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Quick Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65

Posted on May 21, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

 

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

When it comes to finding the best white paint colour for your project, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is a GREAT place to start.

Why? Well, as far as Benjamin Moore is concerned its the WHITEST white, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best white for you and your home. Which is why we’re diving in a little deeper today with a close-up look at this gorgeous white paint colour…

The best, whitest white paint colour, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Paint color review by Edesign expert Kylie M Interiors.

I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint colour is Chantilly Lace? Is it a true white paint colour?

Chantilly Lace is a white paint colour, and as far as Benjamin Moore is concerned, it’s THE WHITEST white!

But, that’s not to say it’s the whitest white on the market, as Behr and Sherwin Williams take those top spots (I’ll post the links later at the end of this article). But, even though there are brighter whites, if you love Benjamin Moore paint, I won’t hesitate to say that Chantilly Lace is a GREAT way to get a gorgeous white look (whereas many of their other whites wouldn’t do the trick).

Is Chantilly Lace a warm white or a cool white paint colour?

Being a relatively clean, simple white, Chantilly Lace will actually flex a LOT depending on your exposure and interior finishes. If you have north-facing light, you might find it picks up a subtle cool blue or gray-blue cast. If you have south-facing light or even afternoon western light, you’ll see it leaning a bit warm, without looking as warm as a traditional warm white paint colour would.

In the warm south-facing sun of Hawaii, Chantilly Lace looks lovely and soft, as shown below…

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace in north facing living room in Hawaii Maui. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting blog

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Colour is the Best?

What’s the LRV of Chantilly Lace?

Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 92.2, which puts it WELLLLL into the white range. While it isn’t THE most ‘white’ white paint colour, it’s close (learn more about LRV HERE). Sherwin Williams High Reflective White has a slightly higher LRV, but a very similar approach. Behr Ultra Pure White is THE most white white, with an LRV of 94.

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

What are the undertones of Chantilly Lace? 

The great thing about Chantilly Lace is that it has VERY LITTLE UNDERTONE, meaning it’s going to act like white – more so than ANY OTHER Benjamin Moore white paint colour, however, I find its more likely to cat JUST slightly warm…just.

What’s the best way to sample Chantilly Lace?

Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace compared to Sherwin Williams Pure White. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color consultant blogger

Learn ALL about Samplize HERE

If I’m painting my walls Chantilly Lace, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim or cabinets?

If you’re painting your walls Chantilly Lace, I 100% suggest painting your trim and/or cabinets Chantilly Lace as well, to avoid contrasting undertones.

Read more: SHOULD I Paint My Wood Cabinets White? A QUESTIONNAIRE

Read more: The 4 Best White Paint Colours from Sherwin Williams

Is Chantilly Lace a good colour for the exterior of my home? 

If you’re wanting to paint your exterior siding or brick white, it certainly could be. It’s also a great choice for trim and garage doors for a clean contrast with the main colour.

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour

Is Chantilly Lace the most popular white paint colour?

I’d say it’s certainly in the Top 5. Personally, I lean more towards the flexibility of Sherwin Williams Pure White or even Benjamin Moore White Dove, but it really depends on the needs of the room and the finishes in it, as well as the homeowner’s personal tastes.

Benjamin Moore Decorators White, Chantilly Lace, Super White compared to marble tile or countertop. Best white paint color. Kylie M INteriors Edesign

Top to bottom – High Reflective White, Super White, Chantilly Lace, Decorators White

What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or similar to Chantilly Lace?

You won’t find an exact match for ANY colour between brands – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths. However, there are some with similar intentions, but different approaches…

And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.

What type of paint colours look good with Chantilly Lace?

  • Chantilly Lace is good with most colours but PREFERS the cooler end of things
  • Chantilly Lace is ‘ooookay’ with warm colours like beige, tan and cream, but generally, I would choose a slightly warmer white like Sherwin Williams High Reflective White if I want a ‘white’ trim colour that isn’t a soft or creamy white

Not sure if Chantilly Lace is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!

THE WHITEST WHITE PAINT COLOURS

What are the whitest white paint colour. Review of the most white colors - Benjamin, Sherwin, Behr, Farrow and Ball, Kelly Moore. by Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Read more: What Are the WHITEST White Paint Colours?

BENJAMIN MOORE SUPER WHITE

Best white paint color, Benjamin Moore Super White. Modern farmhouse dining room, white oak, floating shelves, chandelier. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint colour consulting

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Super White

BENJAMIN MOORE SIMPLY WHITE

Paint Colour review of the best warm white paint colour, the popular Benjamin Moore Simply White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign and Online paint color consulting blog

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Simply White

THE BEST BENJAMIN MOORE WHITE PAINT COLOURS

Sherwin Williams Pure White in home office with leather chair. Best white paint color. Kylie M Interiors edesign, virtual or online paint color expert, diy decorating ideas and home staging

Read more: The 8 Best Benjamin Moore White Paint Colours

Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

The best white paint colors for your room. Benjamin or Sherwin. Edesign, online paint colour services. Diy home decorating ideas blogger.market

KYLIE M INTERIORS     E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOUR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS    DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER



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  1. Hi Kylie – I am learning so much about paint colours from your site! If I were to paint a room say chantilly white walls and trim – what do you recommend for the ceiling?

    Thanks Susan

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  3. Hi Kylie, I am painting my walls white and after reading your reviews, narrowed down to 2 colors: BM Chantilly Lace and BM Simply White. Which of these 2 would you recommend for an east-facing room?

    Many thanks, Gina

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      Oooo, it can depend on the interior finishes, but the wink of yellow in Simply White can be nice to counteract the flat time of day (afternoon).

  4. Hi Kylie,
    We have been reading your articles and watching your videos, and really appreciate all the information you have to offer. We are in the process of picking colors for our new construction and have reached a bit of a road block. Our thoughts were to stay fairly neutral with BM Revere Pewter for walls throughout most of house, accent wall of BM New Providence Navy in office and son’s room, accent wall of BM Weston Flax in daughters room and BM Chantilly Lace for trim and doors. Our issue is that we can not determine what a good ceiling white would be. What would you recommend?

    Much thanks,
    Don & Kay

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      Hi Don and Kay! If you’re doing Chantilly Lace on the trim and doors, I HIGHLY recommend using it on the ceiling as well, just to keep the whites consistent so you don’t have undertones popping up here and there :).

      1. Kylie,
        Thank you so much, we really appreciate it. My wife wanted to know if you have ever worked with BM Boothbay Gray? She was thinking about painting the bathrooms that color with the trim, doors and crown Chantilly Lace. The bathrooms have either north or east facing light. We just cant find that much info on it….and if not, what gray would you recommend that would be a nice transition from Revere Pewter that is in the other rooms.

        We also wanted to thank you for the introduction to Samplize, we have placed two orders already… its been a big help….

        Don & Kay

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