Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace: The Quick and Dirty on LRV, Undertones and a Little More
I love doing colour reviews, and am slowly working my way towards reviewing ALL of the top paint colours from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. The Quick & Dirty paint colour reviews are designed to cover the BASICS of paint colours that aren’t talked about as much in the design world OR that I just don’t have enough of images of yet (as I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients).
And today we’re talking about…
What type of paint colour is Chantilly Lace? Is it a true white paint colour?
Chantilly Lace is pretty darned white, but it’s not the whitest paint colour on the market.
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
Top to bottom – High Reflective White, Super White, Chantilly Lace, Decorators White
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
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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