after the city of Chantilly, where it was originally produced. Often this lace features highly detailed images of flowers and plants, heavily outlined as if drawn on the fabric with an ink pen.What colors compliment chantilly lace? ›
Colors to Pair Chantilly Lace With
It looks amazing with blues and greens, but works well with red, orange, and brown hues as well. Hale Navy – Use on walls to pair with Hale Navy cabinetry, walls or shutters.
What lighting is best for Chantilly lace? ›
North-facing light – northern light is cool and blue-tinted, which will give Chantilly Lace a subtle gray or blue tint. South-facing light – warm light from the south will make Chantilly Lace lean just a tad warm without looking as warm as truly warm whites.